Holy Money is the fourth studio album by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released in 1986, through record label K.422, the album was recorded in the same sessions as A Screw and Greed. The album had a influence on modern sludge and drone music. Bands such as Godflesh, Sunn O))) and Tool have all cited this albums importance, the first CD issue contained the A Screw EP as bonus tracks. A compilation released in 1992, Greed / Holy Money, combined Holy Money and Greed, as well as the entirety of the A Screw EP and an abridged version of Time Is Money from the Time Is Money EP. This compilation, with its entirely re-organized track list, saw re-issue in 1999 in the double-disc set Cop/Young God / Greed/Holy Money, allMusic commented that Holy Money well documents the continuing transformation of Swans into a more complex, intriguing beast. Trouser Press called it more or less a twin to Greed, virtually identical in cover art, note It was reissued on CD with the tracks from the A Screw single at the end, and once again with Greed and Young God
Mr. Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson as the title character. Atkinson co-wrote all 15 episodes with either Curtis, Robin Driscoll,13 of the episodes were broadcast on ITV, from the pilot on 1 January 1990, until Goodnight Mr. Bean on 31 October 1995. A clip show, The Best Bits of Mr. Bean, was broadcast on 15 December 1995, Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humour of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations. The series was influenced by performers such as Jacques Tati. The series has received a number of awards, including the Rose dOr. The show has sold in 245 territories worldwide and has inspired an animated cartoon spin-off. The character of Mr. Bean was developed while Rowan Atkinson was studying for his masters degree in engineering at Queens College. A sketch featuring Bean was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in the early 1980s, a similar character called Robert Box, played by Atkinson himself, appeared in the one-off 1979 ITV sitcom Canned Laughter, which featured routines used in the film Bean.
One of Beans earliest appearances occurred at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada, when programme co-ordinators were scheduling him into the festival programme, Atkinson insisted that he perform on the French-speaking bill rather than the English-speaking programme. Having no French dialogue in his act at all, programme co-ordinators could not understand why Atkinson wanted to perform on the French bill instead. The characters name was not decided until after the first programme had been produced, Atkinson cited the earlier comedy character Monsieur Hulot, created by French comedian and director Jacques Tati, as an influence on the character. Stylistically, Mr. Bean is similar to early silent films, relying purely upon physical comedy. This has allowed the series to be sold worldwide without any significant changes to dialogue, in November 2012, Atkinson told The Daily Telegraph of his intentions to retire the character, stating that someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad.
The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone at the address of Flat 2,12 Arbour Road, and is almost always seen in his tweed jacket. He usually wears a digital calculator watch, Mr. Bean rarely speaks, and when he does, it is generally only a few mumbled words which are in a comically low-pitched voice. His first name and profession, if any, are never mentioned, in the first film adaptation, Mr. appears on his passport in the first name field, and he is shown employed as a guard at Londons National Gallery. The humour largely comes from his original solutions to problems and his disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness
In May 2015, it was announced that Series XI and XII would film back-to-back in 2015 and would air exclusively on the Dave channel in 2016 and 2017. The first episode of Red Dwarf XI aired at 9 p. m. on Thursday 22 September 2016 on Dave and has been available via streaming service UKTV Play from Thursday 15 September 2016, the series was created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. Despite the pastiche of science fiction used as a backdrop, Red Dwarf is primarily a character-driven comedy, the main characters are Dave Lister, the last known human alive, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of Listers dead bunkmate. The series attracted its highest ratings, of more than eight million viewers, the series was revived after a ten-year break, when digital channel Dave screened a three-episode production, titled Red Dwarf, Back to Earth, in April 2009 during the Easter weekend. This was followed by Series X, consisting of six episodes, the show has been critically acclaimed, and has a Metacritic score of 84/100.
