David Suchet – In the Footsteps of St. Peter

DVD Release: May 27, 2014
David Suchet – In the Footsteps of St. Peter


Join beloved actor David Suchet (PBS’s Poirot series) as he embarks on an epic journey from Galilee to Rome in search of the Apostle Peter. In this two-part documentary produced for the BBC, Suchet explores how a humble fisherman, known for his stubborn and impetuous personality, became a leading figure in the early church, playing a key role in keeping the movement from splintering. Suchet travels from Peter’s humble Galilean birthplace to Jerusalem, where a terrified Peter denies his beloved friend and teacher on the eve of the crucifixion. Encounter Peter’s miraculous transformation on the day of Pentecost and explore the question, What happened to Peter after he mysteriously vanished from the biblical account? The series follows the biblical account to reveal the miraculous life of one of the most important figures in church history.

Dove Review

David Suchet hosts this amazing documentary. In Part 1, Suchet walks in the steps of St. Peter; he eats fish named after Simon Peter (his Greek and Hebrew names); he researches how Peter would have fished, including studying a boat from that time and going on a fishing trip in the Sea of Galilee. It’s clear that Peter lived and coexisted with nature, with many views of the stunning landscape of that area of Israel. Suchet meets many experts, including those who study the fishing boat, fishermen, archeologists, and a temple expert. He even visits ruins of homes dating back over 2,000 years.

In Part 2, the intriguing life of Peter continues. Peter was a faithful friend who denied Jesus just before he was crucified, yet Peter’s faith dominated western civilization. The early Jesus movement was in disarray after Jesus’ death, but there was an empty tomb, which is where David Suchet picks up the story. Viewers are in store for an awesome portrayal of the church and temple. Suchet walks with you to where many of the miracles actually happened. He also visits Rome and the English College, where he interviews priests to ask whether they think Peter came to Rome, where he went, and what he did. He also researches whether Peter died as a martyr. Suchet walks in what was Nero’s Rome and drills down on all the evidence he has gathered. You will certainly enjoy the intriguing and beautiful landscape shown in this film.

“David Suchet – In the Footsteps of St. Peter” is awarded the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Martin Kemp
Director: Martin Kemp
Producer: Martin Kemp
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 135 min.
Starring: David Suchet
Reviewer: Caryn Toering