Picks and Pans Review: Peter and Paul

updated 04/13/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/13/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (8-10 p.m. ET)

Though meticulously costumed and filmed, this Easter week special makes Christianity's founding apostles seem merely ponderous. In the 30 years following the Crucifixion, Paul (Anthony Hopkins) and Peter (Robert Foxworth) spread the Gospel vigorously, but here their efforts look like so much histrionics. The two-hour conclusion airs Tuesday at 9.

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