In February 1940, Dr. James Welch, the Director of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC, wrote to Sayers asking if she would write a series of radio plays for children on the “Life of Our Lord.” 1 Prompted perhaps by the success of Sayers’s earlier nativity play He That Should Come, Welch declares, “It seems to me a wonderful opportunity which ought to be taken. I believe that you are probably the only person who could take it.” 2 With the declaration of war a few months earlier, Welch, like many others, had become increasingly worried about the spiritual state of the nation. As Sayers was later to express in her introduction to the printed version of the plays, there was concern about