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Week ahead

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12 August 2016

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HIGHLIGHT: Songs for the Dead Marie-Louise Muir reports on the art of keening, when women were paid to wail at funerals.

 

11.30am Radio 4, Tuesday

 

TELEVISION: Sunday 4.25pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise Josie d’Arby finds out how Christians in the Gypsy and Traveller community express their faith.

Tuesday 9pm (C4) Heroes of Helmand: The British Army’s great escape Some of the soldiers who were under siege in Helmand in 2006 recall their experiences.

 

RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship One hundred years after the Battle of the Somme, a service from the Pals’ Memorial Chapel, St John’s, Accrington.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Robert Beckford looks at what the main religions have to say about fair play.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s choral evening prayer from Liverpool RC Metropolitan Cathedral.

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests explore the impact of the Cultural Revolution on religion in China (1/8).

Wednesday 1.45pm (R4) The River The Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, Martin Palmer, reflects on the spiritual significance of rivers (3/5).

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh.

11.15pm (R4) Tez Talks The co­­median Tez Ilyas examines society’s attitudes to Islam (1/4).

Thursday 9am (R4) Inside the Ethics Committee Joan Bakewell discusses the ethics of sharing genetic information (3/3).

11.15pm (R4) Tez Talks The comedian Tez Ilyas examines society’s attitudes to Islam (1/4).

Thursday 9am (R4) Inside the Ethics Committee Joan Bakewell discusses the ethics of sharing genetic information (3/3).

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