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Episode three, the sellers at the temple, Judas and thirty pieces of silver. I actually laughed at the sellers in the temple - until recently my friend Sadie sold eggs in the repository at the back of the church. 
I find Judas interesting, really understand where he's coming from. Doesn't mean I condone what he did, just that I understand why he did it. Makes me wonder what I would do under the same circumstances.
Like domino and Sana, I like that this is Damien centred.

I've just edited the post as there were asterisks instead of letters for part of one word. Couldn't understand why, then realised the word had another one as part of its makeup. The word was for the sound you make when you give a sneaky little laugh . Naturally, my reaction was to giggle (allowed word).



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wow JUST wow

Judas - powerful, poetic, poignant, painfully beautiful, moving, heartrending, spellbinding... A really truly stunning drama, for me equal parts down to the writing and Damien's staggering performance. A true showcase for his unique and magnetic talent.



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Judas Episodes 1 - 5 are now available on catch-up

Listen (worldwide) at the links below!

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Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

 
You can also listen to the 1 hour 15 min Omnibus,
1 pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra tomorrow (Saturday)
 


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A truly wonderful treat for Holy Week. Damien is brilliant, takes you on the journey of discovery that Judas makes about himself.
I enjoyed listening on a daily basis, but the best way was via iPlayer today when I listened to all five episodes one after the other. I would love the BBC to string then all together as a 75 minute drama but unfortunately can't see that happening. Have my fingers crossed that it becomes an Easter staple on a yearly basis, though!
Damien has done a lot of radio work so far this year, which has been lovely. He has a beautiful, distinctive, expressive voice.

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EllieForster wrote:


Damien has done a lot of radio work so far this year, which has been lovely. He has a beautiful, distinctive, expressive voice.


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Couldn't agree more Ellie



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 'JUDAS' OMNIBUS 1PM ON BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA TODAY!

(UK time, available worldwide)

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listen JUDAS OMNIBUS | LISTEN LIVE & ON CATCH-UP HERE listen

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Lovely message from Lucy Gannon to Damien on the DMF Facebook page:



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Such a special treat for Easter!

 

Listen to 1 hour 10 mins of Damien as Judas at the link below

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And then come and join the discussion! All welcome!

Judas Omnibus

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Judas was on BBC Radio 4's Pick Of The Week, with special mention of Damien's performance:

"Damien Molony gave an almost solo performance in the title role which gave the story a confidential almost confessional feel."

"Damien Molony is such a fine radio actor and was totally convincing as the angry outsider frustrated and beguiled by Jesus in equal measure."

listen on catch up here (Judas is mentioned at approx 22.40)





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I have also heard to the end and am still completely captivated by this performance. I had not thought about why Judas could have done that. But by his sight, one can perhaps understand it a little better.

For me, it was very good that the whole thing was sent in 15 minute pieces. That makes it easier to concentrate.

I have little to no experience with radio plays or audiobooks. I must say, this drama has touched me a lot. On the one hand through the idea and history, but also Damien's performance on the other. Really great and I hope there is more new this year from him. smile



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We've certainly been spoiled with incredible and intense radio dramas starring our favourite actor this year, less than a third of the way through 2018 and already 3 major projects with him in the leading role, each completely different and each stunningly performed by Damien.

In the words of BBC Radio reviewer Shiela McClennon :

"Damien Molony is such a fine radio actor." (see this post)

 

And, in the words of Judas writer Lucy Gannon :

"What a gift." (see this post)



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That excerpt they played on 'Pick of the Week' was electrifying. It almost encapsulated the whole series.
It's good to hear someone commenting on Damien's acting talents - he is indeed a "fine radio actor".

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Agreed Ellie, and those words ring so true not only in recognition of his talent generally, but also the radio actor string to his bow. He is a multi-talented actor, excelling in every arena, one of only a few in his generation. For goodness sake world, give this man all the jobs he seeks!

 



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In episode 1 Judas asks:

 

"Who is the real Judas? Stand up, stand up, whoever you are!"

 

Is this question answered by the end? Or, was it answered for YOU?



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I've been very remiss in not yet sharing my thoughts about this radio play. I listened to it all in one go in the omnibus which I'm glad about as I'm not sure I could have waited for each episode. I agree with the reviews that said Damien is a fine radio actor because he really is incredibly talented. He doesn't just read it out, he acts it with as much expression and passion as he would on the stage/screen.

I found the play really intriguing and I had never really thought about it from the point of view that what Jesus was doing was something new and revolutionary and what the apostles' reasons would have been for joining him. The way Damien expressed Judas' shame and remorse over what he had done at the end was very moving; he does play conflicted characters so well. I also have to mention Lucy Gannon's exceptional writing; the language sparkled.

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Lovely to read your thoughts on Judas Rosie, thanks for sharing. Oh yes, Damien's voice acting brings everything to life, and so vividly. His Judas was electric.

I fully agree, seeing through the eyes of Judas, and hearing his inner most thoughts, was a clever and fascinating way to contextualise the story, both in terms of time and the political / social environment.

Lucy Gannon's writing is beautiful, this drama is full of gorgeous poetic language.



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Just 2 weeks left to listen to the Judas Omnibus Molonians!

Anyone else out there listened and want to come and share their thoughts? Would love to hear from you!



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Molonians!

Last chance to listen to Damien in Judas 

JUST 1 DAY LEFT!

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And then come and tell us what you think!

Judas Omnibus

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