Monday, 7 March 2011

King James Bible Coming into being

Tonight on BBC BBC Four, 19:30PM UK time= 20:30
19:30 When God Spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible When God Spoke English

When God Spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible -

Documentary telling the unexpected story of how arguably the greatest work of English prose ever written, the King James Bible, came into being.
Author Adam Nicolson reveals why the making of this powerful book shares much in common with his experience of a very different national project - the Millennium Dome. The programme also delves into recently discovered 17th century manuscripts, from the actual translation process itself, to show in rich detail what makes this Bible so good.
In a turbulent and often violent age, the King hoped this Bible would unite a country torn by religious factions. Today it is dismissed by some as old-fashioned and impenetrable, but the film shows why, in the 21st century, the King James Bible remains so great.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yvs8n/When_God_Spoke_English_The_Making_of_the_King_James_Bible/