The Bi­ble

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Tues­day, 9.30pm, Nine More than 100 mil­lion view­ers tuned in to this 10-part se­ries on the world’s best­selling book when it pre­miered in the US ear­lier this year. Pro­duced by Mark Bur­nett ( Sur­vivor, Celebrity Ap­pren­tice, The Voice) and his wife, ac­tress Roma Downey ( Touched by an An­gel), who were in­spired by Ce­cil B. DeMille’s The Ten Com­mand­ments, the epic pro­ject man­ages to strad­dle the whole yarn from Ge­n­e­sis to Rev­e­la­tion. Diogo Mor­gado plays Je­sus and Downey Mother Mary. The story, how­ever fa­mil­iar, still has pull: DVD and Blu-ray sales have bro­ken all records. Tonight, Jerusalem is taken by the ruth­less and pow­er­ful king of Baby­lon, Ne­buchad­nez­zar; Daniel is thrown into the lions’ den.

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