SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Battle For The Bible
Airs Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Some of the most famous words ever written are found in the most widely read book in history: the Bible in English.
This film travels back in time to one of the most turbulent periods in history - the Reformation - to tell the extraordinary story of a group of men who set out on what they believed to be a divinely inspired mission: to bring the Scriptures to people in their own language for the first time.
It is the story of kings and popes, spies and secret missions, faith and flames. Using dramatic reconstruction and contemporary records, the program re-creates 300 years of religious turmoil and human drama - and reveals a historical thriller of faith, obsession, courage, narrow escapes, intrigue and betrayal.