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The Da Vinci Code Documentaries And DVDs


Paul Smith



The various Documentaries, DVDs, Motion Pictures and Television News Interviews about The Da Vinci Code, Rennes-le-Château, The Priory of Sion, Rosslyn Chapel, Shugborough Hall, The Knights Templar etc have all been been made differently specifically aimed at different categories of audiences, thus making generalisation impossible.

The Documentaries, DVDs, Motion Picture Releases and
Television News Interviews listed below have been designated the following way:

For A Wide Audience
Made to inform the audience about a conspiracy theory – generally providing critical analysis and showing material evidence exposing it to be popular mythology (54 Entries).

Religious Audience
Made for religious congregations for spiritual reassurance – showing that a conspiracy theory does not affect their Faith (20 Entries).

For Mystery Buffs
A well-intended documentary that lacks sufficient realistic analysis, or a documentary with a Conspiracy Theory Agenda to promote popular mythology as historical fact (95 Entries).


For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Da Vinci Code: The True Story
Channel 5, 13 October 2013
Blink Films/LOOKS production for Channel 5, in collaboration with Smithsonian Channel, Discovery Europe, ZDF in collaboration with Arte and BBC Worldwide
Directed and Produced by Paul Nelson
Executive Producers Dan Chambers, Andra Heritage
Narrated by Mark Bazeley

Featured Todd Hallowell, The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones, Professor Elaine Pagels, Mario Taddei, Cecilia Frosinini, Professor John Langdon, Professor Maryanne Wolf, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Nick Boyes, Stuart Mitchell, John Stuart Reid



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Motion Picture
The American Templars, 12 October 2013
Adaptation of the 2009 Novel by David S. Brody, Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars At The Newport Tower (Martin & Lawrence Press)
Directed by Michael Carr
Produced by David S. Brody
Written by David S. Brody, Michael Carr
9 Hill Productions (Morristown, New Jersey)

Starring Nick Apostolides, Kevin Cirone, Carlyne Fournier, Paul J. Held, Danielle Kellerman, Mattias Lupri, Amanda Rae Troisi



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Forbidden History 1:3, The Bloodline of Christ
Yesterday Channel, September 2013
Written and Directed by Bruce Burgess
Presented by Jamie Theakston
Forbidden History Productions Ltd in Association with UKTV

Featured Lynn Picknett, Andrew Gough, Lionel Fanthorpe, Robert Howells, Pat Jokl, Corjan de Raaf, Clive Prince, Hugh Montgomery

* Made by the Fringe Community for the Fringe Community, uncritically repeating all the usual conspiracy theories and ignoring the well-documented life of the priest Bérenger Saunière that would discredit the entire documentary



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Forbidden History 1:1, The Lost Treasure of The Templars
Yesterday Channel, September 2013
Written and Directed by Bruce Burgess
Presented by Jamie Theakston
Forbidden History Productions Ltd in Association with UKTV

Featured Robert Howells, Clive Prince, Lionel Fanthorpe, Shimon Gibson, Lynn Picknett, Andrew Gough, Andrew Sinclair, Ian Gardner, Anne McNeil, Dan Blankenship, Sylvia Beamon

* More present-day fantasy-based conspiracy theories than tough-minded serious historical research based on documentary evidence, more Treasure-Hunting Templars than Banker Templars – enter the lost treasure of Jerusalem, the Copper Scroll, Gnosticism, Freemasonry, Rosslyn Chapel, the Oak Island Money Pit and Royston Cave



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Rennes-le-Château: Les Zones D’Ombre “Documentaire Exclusif”, 23 June 2013
Directed by David Galley
Via Media Production (SPIC Régie Tourisme Rennes-le-Château)

Featured Claire Corbu, Antoine Captier, Laurent Buchholtzer, Germain Blanc-Delmas, Christian Doumergue, Jean Fourié, André Galaup, André Goudonnet, Henry Lincoln, Philippe Marlin [Philippe Miecret], Jean Patrick Pourtal, Paul Rouelle, Paul Saussez

Bonus Features
-L’Affaire du Meurtre de l’Abbé Gélis by Jean-Patrick Pourtal
-Henri Boudet: Un Livre Mysterieux by André Goudonnet
-Recontre avec André Galaup, Interview sur Henri Boudet

* Originally intended to be released on July 2012

* Another “Official Release”
DVD acting as Public Relations Exercise promoting the “mystery” to attract more tourists to the village of Rennes-le-Château – another propaganda machine without a single critical researcher invited to participate



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, 2 Part Television Mini-Series
Labyrinth, 30-31 March 2013
Channel 4 Television
Directed by Christopher Smith
Produced by Moritz Polter
Creative Producer Christopher Hall
Executive Producers Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
Written by Adrian Hodges, Kate Mosse
Adaptation of the Novel of the same name by Kate Mosse published in 2005 (Orion)
Tandem Communications/Film Afrika Co-Production, with Scott Free Films/Sat.1 (Germany)

Starring John Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby, Janet Suzman, Katie McGrath, Claudia Gerini, Emun Elliott, Danny Keogh, Bernard Schir, Lena Dorrie, Erica Wessels, Patrick Rapold, Matthew Beard, Gawn Grainger, Paul Hilton, Tony Curran, Tom Hilton, cameo appearance by Kate Mosse

Category: Slow Melodrama



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, DVD
America Unearthed: Hunt For The Holy Grail (Season 1, Episode 13)
H2 (Committee Films, Inc., A & E Networks), 15 March 2013
Series Producer Maria Awes
Director Andy Awes
Hosted by Scott Wolter (“The history that we’re all taught is wrong”)

Featured Steve St Clair, Den Parada, Brett Brown, Kem Parada, Ryan Trymbiski, Patrick Whelan, Mike Thompson, James Trymbiski

* Knights Templar Treasure Conspiracy Theories on Oak Island, Hobson Island and unsuccessful excavations in New Ross, Nova Scotia



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, DVD
America Unearthed: America’s Oldest Secret (Season 1, Episode 12)
H2 (Committee Films, Inc., A & E Networks), 8 March 2013
Series Producer Maria Awes
Director Andy Awes
Hosted by Scott Wolter (“The history that we’re all taught is wrong”)

Featured Jim Egan, Paul Roberti, Jim Miller

* The Newport Tower in Rhode Island was built by the Knights Templar and was used by them as an astronomical marker for the alignments of the planet Venus, featuring a failed experiment



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, DVD
America Unearthed: Tracking The Templars (Season 1, Episode 11)
H2 (Committee Films, Inc., A & E Networks), 1 March 2013
Series Producer Maria Awes
Director Andy Awes
Hosted by Scott Wolter (“The history that we’re all taught is wrong”)

Featured Paul Roberti, Darwin Ohman, Jerry Lutgen, Joe Rose, Alan Butler

* A version of the “Hooked X” is found on The Talpiot Tomb



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Treasures Decoded: Jesus’s Wife
Discovery Channel, 2012
Originally shown on Smithsonian Channel, 30 September 2012
Directed by Andy Webb
Executive Producers Dan Oliver, Janice Tufford, Dan Chambers, Laszlo Barna
Narrated by Corey Johnson
Blink Films/Treasures Investigations Production in Association with Smithsonian Channel, Shaw Media, Discovery Networks Europe, SBS-TV Australia and Historia

Featured Professor Karen L. King, Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk, Professor Roger Bagnall, Father Henry Wansbrough, The Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones, Dr Verena Lepper, Dr Dirk Obbink, Professor Giovanni Maria Vian, Dr James McCullagh, Professor Alberto Camplani



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Ancient X-Files: Mary Magdalene Mystery (Season 2, Episode 10)
National Geographic Channel/WAG TV Ltd., 3 July 2012
Producer Director Rory Griffin
Narrated by Chris Porter

Featured Margaret Starbird, Sabine Affre, Paul Sanda (presented as a Cathar Archbishop), Professor Barrie Wilson (Humanities and Religious Studies, York University, Toronto), Dr Helen Bond (School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh), Jeremy Pine, Brother Thomas (Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, St-Baume)

* Shot in St Maximin, Béziers, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Caesarea, Marseilles, California, Sainte-Baume and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – the documentary is a vehicle of Margaret Starbird who can see a pregnant Mary Magdalene everywhere (the clues are all around her)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Rennes-le-Château: Le Secret des Blanchefort, June 2012
Pégase/Média Objectif

1) Jean Pellet: Cinquante ans de recherches. “Je sais aù est caché le trésor” (Interview with Jean Pellet who uncritically repeats the story of Rennes-le-Château)

2) Henri Buthion: Le secret des Blanchefort. Comment l’abbé Saunière a été financé par les Habsbourg (archive footage dating from 1985 of Henri Buthion giving one of his lectures in Saunière’s estate)

3) 1907-1970: Rennes-le-Château, de l’abbé Saunière à nos jours. (early archive photographs and film footage of Rennes-le-Château)

In Memorian Henri Buthion (8 août 1924-15 mars 2002)

Thanks to: André Galaup, Jean Pellet, Michel Azens, Robert Charroux, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Claire and Antoine Corbu-Captier, Patrick Mensior, Sonia Moreu, Jean & Micheline Ribière, Gérard de Sède

* Re-issued in 2012 with a booklet entitled Henri Buthion, Les secrets de l’église de Rennes-le-Château (transcript of a lecture dating from May 1985)

* Although aimed at believers in the treasure of Rennes-le-Château, this is a very useful
DVD to acquire for its archive footage of the subject matter



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Jesus Conspiracies: Jesus The Rebel? (Season 1, Episode 1)
Discovery Channel/Karga 7 Pictures, Inc, 19 April 2012
Executive Producer Jeanne C. Begley
Narrated by J. V. Martin

Featured Bart Ehrman (University of North Carolina), John Dominic Crossan (DePaul University, Chicago), Father John Wauck (Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome), James D. Tabor (University of North Carolina), Marcus Borg (Oregon State University), Yardenna Alexandre (Israel Antiquities Authority), Eric Meyers (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina), Joseph Raymond (author, Herodian Messiah: Case For Jesus As Grandson of Herod), Shimon Gibson (University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem), Holger Kersten (author, Jesus Lived In India: His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion)

* Placing the existence of Jesus Christ within the historical context of the Roman occupation of Judaea and its relationship to Apocalyptic theology – assuming Qumran was inhabited by the Essenes – and that the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in nearby caves in 1947 were written by the Essenes – and that John the Baptist could have been an Essene



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
The Resurrection Tomb Mystery, 12 April 2012
Discovery Channel (Talpiot Productions Ltd/Associated Producers Ltd)
Written and Directed by Simcha Jacobovici
Narrated by Ron White
In Memory of Revital Antman Raz, 1965-2011

Featured Professor James D. Tabor, Simcha Jacobovici, Felix Golubev, Professor Rami Arav, Walter Klassen, Professor Robin Jensen, Bill Tarant, Dr James Charlesworth

* Documentary examined another first century Talpiot Tomb discovered in 1981, using maneuverable robotic arms holding cameras. One of the ossuaries contained the image of a whale spittng out Jonah surrounded by images of fishes, interpreted as “the earliest Jesus-related symbol ever found”. Another ossuary contained a Greek inscription that was translated as either “God Jehovah Raise Up! Raise Up!” or “Lord Jesus Rise Up! Rise Up!” It was claimed Talpiot was an estate that belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. James Tabor regarded the discovery as convincing him the Tomb was the last resting place of Jesus and His Family



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
The Da Vinci Conspiracy, 6 April 2012
H2, Ancient Aliens, Season 4 Episode 8
Executive Producer Kevin Burns
Producer W. Scott Goldie
Narrated by Robert Clotworthy
Prometheus Entertainment For H2 Network
A&E Television Networks, LLC

Featured Michael Dennin (Physicist), Jonathan Young (Joseph Campbell Archives), Betty Ann Brown (Professor of Art History), Martin Kemp (Professor, History of Art), Godfrey Harris, Sean-David Morton, William Wallace (Professor, Art History), Philip Coppens, Sean Roberts (Professor, Art History), Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, Terrence Masson, John Rodgers, William Henry



