First broadcast in 1984, the five-part television series "A.D." was written by Burgess for the producer Vincenzo Labella and chronicles the early history of Christianity. Burgess composed music to accompany the series.
In 1985, Kirk Mitchell published a novel based on Burgess's screenplay, titled A.D. Anno Domini. Later in that year, Burgess produced his own novelization of the scripts, titled The Kingdom of the Wicked.
This series contains a fragment of the script for episode one of A.D. and complete drafts for episodes 2-5.