Southern Cross Tasmania (3pm Good Friday), Channel 7 and the Australian Christian Channel will be screening “An Innocent Man?” – an half hour TV show written by Phil Smith. It will be shown at 3pm Good Friday around Australia except in Victoria where it will be screened straight after the Children’s Hospital telethon appeal – 12.30am!!
Synopsis of ‘An Innocent Man’ –
Jerusalem in is a state of uproar. Forced by political pressure to intervene, Governor Pontius Pilate hopes his actions will quell the unrest. Instead the number of crises mount, culminating in a scandal that could bring down the Government!
“An Innocent Man?” tells the Easter story but in a modern-day setting and takes the perspective of one of the “villains” of the story, Pontius Pilate (the Governor of Judea).
The events are recalled through interviews with key figures John Caiaphas (Leader of the Opposition), Tim Matthews (Commissioner of Jerusalem Police), and self-made multimillionaire Joseph Arimathea.
Allowing us access to the Government’s inner sanctum, Pilate speaks candidly about the pressure on him leading up to Jesus’ execution, as well as the unexpected, and disastrous, aftermath!
The Australian Christian Channel will screen it twice on Easter Sunday – 11am and 9.30pm. A 30 second “teaser” can be seen at: https://vimeo.com/39451482 Information is also available at www.aninnocentman.tv