Series XI was voted Best Returning TV Sitcom and Comedy of the Year for 2016 by readers for the British Comedy Guide. The show was based on Dave Hollins, Space Cadet, a series of five sketches that aired in the BBC Radio 4 series Son of Cliché, produced by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor in 1984. The sketches recounted the adventures of Dave Hollins, a space traveller who is marooned in space far from earth. His only steady companion is the computer Hab and Naylor chose to use the Dave Hollins, Space Cadet sketches as a base for a television show after watching the 1974 film Dark Star. They changed some elements from the sketches, The 7 trillion year figure was first changed to 7 billion years and to 3 million and the characters of Arnold Rimmer and the Cat were created. The name Dave Hollins was changed to Dave Lister when a player called Dave Hollins became well-known. One of the actors from Son of Cliché, Chris Barrie went on to portray Arnold Rimmer in the Red Dwarf TV series. Episodes of Dave Hollins can be found on the 2-disc Red Dwarf DVD sets starting with series 5 and ending with series 8.
The main setting of the series is the eponymous mining spaceship Red Dwarf, which is 6 miles long,4 miles tall, following the accident, the ships computer Holly keeps Lister in stasis until the radiation levels return to normal – a process that takes three million years. Lister therefore emerges as the last human being in the universe – and his former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Judas Rimmer is resurrected by Holly as a hologram to keep Lister sane. During the second series, the encounter the service mechanoid Kryten. Initially, Kryten only appeared in one episode of two, but by the beginning of series three he had become a regular character. A complicated series of events leaves Kochanski stranded in the main universe
Casualty (TV series)
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British medical drama series that airs weekly on BBC One. It is the emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 6 September 1986, the original producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is set in the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospitals Accident, the show has very few ties to its sister programme Holby City, which began as a spin-off from Casualty in 1999, set in the same hospital. Casualty is shown weekly on a Saturday evening, which has been its time slot since the early 1990s, Casualtys exterior shots were mainly filmed outside the Ashley Down Centre in Bristol from 1986 until 2002 when they moved to the centre of Bristol for just over nine years. In 2011, Casualty celebrated its 25th anniversary, following that, for the Bristol finale, they filmed the Emergency department catching fire, after 25 years in Bristol, Casualty moved to its new home at the Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff where it is currently filmed.
The 1, 000th episode of Casualty aired on 25 June 2016, for an episode guide, see List of Casualty episodes. The 30th Anniversary episode of Casualty aired on 27 August 2016, the series was created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin. Casualty and Holby City are both set in Holby City Hospital, in the county of Wyvern, in the south-west of England. City of Bristol College was used as the location for most exterior shots of the hospital from 1986 until 2002, Casualty has filmed at Chavenage House back in 1997. Episode 16 of series 26 marked the episode filmed in Bristol. The first episode from Cardiff, broadcast on 7 January 2012, was an 80-minute episode, most exterior shots of the city of Holby are now shot within the city of Cardiff and wider area of South Wales. Railway scenes are shot on location at various preserved railways, which from the start of shooting have centred around the West Somerset Railway, the programme has usually been transmitted on Saturday nights, although for a period in the late 1980s and early 1990s it switched to Fridays.
The first two series consisted of 15 episodes, series 3 ran for 10 episodes, series 4,5 and 6 were 12,13. When the show moved back to Saturday nights in September 1992, the length was extended to 24 episodes per year. This initially caused controversy due to the graphic and controversial nature of some of the storylines. In 1997-8, the number was increased again, with 26 episodes making up series 12. However, this figure was dropped to 42 for series 26, with no summer break, series 27 consists of 44 episodes – an increase of 2 episodes on the previous series and returned to 48 for series 28
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in a series of historical fiction by Baroness Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution, first published in 1905. The novel was written after Orczys stage play of the title enjoyed a long run in London and popular success earlier in 1905. A wealthy English fop, he is known by his symbol, a simple flower and he succeeds by transforming himself into a formidable swordsman and a quick-thinking escape artist in addition to the strict secrecy of the groups movements. His identity is secret to all but his men, Marguerite Blakeney, French wife of the wealthy English dandy, is approached by the new French envoy to England with a threat to her brothers life if she does not aid in his search for the Pimpernel. She aids him, and discovers that the Pimpernel is very dear to her and she sails to France to stop the envoy. The title character established the notion of a hero with a secret identity into popular culture and he was a precursor to subsequent literary creations such as Zorro and Batman.
