Watch The Twelve Apostles

  • 2003
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (26)

A series that examines the lives, legends, and heritage of the first twelve men chosen by Jesus. Some of them, like Peter and Judas, are instantly recognizable but others, like Thaddeus and Bartholomew, are more obscure. A fascinating encounter with the founders of the Church, following their progress and exploring their significance in the 21st Century.

The Twelve Apostles is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on April 15, 2003.

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Mary Magdalene
10. Mary Magdalene
April 15, 2003
From very early on, Mary was given the title 'Apostle of the Apostles'. We follow her career as a close follower of Jesus and, contrary to popular belief, show how she is a role model for the Christian life and a powerful feminist voice.
9. Judas
April 15, 2003
Judas has been the symbol of evil and treachery but does he deserve this reputation? Why has he continued to fascinate writers, actors and artists? It is time to re-examine his role in the Jesus story and in the centuries that followed.
James, Thaddeus (Jude) and Simon
8. James, Thaddeus (Jude) and Simon
April 15, 2003
Beyond appearing in the list of disciples, nothing is known of these three. Is their anonymity accidental or are there intriguing connections with Jesus' family? Jude appears as the saint of lost causes in Chicago's depressed Southside.
Bartholomew and Philip
7. Bartholomew and Philip
April 15, 2003
Little is known of these apostles in the Bible but legend suggests they worked as a team traveling from Egypt to Mesopotamia. Bartholomew has strong links with the City of London with a hospital in his name and close associations with Smithfield meat market.
6. Thomas
April 15, 2003
Full of apparent doubt when confronted with the resurrected Jesus, Thomas had a gospel named and he took the gospel to India. We trace the story of Thomas and the impact on the Christian community in South India that follow his footsteps.
5. Matthew
April 15, 2003
The call of Matthew was a bold move on the part of Jesus. However, this despised tax collector turns up as the patron saint of bankers and a potential role model for City tycoons. His memory lives on the first gospel named after him.
4. James
April 15, 2003
James, a Galilean fisherman, was the first apostle to be martyred. His influence and legacy live on today in the pilgrim journey through the exquisite landscape of Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela where his relics are kept.
3. John
April 15, 2003
John, part of Jesus' inner circle, was exiled on the Greek island of Patmos where tradition believes he wrote the Book of Revelation. We chart his life and career and assess his contemporary impact through the literature named after him.
2. Andrew
April 15, 2003
With a golf course and two national flags to his credit, Andrew the Apostle was the great missionary adventurer. We look at his life and the legends that grew up around him including the place of his bones in the story of Christian development.
1. Peter
April 15, 2003
The Galilean fishmonger, Peter, emerged as pre-eminent amongst the apostles. We look at his controversial life and career ending with his martyrdom in Rome and his place in laying the foundation of the Catholic Church.
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  • Premiere Date
    April 15, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (26)