CastThe Word of God...something to die for?
Two men, across an 80-year divide, translate the word of God into English. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, an archbishop's mitre...
After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals.
George Abbot, Bishop of London - Bruce Alexander
William Tyndale - Stephen Boxer
Richard Thompson/William Laud - Paul Chahidi
Lancelot Andrewes, Bishop of Ely - Oliver Ford Davies
Laurence Chaderton/Archdeacon - James Hayes
John Overall - Jim Hooper
Samuel Ward - Joseph Kloska
Chaplain - Jamie Ballard
Young Catholic Priest - Mark Quartley
Henry, Prince of Wales Sam Marks
Sir Henry Saville/Squire - Simon Thorp
Lady Alletta Carey/Squire's Wife - Annette McLaughlin
Mary Culler - Jodie McNee
Author - David Edgar
Director - Gregory Doran
Designer - Francis O'Connor
Lighting - Tim Mitchell
Music - Paul Englishby
Sound - Jonathan Ruddick