'Nigel Stafford-Clark, who produced the BBC1 series, said he wanted to put the characters' actions in context, "so you can see it from their point of view and realise that what they did felt legitimate." In an interview with the Radio Times, Mr Stafford-Clark said:"By such accounts as there are from the time, Caiaphas was reckoned to be a fair man and a good high priest. [He was] a man doing a very difficult job and doing it well." '
Another priceless quote from a spokesman at the Beeb, (an organisation which, as we know, is totally impartial towards Christian groups in general and Catholic ones in particular), had me rolling in the aisles...
"We are not seeking to subvert or rewrite the Gospel narrative – we are just retelling it to bring it alive for a contemporary audience."
Right... a traitor who betrays his friend and mentor for thirty pieces of silver, a priest who frames an innocent man on Blasphemy charges, and a corrupt politician who knowingly condemns an innocent man to death are the good guys in this non-subversive
How very contemporary.