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Week ahead

07 August 2015


HIGHLIGHT: Horizon: Are health tests really a good idea? Michael Mosley undergoes a range of tests to find out which, if any, are of benefit.


8pm BBC2, Wednesday


TELEVISION: Sunday 5pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise In the lead-up to the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, Bill Turnbull meets the son of a Second World War sailor who sacrificed his life for his shipmates.

9pm (BBC4) Atomic: Living in dread and promise Storyville Archive footage shows how nuclear power has changed the world since the bombing of Hiroshima.

Monday 9pm (BBC4) Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield Jim Al-Khalili examines Britain’s attempts to harness the power of the atom.

Wednesday 9pm (BBC4) Socrates: Genius of the ancient world Bettany Hughes examines the life of the Western philosopher (2/3).

Thursday 9pm (C4) Very British Problems Celebrities reveal their ineptitude with other people (1/3).

RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Bishop of Salford preaches on Laudato Si’ at the Holy Name Roman Catholic Church.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Peter Bowes examines how traditional faiths co-exist with the beliefs at Silicon Valley in California.

2.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s recording at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in Salisbury.

Monday to Friday 10.45pm (R4) Book at Bedtime: Go Set a Watchman Fenella Woolgar reads Harper Lee’s long-awaited novel (1-5/10).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Cheltenham College Chapel during the Eton Choral Course.

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