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
I Nuovi Misteri di Rennes-le-Château, 2011
Directed by Enrichetto Lincolni
Presented by Enrico Ubaldo Lorelei
Misterium Team

Featured Mirko Iliade, Adelgardo Adone, Adelmo Plutonni, Galina Vladimirovna Tarkovskaja



For Mystery Buffs
3 DVD set
The Da Vinci Code Exposed: What They Don't Want You To Know, 18 October 2011
Reality Entertainment

Comprises material covering the death of Mary Magdalene (Dan Green/Callum Jensen), the theories of Professor Hugh Montgomery and an interview with Timothy Wallace-Murphy



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Territoires: Territoire à Rennes-le-Château, September 2011
TV Sud (France)
Directed by Frédéric Ciller
Presented by Marlène Laroche

Featured Alexandre Painco (Mayor of Rennes-le-Château), Eloïse Moulin (Saunière Museum), Nicolas Miecret (Atelier Empreinte Bookshop), Jean-Paul Raymond (Glass artist in Rennes-le-Château), Eric Fille (Château de Queribus), David Bailey (Pianist, Rennes-le-Château)



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Temples of Gold, 18 August 2011
History Channel, Ancient Aliens, Season 3, Episode 4
Executive Producer Kevin Burns
Writer Beata Ziel
Narrated by Robert Clotworthy
Prometheus Entertainment for History, A & E Television Networks

Segment about Rennes-le-Château and Rosslyn Chapel featured Kathleen McGowan, David Childress, Josef Dobler, Philip Coppens, William Henry, John Ritchie, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

* “Rennes-le-Château could be the stargate to another world” and “The Knights Templar took their treasure to Scotland and buried it at Rosslyn Chapel” – “Could gold actually be the ultimate link between humans and otherworldly beings?”



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure In Stone
BBC Four (BBC Cymru/Wales), 4 October 2010
Directed and Produced by Wayne Derrick
Executive Producer Ludo Graham
Presented by Lady Helen Rosslyn

Featured Nicolas Boyes, Julian Russell, Brian Park, Marcus Paine, Greg Siddells, Professor Richard Fawcett (co-author, Melrose Abbey), Philippe Giraud

* Commendable
Documentary exploring reasonable historic origins of the construction of Rosslyn Chapel



For A Wide Audience
Quiz Show
Mastermind, Champion of Champions, Episode 3
BBC 2, 4 August 2010
Director, Derek Hallworth
Producer, Jon Kelly
Question Master, John Humphrys

Contestant, David Edwards (Retired Teacher, former Winner 1990)
Specialist Subject Matter, The Mystery of Rennes-le-Château



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Rennes-le-Château: Le Documentaire Exclusif, 19 June 2010
Directed by David Galley
Via Media Production (SPIC Régie Tourisme Rennes-le-Château)

Featured Germain Blanc-Delmas, Jean Brunelin, Antoine Captier, Claire Corbu, Jean Fourié, Philippe Goloubenko, Joseph Huillet, Henry Lincoln, Henri Mariou, Alexandre Painco

Bonus Features:
Interview: Henry Lincoln
Le Château Mysterieux
Les Lieux Secrets

* “Official Release”
DVD acting as Public Relations Exercise promoting the “mystery” to attract more tourists to the village of Rennes-le-Château – propaganda machine

* Dedicated to Jean-Luc Robin, 1949-2008



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Murder Of Mary Magdalene: Genocide Of The Holy Bloodline, 30 March 2010
Written by “Dan Green” (Callum Jensen)
Narrated by O. H. Krill
Directed by Philip Gardiner
Reality Entertainment



Religious Audience
DVD (2 DVD Set)
Revealing The Da Vinci Code Deception, 2010
Dr Joe Van Koevering

Lectures delivered at the 23rd Annual God’s News Behind the News International Prophecy Conference, held in St. Petersburg, Florida.



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
In Search of The Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Connection: A Travel Video, 2009
Frank M. Klicar
TravelVideoStore



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Mystical Legends, 2009
Produced, Directed and Edited by Carrie Kirkpatrick
Introduced and hosted by Carrie Kirkpatrick
Divine Productions

Featured Andrew Gough, Patrice Chaplin, Assumpcion Hosta, Luis ‘The Wolf’

Cabbalists Caroline Robertson, David V. Barrett, Gareth Medway, Jon Randall, Carole Hart, Debbie Gallagher

* About Patrice Chaplin’s 2007 book City of Secrets that has been dismissed as a work of fiction by Enric Mirambell, the official historian of Girona



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Holy Grail: Bloodlines And Secrets, 2009
World Wide Multi Media

Featuring Rat Scabies (Chris Millar), Andrew Gough, Philip Gardiner, Philip Coppens

* Product manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Mythos Rennes-le-Chateau: Das Geheimnis ein Priesters, 26 October 2009
Directed by Erik Borner
Narrated by Helmut Winkelmann
Blue Screen Entertainment



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Templiers: De l'Histoire à La Légende, September 2009
English Title: The Knights Templar: From History To Legend
Directed by David Galley
Narrated by Bernard Lanneau
English Narrator Graeme Kirk
France 3 Lorraine Champagne-Ardenne/ViaMedia Production

Featured Frédéric Lenoir, Jean Markale, Thierry Leroy, Aymeric Kurzawinski, Jean-Patrick Pourtal, Gino Sandri, Lionel Fanthorpe, Richard Kemp, Joel Doucet, Danny Hennigar, Bernard Delacourt

* Dedicated To Jean-Luc Robin (1949-2008)



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
Holy Grail In America
The History Channel (Produced by Committee Films LLC for History, A&E Television Networks), 20 September 2009
Directed and Edited by Andy Awes
Written by Maria Awes
Narrated by James Lurie

Featured Dr Alice Kehoe, Dr Anatoly Liberman, Darwin Ohman, Scott Wolter, Tom Trow, Florian Ledermann, Dr James Scherz, Alan Butler, Simon Brighton, Erling Haagensen, Steven Sora, Ashley Cowie, Evan Pritchard, Niven Sinclair, Carmen Legge, David Brody, Dr Virginia Kimball, Dr Bruce Bourque, Roslyn Strong, Dr William Penhallow, Suzanne Carlson, Akram Elias

* An Epic of Pseudo-History: assortment of discredited modern myths – involving The Kensington Rune Stone, The Spirit Pond Rune Stones, The Westford Knight, The Newport Tower, The Templars discovering America, The Templar Treasure Fleet at La Rochelle, The Templars excavating Solomon’s Temple, The Templars and Astronomical Alignments, The Templars holding the Secrets of Moses, The Templars and Robert The Bruce, The Templars and Freemasonry, The Oak Island Money Pit, “Prince” Henry Sinclair discovering America, The Zeno Brothers and “Prince” Henry Sinclair

* That Christopher Columbus was not the first person to discover America is not a disputed fact among academic historians as repeatedly claimed on this documentary

* The success of Holy Grail In America inspired the series America Unearthed that premiered on 21 December 2012 (produced by Committee Films of Chaska, Minnesota)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Lincoln Da Vinci Code and Jesus Didn't Exist, 24 July 2009
World Wide Multi Media

Featuring Dan Green (Callum Jensen) and Ken Humphreys



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Rosslyn Frequency: Uncovering The Hidden World of the Knights Templar, 15 June 2009
Directed by Philip Gardiner
Written by Brian Allan
Reality Films



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, DVD
Angels vs Demons: fact or fiction?
The Discovery Channel (Lone Wolf Documentary Group), 15 May 2009
Directed by Will Ehbrecht
Executive Producers: Kirk Wolfinger, Rocky Collins, Thomas Quinn, Will Ehbrecht
Written by Thomas Quinn, Rob Blumenstein
Narrated by Mike New

Featured Mino Carboni, David Barney, Jeffrey Hangst, William Messenger, Maurice Finocchairo, James Underdown, Caterina Volpi



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Television Mini-Series, DVD
The Last Templar, 5 May 2009
Directed by Paolo Barzman
Written by Suzette Couture, Raymond Khoury
Adaptation of the novel of the same name by Raymond Khoury published in 2006 (Dutton)
Genius Products (TVN)

Television mini-series shown 26 January 2009 (Muse Entertainment Enterprises. Zak Productions). 170 mins

Starring Mira Sorvino, Scott Foley, Victor Garber, Omar Sharif



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
God Kings: The Descendants Of Jesus – Featuring Professor Hugh Montgomery, 28 April 2009
Directed by Philip Gardiner
Reality Films Production



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Nativity Decoded
Carbon for Channel Four Television, 25 December 2008
Written and Produced by Mike Smith
Presented by Dr Robert Beckford

Featured Vincent Nichols (Archbishop of Birmingham); Helen Bond (Edinburgh University); James Tabor (University of North Carolina); Dr Richard Chartres (Bishop of London); A. N. Wilson (Author, Jesus: A Life); Geza Vermes (Author, The Nativity: History & Legend); Shimon Gibson (Archaeologist); Richard Burridge (Dean of King’s College London); Israel Knohl (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); Marianne Sawicki (Author, Crossing Galilee); Abdal Hakim Murad (Muslim Academic Trust); Tekleab Nigussie (Curator, Axum Museum); Sister Wendy Beckett (Art Historian); Father Justin (Librarian, St. Catherine’s Monastery); Father Girgis (St George’s Church, Heliopolis); Juliana Rahmatalla

*After repeating facts familiar to most researchers of Christian origins, Dr Robert Beckford proposed as a serious suggestion that Mary was raped by a Roman soldier named Ben Pantera (cited by Celsus and mentioned in 2nd century Jewish texts) in the town of Sepphoris, of which Jesus Christ became the offspring.



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
Secrets of The Cross: Trial of The Knights Templar
Channel Five Television (CTVC), 28 September 2008
Directed by David Bartlett
Series Producer John Fothergill
Narrated by Colin Tierney

Featured Dr Shimon Gibson (W.F. Albright Institute, Jerusalem), Dr Adrian Boas (University of Haifa, Israel), Sean Martin (Author The Knights Templar), Dr Barbara Frale (Vatican School of Palaeography), Professor Alain Demurger (University of Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne)

* Not so much a ‘history’ of the Knights Templar but rather the myths of the Knights Templar – the Shroud, the Grail, the Templar ‘treasure fleet’ at La Rochelle – with Barbara Frale giving another misrepresentation of the historical significance of ‘The Chinon Parchment’.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Secrets of The Cross: Mary Magdalene – Saint or Sinner?
Channel Five Television (CTVC), 21 September 2008
Written and Directed by Martin Kemp
Series Producer John Fothergill
Narrated by Colin Tierney

Featured Professor James D. Tabor; Mother Catherine (St Mary Magdalene Convent); Dr Esther de Boer; Professor Bart Ehrman; Dr Samantha Riches (Cultural Historian, Lancaster University); Professor Tal Ilan (Institute for Jewish Studies, Freie University, Berlin); Stephen Langfur (Writer and Guide); Dr Rami Arav (Archaeologist, University of Nebraska); Veronique Flayol (Secretary, L’Association Santo Madeleno); Monseigneur Jean-Pierre Ravotti (Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume); Brother Thomas Michelet (Couvent des Dominicains); Yotam Tepper (Archaeologist, IAA)

* Quoting Professor Bart Ehrman: “Some people say the fact Jesus Christ is kissing Mary Magdalene – doesn’t that show that they had an intimate relationship – and one would think that unless one read the rest of The Gospel of Philip – because as it turns out kissing is referred to elsewhere in The Gospel of Philip – and the way it is referred to elsewhere is in relationship to the Christian Ritual that happened during Christian Worship Services in the Early Church where Christians would welcome one another with a kiss – and The Gospel of Philip asks ‘why is it that you welcome one another with a kiss?’ The reason is because by kissing you are showing that Revelation has been given, God gives His Revelation by delivering His Word – words are delivered by the mouth, and so Christians kiss one another to show that they are giving Revelation to one another”.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Secrets of The Cross: Secrets of The Jesus Tomb
Channel Five Television (CTVC), 2 September 2008
Directed by Sean Smith
Series Producer John Fothergill
Narrated by Colin Tierney

Featured Professor Bart Ehrman (University of North Carolina); Dr Shimon Gibson (W.F. Albright Institute, Jerusalem); Professor Amos Kloner (Bar-Ilan University, Israel); Professor James D. Tabor (Author: ‘Jesus Family Dynasty’); David Horovitz (Editor, The Jerusalem Post); Professor Jonathan Price (Tel Aviv University); Dr Carney Matheson (Lakehead University, Canada); Professor Tal Ilan (Freie University, Berlin); Dr Camil Fuchs (Tel Aviv University)

* Excellent documentary about the 1980 Talpiot Tomb discovery – first devoting a considerable amount of time to the recently generated conspiracy theory, before towards the end providing a more sober conclusion, emphasising a more realistic interpretation to this archaeological discovery. Repeated on 27 December 2008.



