Sunday, 19 February 2012

CATHOLICS - The BBC 4 Series

A new three part BBC Four series on Catholic lives starts on Thursday 23rd February at 9 pm.

Film 1 looks at the lives of ‘Priests’. Filmed at Allen Hall Seminary in Westminster, it presents a portrait of seminarians at the start and end of their priestly training.

Film 2 ‘Children’ moves north to the village of Chipping in rural Lancashire and the tiny Catholic primary school where 6 of the 33 pupils are preparing for their First Holy Communion.

‘Women’, the 3rd and final film in the ‘Catholics’ series gains exclusive access to Westminster Cathedral where the Producer/Director Richard Alwyn interviews female members of the congregation, staff and volunteers about what life is really like as a woman in the Catholic Church in Britain today.

Catholics – The Series runs for 3 consecutive Thursdays – 23rd February/1st March/8th March

“Not to be missed” says the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols “A call to the priesthood is a wonderful gift of God for a Catholic man today. This truth is explored, and beautifully portrayed, in a BBC documentary to be broadcast on BBC4 on Thursday 23rd February. It is not to be missed. This film entitled ‘Catholics: Priests’ is followed by two further documentaries on ‘Catholics: Children’ and ‘Catholics: Women’. Each has been made with great sensitivity and real beauty. I recommend them.”

CATHOLICS is a Wingspan Production in association with Jerusalem Productions.

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