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The Second Coming 

Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?
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Series cast summary:
Lesley Sharp ...  Judith Roach 2 episodes, 2003
Annabelle Apsion ...  Fiona Morris 2 episodes, 2003
William Travis William Travis ...  Dave Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Armitage ...  Frank Baxter 2 episodes, 2003
Ace Bhatti ...  Peter Gupta 2 episodes, 2003
Christopher Eccleston ...  Stephen Baxter 2 episodes, 2003
Jazmine Franks Jazmine Franks ...  Jane Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Mark Benton ...  Johnny Tyler 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Wight ...  Chief Superintendant Len Chadwick 2 episodes, 2003
Jack Watson Jack Watson ...  Alex Morris 2 episodes, 2003
Angel Coulby ...  PC Louise Fraser 2 episodes, 2003
Kenny Doughty ...  PC Simon Lincoln 2 episodes, 2003
Tim Woodward ...  Chief Constable Richard Tanner 2 episodes, 2003
John Warnaby John Warnaby ...  Phone-in Presenter 2 episodes, 2003
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What if there was a Second Coming and the Son of God arrived on earth? What would he say? What would you do? Are you ready for Judgement Day? Steve Baxter, a video shop worker, is found wandering the Yorkshire Moors after 40 days and nights, mumbling he is the Son of God. Steve isn't mad - he is the Second Coming. He needs to stage a major event to get the world to sit up and take notice, so he performs a miracle at Manchester City football ground. The world's media kicks into a frenzy. Steve has a simple purpose - Mankind must produce a Third Testament or face Judgement Day, in five days time. Fear, cynicism and violence erupt and worldwide pandemonium ensues. But if God is real then so is the Devil. Can the Third Testament be found in time? Can the Son of God save the human race? Written by almost_witty

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Are you ready for judgment day?


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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 February 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Toinen tuleminen See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Originally Steve's mother was a character, but after the scenes were cut, a line was dubbed in that she committed suicide years earlier. See more »

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[Steve has nearly been run over]
Woman Driver: Jesus Christ!
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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'The Second Coming' to 'Afterlife' (2008) See more »

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Disappointing
7 July 2003 | by akuma-7See all my reviews

Hrm. This miniseries started off so incredibly well, I was really drawn into the story and ideas presented. It was something unique, something daring. The first episode was just fantastic, from start to finish.

However, the second (and final) episode was very disappointing, from perhaps the half way point. There is one huge gaping plothole, in particular, which invalidates the entire last half an hour, including the pretty stupid ending.

Despite what people might say, I don't think the end was intriguing, or even satisfactory, it was just...silly. I won't go into details and spoil it, but for me it just didn't click at all. It's a real shame, because the first episode was, as I said, fantastic.

Also, the character of Judith really, really grated me. She whines constantly, and her behaviour and actions make no sense. The 'revelation' she receives towards the end is completely bonkers, the show doesn't even entertain HOW she could have possibly reached that conclusion (this is the big plothole that I mentioned before).

I think it might be best to just watch part 1, and leave the conclusion to your imagination.


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