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Week ahead

23 May 2014


HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day A service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, led by the Vicar, Canon Sam Wells.

Radio 4 8pm Thursday



Sunday 4.30pm

(BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones looks ahead to the World Cup in Brazil.

Tuesday 9pm

(BBC2) Welcome to Rio A documentary about the shanty-towns of Rio de Janeiro (1/3).

Wednesday 10.35pm

(ITV) On Assignment John Irvine travels to India to examine the reasons behind the increase in rape (3/8).



Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood The poet Pádraig O Tuama reflects on "the shelter of each other".


(R4) Sunday Worship A service from St Margaret's, Wrexham.


(R3) Choral Evensong Last Wednesday's service from Southwark Cathedral.

Monday 4.30pm

(R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss mindfulness (2/7).


(R4) Educating Ulster Andrea Catherwood examines the movement for integrated schools in Northern Ireland.


(R4) Analysis Evan Davis and Deirdre McCloskey ask whether poverty matters more than inequality (1/9).

Tuesday 9am

(R4) The Public Philosopher In a discussion in Japan, Professor Michael Sandel asks: should citizens make amends for their country's past crimes? (3/3).

Wednesday 3.30pm

(R3) Choral Evensong First Evensong of the Ascension, live from St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Thursday 9am

(R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg looks at the Talmud.

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