David Suchet: In the Footsteps of Saint Peter

Saint Peter appears to have begun life as a simple first century fisherman yet somehow he would become the founding father of the most powerful Christian Church on earth. Mentioned more times in the New Testament than anyone else apart from Jesus, Peter was his right hand man. In later traditions he’s martyred in Rome and revered as the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. But who was the real man behind the bible story?

In these two part 60-minute documentaries, David Suchet goes in search of Peter’s character, uncovering fragments of tradition and half whispered traces of his life and reveals surprising new discoveries and theories about the man who shaped a faith that came to dominate Western civilisation.

I'm just trying to bring to people one of the most extraordinary men that ever lived - albeit 2,000 years ago.

David Suchet, The Telegraph
3rd and 5th of April 2014 at 9:00pm
Director Martin Kemp
Executive Producers Ray Bruce and Hannah Leader
Director of Photography Lawrence Gardner
Editors McDonald Brown and Simon Greenwood