David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul
Friday, 8.35pm, SBS One
Odd to see him out of his role as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, but in this first of two episodes, David Suchet retraces the steps of the biblical St Paul. He starts in Jerusalem, where Paul practised as a devout Jew before converting to the new Jesus movement. Next is Tarsus in modern Turkey, where Paul was born, and then east to Antioch, where he began his mission to spread Christianity. Suchet is determined to discover what motivated Paul and how this man triumphed over the Roman Empire.