HIGHLIGHT: Good Morning Sunday Clare Balding
presents live from the Huguenot chapel in the crypt of Canterbury
Cathedral. Her guests include the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Radio 2 7am Easter Day
Good Friday 12 noon (BBC1) The Great North
Passion Fern Britton presents a community retelling of the
Passion story from the seafront at South Shields.
1pm (BBC2) King of Kings The Hollywood
epic starring Jeffrey Hunter.
7pm (BBC4) Sacred Music: The story of
Allegri's Miserere Simon Russell Beale explores the choral
work's history (repeat).
Saturday 5.45pm (BBC2) Easter from
King's Music and readings from King's College, Cambridge.
9.30pm (BBC2) Messiah at the Foundling
Hospital A documentary which recreates the première of
Handel's Messiah in London, in 1750.
Easter Day 10am (BBC1) Easter Worship
from Leicester Sung eucharist from Leicester
11am (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi Pope
Francis's Easter message, live from St Peter's Square, Rome.
5.10pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Bill
Turnbull visits Leeds, and the Polish RC Church of Our Lady of
Czestochowa and St Stanislaw Kostka.
8pm (Nat Geographic) Jesus Mysteries A
documentary that looks at some lesser-known aspects of the
Monday 1.20pm (C5) Ben-Hur Starring
10pm (BBC2) Rev Smallbone has been
reported to the Bishop for conduct unbecoming (5/6).
Good Friday 7.48am (R4) Thought for the
Day presented by Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
2pm (R3) Bach's St John Passion from
Berlin, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
3pm (R4) Good Friday Meditation The
Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, offers a personal meditation on the
crucifixion as he walks around the city of York.
8pm (R2) At the Foot of the Cross
Diane Louise Jordan hosts a meditation for Good Friday from
Easter Day 6am (R2) The Sunday Hour
Diane Louise Jordan presents a special edition. Her guest is the
hymn-writer Stuart Townend.
6.35am (R4) Sunrise Service from St
George's College, Weybridge.
7.10am (R4) Sunday A special edition
of the programme, from Belfast.
8.10am (R4) Easter Sunday Worship A
celebration marking Easter Day and the approach of Shakespeare's
450th birthday, from the Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon.
12 noon (R3) Private Passions The
director of the National Gallery selects paintings on an Easter
theme with music that illuminates them.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from
8pm (R2) Easter Glory Francis Finn
introduces music, readings, and poetry.
9.55pm (R3) Music for Easter Handel's
oratorio La Resurrezione.
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong
To celebrate the forthcoming anniversary of Shakespeare's birth,
with contemporaneous music, from the 13th-century Guild Chapel in