Wycliffe's hand-copied Bibles were burnt by the authorities and so, 150 years later, William Tyndale set out to translate the scriptures into the common tongue - this time, from the original Greek and Hebrew. But this was illegal and he fled to Europe pursued by agents of Henry VIII. Nevertheless, his translation was mass-produced on the newly invented printing presses and smuggled into England. Eventually, betrayed by a friend, he was arrested, tried and executed. His eloquent translation was a priceless gift to all English speaking peoples and a fitting memorial to his courage and genius.
An award-winning dramatic film with a distinguished cast led by Roger Rees as William Tyndale, Keith Barron as Henry VIII, Oona Kirsch as Anne Boleyn, Willoughby Goddard as Cardinal Wolsey and Bernard Archard as Sir Thomas More.
A Grenville production with Channel Four, directed by Tony Tew.
'A gripping tale, beautifully told' (Daily Mail)
'Admirable convincing' (Sunday Times)
This version has been digitally re-mastered from the originals for enhanced picture and sound quality.
See also the book of the same title by Brian Edwards (B055), the Tyndale edition of Christian History Magazine (M009) and Tyndale's Old and New Testaments from Yale University Press (B013 / B014 / B141).
See also D165 : 'Torchlighters - The William Tyndale Story'.