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Jerusalem Productions is a media co-production company working to increase understanding and knowledge of the Christian religion and its values via the broadcast media, to as wide an audience as possible. The company was established in 1990 and is involved in radio, television and online broadcasting, and has invested in one film.

Jerusalem Productions has recently been involved in a number of exciting projects, including television, internet and social media campaigns. Explore the site to see the full range of investment projects.

The company is run by a Board of Directors which meets three times a year.

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In the Footsteps of Judas

Shown on BBC 1, Good Friday 2016, Reverend Kate Bottley re-opens the case against the Bible’s greatest villain, Judas Iscariot. In Jerusalem she visits the places associated with his betrayal and death and asks: can Judas be forgiven?

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer until 22 April 2016



On Angel Wings

Shown on BBC 1 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2014 and 2015 , On Angel Wings is a spectacular family animation based on Michael Morpurgo’s picture book. Featuring the voices of Michael Gambon, Juliet Stevenson and Dominic Cooper, this half-hour special captures the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an adventurous young shepherd boy who is taken on a secret, enchanted night-flight to witness the Christmas miracle. The production was financed by Jerusalem Productions, Illuminated Films and Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. Iain Harvey (The Snowman, Father Christmas, Little Princess) was Producer, with Michael Morpurgo as Executive Producer.

To find out more about this delightful animation and to purchase a copy on DVD, please visit the official site at

Watch the trailer below:


For Christmas 2015, Jerusalem Productions commissioned a festive Twitter campaign – @JesusTweetsYou – a humorous feed as if Jesus were responding to various topical seasonal themes; notably the John Lewis advert and the Lord’s Prayer cinema advert controversy.

Using puns aplenty and creating six comedy videos, the feed gained 5,400 followers over its 68-day lifespan, with 2 million impressions and over 10,000 views of the six videos, which can be viewed by clicking here. The campaign was designed and delivered by That Lot.

The Nativity Factor

The Nativity Factor ran for five years up until 2015. The project aimed to remind everyone that Christmas is a holiday when Christians mark the birth of Jesus Christ. Using nativity factorthe power of online video to deliver the true meaning of Christmas, the Nativity Factor asked budding filmmakers to create their version of the Nativity story. There is more information on the Nativity Factor website

The 2015 winners:

Click here to view past entries available on the Nativity Factor YouTube channel.

Christmas Starts with Christ

In 2014, Jerusalem Productions once again helped to fund the ChurchAds’ “Christmas Starts with Christ” campaign which uses radio, posters and online media to reinforce the Christmas message. CSWC JumperThe campaign for Christmas 2014 included posters which asked a series of questions about the trivial things that people commonly associate with Christmas time and reminding us of its true meaning.


100 Seconds to Beat the World: The David Rudisha Story

This critically acclaimed documentary, co-produced with Hill Ten Films, tells the story of Kenyan athlete David Rudisha, the greatest 800m runner the world has ever seen, and his unusual coach, the Irish Catholic missionary Brother Colm O’Connell. It was aired in July 2014 on BBC 4 on the eve of the opening of the Commonwealth Games.

Watch the trailer here.


The Great North Passion

Broadcast live on BBC 1 on Good Friday 2014, The Great North Passion focused on the community of South Shields and surrounding areas in the retelling of the story of the great north passion1Passion. Twelve artists worked with communities in the North East to create themed art works housed in shipping containers which were arranged to form a giant cross. The programme was produced in partnership with the Cultural Spring.

The Bethlehem Tales

Sir Derek Jacobi headed the cast for Classic FM’s Christmas Day 2013 Drama. Part thriller, part magical comedy, The Bethlehem Tales retells the Christmas story, from Annunciation Bethlehem_talesto the Flight into Egypt, from the point of view of contemporary eye-witnesses.   Interwoven with music drawn from the best of three centuries of Christmas Cantatas and Oratorios, the family radio play offers a different perspective on the Christmas story.

Political tension is building in Israel following the Roman census.  A series of confused rumours about signs and forewarnings in the City of David are going around.  Somewhere on the road from Bethlehem, a merchant – one of Herod’s agents – stops at an isolated inn.  Here a group of travellers heading towards Egypt is whiling away the evening telling stories.  Each of the travellers witnessed a different part of the events surrounding the Nativity.   Now, during this one night, these Bethlehem Tales try to convince Herod’s informer to abandon his calling and follow a new star.

Written by David Spicer and directed by Frank Stirling, The Bethlehem Tales was the third Christmas drama made by Unique for Classic FM in association with Jerusalem Productions. It was broadcast on Christmas Day 2013.


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