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Week ahead

28 March 2013


HIGHLIGHT: More Music Breakfast The Archbishop of Canterbury makes his debut as a radio presenter.
Classic FM 7am Easter Day


Good Friday 12pm  (BBC1) The Mystery of Mary Magdalene Melvyn Bragg attempts to answer some questions about a biblical figure.

Saturday 5.15pm  (BBC2) Easter from King's Music and readings for Easter from King's College, Cambridge.

Easter Day 10am  (BBC1) Easter Sunday from Paisley Abbey A Church of Scotland communion service.

11am  (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi Pope Francis's first Easter message, live from St Peter's Square, Rome.

5.25pm  (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones celebrates Easter Day.

4pm  (Nat Geographic) Jesus: Rise to power Dr Michael Scott unravels the story of a small Jewish sect.

Monday to Friday 7.25pm  (C4) 4thought.tv Members of the public are asked to consider the idea of a messiah.

Wednesday 9pm  (BBC2) Hillsborough - Never Forgotten The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd James Jones, who led the investigation into the disaster, talks about the report that followed.

Thursday 8.30pm  (BBC4) Pagans and Pilgrims: Britain's holiest places Ifor ap Glyn looks at the Mappa Mundi and visits Lindisfarne (5/6).


Good Friday 7.48am  (R4) Thought for the Day The Most Revd Justin Welby gives his first broadcast as Archbishop of Canterbury.

9.45am  (R4 LW only) Act of Worship led by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Revd David Chillingworth.

1.45pm  (R4) Noise: A human history Professor David Hendy explores the sound-world of the first Christians in ancient Rome (10/30).

3pm  (R4) Good Friday Liturgy Bishop Stephen Oliver explores how people cope with grief.

8pm  (R2) At the Foot of the Cross Ken Bruce and Penelope Keith present music and readings to mark Good Friday.

8.15pm  (R3) Bach's St Mark Passion live from the Bristol Baroque Festival.

Easter Day 6am  (R2) The Sunday Hour Diane Louise Jordan celebrates Easter Day.

6.05am and 11.30pm  (R4) Something Understood Mark Tully discusses the meaning of the resurrection, with contributions from the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Nick Baines.

6.35am  (R4) Sunrise Service from Liverpool Cathedral.

7am  (R2) Good Morning Sunday Clare Balding's guests include the Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Revd Dr Sam Wells.

8.10am  (R4) Sunday Worship An Easter eucharist, live from Liverpool Cathedral.

12.30pm  (R4) The Food Programme Sheila Dillon looks at the practice of fasting from a religious and medical perspective.

8pm  (R2) Easter Glory The choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields celebrates Easter.

4pm  (R3) Choral Evensong live from Manchester Cathedral.

Monday to Friday 10.30pm  (R3) Belief Joan Bakewell's guests include Oliver Sacks and Roger Scruton.

Wednesday 3.30pm  (R3) Choral Evensong live from St Mary's, Redcliffe, in Bristol.



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