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
Beyond The Da Vinci Code, 26 May 2008
8
DVD Box Set comprising Documentaries shown on The History Channel

Disc 1: The Bible Code – Predicting Armageddon (History's Mysteries, 2003)
Disc 2: The Bible Code II – Apocalypse and Beyond (Decoding The Past, 2004)
Disc 3: The Unknown Jesus (Biography, 1995)
Disc 4: Mary Magdalene – The Hidden Apostle (Biography, 1995)
Disc 5: The Holy Grail (In Search of History, 1997)
Disc 6: The Templar Code (Decoding The Past, 2005)
Disc 7: Opus Dei Unveiled (Decoding The Past, 2006)
Disc 8: Da Vinci & The Code He Lived By (2005)



For Mystery Buffs
Cinema Release Documentary and DVD
Bloodline
Cinema Libre Studio, 9 May 2008 (DVD released on 20 July 2008)
Written, Directed and Narrated by Bruce Burgess
Executive Producers: William Billingsley, René Barnett, Bruce Burgess
Edited by Daniel E. Brown

Featured Margaret Starbird; Tracy Twyman; Robert Howells; Guy Patton; Gino Sandri; Tim Wallace-Murphy; Dr. Steve Mizrach (telephone voice); Nicolas Haywood; Jean-François Lhuillier (the then Mayor of Rennes-le-Château); Alain Feral; Gerard Thom; “Ben Hammott” (Bill Wilkinson); Sandra Hamblett; Bill Kersey; Dr. Gabriel Barkay (Bar-Ilan University, Jerusalem); Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe; Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol); Prof. Robert Eisenman (California State University); Rt. Rev John Shelby Spong, D.D (Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark (Ret.); “Anonymous Vatican contact” (telephone voice)

* Assortment of pseudo-historical claims, hoax treasure discoveries and motley charlatans. Totally uncritical “documentary” giving the benefit of the doubt to the extremely ludicrous.



For Mystery Buffs
Television News Interview
Good Morning America: Discussing Bloodline – The Movie, 4 May 2008
ABC News

Featured “Good Morning America” presenter George Stephanopoulos talking to Bruce Burgess, maker of Bloodline – The Movie about the alleged tomb of Mary Magdalene located in Rennes-le-Château and the descendants of Jesus Christ

The tomb has since been revealed as a hoax by its perpetrator “Ben Hammott” on
Podcast Interview with René Barnett (executive producer of Bloodline), dated 21 March 2012 on L A Talk Radio (NightVision Radio)



For A Wide Audience
Discussion Programme
Rennes-le-Château, la chiesa del mistero?
Rebus – Questioni di conoscenza Television series
Odeon TV, Italy; 29 February 2008
Directed by Luca Valtorta
Executive Producer Anna Disabato

Presented by Maurizio Decollanz, who served as a question-master on the subject matter of Rennes-le-Château, the programme looked for answers from invited guests Mariano Tomatis (critical researcher) and Giorgio Baietti (defending the existence of the mystery)

* The programme showed clips from the
DVD about Bérenger Saunière and Rennes-le-Château by Francesco Garufi, author of the 2004 book Rennes-le-Château: un'inchiesta



For A Wide Audience
Documentary DVD
Looking For A Grail Legend, 2007
Written & Directed by William Sansom, John Dragnell
Narrated by Tim Healey
New Park Films

Episode One: Joseph of Arimathea's Glastonbury
Featured Ronald Hutton, Father John Sumner, Professor Roland Rotherham, Ana Adnan, Maria, Jude Currivan

Episode Two: King Arthur
Featured Nikolai Tolstoy, Maddy Prior, Roger Toy, Mike Ashley, Professor Roland Rotherham, John Matthews, Gillian Bradshaw, Gandalph, Chris Gidlow, Dan Shadrake

Episode Three: The Knights Templar
Featured Karen Ralls, Professor Roland Rotherham, Robert Brydon, John Matthews

Episode Four: Pilgrimage To Rosslyn Chapel
Featured Professor Roland Rotherham, Stuart Beattie, Karen Ralls, John Matthews, Robert Brydon, Father John Sumner, Jude Currivan

* One criticism: at times modern fabricated beliefs (fanciful speculations) dating from the 1970s and the 1980s are described as “legends” and presented as being indistinguishable from medieval legends



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Rennes-le-Château: Grand secret dévoilé, 2007
Directed by Malgorzata Debowska
Debowska Productions (Rennes-les-Bains)

Featured Jean Blum, Malgorzata Debowska



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Lapis Exillis, 2007
Directed by Gavin Wince
Narrated by Gerald Winstanley
Fire Stone Documentaries

Louis Buff Parry deciphers the 250-year-old encoded inscription on The Shepherds Monument in Staffordshire, England

* Winner,
Seventh Annual The Garden State Film Festival 2007, Feature Length International Documentary (Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Real Bloodline: The Sacred Teachings of Tim Wallace-Murphy – The Truth Behind The Da Vinci Code, 2007
An exclusive interview by Philip Gardiner
Directed by Philip Gardiner
Reality Films Production



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code: The Church Responds..., 2007
Janson Media

DVD contains two documentaries:

The Da Vinci Code: A Masterful Deception
Produced and Directed by Mario Biasetti
Rome Reports

Featured Professor Elizabeth Lev, Professor Peter Gumpel, Monsignor Robert Sarno, Michel Rougé, Amy Welborn, Laura Collura, Professor John Wauck, Professor Raphaela Schmid, Professor Gerald O’Collins, Professor Marc Ellis, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Rocco Buttiglione, John Thavis, Mark Palermo, M.D., Fauzia Chanda, Padre Raniero Cantalamessa

The Da Vinci Files: The Divinity of Christ
Produced by Susanna Pinto, Raphaela Schmid
Rome Reports & Becket Institute

Featured Professor Gerald O’Collins, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Professor Raphaela Schmid, Professor Justin Taylor, Professor Jean Louis Ska, Professor John Wauck, Professor Elizabeth Lev, Professor Pietro Marani, Pinin Brambilla, Professor Ian Wood, Michel Rougé, Amy Welborn, John Allen, Sister Maria Gloria Riva, Mark Palermo, M.D.

Extra Features:

The Vatican vs. The Code
Featured Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, Katerina Karkala, Cardinal George Pell, Manuel Sánchez Hurtado, John Thavis

The Mystery of Saint Sulpice
Featured Michel Rougé

Dan Brown: A Nobody In Vinci
Featured Francesco Cingara



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Keys To The Code: Unlocking The Secrets Of Symbols – In Conversation with Tim Wallace-Murphy, 2007
Directed by Philip Gardiner
Reality Films Production



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Hidden Story of Jesus
Juniper Production for Channel 4, 25 December 2007
Produced & Directed by David Batty
Presented by Dr Robert Beckford

Featured Shrivatsa Goswami, Deebandhu Das, Pema Donyo Nyingje Wangpo, Professor J. Duncan M. Derrett, H. H. Ogyen Trinley Dorje The Karmapa, Lindsay Allason-Jones, Dr Bojana Mojsov, Rabbi Tovia Singer, Dan Sered, Debbie Figueras, Yakim Figueras, Professor Fida Hussnain, Ghulam Nabi Ringshal, Dr Ahmad El-Tayyib, Sheikh Abdalla El Kurdi, Professor Tridip Suhrud, Kamilia Makram, Mona Haliem, Eileen Hanson, Rabbi Arik Ascherman

* Dr Robert Beckford explored similarities between Jesus Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Mithras and Osiris; as well as investigating allegations that Jesus Christ travelled to India and was buried in Kashmir, concluding that what really matters is what lies in the Christian message



For Mystery Buffs
DVD (2 DVD Set)
Da Vinci Code: Les Sources D’Inspiration – Les Templiers, L’Opus Dei, 12 June 2007
Directed by Guy Tarade, Jérémie Jeffs
Alpa Média/Janus Diffusion



For Mystery Buffs
Video iPod Ready Disc
Da Vinci: Tracking The Code, 8 May 2007
Delta Music Inc



For A Wide Audience
Documentary, DVD
Something About Mary Magdalene
The History Channel/SBS-TV Australia (CTVC), 5 April 2007
Directed by Harvey Crossland
Produced by Marianne Kushmaniuk
Written by Gail Gallant
Narrated by Nigel Reed

Featured Reverend Dr Esther de Boer, Susan Haskins, Dr Pheme Perkins, Giulio Silano, Dr Marvin Meyer, Friar Henri Dominique, Yves Bridonneau, Ramon K. Jusino



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVDs
The Lost Tomb of Jesus
The Discovery Channel, VisionTV, Channel 4, 4 March 2007
Directed by Simcha Jacobovici
Producers: Felix Golubev, Ric Esther Bienstock
Executive Producer: James Cameron
Narrated by Ron White

Featured Ouriel Maoz, Rivka Maoz, Felix Golubev, Dr Shimon Gibson, Professor Tal Ilan, Professor James Tabor, Frank Moore Cross, John Dominic Crossnan, Na'ama Vilozny, Professor Amos Kloner, David Mevorah, Professor Andrey Feuerverger, Bill Tarant, Professor François Bovon, Steven J. Cox, Dr Carney Matheson, Efraym Shochat, Oded Golan, Dr Charles Pellegrino, Robert E. Genna

* A revised and extended version of The Lost Tomb of Jesus was later aired in May 2007 that featured Tom Powers (ossuary of Simon of Cyrene) with an Epilogue added, and omitting some of the material shown on the first airing

* Two DVDs of the documentary were released. “The Lost Tomb of Jesus: Has Physical Evidence Been Discovered?” in widescreen by The Discovery Channel (92 minutes). A Director’s Cut version, entitled “James Cameron Presents The Lost Tomb of Jesus: Has The 2,000 Year-Old Mystery Finally Been Solved?” contained additional material (106 minutes)



Religious Audience
DVD
Last Supper Artifacts: Mary Magdalene And The Holy Grail, 2006
Directed by David Priest
Supervising Producer Charles Sellier
Written by Sharon Dymmel
Grizzly Adams Productions

Featured Dr Jim Garlow, Therese Thurston, Dr Craig Bloomberg, Jeffery Rose, Dr Rosemary Ruether, Dr Erwin Lutzer, Reverend Julie Slayback, Ramon Justino, Charles Thurston, E. Raymond Capt, Karena Bryan, Steven Sora, Graham Phillips, Dr Daniel Scavone



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
The Rosslyn Enigma, 2006
Directed by Tim Maguire
Produced by Sharon Ravenscroft
Tern Television

Featured ‘Lisa’ Marisa Privatera, ‘Waiter’ Richard Harris, Stuart Beattie, Simon Beattie, Dr Neil Hargreaves, John Miller, Norah Fitzcharles, Robert Brydon, Nic Boyes, Joe Lang



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Code, The Myth, The Man; 2006
Directed by Thomas Bros
Narrated by Steven Thomas
‘Historical Reference DVD Range’, Spearhead Films