The Scarlet Pimpernel is set in 1792, during the stages of the French Revolution. Marguerite St. Just, a beautiful French actress, is the wife of wealthy English fop Sir Percy Blakeney, when Percy found out, he became estranged from his wife. Marguerite, for her part, became disillusioned with Percys shallow and their leader, the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel, takes his nickname from the small red flower he draws on his messages. Despite being the talk of London society, only his followers, like many others, Marguerite is entranced by the Pimpernels daring exploits. At a ball attended by the Blakeneys, a verse by Percy about the elusive Pimpernel makes the rounds, Marguerite is blackmailed by Citizen Chauvelin, the wily new French envoy to England. Chauvelins agents have stolen a letter proving her beloved brother Armand is in league with the Pimpernel, Chauvelin offers to trade Armands life for her help against the Pimpernel. Contemptuous of her seemingly witless and unloving husband, Marguerite does not go to him for help or advice, she passes along information which enables Chauvelin to learn the Pimpernels true identity.
Later that night, Marguerite finally tells her husband of the danger threatening her brother. After Percy unexpectedly leaves for France, Marguerite discovers to her horror that he is the Pimpernel and he had hidden behind the persona of a dull, slow-witted fop to deceive the world. He had not told Marguerite because of his worry that she might betray him, desperate to save her husband, she decides to pursue Percy to France to warn him that Chauvelin knows his identity and his purpose. She persuades Sir Andrew Ffoulkes to accompany her, but because of the tide, at Calais, Percy openly approaches Chauvelin in the Chat gris, a decrepit inn whose owner is in Percys pay. Despite Chauvelins best efforts, the Englishman manages to escape by offering Chauvelin a pinch of snuff, through a bold plan executed right under Chauvelins nose, Percy rescues Marguerites brother Armand and the Comte de Tournay, the father of a schoolfriend of Marguerites
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain.
The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)
Breakfast at Tiffanys is a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. The main character, Holly Golightly, is one of Capotes best-known creations, in autumn 1943, the unnamed narrator becomes friends with Holly Golightly. The two are tenants in an apartment in Manhattans Upper East Side. Holly is a girl turned New York café society girl. As such, she has no job and lives by socializing with men, who take her to clubs and restaurants. According to Capote, Golightly is not a prostitute but an American geisha, Holly likes to shock people with carefully selected tidbits from her personal life or her outspoken viewpoints on various topics. Over the course of a year, she reveals herself to the narrator. Joe Bell, A bartender acquainted with both Fred and Holly, Mag Wildwood, Hollys friend and sometime roommate, a fellow socialite and model. Rusty Trawler, A presumably wealthy man, thrice divorced, well known in society circles, josé Ybarra-Jaegar, A Brazilian diplomat, who is the companion of Mag Wildwood and, later, of Holly.
Doc Golightly, A veterinarian from Texas, whom Holly married as a teenager, O. J. Berman, A Hollywood agent, who has discovered Holly and groomed her to become a professional actress. Salvatore Sally Tomato, A convicted racketeer, whom Holly visits weekly in Sing Sing prison, madame Sapphia Spanella, Another tenant in the brownstone. Yunioshi, A photographer, who lives in an apartment on the top floor of the brownstone where Holly lives, in early drafts of the story Holly was named Connie Gustafson, Capote changed her name to Holiday Golightly. He apparently based the character of Holly on several different women, capote’s biographer Gerald Clarke wrote half the women he knew. claimed to be the model for his wacky heroine. Clarke wrote of the similarities between the author himself and the character, Capote was unsuccessfully sued for libel and invasion of privacy by a Manhattan resident named Bonnie Golightly who claimed that he had based Holly on her. According to the biographer of Joan McCracken, McCracken had a violent dressing room outburst after learning of the death of her brother.
McCrackens biographer suggests that Capote used this event as a model for a scene in which Holly reacts to her brothers death overseas, McCracken and her husband Jack Dunphy were close friends of Capote, and Dunphy became Capotes companion after his divorce from the actress. In the novella, Holly Golightly is depicted singing songs from Oklahoma, accompanying herself on a guitar, and owning The Baseball Guide, which was edited by McCrackens uncle. Breakfast at Tiffanys was originally sold to Harpers Bazaar for $2,000, yet Hearst ordered Harpers not to run the novella anyway
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the worlds best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity, born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison. Dickenss literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers, within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly instalments, pioneered the publication of narrative fiction. The instalment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audiences reaction, and he modified his plot. For example, when his wifes chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities and his plots were carefully constructed, and he often wove elements from topical events into his narratives.
