Friday, January 27, 2006

24 Hour Passion People

The Beeb are taking a new approach to the story of Jesus this Easter, filming a one-hour Passion Play with the members of the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays playing Mary and the Jesus chain. Among the Madchester hits, Jesus will sing Love Will Tear Us Apart at the Last Supper and Judas wails the old Smiths song Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now. The streets of Manchester will double for Jerusalem.

It will be a refreshing change of scenery to the usual Easter fare, featuring Philipino Catholics nailing themselves to wood or flagellating their backs raw.