[quote="Nelka, post:1, topic:223104"]
Another offensive program being run over Christmas about the Nativity.
A few years ago they had their version of Christmas where Mary was raped by a roman soldier.
Now they have Mary and Jospeh having sex.
Why do they keep doing this?
Below, some words from the director/producer on it.
So I went back to basics and told the tale as a romance between young lovers.
In my version they hate each other for the whole journey.
I also heightened the tension by having Joseph reject Mary for most of the series.
Are you referring to Tony Jordan's four-part broadcast of "The Nativity"? If it is, then I reckon we'll just have to wait as it does not air until tomorrow. I'm actually looking forward to it.
A new version of a familiar story is coming to BBC One next week, with 'The Nativity' - BBC One's Christmas drama.
The account of Jesus’ birth is given in four thirty-minute programmes beginning on Monday 20 December at 7pm on BBC One.
The programme, airing on four consecutive nights, has been recommended by The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. He said: “The programmes are a dramatised re-telling of the accounts of Jesus’ birth, with some clear dramatic license yet retaining an overall fidelity not only to the Gospel accounts but also to traditional imagery. The programmes have been made with sensitivity and have moments of great beauty and emotional intensity. The final episode is particularly moving.”
A familiar story with a contemporary twist
The drama hopes to take a new look at a familiar story, highlighting how ordinary people reacted to the events that led up to Jesus’ birth. The BBC said: “With Mary andJoseph's enduring love story at the centre this familiar story is given a contemporary twist, as the drama follows Joseph and Mary from their initial courtship – Joseph desperate to win the heart of Mary – to his emotional turmoil at her unexpected pregnancy.”