When Christ was crucified 2,000 years ago a Roman guard thrust a spear in his side to see if he was still alive. For Christians, in that moment the spear that pierced him became a powerful holy relic. What happened to the spear thereafter is a heady mix of myth, half truth and fact. To confuse matters further, today there are three spears claimed to be the Holy Spear. This programme follows two specialist investigators attempting to discover which one might have been present at the crucifixion.
Timohty Barnes, Robert Feather, Mary Garrison, Caroline Goodson, Peter Owen-Jones, Jonathan Philips, Simon Yarrow