A three-part series where Rev Richard Coles explores the ideas of sin and atonement across time and the world, from the dawn of ethical structures amongst primitive man, through the development of notions of indulgence, guilt and retribution, to the full force of medieaval tormented souls and Dante’s circles of Hell.
In this first programme, Richard explores exactly what is meant by sin and its origins in man’s earliest ethical structures. He travels to Italy to discuss some of the world’s most graphic illustrations of the consequences of sin – in Florence’s Baptistery and Giotto’s extraordinary frescoed Last Judgement in Padua.
Presenter/Reverend Richard Coles, Producer/ Simon Elmes
BBC Radio 3 Publicity