Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »

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Joe Ahearne
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Series cast summary:
Martin Shaw ...  Father Jacob 6 episodes, 2008
Rick Warden ...  Astaruth / ... 6 episodes, 2008
Siobhan Finneran ...  Sister Ruth 5 episodes, 2008
John Shrapnel ...  Cardinal Bukovak 5 episodes, 2008
Luigi Diberti ...  Monsignor Vincenzo 4 episodes, 2008
David Gyasi ...  Father Daniel 2 episodes, 2008
Romy Irving Romy Irving ...  Donna 2 episodes, 2008
Shaun Dooley ...  Liam 2 episodes, 2008
Michelle Joseph Michelle Joseph ...  Sister Anne 2 episodes, 2008
Sarah-Jayne Steed Sarah-Jayne Steed ...  Sarah 2 episodes, 2008
Mia Fernandez Mia Fernandez ...  Fiona 2 episodes, 2008
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Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's duties run deeper than just sending demons back to Hell; he later must prevent them all from escaping.

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He must defeat Satan before the end of the world. See more »

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Action | Drama | Horror

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The genesis of the show came from its star itself, Martin Shaw. This is the first time Shaw has birthed a TV idea and seen it through to completion. See more »

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Claims of generalizations are a real stretch.
10 December 2011 | by lolatheluvhippoSee all my reviews

The reviews and comments on this board are strange. I'm an atheist and I loved the series. I'm also a gay-rights activist, and I didn't see anything blatantly harmful. In fact, the story line was written to suggest that the reason the young priest lost faith was because the church had forsaken him because of his homosexuality, not because he was gay. Claiming this was akin to describing homosexuality as satanic is glib at best; the series is about the Catholic church, and it's a matter of fact that the Catholic church frowns on homosexuality. I think they did a good job of showing how that attitude hurts homosexuals, by making them doubt themselves and their instincts, and ultimately by shutting them out of the faith. Also, ONE atheist was portrayed in a negative light. (And he WAS an atheist, not a satanist, though I can see how he could be mistaken for a satanist, as he was possessed by a demon) How can one make a series about a religious war without defining 'good' and 'evil' and dealing with the resistance of non-believers. This series didn't define atheists and homosexuals as 'evil' anymore than it defined Christians as holy warriors who see possessed people around every corner.

Anyhow, of course it was unbelievable; it was about exorcism. But the story was compelling, the characters were fantastic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would give it a 10, but there are only six episodes, and now i'm lonely.


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