Picks and Pans Review: Jesus of Nazareth

updated 04/02/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/02/1979 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (8 p.m. ET)

New scenes totaling 90 minutes have been added to Franco Zeffirelli's justly acclaimed life of Christ, first aired in 1977. Briton Robert Powell portrays Jesus, and Olivia Hussey plays Mary in a powerful production that includes Anne Bancroft, James Earl Jones and Laurence Olivier, among others. The film concludes April 2, 3 and 8.


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