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Week ahead

11 March 2016


HIGHLIGHT: The Queen’s 90th Birthday: A service of celebration for Commonwealth Day Live coverage of the annual multi-faith celebration at Westminster Abbey.


2.45pm BBC1, Monday


TELEVISION: Friday 10pm (BBC2) Britain’s Secret Slavery Business Darragh MacIntyre meets Hungarian migrants in Yorkshire working for £10 a week.

Sunday 5.05pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Josie D’Arby visits a hospital to learn how music is being used to help patients recover.

Wednesday 10.45pm (BBC1) The Richard Dimbleby Lecture Gregory Doran reflects on the impact William Shakespeare still has in the contemporary world.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A Lent service for Passion Sunday, in which the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Revd Alan Abernethy, reflects on uncertainty.

1.30pm (R4) The Day the Refugees Came Michael Palin visits Wincanton, Somerset, to see how Bosnian refugees found a home there.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Westminster Abbey.

Monday to Friday 12.04pm (R4) Syrian Voices Lyse Doucet talks to Syrians whose lives have been changed by the civil war (1-5/5).

Monday to Friday 10.45pm (R3)The Essay: Crisis of care Madeleine Bunting examines the many definitions of “care” (1-5/5).

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss the nature of mercy.

Wednesday 11am (R4) Out of the Ordinary Jolyon Jenkins asks if meditation can do more harm than good (2/3).

4pm (R4 FM) Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor looks at the costs and benefits of the charity sector.

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Wells Cathedral.

8.45pm (R4) Lent Talks Cristina Odone reflects on the figure of Mary at the foot of the cross (5/6).

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