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Week ahead

14 October 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Surviving Aberfan The people of the mining village relate their memories of the disaster 50 years ago.


Thursday 9pm, BBC4


TELEVISION: Friday 7.30pm (C4) Unreported World Shaunagh Connaire goes to Germany to meet gay refugees from the Middle East who face homophobic abuse (3/8).

Sunday 4.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley prepares a Harvest Festival of the Sea.

10pm (BBC4) Storyville: Moazzam Begg — Living the War on Terror The former Guantanamo Bay detainee discusses the rise of global radicalisa­tion.

Tuesday 10.45pm (BBC1) Aberfan: The fight for justice Huw Edwards looks at the behaviour of the NCB after the tragedy.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service marking the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul David Baker meets gay Jews and Muslims who hope resolve the tension between sexuality and faith.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Tuesday 9am (R4) The Reith Lectures: Mistaken identities The cultural theorist Kwame Appiah argues that people overestimate the importance of scripture (1/4).

11.30am (R4) Soul Music Guests consider the impact and meaning of Blake’s “Jerusalem” (2/4).

Wednesday 10am (R2) The Voices of Aberfan Max Boyce visits the Welsh village to meet the male choir that formed after the disaster.

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

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