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A 2003 two-part drama by Creator/RussellTDavies about Steve Baxter, ordinary Englishman who turns out to be the second coming of Christ.

!!Examples:
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Judy, but that's the whole point.
* DissonantSerenity: Steve when [[spoiler: a bomb destroys the entire pub around him, while he and the people at his table remain completely unharmed]]. Followed by Steve then proceeding to take a sip from his pint, as if [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nothing happened at all.]]
* DoingInTheWizard: {{Subverted}}; while watching a tape of Steve bringing daylight to the football stadium, an academic comments to Judy that they could theoretically check weather patterns to see what day's weather it was. Judy seizes on this as proof that it isn't a miracle, only to be bluntly told that it's nothing of the kind; couching it in scientific terms doesn't change the fact that it's completely impossible.
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Steve remains dead and with [[GodIsDead the death of God]], there is no longer [[CessationOfExistence any form of Afterlife]]. Granted, the Apocalypse ''was'' averted, but that's still a pretty heavy [[PyrrhicVictory trade-off]].]]
* [[spoiler:GodIsDead]]: Ends up that way.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Ray.]]
* HumansAreFlawed: Steve laments that people will always focus on all the ''wrong'' parts whenever God tries to give them a message.
** GodIsFlawed: Although Steve admits that even he doesn't know ''what'' the message is until the time is right. Because he's trying to sort out what it means as well, naturally it will always end up becoming a little garbled in the transmission.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Judith.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Steve's speech to the crowd starts off relatively lighthearted, but swiftly turns into how utterly ''screwed'' everyone is.
* NatureVsNurture: Played with. When questioned about why Steve doesn't ''[[SameCharacterButDifferent act]]'' like Jesus, he explains that while he can somewhat [[PastLifeMemories remember]] his previous incarnation, they are ''not'' the same man. Instead they are merely ''different'' parts of the same divinity and both had their own lives until discovering the truth, so it's only natural they ended up being two vastly different people.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Steve's version of the Sermon on the Mount turns into this:
--> '''Steve''': You... are becoming Gods. There's a new master of creation, and it's ''you!'' You've unraveled DNA. You're five years from creating your own people and at the same time you're cultivating bacteria strong enough to kill every living thing! Do you think you are ready for that much power? You lot? ''You lot?'' '''You cheeky bastards!'''
* SecondComing
* SoundtrackDissonance: Dance music playing as [[spoiler: Frank is pointing a gun at Ray.]]