And you thought Mel Gibson’s Passion was gonna hasten The Apocalypse:
The BBC plans to mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ this Easter with an hour-long live procession through the streets of Manchester featuring pop stars from The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and featuring songs by The Smiths and New Order.
In the programme, called Manchester Passion, a character representing Jesus will sing the legendary Joy Division anthem Love Will Tear Us Apart before dueting his arch-betrayer Judas on the New Order hit Blue Monday, according to senior church sources involved in the production.
There is so much to quote in this article, you absolutely must read the whole thing.
This is not a drill, people. If you have lamps, I suggest you fill them with oil, cuz the bridegroom cometh, and it ain’t gonna be pretty. But just in case the world doesn’t end, I’m setting my TiVo right now.
BBC’s Jesus sings Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now [mediaguardian via tmftml]