[These notes were made in 1984:]. A series of 12 radio plays, written for BBC in wartime. Splendid, moving. Dramatically very convincing, with character development throughout. Based solidly on the gospels, and theologically sound without being pedantic. Only one fictional character - Baruch the Zealot - helps to clarify the knotty problem of Judas - here depicted as a man who understands Christ intellectually, and falls through intellectual pride rather than greed. A superior effort to Callaghan's I, Judas, I think. Am particularly taken with portraits of Matthew as street-smart Cockney, John as loving as well as beloved disciple.