Masses of the poor chipped in hapennies to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age and his 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are adapted, like many of his novels. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London, Dickens has been praised by fellow writers—from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton—for his realism, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of depth, loose writing. The term Dickensian is used to something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings. Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7 February 1812, at 1 Mile End Terrace, Landport in Portsea Island and his father was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office and was temporarily stationed in the district. He asked Christopher Huffam, rigger to His Majestys Navy, Huffam is thought to be the inspiration for Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company in Dickenss eponymous Dombey and Son.
In January 1815 John Dickens was called back to London, when Charles was four, they relocated to Sheerness, and thence to Chatham, where he spent his formative years until the age of 11. His early life seems to have been idyllic, though he himself a very small. Charles spent time outdoors but read voraciously, including the novels of Tobias Smollett and Henry Fielding, as well as Robinson Crusoe
BBC Television Shakespeare
The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC Television. Transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985, development began in 1975 when Messina saw that the grounds of Glamis Castle would make a perfect location for an adaptation of Shakespeares As You Like It for the Play of the Month series. Upon returning to London, however, he had come to envision an entire series devoted exclusively to the works of Shakespeare. Experiencing financial and creative problems in the days of production. By the end of its run, the series had proved both a ratings and a financial success, several episodes are now held in high esteem, particularly some of the traditionally lesser known and less frequently staged plays. The complete set is a collection, and several episodes represent the only non-theatrical production of the particular play currently available on DVD. M. Barries The Little Minister for the BBCs Play of the Month series, during his time on set, Messina realised that the castle grounds would make a perfect location for an adaptation of Shakespeares As You Like It.
Almost immediately upon pitching the idea to his colleagues, however and he had anticipated that everyone in the BBC would be excited about the concept, but this did not prove so. In particular, the Drama/Plays division felt the series could not possibly be a success without international sales. Writing several months into production, journalist Henry Fenwick wrote the project was gloriously British, despite this level of experience, they had never produced anything on the scale of the Shakespeare Series. Later that evening, the scene from Henry V was broadcast, directed by George More OFerrall. 1937 saw the broadcast of the scene from Richard III, directed by Stephen Thomas. The following year saw the first feature length made-for-TV production, The Tempest, directed by Bower, the vast majority of these transmissions were broadcast live, and they came to an end with the onset of war in 1939. After the war, Shakespearean adaptations were screened much less frequently, in 1947, for example, OFerrall directed a two-part adaptation of Hamlet, starring John Byron as Hamlet, Sebastian Shaw as Claudius and Margaret Rawlings as Gertrude.
There were four multi-part made-for-TV Shakespearean adaptations shown during the 1950s and 1960s, the first was The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff. Produced and directed by Ronald Eyre, and starring Roger Livesey as Falstaff, the second was An Age of Kings. Produced by Peter Dews and directed by Michael Hayes, the show comprised fifteen episodes between sixty and eighty minutes each, which adapted all eight of Shakespeares sequential history plays, the third was The Spread of the Eagle and produced by Dews. Featuring nine sixty-minute episodes, the series adapted the Roman plays, in order of the real life events depicted, Julius Caesar and Antony
Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Theatre Royal Haymarket is a West End theatre in the Haymarket in the City of Westminster which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use. Samuel Foote acquired the lease in 1747, and in 1766 he gained a patent to play legitimate drama in the summer months. The original building was a further north in the same street. It has been at its current location since 1821, when it was redesigned by John Nash and it is a Grade I listed building, with a seating capacity of 888. The freehold of the theatre is owned by the Crown Estate, the Haymarket has been the site of a significant innovation in theatre. In 1873, it was the venue for the first scheduled matinée performance, famous actors who débuted at the theatre included Robert William Elliston and John Liston. It was the public theatre opened in the West End. The theatre cost £1000 to build, with a further £500 expended on decorations and costumes. It opened on 29 December 1720, with a French play La Fille a la Morte, potters speculation was known as The New French Theatre.
