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Daring to speak

Gillean Craig watches a sober and sobering account of the decimation of Christianity in its ancient heartland

Historical context

SEX and the Church, BBC2's new three-part documentary (Fridays), is exactly the kind of commission that we expect from the Religion and Ethics Department - except that, alas, it wasn't

Homespun heroes

Gillean Craig reviews BBC productions that sought to bring the Bible to life.

Kingly coverage

Television: HOW good that an Occasional Office of the Established Church should command several hours of primetime TV last week. In its various Richard III programmes, Channel 4 gave the most thorough attention to the reinterment of our last Plantagenet monarch

Islamic pageant

Television: Muslim Miss World (BBC3, Thursday of last week) was a video diary by the UK entry to the World Muslimah contest, Dina Torkia. It raised more serious questions than I expected

An artist’s roots

Television: "I WANT to broaden things out, not narrow them down." So the artist, in Hockney (BBC2, Saturday), explained the reason behind the reverse perspective with which he experiments

Criminal minds

Television: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle can write crime fiction - can he solve a real crime? This is the scenario of ITV's new Arthur and George, based on Julian Barnes's novel, retelling a sensational true history.

Suffragettes’ tale

Television: Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power is a documentary fuelled by indignation at the way in which women were repressed, by the way married women were the property of their husbands, and by the innumerable indignities visited on them down the ages

Under the dome

Television: Eager to learn all there is to know about our diocese's mother church, I couldn't miss Secrets of St Paul's Cathedral.  How does the stupendous dome stay up?

Woman of her time

Gillean Craig reviews the secret life of a Tudor woman

Rabbinical work

Television:  THE struggles of the Church of England to achieve the ordination of women were placed in sobering perspective by Regina: The first woman rabbi

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Overturning the vested interest

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