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Da Vinci: Tracking The Code – The Facts, The Fiction & The Phenomenon, 2006
Directed by Liam Dale
Produced by Sue Hosler
Research & Script Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Narrated by Jack Roberts
Delta Entertainment Corporation, Los Angeles



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Mystery of Rennes-le-Château, 2006
Produced by Katia Milani
Written and Presented by Stewart Ferris
Gabriela Has An Umbrella Productions in association with Summersdale Productions

Featured Stewart Ferris, Henry Lincoln, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Dave Smith, Graham Simmans

* DVD arguing that Bérenger Saunière’s activities at Rennes-le-Château were an “unexplained mystery” whilst disparaging the overwhelming material evidence that the priest’s source of wealth originated from the selling of masses – pure propaganda



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Secrets Of The Code, 2006
Directed by Jonathan Stack
Producers Donald Zuckerman, Dan Burstein, Brian Edelman
Based on the Book Secrets Of The Code edited by Dan Burstein
Narrated by Susan Sarandon
Sony Pictures

Featured John Matthews, Duncan Caldwell, Timothy Freke, Rabbi Irwin Kula, Elizabeth Lev, Gerald O'Collins, Elaine Pagels, Caitlin Matthews, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Anna Fedele, Brother John Patrick, Joe E. Zias, Eldad Junoh, Pere Thierry Francois de Vregille, Susan Haskins, Sean Martin, John Allen, Terri Carron, Richard Leigh, John Saul, Jean-Luc Robin, Dan Burstein, Scott Johnson, Stuart Mitchell, Mark Oxbrow

* Feckless and mediocre examinations of Themes found in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. The subject matter of The Priory of Sion was concluded by a question mark while the story of Bérenger Saunière at Rennes-le-Château rested upon the totally romantic and unsubstantiated claims of the late Jean-Luc Robin (1949-2008)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Secrets of Mary Magdalene, 2006
Directed by Rob Fruchtman
Executive Producer Stuart B. Rekant
Written by Lori Nelson
Narrated by Marisa Berenson
Hidden Treasures Productions, Inc (USA)

Programme One: Secrets of Mary Magdalene
Featured Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Deirdre Good, Dan Burstein, Susan Haskins, Dr Jane Schaberg, Lesa Bellevie, Elaine Pagels, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Starring Spartok Genev (Jesus of Nazareth), Tsvetomiva Stefanova (Mary Magdalene)

Programme Two: A Mary Magdalene Roundtable – The Experts Speak
Featured Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Lesa Bellevie, Deidre Good, Susan Haskins, Dr Katherine Kurs, Elaine Pagels, Dr. Jane Schaberg

Featurette: More Secrets of Mary Magdalene
Featured Dan Burstein, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Deirdre Good, Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Susan Haskins, Elaine Pagels, Jane Schaberg, Lesa Bellevie

* Secrets of Mary Magdalene contains references to non-existent “traditions” and “legends” relating to Saint Sarah (of the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mere legend) being the “daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene” – a claim only first made by Margaret Starbird in 1993; to “traditions” and “legends” of the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene starting the Merovingian dynasty – a claim only first made in the 1982 book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail; to the claim that the French priest Bérenger Saunière discovered “parchments” whilst renovating his church in Rennes-le-Château – a story that does not date from his lifetime but first started during the mid-1950s. The Secrets of Mary Magdalene DVD failed to emphasise the recent origins of these “traditions” and “legends” – that they do not date back to earliest Christianity, or to the Cathars or Knights Templar, or to the lifetime of Bérenger Saunière.



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Da Vinci Code: Where It All Began, 2006
Directed by Georges Combe
BFS Entertainment

* Re-release of From Saunière To Da Vinci DVD with Special Features: The Village of Rennes-le-Château with Interactive Map; The Historical Figures of The Mystery; Documentation of Saunière’s Trial; Church Clues To The Holy Grail



Religious Audience
DVD
Hollywood's War On God, 2006
Directed by Joseph M. Schimmel
Exploration Films

Dubbed “A mind-blowing eye-popping documentary that reveals how Satanic Forces are using Hollywood’s most memorable Movies and most popular Actors to Propagate an Ancient Lie in Fulfilment of Biblical Prophecy”

Covers The Da Vinci Code (2006), The Matrix (1999), Constantine (2005), The Fight Club (1999), The Truman Show (1999), Pleasantville (1998), Total Recall (1990), From Hell (2001), League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Blade Runner (1982), Vanilla Sky (2001), Eyes Wide Shut (1991), Minority Report (2002), Harry Potter films (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005)



Religious Audience
DVD
Explode The Da Vinci Code Conference, 2006
Directed by Joseph M. Schimmel
Exploration Films

Filmed live on 6 May 2006 in Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California; lasting 3 hours 37 minutes – the conference was hosted by Joe Schimmel with guest speakers Kirk Cameron and Francis Chan



Religious Audience
DVD
Exposing The Da Vinci Code, 2006
Executive Producers David McKenzie, Paul Sharratt
Supervising Producer Michael Bouson
Presented by Paul Sharratt
Highland Entertainment (ILC Ltd)

Featured Dr Jim Garlow, Paul L. Maier, Craig Hazen, Mike Finch, John-Mark Reynolds, Chuck Missler, Desiree Morales, Carmen Deluca, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Timothy Wallace-Murphy, J. P. Moreland, Alex F. Metherell, John F. Wilson, Michael J. Wilkins



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Delusion, 2006
Directed by Jerry Newcombe
Narrated by Dr. D. James Kennedy
Coral Ridge Ministries



Religious Audience
DVD
The Movie Ends... But What Really Happened? The Da Vinci Code, 2006
The Watch Word Bible



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code: “Seek the Truth”, 2006
Narrated by Josh McDowell
Redline Studios



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code of Deceit, 2006
Lecture by Pastor Rod Parsley
Victory Ministry Bible Study



For A Wide Audience
DVD, Music CD, Book
The Da Vinci Project: Seeking The Truth, 2006
Directed by Luigi Rizza
Executive Producer Irene Bellini
Mediane srl – Contenuti srl/Rai Trade
Digiview Entertainment

Featured Professor Mariano Bizzarri, Professor Roberto Giacobbo, Michael Baigent, Professor Mario Moiraghi, Alessandro Vezzosi, Paolo Gigante

* Includes 100-page Book in five languages with Bookmark

* Repeats the mistake that Hugues de Payens, the first Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was married to “Catherine St Clair” (his wife was Elizabeth de Chappes)



For Mystery Buffs
3 DVD Set
Lapis Exillis: The Stone Is The Grail – An Exploration Into the World's Most Secret Societies, 2006
Directed by Gavin Wince
Narrated by Gerald Winstanley
UFO TV (UFO Video Inc) , Spirit Culture, Fire Stone Productions

DVD 1 – Lapis Exilis Main Feature and DVD Rom e-Book
Featured Louis Buff Parry (Intelligence Advisor, Cryptanalyst/Cryptologist); Richard Kemp (General Manager, Shugborough Hall Lichfield Estate); E. Mildred Speiser (Master Building resident, Manhattan, New York; building historiographer); Stuart Beattie (Director, Rosslyn Chapel Trust); Joe Lang, PM (Expert stone mason, Rosslyn Chapel tour guide); Andrew Baker (Composer/Staffordshire Librarian), Obadiah Harris, PhD (Director, University of Philosophical Research; Los Angeles, California)

* Actor played the role of Thomas Anson, Esquire; Member of Parliament, Lichfield Estate, 1805 A.D.

* Presents the subjective theories of Louis Buff Parry relating to The Shepherds Monument in Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire – the breaking of the inscription “code” on the monument: claiming a connection between The Illuminati and Cathars who inherited a secret tradition dating back to ancient Judaism and Jacob’s Pillar Stone and by extension, revealing the real nature of Jesus Christ

DVD 2 – Lapis Exilis: Bonus Material

DVD 3 – Louis Buff Parry: Bonus Commentary



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Mystery Da Vinci
Channel Five (FulcrumTV/Discovery Communications Inc), 27 December 2006
Produced and Directed by Lisa Sabina Harvey
Narrated by Stephen Rashbrook

* Da Vinci's Lost Code was aired by the Discovery Channel on 14 May 2006 and narrated by David Soul.

Featured Robert Bolleurs; Richard Feigen; Professor Elizabeth Pilliod; Marcus Mazure; Dr Celia Frosinini; Richard Dorment; David Bull; Dr Nicholas Eastaugh; Professor Martin Kemp; Charles Nicholl; Professor Evelyn Welch; Professor David Hemsoll; Dr Matthew C. Steenberg; Professor Elaine Pagels; Dr Mario Taddei; Dr Karen Kirkby; Javier Sierra; Marta Paraventi

* The first part examined the provenance of a lost Leonardo Da Vinci painting and its original design called “The Holy Infants” (a meeting between the infants Jesus Christ and John the Baptist kissing, taken from the Apocrypha, depicted by many other artists). The second part dealt with an interpretation alluding to a “deeply heretical message” involving John the Baptist and Gnosticism. The documentary-makers invited Professor Martin Kemp’s verdict towards the end: “The Gnostic interpretation of ‘The Holy Babies’ is to put it bluntly nonsense – there is no evidence that Leonardo had any interest in Gnostic doctrine at all – and indeed everything we know about Leonardo suggests he would have been deeply unsympathetic to them”.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Family of Jesus
CTVC Production for Channel Four, 25 December 2006
Produced & Directed by David Batty

Presented by Dr Robert Beckford (Oxford Brookes University), who tried to reveal the original message of Christianity that involved Mary Magdalene, John The Baptist, and the immediate members of the family that shared the original bloodline of Jesus Christ – “this is the conspiracy that Dan Brown missed, more significant than The Da Vinci Code, it’s a story that has been hidden for more than two thousand years – it goes right back to the very beginnings of Christianity and if true, could rock everything that Christians believe in”.

Featured Dr Esther de Boer (author, The Mary Magdalene Cover Up); Mother Catherine (Russian Orthodox Nun); Father Stefano de Luca (Franciscan Monk); Dr Helen Bond (Edinburgh University); Father Nicolai Spiro (Greek Orthodox Church); Archbishop Abba Melchizedek (Ethiopian Church); Father Lawrence (Guardian of The Milk Grotto); Issa Khoury-Jaraisy (Shop Keeper); Professor Richard Bauckham (St Andrews University); Aviram Oshri (Archaeologist); Father Saleh (Greek Orthodox Church); Dr. Mordechai Aviam (Director of Archeological Research at the Institute of Galilean Archeology); Professor James Tabor (author, The Jesus Dynasty); Father Eugenio Alliata (Franciscan Monk); Dr Shimon Gibson (The Cave of John the Baptist); Professor Ronny Reich (University of Haifa); Dr Raffaella Giuliani (Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology); Reverend Dean Bechard (Pontifical Biblical Institute); Ignatius Zakkai Iwas (Patriarch of Syriac Orthodox Church); Archbishop Aristarchos (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate)

* The claims and theories that were presented in this particular documentary are nothing new – that James the Just was the literal blood brother of Jesus Christ and that the earliest Christians were the members of Jesus Christ’s immediate family that flourished up to the third century were mooted in the 1980s four-part Channel Four television series Jesus: The Evidence, for example.



