Monday, 30 March 2015

Tonight's tv

From my earliest memories, some of the greatest films I have watched have been based on biblical stories.  The film making may not have been the best, the stories may have been tweaked a little, and the acting may have been just a little wooden in places, but they are memorable stories.  Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments leaps in to my thoughts straight away, for example.  

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Tonight, we are offered Noah's Ark on the BBC. A made-for-tv film, it has been advertised on the tv for a few weeks now.  I thought it was going to be a new series the first time the ad came out, and then I gradually realised that it was a film.  I know already that there have been some tweaks - a fourth son, for example!  But I am going to watch, nevertheless.  It is a sad reflection, though, of the low importance of religious broadcasting that this is scheduled for 8.30pm on a Monday night.  It would have been more impressive to have been able to put it out last night, on Sunday, when a bigger proportion of the community might have been watching...

1 comment:

Bridget said...

I'm hoping to V+ this and sit down and watch it as a family so I can explain aspects that my boys don't understand to them. You're right it is a shame it's not put on at a better time/day. I really hope that it's as good as it's being made out to be and doesn't stray away for effect.