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   News & Clips | Week 3
Here are the news stories for Week 3 of the first sailing of the Ark, covering Days 14-20. Here are the highlights of the week...
  • Martha says "no" to Samson's proposal
  • The Ark's sumptuous new chapel is unveiled
  • Moses preaches at Sunday's service
  • God punishes Neb and Jez by draining the pool
  • Samson gives Eve a farewell foot massage
  • Eve is second to go as she walks the plank
  • Esther, Mary, Martha and Jezebel enjoy "girl time"
  • Simon leads a game of British Bulldog on the after deck
  • John talks to God about his problems with Paul
  • Simon asks if God is a fan of irony
  • Martha hits the bottle
  • Moses becomes the third arkmate to go
  • The animal deck is opened
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Jurassic Ark: beastly surprises on animal deck
Jurassic Ark: beastly surprises on animal deck
Day 20 (10 May) – The arkmates finally made it down below, to find some unexpected inhabitants. "Is anything tying those crocs in?" asked Moses. more...
Post-plank interview with Moses
Post-plank interview with Moses
Day 20 (10 May) – Moses became the third arkmate to walk the plank. Emma McMurtary, who played the Old Testament lawgiver, talks about the role. more...
Post-plank interview with Eve
Post-plank interview with Eve
Day 16 (6 May) – After a final flutter of those famous fig-leaves on the Ark's plank, Eve hastened into Ark Chat for her post-plank interview. more...
Martha hits the bottle
Martha hits the bottle
Day 19 (9 May) – Martha found herself in a stupor today. Desperate to find some time to herself, she managed to finish a whole bottle of whisky. more...
Crow's Nest strains under attractive load
Crow's Nest strains under attractive load
Day 19 (9 May) – Esther and Jezebel shared a Crow's Nest today, as they revealed to the Almighty their opinions of the Ark's men. more...
Simon asks: is God a fan of irony?
Simon asks: is God a fan of irony?
Day 19 (9 May) – After a chance comment from John, Simon Peter's recent bout of self-doubt prompts him to take his problems to the Crow's Nest. more...
Moses (alias Emma) walks the plank!
Moses (alias Emma) walks the plank!
Day 20 (10 May) – He parted the Red Sea – but couldn't prevent the Ark audience from dropping him in the wet stuff. So who played Moses? more...
Moses and Samson: for the plank?
Moses and Samson: for the plank?
Day 18 (8 May) – The Ark's third round of nominations brought surprises, as Samson and Moses found themselves on the edge of getting very damp. more...
God in New Testament kind of mood
God in New Testament kind of mood
Day 18 (8 May) – Paul paid a visit to the crow's nest tonight to ask God a question. Is the Ark "a mission field?" the apostle asked. more...
Friday's feast of beasts 
Friday's feast of beasts
Day 18 (8 May) – The Ark's cargo of creatures great and small will finally be revealed on Day 19 (Friday) when the Animal Deck is opened. more...
Fun and games on deck
Fun and games on deck
Day 17 (7 May) – The arkmates took advantage of clement weather today and assembled at Simon's instigation for a rousing game of British Bulldog. more...
John talks theology with the Almighty
John talks theology with the Almighty
Day 17 (7 May) – John's visit to the Crow's Nest today brought on a whole host of theological speculations, as he engaged the Almighty. more...
Girl time
Girl time
Day 17 (7 May) – While the men grappled with a dove-borne problem, Esther, Mary, Martha and Jezebel got together for some "quality girl time". more...
Samson: a naughty boy, or what?
Samson: a naughty boy, or what?
Day 16 (6 May) – Interrupting Samson as he gave one last massage to Eve by the pool, God called him to the crow's nest for a divine tete-a-tete. more...
Simon Peter stays while Eve walks the plank!
Simon Peter stays while Eve walks the plank!
Day 16 (6 May) – The fig leaves have fallen from Eve – to reveal Maria Vassallo, a psychiatrist from Oxford. more...
Election delayed – foul play feared
Election delayed – foul play feared
Day 15 (5 May) – Due to a vandalised voting booth and the suspicion of vote-rigging, the "walk the plank" result could not be given. more...
Samson's rebound with Eve
Samson's rebound with Eve
Day 15 (5 May) – Samson got tangled in a web of intrigue today, when Eve asked him for a foot massage, one day after he was turned down by Martha. more...
Changing rooms: Ark chapel unveiled
Changing rooms: Ark chapel unveiled
Day 14 (4 May) – Yesterday saw the debut of the Ark's chapel, as the Living Room was replaced by a Bell-Smells-and-Animals chapel sanctuary. more...
Neb and Jez in celebrity God-off!
Neb and Jez in celebrity God-off!
Day 14 (4 May) – Annoyed at Jezebel's flouting of the arkmate's service, God sent the Ark Angel Gabriel down to set things straight. more...
Samson gets an answer
Samson gets an answer
Day 14 (4 May) – In an emotive conversation in the Study, Martha revealed to Samson her decision, after his proposal of marriage several days ago. more...
 
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