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Motion Picture, DVD, Blu-Ray DVD, Soundtrack
The Da Vinci Code, 14 November 2006
Directed by Ron Howard
Written by Dan Brown (based on his Novel), Akiva Goldsman
Based on the novel of the same name by Dan Brown published in 2003 (Random House)
Soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Motion Picture released 19 May 2006 (Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Skylark Productions)

Hans Zimmer soundtrack Music CD released 9 May 2006 (Decca, UMO)

The Da Vinci Code DVD : Widescreen and Full Screen Two-Disc Special Editions released 14 November 2006. 149 mins

The Da Vinci Code Special Edition Giftset DVD with Metal Cryptex released 14 November 2006

The Da Vinci Code 3-Disc Deluxe Widescreen DVD Edition including The History Channel documentary Beyond The Da Vinci Code, released 2006

The Da Vinci Code Blu-Ray Two-Disc Widescreen Extended Cut with new Special Features , 174 mins. Released 28 April 2009

The Da Vinci Code Blu-Ray Special Edition Giftset with Metal Cryptex released 28 April 2009. 174 mins. Released 28 April 2009

Starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow



For Mystery Buffs
Documentaries and DVDs
The Da Vinci Code: The Total Story, 30 October 2006
A&E Store Exclusive
2-DVD Set comprising 6 Documentaries shown on The History Channel:
- Beyond The Da Vinci Code (2005)
- The Templar Code (Decoding The Past, 2005)
- Da Vinci Code – Bloodlines (Digging For The Truth, 2006)
- Opus Dei Unveiled (Decoding The Past, 2006)
- Mary Magdalene (Biography, 1995)
- The Holy Grail (In Search Of History, 1997)



For A Wide Audience
Documentary (3 parts)
Decoding Da Vinci (originally shown in May on More4)
Channel Four Television (Wildfire Television)
Executive Producer Philip Clarke
Series Producer Simon Raikes

Programme 1 – Secret Societies; 8 October 2006
Produced & Directed by Clare Slessor
Presented by Dan Rivers

Featured Alan Gilbert (presenter’s Grandfather); Chris Mullin MP; Dr Robert Lomas; Ben Acheson; Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith; Elie de Comminges; Robin Ramsay; Lord Healey of Riddlesden; Professor Peter Kinderman

Programme 2 – The Sacred Feminine; 15 October 2006
Produced & Directed by Helen Williamson
Presented by Dan Rivers

Featured Elaine Pagels; Geri Parlby; Margaret Knight; Professor Salima Ikram; Professor Melissa Raphael; Rabbi Jonathan Romain; Dr Ananya Kabir; Dr Ahmed Al-Dubayan; Dr Reza Shah Kazeemi; Christina Oakley-Harrington; Jules Cashford

Programme 3 – Codes and Symbols; 22 October 2006
Produced & Directed by Nick Gillam-Smith
Presented by Dan Rivers

Featured Dr Joan Readman; Richard Kemp; Professor Joseph Koerner; Dr Louise Govier; Rabbi Larry Tabick; Dr Keith Martin; Clare Asquith; Madame Dorine Vitrouve; Stuart Mitchell; Professor Murray Campbell; Dr Philip Ball



Religious Audience
DVD
Challenging The Da Vinci Code, 12 September 2006
Directed by Michael Bouson
Crystal Entertainment



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Da Vinci: Seeking The Truth
Time Warner Cable (Contenuti Productions & Media/Rai Trade), 2 October 2006
Directed by Luigi Rizza

Featured Professor Mariano Bizzarri, Professor Roberto Giacobbo, Michael Baigent, Professor Mario Moiraghi, Doctor Alessandro Vezzosi



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Television Mini-Series, 2 DVD Set
L’Or du Diable, 26 August 2006
Directed by Jean-Louis Fournier
Written by Jean-Michel Thibaux, Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe, Roger Vrigny
Based on the novel of the same name by Jean-Michel Thibaux published in 1987 (Paris: Éditions Olivier Orban)
DVD released by L.C.J Editions

Television mini-series, 6 episodes, shown February 1989 (France 3 [FR 3], La Sept, Vamp Productions)

Starring Jean-François Balmer, Arielle Dombasle, Laura Faval, Michel Aumont



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The French Megaliths: Blue Apples – The Stone Treasure Of Rennes-le-Château, 13 July 2006
CustomFlix

* Amateur video with a musical background, product manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media

* New Age material



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Lost Worlds: Knights Templar (Season 1, Episode 1)
History Channel (Atlantic Productions), 10 July 2006
Directed and Written by Stuart Elliott
Executive Producer Anthony Geffen
Narrated by Corey Johnson

Featured Professor Paul Crawford, Dr David Nicolle, Dr Helen Nicholson, Professor Jonathan Phillips, Father Tim Bugby



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Hoax, 13 June 2006
Directed by Tim Brown
Xenon

Featured Father Mitch Pacwa, Carl E. Olson, Sandra Miesel



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Richard Hammond and The Holy Grail
BBC One (BBC), 29 May 2006
Produced and Directed by James Hayes
Presented by Richard Hammond

Featured Dr Tom Asbridge, Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones, Ian Robertson, Geoffrey Ashe, Richard Barber, Simon Cox, Stephen O’Shea, Karen McDermott, Father Gerald O’Collins; uncredited contributions from an American psychic in Rosslyn Chapel and various individuals at Glastonbury



For Mystery Buffs
Motion Picture, DVD
The Da Vinci Treasure, 19 June 2007
Directed by Peter Mervis
Written by Paul Bales, Carlos De Los Rios, David Michael Latt, Peter Mervis
The Asylum Home Entertainment, The Asylum, The Global Asylum

Motion Picture released 23 May 2006

Starring C. Thomas Howell, Lance Henriksen, Nicole Sherwin, Alexis Zibolis



For A Wide Audience
Docudrama, DVD
Decoding The Past: Opus Dei Unveiled
The History Channel (Bill Brummel Productions, Inc), 16 May 2006
Directed and Produced by George Tzimopoulos
Written by George Tzimopoulos
Narrated by Paul Michael
A & E Home Video.

Featured John Allen, Patricia Anderson, Monsignor Thomas Bohlin, Mary Alice Chrnalogar, David Clark, Nathan Davis, Dianne DiNicola, Tammy DiNicola, Dennis Dubro, Bishop Javier Echevarria, Cardinal Julian Herranz, Doug Hinderer, Shirley Hinderer, Father Hilary Maheny, Susan Mangels, Will Rey, Charles Shaw, Maria del Carmen Tapia, Art Thelen, Michael Walsh, Father John Wauck, Kenneth L. Woodward, archive footage of Saint Josemaria Escriva

Starred Joiwind Alexander, Danielle Dearing, Diego DiGiovanni, Ed Flanagan, Christopher Garcia, Matthew Jaeger, Elizabeth Perez, David Villar



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Angels & Demons – The True Story
Channel Five Television (Hidden Treasures Production; Love Productions), 10 May 2006
Produced and Directed by Stephen Franklin
Narrated by Paul McGann

Featured Dr Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Mark Irving, Simon Cox, Dan Burstein, George Lechner, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lindsay Johns, James Wasserman, Dr Michael Barkun, Peter Sandford, Dr Amy Bernstein, Greg Tobin, Dr Antonio Sennis

* Revised Version of the DVD, Dan Burstein's Secrets of Angels, Demons & Masons (2005)



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
Revealed... The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code
Channel Five Television (Diverse Productions Ltd), 10 May 2006
Produced and Directed by Ian Bremner
Narrated by John Shrapnel

Featured Henry Lincoln, Professor Brian Ford, Sharan Newman, Dr Helen Nicholson, John Edwin Wood, Erling Haagensen, Dr Jim Bennett, Ed Danson, Peter Barber (with archive footage of Professor Christopher Cornford)

* Repeated on 10 May 2009 when the movie The Da Vinci Code (2006) premiered on UK Television on Channel 5.

* Also shown on The History Channel (Narrated by Michael Brandon) and released on
DVD in 2007 entitled Behind The Da Vinci Code



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Da Vinci’s Code Revealed: The Ultimate Collection, 8 May 2006
First Look Home Entertainment

3 DVD Box Set comprising:

- Laura McKenzie’s Da Vinci Code Tour
- Unlocking Da Vinci’s Code
- The Secret Life of Leonardo Da Vinci



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Did Jesus Die?
BBC Four (Planet Wild), 1 May 2006
Written and Produced by Richard Denton
Narrated by Bernard Hill

Featured Elaine Pagels, Peter Stanford, John Dominic Crossan, Paula Fredericksen, Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, Tom Wright, Thierry LaCombe, Richard Andrews, James Tabor, Steve Mason, Abdullah Assiz Kashmiri



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Time Shift: The Da Vinci Code – The Greatest Story Ever Sold
BBC Four (BBC Bristol), 1 May 2006
Directed by Matthew Pelly; Producer Georgina Harvey
Narrated by Michael Pennington

Featured Richard Leigh; Jonathan Riley-Smith (Ecclesiastical Historian, Cambridge); David Aaronovitch (Columnist, The Guardian); Jack Valero (Opus Dei UK Director); Ruth Gledhill (Religion Correspondent, The Times); Evelyn Welch (Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary); James McConnachie; Robin Griffith-Jones (Master of the Temple, Temple Church, London); Brian Sewell (Art critic, The Evening Standard); Fred Piper (Professor of Mathematics, Royal Holloway); Sarah Dunant (Historical Novelist); Mike West (Chancellor, Lincoln Cathedral), with uncredited filmed contributions from a female Wiccan and assorted readers of The Da Vinci Code.

* Included extract footage from various past BBC documentaries (from the 1970s Chronicle documentaries, from the 1982 Omnibus, from the 1996 Timewatch documentary The History of a Mystery, from the February 2006 Culture Show, etc)

* Excellent documentary sending-up the modern day highly-fashionable beliefs in bogus secret societies, bogus hidden codes concealed in works of classical art and the bogus beliefs in the “descendants of Jesus Christ” which in turn have produced distorted and off-set interpretations of the Mediaeval literary creation The Holy Grail – all of which have crystallized due to the sudden and overwhelming popularity of Dan Brown’s recent novel The Da Vinci Code, itself inspired by books like The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail (1982).

* Quoting David Aaronovitch: “I am older than the Priory of Sion”, and “One of the things I think is interesting about this, is the way in which the authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail have never, as far as I know, turned round to the rest of the world, and said, ‘It was a load of rubbish. Terribly sorry and all that. We are not going to give the money back cos we’ve spent it all and we did do quite a lot of work and we were hoaxed too, but actually, it’s all complete and utter tosh’.”

* Quoting Jonathan Riley-Smith: “What Holy Blood, Holy Grail, did, was to dismiss reputable evidence which didn’t go with its theories. Accept disreputable evidence and fill in the gaps where there was no evidence at all.”



Religious Audience
DVD
Declaring The Truth – Presenting The Gospel Clearly: Redeeming The Da Vinci Code, April 2006
Probe Ministries and Evan Tell, Inc

Featured Kerby Anderson, Dr Darrel Bock, Dr John Hannah, Dr R. Larry Moyer, Mark Rae



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code Examined, April 2006
Featuring Charlie H. Campbell
Always Be Ready Apologetics Ministry



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
60 Minutes: Priory of Sion
CBS News (CBS Worldwide Inc.), 30 April 2006
Presented by CBS Correspondent Ed Bradley (1941-2006)
Produced By Jeanne Langley

Featured Henry Lincoln, Jonathan Riley-Smith, Claude Charlot, Bill Putnam, John Edwin Wood, Jean-Luc Chaumeil

* Dan Brown declined an invitation to appear on this Documentary



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Is It Real? Da Vinci’s Code
National Geographic Television & Film Production, 24 April 2006
Written and Produced by Amy Doyle
Narrated by Will Lyman

Featuring Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Tammy DiNicola, Professor Martin Kemp, Richard Leigh, Sharan Newman, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Father William Stetson, Tracy Twyman



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Da Vinci Files, 11 April 2006
Directed by Miguel Bertea
BerteaFilms/Madacy Home Video (Canada)



Religious Audience
Video cassette
Where Facts and Fiction Meet: The Biblical Christ in a Da Vinci Code Society, 2 April 2006
Directed by Tom Dallis
Vision Video



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Digging For The Truth: The Da Vinci Code – Bloodlines
The History Channel (JWM Productions, LLC), 27 March 2006
Hosted by Josh Bernstein
Directed and Written by Brian Leckey

Featured Alice Jouve, Tuvia Fogel, Timothy Wallace-Murphy, Professor Jean-Jacques Cassiman, Daniel Perrier, Kent Dobson, Archbishop Malki Murad

* This
Documentary DNA-tested the remains of 1,400 year-old Merovingian Queen Aregund, the wife of Clothar I, failing to detect any near-Eastern origin.



