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The Nativity

A contemporary and epic adaptation of Joseph and Mary’s love story, produced for BBC One and CBC.

Written by Tony Jordan, this is a bold adaptation of the greatest story ever told, the birth of Jesus Christ.

With Mary and Joseph's enduring love story at the centre, this familiar story is given a contemporary twist, as the drama follows Joseph (Andrew Buchan) and Mary (Tatiana Maslany) from their initial courtship, Joseph’s desperate to win the heart of Mary, to his emotional turmoil at her unexpected pregnancy.

This gripping and vibrant adaptation shows the Nativity story from a fresh viewpoint, highlighting how seemingly ordinary people reacted to the extraordinary and miraculous events that befell them.

Rich in colour and humour, the remarkable events that led up to the birth of Jesus, are told from a variety of angles. From the epic journey of the wise men to the poignant tale of Thomas, a poor shepherd, whose waning faith in God is revived, as he kneels beside the crib of the newborn King. Jordan's The Nativity is a spectacular treat for the whole family.

Cast includes: Tatiana Maslany, Andrew Buchan, Peter Capaldi, Art Malik, Vincent Regan, John Lynch, Al Weaver and Ruth Negga.

The Nativity is a Red Planet Pictures, K Films and Temple Street production for BBC One and CBC, distributed by BBC Studios.