Friends and Heroes is an animated children’s adventure based in Ancient Egypt, Israel and Rome. The story follows two young friends, Macky and Portia as they fight for justice against the Roman Empire.
Episode 20 – Aid and Comfort
Toadie has a fever and only Macky can get the medicine that will save him, but will he? After hearing the retelling of the Bible story of Elisha and Naaman, Macky accepts that even an enemy should be helped. While Toadie suffers crazy dreams during a fever on his sickbed, Macky makes the perilous trip to the Roman camp, only to find that little Antonius is now ill too. Lucius tells how Jesus cured a sick woman to bring hope to them all. Macky hands over the precious medicine and hopes he is in time to cure both Toadie and Antonius.
Episode 21 – Hostages
After hearing Macky’s retelling of the Bible story of Herod and the Wise Men, Portia hatches a plan which could force her uncle and the Romans to allow Jerusalem’s children to escape the besieged city. Despite her efforts, the children don’t want to leave the city. As Tiberius and the Roman army prepare to attack, Macky tells the children about the Boy Samuel and Eli, to help them make this difficult decision.