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code and the Bible: Separating Fact From Fiction, 1 March 2006
Narrated by Edward "Ted" Sri
Ascension Press



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
The Secret Bible: Knights Templar – Warriors of God (Series 1, Episode 1)
National Geographic Channel (Morningstar Entertainment), 22 February 2006
Directed by Michael S. Ojdea
Executive Producers Gary Tarpinian, Paninee Theeranuntawat
Narrated by Enn Reitel

Featured Timothy Wallace-Murphy, Larissa Tracy, Jill N. Claster, James Wasserman, Dr Karen Ralls, Reverend Robin Griffith-Jones, Stuart Beattie

* Amongst its catalogue of shortcomings, the documentary claimed that “beneath the ancient temple [of Jerusalem] folklore says the Knights made one of the most remarkable discoveries of all time” – when in fact this allegation was only first made by Louis Charpentier in his 1966 book, The Mysteries of Chartres Cathedral



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Terra X: Geheimakte Sakrileg – Der Mythos von Rennes-le-Château
ZDF (ifage-Filmproduktion GmbH), 15 January 2006
Directed by Georg Graffe

Featured Jean-Luc Chaumeil; Henry Lincoln; Dr Jan Rüdiger; Antoine Captier; Claire Corbu; Jean-Jacques Bedu

* Terra X: Geheimakte Sakrileg – Der Mythos von Rennes-le-Château is found on the Terra X - Expeditionen Ins Unbekannte III
DVD (2006)



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
The World's Strangest UFO Stories: Have Aliens Invaded Scotland?
The Discovery Channel (Mentorn Television), 2005
Produced and Directed by Martin Williams
Narrated by Mark Williams

Featured Councillor Billy Buchanan, Craig Malcolm, Nick Pope, Malcolm Robinson, Andrew Hennessey, Jim Munro, Lynn Picknett, Ron Halliday, Anne Marie Sneddon, Brian Allan, Jim Lochhead, Professor Murray Campbell, Malcolm Wheel, Ronald Pulis, David Drake

* Documentary featured three psychics claiming a link between Flying Saucers and Rosslyn Chapel, being a portal to another parallel dimension



Religious Audience
DVD
The John Ankerberg Show: Answering the Questions Raised by The Da Vinci Code, 2005
Featuring Dr Erwin Lutzer
Ankerberg Theological Research Institute



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Laura McKenzie's Da Vinci Code Tour, 2005
Executive Producers David McKenzie, Paul Sharratt, Laura McKenzie
Supervising Producer Michael Bouson
Written by Bobbi Conway
Presented by Laura McKenzie
Starcast International

Featured Simon Dodd (Yeoman Warder, Tower of London), Kenny Hanley (Local Edinburgh Historian and Guide), Kevin Hanley (Bagpiper), Stuart Wilson (Professional Golf Instructor)



For A Wide Audience
DVD
The Secret Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci, 2005
Written, Directed and Produced by Michael Bouson
Executive Producers David McKenzie, Paul Sharratt
Narrated by Paul Sharratt
Starcast Productions

Featured Dennis Kahan, Cynthia Kagan, Carmen Deluca, Zoltan Pali, Tim Mcguire, Matthew Landrus, Claudio Giorgione, Desiree Morales, Francois Saint Bris, Lynn Picknett, Asha Mevlana



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Code Deception: Solving the 2,000 Year Old Mystery, 2005
Directed by David Priest
Produced by David W. Balsinger
Grizzly Adams Productions

Featured Dr Paul L. Maier, Dr Chuck Missler, Dr Erwin Lutzer, Amy Welborn, Dr Scott Wenig, Steve Kellmeyer, Dr Darrell Bock, Dr Jim Garlow, Hank Hanegraaff, Rev. Julie Slayback



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
The Realm Of The Holy Grail: Laurence Gardner’s Video Lecture Series, 2005
Laurence Gardner Lectures
MediaQuest Production

Video cassettes of three of Laurence Gardner’s lectures converted onto DVD, containing music by Adrian Wagner:

- Bloodline Of The Holy Grail
- Genesis Of The Grail Kings
- Realm Of The Ring Lords



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Da Vinci Code Decoded, 2005
Directed by Richard Metzger
Disinformation Company

Featured Martin Lunn, Henry Lincoln, Margaret Starbird, Lynn Picknett, Dan Burstein, Clive Prince, Dr James Robinson, Dr Karen Ralls, archive footage of Dan Brown

* Da Vinci Code Decoded Box Set – Totally Decoded released in 2006 (3 DVDs)



Religious Audience
DVD
Breaking The Da Vinci Code, 2005
Directed by David Priest
Produced by David W. Balsinger, Brenda Rundback
Written by Joseph Meier
Grizzly Adams Productions

Featured Dr Darrell Bock, Dr Chuck Missler, Dr Jim Garlow, Lewis Perdue, Dr Scott Wenig, Amy Welborn, Dr Erwin Lutzer, Steve Kellmeyer, Sandra Miesel, Dr Paul L. Maier, Mark Oxbrow

* Dan Brown declined an invitation to appear on this DVD



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Origins Of The Da Vinci Code: Investigating The Mystery Beyond The Da Vinci Code, 2005
Written, Produced and Directed by Michael Bott
Narrated by Sharon Baylis
The Disinformation Company/Illuminated Word Ltd

* Featured Erling Haagensen

Extras:
Interviews with Henry Lincoln and Erling Haagensen
Henry’s Thoughts on Rennes-le-Château
The Concise ‘Origins’
Commentary
Outtakes

* “Grateful Thanks to Jean-Luc Robin, Nicolas Miécret, Hedda Mainz” (in end credits)



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Opus Dei & The Da Vinci Code
Channel Four Television (CTVC), 12 December 2005
Produced and Directed by Jeremy Jeffs
Written and Presented by Mark Dowd

Featured Bobby Boone, Silas Agbim, Lynn Frank, John Allen, Jack Valero, Paul Nagy, Benedicte Nagy, Adrienne Treleaven, Eileen Cole, Mgr Vladimir Felzmann, Mgr Flavio Capucci, Tammy DiNicola, Dianne DiNicola, Art Thelan, Brian Parker, Father Gerard Sheehan, Father Ian Dickie, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Kenneth L Woodward (with archive footage of Jose Maria Escriva)

* DVD contains Eight Expanded Interviews



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Legend Detectives: The Mystery of Rennes-le-Château
Discovery Channel (IPM TV Ltd), 9 December 2005
Produced and Directed by Michael Hutchinson

Featured Ronald Top, Tessa Dunlop, Massimo Polidoro, Tony Stockwell, Claire Corbu, Jean-Claude de Brou, Antoine Captier, Maitre André Salaün, Laurent Bucholtzer, André Douzet, Professor Robert Eisenman



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Da Vinci & The Code He Lived By
The History Channel (Gardner Films, A&E Television Networks), 4 December 2005
Produced and Directed by Robert Gardner
Written by Steven Zorn
Narrated by Sam Mercurio

Featured Kelly DeVries, Jonathan Pevsner, Stephen Campbell, Ed Rodley, Morten Steen Hansen, Bert S. Hall

* The
DVD has a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette entitled History In The Making: Da Vinci



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
Decoding The Past: The Templar Code
Episodes: Crusade Of Secrecy (7 November 2005), The Quest For Templar Treasure (14 November 2005)
Directed by Geoffrey Nadeja
Narrated by Timothy Watson

Featured Sean Martin, George Smart, Dr Timothy Wallace-Murphy, Alan Butler, Marilyn Hopkins, Dr Karen Ralls

* Knights Templar myths involving the Temple of Solomon, the worship of a mysterious head, Rosslyn Chapel, travelling to America, the Oak Island ‘Money Pit’



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Revealed... The Da Vinci Code Myth
Channel Five (Weller/Grossman Productions; Love Productions), 29 November 2005
Director/Senior Editor Will Ehbrecht
Narrated by Mark Halliley

Featured Lynn Picknett, Lindsay Johns, Dr Deirdre Good, Dan Burstein, Margaret Starbird, Maxwell Hutchinson, Timothy Freke, Dr Karen Ralls, Richard Leigh, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Brian Sewell

* This documentary was an updated version of Beyond The Da Vinci Code shown by The History Channel on 16 January 2005, using much of the original footage.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Da Vinci Declassified
The Learning Channel (Beantown Productions, Discovery Communications, Inc), 3 November 2005
Executive Producers: David Carr; David Comtois
Producer, Frankie Glass

Featured Dr Steven Mizrach, Lynn Picknett, David Barrett, Henry Lincoln, Clive Prince, Jessica Teisch, Ph.D., Heather Sexton, Craig Dickens, Dan Duling, Sharan Newman, Professor Arthur Benjamin, John Edwin Wood, Bill Putnam, Peter Caine, Michel Rouge, Stuart Beattie, Robert Brydon



For A Wide Audience
DVD
Dan Burstein's Secrets of Angels, Demons & Masons
Hidden Treasures Production, Inc., 4 October 2005
Executive Producer Stuart B. Rekant
Produced and Edited by Rob Fruchtman
Written by Lori Nelson
Narrated by John Cullum

Featured Dr Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Dan Burstein, George Lechner, Dr Amy Bernstein, James Wasserman, Dr Michael Barkun, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

Secrets of Masons
Executive Producer Stuart B. Rekant
Produced and Edited by Rob Fruchtman
Written by Lori Nelson
Narrated by John Cullum

Featured Dan Burstein, James Wasserman, Dr Michael Barkun, Akram Elias, Dr Steven Bullock

Extra Features
-The Dan Brown Phenomenon
Featured George Lechner, Greg Tobin, Dr Michael Barkun, Dr Steven Bullock, Dr Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, James Wasserman
-God, Religion, Conspiracy
Featured Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dr Amy Bernstein, Dr Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Dr Michael Barkun, James Wasserman
-Fact or Fiction?
Featured Dan Burstein, Greg Tobin, James Wasserman, Dr Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
-Behind The Scenes
Featured Rob Fruchtman, Lori Nelson



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Illuminating Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Documentary Revealing The Truth Of The Illuminati, A Dark & Powerful Secret Society, 27 September 2005
Executive Producers Geof Petch, Maxwell Scott Martin, Melodie Calvert
Produced by Simon Cox, Ron Mackovich
Written by Tom Reynolds, Maxwell Scott Martin
Narrated by Dave Hoffman
Ardustry Home Video/UFO Global Media, LLC, 2005

Featured Steven Ostrow, Simon Cox, Jim Marrs, Jon Rappoport, Devon Jackson, Clive Prince, Lynn Picknett, Paul L. Williams, John Follain, Steve Sora, Betty Ann Brown, Eric Johnson



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Grail Trail: In Pursuit of The Da Vinci Code
ITV (Granada), 26 September 2005
Produced and Directed by Matt Cain
Executive Producer: Gillian Greenwood
Narrated by Caroline Quentin

Featured psychologist Dr Raj Persaud; Leah Ganpatsingh, Philip Lindholm & Neil O’Neil; Lynn Picknett; Professor Ronald Hutton; Charles Nicholl; Father John Wauck; Nigel Bryant



For Mystery Buffs
DVD (2 DVD Set)
Le Code Da Vinci: Enquêtes Sur Les Énigmes D’un Best-Seller, 26 May 2005
Directed by David Galley
Executive Producers Pascal Boudard, Bruno Vannucci
Written by David Galley, Jean-Patrick Pourtal
Narrated by Marc Cassot
TF1 Vidéo

DVD One: Le Code Da Vinci: Enquêtes Sur Les Énigmes D’un Best-Seller

Featured Franck Ferrand, Jean-Patrick Pourtal, Antoine Captier, Christiane Vannier, Jean-Luc Robin, Jean-François Lhullier, André Galaup, Christian Doumergue, Gino Sandri

DVD Two: Le Code Da Vinci Décrypté de Simon Cox (Cracking The Da Vinci Code with voiceover in French Language)



For Mystery Buffs
British Book Awards (The Da Vinci Code)
Richard & Judy (Television Series), 21 April 2005
Channel 4 (Cactus Television)

Recorded excerpt of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan announcing The Da Vinci Code winning the W. H. Smith Book of the Year Award at the 16th annual British Book Awards on 20 April, with author Dan Brown expressing his gratitude by means of video



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Dateline: Secrets To The Code
NBC News (NBC Universal, Inc), 13 April 2005
Broadcast Producer Elizabeth Cole
Presented by Stone Phillips

Featured Father Thomas Williams; Professor Bart D Ehrman, PhD; Professor Karen King, PhD; Professor Ben Witherington, III, PhD; Darrell L Bock, PhD; Professor Elaine Pagels, PhD; Margaret Starbird; Professor David Nolta, PhD; Richard Leigh; Henry Lincoln; Bill Putnam (with archive footage of Pierre Plantard from 1979).



