David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul
Friday, 8.30pm, SBS One Perhaps best known as Hercule Poirot in the TV program Agatha Christie’s Poirot, David Suchet tells us that for the past 25 years he has been fascinated by St Paul, a real man who figures in the New Testament. To some, St Paul is the man who did more than anyone else to transform Christianity from a small Jewish sect into one of the most powerful religions in the world. For others he is a creature of prejudices that echoed throughout history, who once supported the stoning to death of early Christians. St Paul is also the guy known for a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus. A man of contrasts, then, and confusions. He also thought the end of the world was imminent and felt he had a Godgiven mission to convert non-believers to Jesus. You get the sense that if anyone can find out who St Paul really was, it’s Suchet. The problem is, will anybody care?