This classy series (which continues tomorrow and concludes over Easter weekend) uses a wealth of acting talent to draw out the human drama in the story. Joseph Mawle makes a soulful Jesus; his disciples include Dean Lennox Kelly from Shameless and Paul Nicholls, once of Albert Square. The trouble is, it's hard not to be more interested in the peripheral characters, particularly Pontius Pilate, as played with relish by James Nesbitt. But the script steers a safe course between offending believers and making atheists reach for the remote. It's reverent without being pious and there are moments that may give both camps a shiver down the spine.