The week ahead

09 December 2009

Protected by Faith John Waite investigates the work of the Vatican Secret Archives laboratory, and asks what kind of documents are there.

Radio 4 (FM only)
Thursday 11.30am

Sunday 10am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets. . . Tony Blair (3/4).

4.50pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones introduces the Christmas Big Sing, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall.

9pm (Discovery) Who Was Jesus? examines Jesus’s efforts to free people from oppression (3/3).

Monday 7.30pm (BBC2) An Island Parish The Revd David Easton goes in search of a new job (9/14).

9pm (C4) Man on Earth Tony Rob­inson looks at how our ancestors adapted to global warming (2/4).

9pm (History) Seven Signs of the Apocalypse Scientists attempt to interpret the ancient prophecy.

Tuesday 10.35pm (ITV1) Christmas Tales: The legends of Santa Is Father Christmas a saint, a pagan figure, or a commercial creation?

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from St Arvans, Monmouthshire.

4pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s broadcast from Sheffield Cathedral.

Tuesday 9am (R4) Defining the Decade Edward Stourton looks at the impact of the internet (1/3).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Even­song live from All Saints’, Swanton Morley, Norfolk, with the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

8pm (R4) Unreliable Evidence Clive Anderson and a panel of legal figures debate the implications of the Lisbon Treaty (1/4).

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