The BBC will mark Easter with a live procession through Manchester featuring a singing Jesus and Bez from the Happy Mondays as a disciple, it has emerged. The hour-long programme, Manchester Passion, will culminate in Jesus and Pontius Pilate performing a duet of Oasis hit Wonderwall.
The show will begin with Jesus singing Angels by Robbie Williams, it was reported. The Messiah will also duet with Judas on Blue Monday by New Order. The event will end with the resurrected Jesus singing from the top of Manchester’s town hall.
The BBC denied the programme will feature Jesus singing Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths during a flailing scene, or Mary Magdalene singing the Buzzcocks hit Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have).
Church of England spokeswoman Gillian Oliver told Mediaguardian: “We are working with the BBC on this and are very pleased to be taking the good news of the gospel onto the streets of Manchester.”
No wonder nobody goes to church over there.