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Same loved Alpha Film Series content featuring a new interactive format with discussion breaks throughout each episode. We hope this new format will encourage engagement from your Alpha guests, as well as help your hosts and helpers to facilitate the discussion time easily.

15 talks – 11 weeks / Toby Flint & Gemma Hunt

Now updated with discussion breaks and new street interviews, The Alpha Film Series with Discussion Breaks is emotive, engaging, and epic in scale and scope. Nicky Gumbel and presenters, Toby and Gemma Hunt, walk through the basics of the Christian faith in a way that everyone can relate to. The episodes feature inspiring stories and interviews from all around the world, as well as visual illustrations and motion graphics.

  • 11 Weeks
  • 16 Sessions
  • Available in 1 languages


How are the new discussion breaks structured in the Alpha Film Series?

When churches use the new Alpha Film Series with Discussion Breaks to run their Alphas, discussion time is interspersed throughout the talk. In each episode, at the appropriate moments, the host will be prompted to pause the video and a discussion question will pop up on the screen. After allowing for some discussion time, the host can hit play on the video again and resume the talk. (If you are familiar with the Alpha Youth Series or The Marriage Course it will be a similar discussion format to these.)

Why has this new feature been created?

The discussion breaks create time and space (while the content and questions are still fresh in everyone’s mind) for groups to discuss life and faith as the episodes progress. We hope that this new format will encourage engagement throughout as well as keeping the discussion focussed and relevant to the episodes. This should also help hosts and helpers to facilitate the discussion time more seamlessly.


We’re pleased to introduce two new presenters, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt.
Toby is a curate at Holy Trinity Brompton church in London and Gemma is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter. Together with Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of Alpha, they take the audience on an epic journey exploring the Christian faith.

Toby Flint

Toby previously lead Alpha at Holy Trinity Brompton and is currently the pastor of St. Nicholas in Bristol.

Gemma Hunt

Gemma is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter, children’s entertainer, voice-over artist, and longtime Alpha fan.

Nicky Gumbel

Nicky is the pioneer of Alpha, pastor of Holy Trinity Brompton, author of many books including Questions of Life and Searching Issues, and the author of the free Bible reading app Bible in One Year.


Scott Harrison

founder of charity: water, based in the USA.

Bear Grylls

world-renowned adventurer, writer and television presenter, based in the United Kingdom.

Jose Henriquez Gonzalez

one of the thirty-three miners trapped for sixty-nine days at the San Jose mine, based in Chile.


Christian hip hop and spoken word artist and poet from Los Angeles, based in the USA.

Jackie Pullinger

one of the world’s best-known missionaries, based in Hong Kong.

Ugo Monye

former English international rugby union player, based in the United Kingdom.

Alister McGrath

professor of science and religion at the University of Oxford, based in the United Kingdom.

Cardinal Schönborn

well known in the Catholic Church globally for editing the Catechism of the Catholic Church, based in Austria.

Julia Immonen

Sky Sports News presenter and double Guinness World Record Atlantic Ocean rower, based in the United Kingdom.

Father Raniero Cantalamessa

preacher to the papal household, based in Italy.

What’s included

Alpha comes with everything you need to get started, and everything is available for free.

All episodes via download
Alpha Team Guide (with discussion questions)
Alpha Leader Training
Context-specific tips and tools
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