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Week ahead

29 November 2013


HIGHLIGHT: Pilgrimage with Simon Reeve The first journey takes the presenter from Lindisfarne to Canterbury, via Lincoln and Walsingham (1/3).
BBC2 9pm Tuesday


Saturday 9pm (C5) The Bible A drama series in five two-hour parts, each containing biblical stories told through live action and CGI (1/5).

Sunday 10am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets. . . Susan Boyle talks about her Roman Catholic faith (1/4).

5.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise David Grant introduces Advent hymns from St German's Cathedral, Peel, on the Isle of Man.

Thursday 9pm (BBC4) Byzantium: A tale of three cities Simon Sebag Montefiore traces the sacred history of Istanbul (1/3).


Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship An Advent service from Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow.

8.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Jane Little meets Joshua DuBois, who for five years sent President Obama daily prayers and reflections.

3pm (R3) A Service for Advent with Carols Live from St John's College, Cambridge.

Monday 8pm (R4) Whatever Happened to Community? Canon Giles Fraser assesses the importance of community (1/3).

Monday to Friday 10.45pm (R3) The Essay: The Islamic Golden Age This week includes a look at a Persian mathematician and an Arab philosopher (6-10/20).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong from Lichfield Cathedral.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time: Hindu Ideas of Creation A discussion hosted by Melvyn Bragg.

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