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Conspiracies On Trial: The Da Vinci Code
The Discovery Channel (Outline Productions), 10 April 2005
Directed by Harry Beney

Featured Sister Wendy Beckett; Rabbi Jonathan Romain; Dr Edward Adams; Professor Paul Fouracre; Professor John Gordon; Jean-Luc Chaumeil; Michael Baigent (cameo appearance only).



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Angels and Demons – Revealed
Directed by David McKenzie, John Ross
Executive Producers David McKenzie, Paul Sharratt
Written by John Ross, Carla Filisha
Hosted and Narrated by Patrick Macnee
DVD release date 1 March 2005 (Highland Entertainment)

Featured Clive Prince, Lynn Picknett, Stanislav Lunev

2009 DVD Release includes the Bonus Extra Documentary Unlocking Da Vinci’s Code (Starcast Ltd/4Digital Media Ltd)

* Argues that The Illuminati collaborated with the KGB against The Vatican for world domination



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
The Real Da Vinci Code
Channel Four Television (Wildfire Television), 3 February 2005
Produced by Simon Raikes, Presented by Tony Robinson

Featured Professor Oliver Davies; Graham Phillips; Dr Juliette Wood; Richard Barber; Canon Jaime Sancho; Dr Thomas Asbridge; Michael Baigent; Jonathan Sumption, QC; Dr Gabriel Barkav; Dr Helen Nicholson; Robert Brydon; Dr Andrew Sinclair; Stuart Beattie; Robert Cooper; Jean-Luc Chaumeil; Arnaud de Sede; Father Thierry Vregil; Michel Rouge; Charles Nicholl; Professor Elaine Pagels, PhD; Dr Ann Graham Brock; Margaret Starbird, uncredited contributions by various inhabitants from the town of Saintes-Maries de la Mer (with archive footage of Dan Brown, Henry Lincoln, Pierre Plantard).



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Beyond The Da Vinci Code
The History Channel (Weller/Grossman Productions in association with Paulist Productions), 16 January 2005
Directed by Will Ehbrecht
Narrated by Edward Herrmann

Featured Richard Leigh; Dr Karen Ralls; Timothy Freke; Dan Burstein; Dr George Gorse; Margaret Starbird; Dr Deirdre Good; Jean-Luc Chaumeil; Andrew Soane.

Starred Stephen Wozniak (Jesus), Claudia Cox (Mary Magdalene)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Stairway to Heaven: The Lost Secrets of Mary Magdalene, 1 January 2005
Scala Dei

Video-to-DVD transfer of a lecture by William Henry



Religious Audience
DVD
The Da Vinci Deception, 2004
Dr Chuck Missler Lecture Sessions
Executive Producer Chuck Missler
Koinonia House, Inc



For A Wide Audience
DVD with magazine & Book
Rennes-le-Château: un'inchiesta
Hera S.r.l magazine, Number 50, February 2004
Directed by Michelangelo Visconti
Consultant: Francesco Garufi
Edizioni Hera S.r.l

Narrative of the story of Bérenger Saunière at Rennes-le-Château 1885-1917

Bonus Interviews with Professor Andrea Barattolo (archaeology), Jean-François Lhuiller (Rennes-le-Château), Nicola Pezzella (The Knights Templar)

* Companion DVD enclosed in the Number 50, February 2004 edition of the Italian magazine Hera, also included with Francesco Garufi’s Book Rennes-le-Château: un'inchiesta (2004)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Inside The Da Vinci Code, 2004
Duat Magazine Production

Featured interviews with Mark Oxbrow (Rosslyn Chapel), Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince (Leonardo Da Vinci), Jean-Luc Robin (Rennes-le-Château)



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Cracking The Da Vinci Code, 2004
Produced by Geof Petch
Presented by Simon Cox
UFO Global Media LLC and Ardustry Entertainment LLC

* A Collector’s Edition 2 Disc DVD, containing additional material about Leonardo Da Vinci, was released in 2006

Featured Mark Oxbrow, Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Dr Stephen A. Hoeller, archive footage of Dan Brown



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Behind The Mysteries: Unlocking Da Vinci’s Code – The Full Story
(updated version of the 2003 ABC documentary)
The National Geographic Channel (ABC News Productions, 19 December 2004
Produced by Jean Marie Condon and Yael Lavie, Presented and Written by Elizabeth Vargas

Featured Dan Brown; Ellen McBreen, PhD; Darrell L Bock, PhD; Father Richard P McBrien; Paul L Maier, PhD; Professor Elaine Pagels, PhD; Jeffrey Bingham, PhD; Professor Karen King, PhD; Margaret Starbird; Rev Robin Griffith-Jones; Jack Wasserman, PhD; Carlo Pedretti, PhD; Henry Lincoln; Umberto Eco; Helen Nicholson; Dr Niven Sinclair; Andrew Sinclair; uncredited contributions by various inhabitants from the village of Rennes-le-Château and the town of Saintes-Maries de la Mer.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Da Vinci Code
TF1 (France), 12 December 2004
Produced by Cécile Delarue, Tony Casablanca, Marie-France Etchegoin

Featured Marie-France Etchegoin, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Jean-François Lhuiller, Thierry Jean-Pierre, archive footage of Pierre Plantard de Saint Clair, archive footage of Henry Lincoln



For Mystery Buffs
2 DVD set
Blue Apples: Stargate Secrets of Jesus & Mari Magdalene, 7 September 2004
UFO TV

Video-to-DVD transfer of a lecture by William Henry



For Mystery Buffs
Television Discussion (Shepherds Monument)
Richard & Judy (Television Series), 18 May 2004
Channel 4 (Cactus Television)

Featured Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Dr Juliette Wood (Historian) and Christine Large (Director, Bletchley Park) discussing the search for The Holy Grail and speculating it could be connected to the coded inscription found on the Shepherds Monument located in Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire; that could be deciphered as “Best of wives, best of sisters, a loving widower, makes holy vows virtuously”, which may lead to the site of The Holy Grail



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Investigating History: The Holy Grail
The History Channel (Kurtis Productions Ltd), 19 April 2004
Produced by Sharon Barrett, Presented by Bill Kurtis

Featured Michael Baigent; Professor Malcolm Barber; Dr Robert Eisenman; Dr Barbara Frale; uncredited contribution from an individual who claimed that Flying Saucers visited the village of Rennes-le-Château.

* Showed exclusive film footage of the excavation of the Tour Magdala in the village of Rennes-le-Château on 20 August 2003



For Mystery Buffs
Television News Presentation
Good Morning America: Result – The Da Vinci Code Contest, 12 January 2004
ABC News

Charlie Gibson and Dan Brown reveal the four codes built into the dust jacket of the novel and present the prize of a trip for two to Paris for the winner



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Mysteries, Magic & Miracles: Unlocking Da Vinci's Code – Mystery Or Conspiracy? (Special video episode, Associated Television International, 1994-1998)
Original DVD release date 2004 (Crystal Entertainment)
Directed by David McKenzie
Presented by Patrick MacNee

Featured Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Timothy Wallace-Murphy, William L. Peterson, Karen Jo Torjensen, Dr Daniel Smith-Christopher, Paul L. Maier, Father Benjamin Flore, Ray Riegert



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Lost Secrets Of The Sacred Ark, 2003
Laurence Gardner Lecture
Living Element Pictures

Laurence Gardner’s Presentation Lecture in Los Angeles of Lost Secrets Of The Sacred Ark



For Mystery Buffs
Television News Interview
Good Morning America: The Da Vinci Code, 3 November 2003
ABC News

Charlie Gibson discusses The Da Vinci Code with author Dan Brown

Quote:

Charlie Gibson: This is a novel. If you were writing it as a non-fiction book, how would it have been different?

Dan Brown: I don’t think it would have. I began the research for The Da Vinci Code as a skeptic. I entirely expected, as I researched the book, to disprove this theory. And after numerous trips to Europe, about two years of research, I really became a believer.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci
ABC News Productions, 3 November 2003
Directed by Rudy Bednar, Presented and Written by Elizabeth Vargas

Featured Dan Brown; Father Richard McBrien, PhD; Professor Elaine Pagels, PhD; Darrell L Bock, PhD; D Jeffrey Bingham, PhD; Professor Karen King, PhD; Margaret Starbird; Jack Wasserman, PhD; Carlo Pedretti, PhD; Henry Lincoln; Niven Sinclair; Andrew Sinclair; Umberto Eco; Rev Robin Griffith-Jones, PhD.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Bible Mysteries: The Real Mary Magdalene
BBC Manchester/ Discovery Channel Co-Production, 6 October 2003
Directed and Produced by Thelca Schreuders
Executive Producer Jean-Claude Bragard
“Bible Mysteries” Producer Anna Cox
Narrated by Daniela Nardini

Featured Professor Karen King, Professor James Strange, Professor Richard Horsley, Professor Ross Kraemer, Professor Stevan Davies, Dr Tal Ilan, Professor Stephen Emmel

Starred Afaf Chayab (Mary Magdalene), Mohamed Quatib (Jesus), M'Barek El Mamoudi (Peter)



For Mystery Buffs
Motion Picture and DVD
Revelation, 28 July 2003
Directed by Stuart Urban
Written by Stuart Urban, Christian J. Simpson, Frank Falco
Prism Leisure

Motion Picture released 12 April 2002 (Romulus Films, Miracle Communications, Ltd., Cyclops Vision)

Starring Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier, Diran Meghreblian, Terence Stamp



For Mystery Buffs
Television News Interview
The Today Show: Interview with Dan Brown, 3 June 2003
NBC

Matt Lauer discusses The Da Vinci Code with author Dan Brown

Quote:

Matt Lauer: How much of this is based on reality in terms of things that actually occurred?

Dan Brown: Absolutely all of it. Obviously, there are — Robert Langdon is fictional, but all of the art, architecture, secret rituals, secret societies, all of that is historical fact.



For Mystery Buffs
Television News Interview
CNN Sunday Morning: Interview with Dan Brown, 25 May 2003
CNN

Martin Savidge discusses The Da Vinci Code with author Dan Brown

Quote:

Martin Savidge: When we talk about da Vinci and your book, how much is true and how much is fabricated in your storyline?

