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Week ahead

28 November 2014


HIGHLIGHT: A service for Advent with Carols from the chapel of St John's College, Cambridge

R3 3pm Sunday


Sunday 3.40pm (ITV3) The Nun's Story Sister Luke, played by Audrey Hepburn, works through various challenges of the religious life.

4.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise On Advent Sunday, the story of the Christmas truce during the First World War, and a hymn that has been arranged to be sung in a "reggae" style.

Monday 7.30pm (BBC2) Children's Hospital: the Chaplains One of the chaplains has to cope with the hospitalisation of his own daughter (6/6).

Tuesday 10pm (BBC4) Balmoral The history of the Royal Family's Scottish retreat.

10.35pm (BBC1) Imagine. . . The Irish writer Colm Toíbín considers the often dark and fraught relationships between mothers and their sons.

Wednesday 9pm (BBC2) Great Continental Railway Journeys Michael Portillo travels to the Holy Land, where he visits Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and frolics in the Dead Sea (5/6).



8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship From St Salvator's Chapel at the University of St Andrews, led by the Revd Donald MacEwan.

Monday 1.30pm, 8.30pm (R4 Extra) Byzantium Unearthed Bettany Hughes presents a history of the Byzantine Empire and its Christian rulers (1/3).

10pm (R3) Music and the Jews The complex relationship between music and Jewish identity, with Norman Lebrecht (2/3).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong from Westminster Abbey.

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