In 1730, the theatre was taken over by an English company, among the actors who appeared there before 1737 when the theatre was closed under the Licensing Act 1737 were Aaron Hill, Theophilus Cibber, and Henry Fielding. In the eight to ten years before the Act was passed, the Haymarket was an alternative to John Richs Theatre Royal, Covent Garden and the opera-dominated Drury Lane Theatre. Fielding himself was responsible for the instigation of the Act, having produced a play called The Historical Register that parodied prime minister Robert Walpole, as the caricature, in particular, it was an alternative to the pantomime and special-effects dominated stages, and it presented opposition satire. Henry Fielding staged his plays at the Haymarket, and so did Henry Carey, hurlothrumbo was just one of his plays in that series of anti-Walpolean satires, followed by Tom Thumb. Another, in 1734, was his mock-opera, The Dragon of Wantley and this work punctured the vacuous operatic conventions and pointed a satirical barb at Walpole and his taxation policies.
The piece was a success, with a record-setting run of 69 performances in its first season. The burlesque itself is very brief on the page, as it relied extensively on absurd theatrics, the Musical Entertainer from 1739 contains engravings showing how the staging was performed. Carey continued with Pasquin and others, the Theatrical Licensing Act, put an end to the anti-ministry satires, and it all but entirely shut down the theatre. In 1749 a hoaxer billed as The Bottle Conjuror was advertised to appear at the theatre, the conjurors publicity claimed that, while on stage, he would place his body inside an empty wine bottle, in full view of the audience
Arnold Judas Rimmer is a fictional character in the science fiction situation comedy Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. He is unpopular with his mates, and is often the target of insults or pranks. However, following a break between episodes, the character reappears as a hologram from the miniseries Back to Earth onwards. The creators of the series acknowledge that Rimmers surname comes from a snobby prefect with whom they attended school and they claim, that only the boys name was used, and not his personality because that would imply he had one. As a technician, Rimmer does maintenance work on chicken soup vending machines that not even the robots are assigned to. Rimmer is depicted as having brought back to life as a hologram, having the same drives and emotions as the living Rimmer. By the time of Future Echoes, Rimmer claims to have taken the exam without passing nine times, or en. He claims in this episode that his father had said, Shiny clean boots and a short haircut. Holly has the ability to override Rimmer and switch his disc off but cannot do so because Rimmer outranks Lister and he is programmed to prioritise the formers orders over the latters.
Rimmer denies this, pointing out he went to bed with Yvonne McGruder, with the help of a solid manifestation of Listers confidence, deduces where Kochanskis personality disc is hidden as well as a means of how the ship can power two holograms at once. Lister is still unable to go on a date with Kochanski, however, in Me², Rimmer is shown moving in with his double as better company in the next bunkroom over from Lister. Rimmers double reveals that all of Rimmers brothers, but not Rimmer, were academy educated, Rimmer claims that this was because his father couldnt afford it. Rimmer mentions taking a course at night school, although he confuses a cartoon showing at the cinema in the episode with Citizen Kane. Lister watches a video of Rimmers death, where his last words are gazpacho soup, demonstrating intense, literal self-hatred, the second cruelly insults and berates the first. This caused the officers at the table to laugh at him, the incident haunted Rimmer for the rest of his life. Gradually, his obsession over the incident caused him to remember it as the most disastrous, imbecilic action of his life, displaying deep empathy, tried to comfort Rimmer, assuring him that anybody could make a mistake like that.
To this end, he refused to allow them to eat unless they could answer complicated astronavigation questions and this led to Rimmer almost dying of malnutrition. Rimmers father stretched his sons on a machine to make them taller
Judas (2004 film)
Judas is a 2004 Biblical television drama film depicting the intertwined lives of Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth. The story depicts Judas as having sympathetic motives, desiring to free the Jewish people from Roman rule and it was shot in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Judas meets Jesus and at first does not know what to make of him or whether or not to trust him, a cynical city boy, Judas makes fun of the country bumpkin disciples who follow Jesus but eventually decides to join the band, as well. He and Jesus become good friends, even though they see things very differently. Ultimately, Judas is convinced that Jesus needs to use his popularity and wonder-working powers to free the Jews from the Romans, as a friend, Judas convinces Jesus to give his disciples his miraculous powers, and he does with good results. Finally, the Jewish leaders spy on Judas and convince him of the good of betraying Jesus. Judas gets caught between the corrupt leaders – Caiaphas and Pontius Pilate – and Jesus,2004 in American television List of foreign films shot in Morocco Judas at the Internet Movie Database