Dan Brown: 99 percent of it is true. All of the architecture, the art, the secret rituals, the history, all of that is true, the Gnostic gospels. All of that is… all that is fiction, of course, is that there's a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon, and all of his action is fictionalized. But the background is all true.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Legend Hunters: The Holy Grail – The Real Story (Pilot Episode)
Discovery: Travel Channel US (Partners In Motion), 11 April 2003
Producer: Paul Compton
Executive Producer: Ron Goetz

Featured Stephen Moore, PhD., Henry Lincoln; Michael Stokes, John Brunsdon, MBE; Andrew Collins; Graham Phillips; Rosemary Arscott; Steve Mizrach, PhD



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
In Search of The Holy Grail
The Learning Channel/Discovery Communications/New York Times (Bluebook Films), 18 February 2003
Produced and Directed by Bruce Burgess

Featured Simon Kirk, Michael Blackburn, Dr Juliette Wood, Gerald Morgan, Andrew Sinclair, Michael Orchard, Michael Baigent, Canon Jaime Sancho



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
From Saunière To Da Vinci, 2002
Directed by Georges Combe
Katana Productions

Featured Marc Rambiel, Antoine Captier, Jean Pellet, André Douzet, Jean-Claude de Brou, Georges Kiess, Claude St Clair, Pascal Guillaumes, Jean-Marc Philippe

Bonus Interview with Gino Sandri

* The DVD was released in France entitled Rennes-le-Château du Trésor au Vertige: Enquête sur un prodigeux secret



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
Henry Lincoln’s Guide To Rennes-Le-Château And The Aude Valley, 2002
Written and Presented by Henry Lincoln
Produced and Directed by Michael Bott
Illuminated Word Ltd

* “Thanks to Jean-Luc Robin, Paul Lacroix, Monique & René Pons, Sonia Moreu, Joyce Bott, Betty Middleton” (in end credits)

* Later entitled Exploring The Da Vinci Code: Henry Lincoln’s Guide To Rennes-le-Château



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Motion Picture, DVD
The Body, 3 July 2001
Directed by Jonas McCord
Written by Richard Sapir, Jonas McCord
Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Sapir, published in 1984
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Motion Picture released 22 April 2001 (Avalanche Films, Compass Productions, Diamant Cohen Productions)

Starring Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi



For A Wide Audience
DVD
The Knights Templar, 2000
Executive Producer Ken Maliphant
Writer and Director James Wignall
Narrated by Art Malik
Sophistory & Westbrook Films

Featured Malcolm Barber, David Nicolle, Ronni Ellenblum, Yusuf Natsheh



For Mystery Buffs
TV Movie/Documentary
The Prince and The Grail, 2000
Directed and Produced by Robert Hutt
Written by Ed Thomason
Hosted by Raymond O’Neill
Charing Cross Productions Ltd (Canada)

Starring David Matheson, David McClelland



For Mystery Buffs
DVD
L'Étrange Histoire de l'Abbé Saunière: l’Énigme du Trésor de Rennes-le-Château, June 1999
Directed by Frédéric Daudier
Arcanæ/Interface Films/Terre de Rhedae

Featured Antoine Captier, André Douzet, Alain Sipra, Claire Corbu, Sonia Moreu



For A Wide Audience
Documentary and DVD
In Search of History: The Holy Grail
The History Channel (FilmRoos, Inc; A & E Television Networks), December 1997
Executive Producer Bram Roos
Produced by Truusje Rushner

Featured Norris J Lacy, Bonnie Wheeler, Caitlin Matthews, John Matthews, Laurence Gardner

*A revised version of the documentary The Quest for the Holy Grail, being part of The History Channel's Ancient Mysteries series, shown in August 1997.



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Timewatch: The History Of A Mystery
BBC 2 (InVision Productions), 17 September 1996
Directed and Written by William Cran

Featured Antoine Captier, Claire Corbu, Gérard de Sède, Robert McCrum, Paul Schellenberger, Richard Andrews, Professor Martin Kemp, Pierre Jarnac, John Hamill, Jean-Luc Chaumeil (with archive footage of Henry Lincoln, Professor Christopher Cornford and Pierre Plantard)

* Quoting Robert McCrum: “There is something called Historical Evidence – there is something called Historical Method – and if you look around the shelves of bookshops, there is a lot of history being published, and people mistake this kind of ‘history’ (The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, The Tomb of God) for the real thing. These kind of books do appeal to an enormous audience who believe them to be history – but actually, they aren’t history – they are a kind of parody of history. Alas, though, I think that one has to say that this is the direction that history is going today”.



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, NTSC Video Cassette
The Templar Renaissance: The History Of The Templar Movement, 6 September 1995
Presented by Niven Sinclair
Radio Bookstore Press
www.talkstudio.com



For A Wide Audience
Documentary, Video Cassette, DVD
Biography: Mary Magdalene – The Hidden Apostle
The History Channel, 16 April 1995
Executive Producer Bram Roos
Written by Mila Marvizon
Hosted by Jack Perkins

Video Cassette released 26 September, 2000 (A & E Home Video)
DVD released 1 July 2004 (A & E Entertainment)

Featured Kathleen Corley, Karen Jansen, Karen King, Thomas Rausch, Jane Schaberg



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary and DVD
The Secret (4 parts)
TV2-Bornholm (Denmark), 1993
Produced and Directed by Erling Haagensen
Written and Presented by Henry Lincoln

* Later shown in edited format on The Discovery Channel entitled Secrets Of The Templars



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, video-cassette, DVD
Les Portes du Futur N° 12: Rennes-le-Château 2 – Demain, L’Héritage Révélé, 1993
Directed by Olivier Sanguy
Presented and Hosted by Jimmy Guieu
Dimension 7

Featured Dominique Tisserand, Sonia Moreu, André Lecossois, Guy Tarade, Jean Blum, Alain Feral



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary, video-cassette, DVD
Les Portes du Futur N° 4: Rennes-le-Château – Le Grand Mystère, 1992
Directed by Olivier Sanguy
Presented and Hosted by Jimmy Guieu
Dimension 7

Featured Tatiana Kletzky-Pradere, Henri Buthion, Gérard de Sède, Jean Blum, Marcel Bonnefoi, Louis Vazart, Jean-Michel Thibaux, Jean de Rignies, Eliab Le Berger



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
The Late Show, BBC 2, 23 March 1991
Segment: The Holy Place by Henry Lincoln
Presented by Nigel Williams
Reporter Benjamin Woolley
Producer Julian Birkett

Featured Henry Lincoln, Don Cupitt, Iain Sinclair, Jonathan Riley-Smith

Quoting Don Cupitt: “A good deal of what Henry Lincoln’s saying reminds me very much of Renaissance ways of thinking – in the Renaissance the world was seen as a puzzle written in a kind of code – it was full of numerology, hidden harmonies and correspondences – codes that needed to be deciphered – people believed in magic numbers like 3, 5 and 7 – magic figures like the triangle, the pentagon, the quincunx and so on. Now, Henry’s search for those sort of ‘magic numbers’ in the phenomena of nature is very like that in Renaissance thinkers.”

Quoting Iain Sinclair: “I think if ‘The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail’ had been written to a ‘Mystery Kit’ – which you were going to shake in all the vital ingredients – they would have got the lot. You start with a coded message on a sheet of paper, which is initially very easy to break, but ultimately impossible without computer technology running for something like three years. You have tombs, you have to have a church, have elements coded into the church. From that you find that there’s a secret society operating behind it – secret masters, conspiracies, manipulation of history. And finally you leap back to Jesus, and some strange new theory about he wasn’t crucified, there are children, there are bloodlines. The excitement is bringing bits of the past – the impossible past that you only know as fiction or mythology – and suddenly claiming ‘there it is, it’s still active, there is no death, everything is going on’. That’s the excitement.”



For A Wide Audience
Novel, Motion Picture, Video Cassette, Laser Disc, DVD, Soundtrack
The Last Temptation Of Christ, 29 June 1989
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Screenplay by Paul Schrader
Soundtrack by Peter Gabriel
Based on the novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) originally published in 1953 (Athenai: Diphros)
MCA Universal Home Video

Peter Gabriel soundtrack: Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ
2×LP: Geffen Records, 1989
Music CD: Real World Records, Virgin, 1989

Laser Disc: Criterion Collection, 1997 (Universal, Janus Films)
DVD: Criterion Collection, 25 April 2000 (Universal, Janus Films)
DVD: Columbia Tristar, 29 January 2001 (General Release)
DVD: Universal, 14 April 2003 (General Release)

Motion Picture: 12 August 1988 (Universal Pictures, Cineplex Odeon Films)

Starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Verna Bloom, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie



For A Wide Audience
Documentary series
Jesus: The Evidence
Channel 4 Television (London Weekend Television), 1984
Produced and Directed by David W. Rolfe
Narrated by Jeremy Kemp

Episode One, 4 April 1984
Featured Dr Werner G. Kümmel, Rev. Prof. Dennis Nineham, Prof. I. Howard Marshall, Prof. George A. Wells, Dr Géza Vermès

Episode Two, 8 April 1984
Featured Dr Géza Vermès, Ian Wilson, Dr Anthony E.Harvey, Prof. Morton Smith

Episode Three, 22 April 1984
Featured Prof. Helmut Koester, Prof. Gilles Quispel

Jesus: The Evidence concluded: “There’s little doubt that a remarkable Jew called Jesus did live in first century Palestine. He was a man, who like other charismatic figures of the period healed, exorcised and preached to the outcast. He was not the Messiah that most of his compatriots were expecting – but he may have thought to change those expectations. There’s no evidence that he was ever seen as God in his lifetime, or that he ever intended to found a new Church. The Church that bears his name has emerged from the beliefs of those who came after him. They combined the words of Jesus as handed down with elements of Judaism and Paganism to form a religion of enduring and universal appeal. How much it is based on historical reality remains open to question. How much that matters, is a question for Faith.”

* A Discussion Programme entitled Faith and Fact as a response to the series directed by K. Angus Robertson (Griffin Productions) was shown on 29 April 1984. Chaired by Ann Loades of Durham University, the participants consisted of Canon John Fenton, Henry Chadwick, Hyam Maccoby and Thomas Crowther



For A Wide Audience
Documentary
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1982
Presented by Anne MacMillan

Featured Henry Lincoln, Lord Soper (Donald Oliver Soper, 1903-1998), Jean-Luc Chaumeil, Auberon Waugh (1939-2001), The Duke of Devonshire (Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 1920-2004), archive footage of Pierre Plantard de St Clair (1920-2000)



For A Wide Audience
Television Discussion: The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
Omnibus, BBC 1, 17 January 1982
Chaired by Film critic Barry Norman

Featured Bishop Hugh Montefiore, Marina Warner, Henry Lincoln, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Chronicle: The Shadow of The Templars
BBC 2, 27 November 1979
Produced by Roy Davies
Research by Richard Leigh, Michael Baigent, Anthony Wall, Jania Macgillivray
Written and Narrated by Henry Lincoln

Featured Professor Christopher Cornford, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair



For Mystery Buffs
Novel, Television Mini Series, Video Cassettes, Laser Disc
The Word, 12 November 1978
Based on the novel of the same name by Irving Wallace, published in 1972
Directed by Richard Lang
Produced by Richard Berg
Written by Richard Berg, Richard Fielder, Robert L. Joseph, S.S. Schweitzer, Irving Wallace
Charles Fries Productions, Stonehenge Productions. Distributed by Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Runtime 480 minutes

Starring David Janssen, Ron Moody, Geraldine Chaplin, James Whitmore, Florinda Balkan, John Huston, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur

Released on 3 Video Cassettes (Anchor Bay, 15 February, 1995)
Released on Laser Disc (Fries Home Video, 1989)



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Chronicle: The Priest, The Painter And The Devil
BBC 2, 30 October 1974
Produced by Roy Davies
Written and Presented by Henry Lincoln

* Repeated on 20 November 1979

Featured Professor Christopher Cornford



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
Chronicle: The Lost Treasure Of Jerusalem...?
BBC 2, 31 March 1972
Produced by Paul Johnstone
Directed by Andrew Maxwell-Hyslop
Written and Presented by Henry Lincoln
Narrated by Frank Duncan with Peter Cellier
Consultant Gérard de Sède

* Originally shown on 12 February 1972 but transmission of the documentary was blacked-out due to a power cut caused by a National Strike in the United Kingdom



For Mystery Buffs
Documentary
La Roue Tourne
RTF (Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française), 29 April 1961
Directed by Marina Grey (1919-2005)

The story of Bérenger Saunière at Rennes-le-Château 1885-1917 that presented early versions of the myth with Noël Corbu playing the role of Father Saunière




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