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Week ahead

15 April 2016


HIGHLIGHT: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Live coverage from Windsor as the Queen and Prince Philip walk through the town.


11am BBC1, Thursday


TELEVISION: Friday 10pm (C5) Elizabeth II: 90 glorious years A look at the Queen’s reign, using archive footage.

Sunday 4.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes examines the Queen’s faith.

9pm (Discovery) Jesus Code A look at the legends about the survival of Jesus’s cross.

10pm (Discovery) Jesus Code An alternative account of the life of St Mary Magdalene.

Monday 8.30pm (BBC2) An Island Parish: Shetland The Revd David Cooper oversees renovations to his retirement home (5/6).

Thursday 9pm Elizabeth at 90: A family tribute Life with the Queen as seen through the royal family’s cine cameras.


RADIO: Saturday 10.15pm (R4) Agree to Differ Matthew Taylor discusses the divisions within the Anglican Communion over same-sex marriage (2/3) (repeated from Wednesday of last week).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Students and staff from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, reflect on the Lord’s Prayer.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Sunita Thakur investigates why thousands of Dalit Hindus are responding to violence against them by converting to Buddhism.

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

Monday 8pm (R4) Are Human Rights Really Universal? Helena Kennedy QC explores the foundations of human rights (1/2).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

7.30pm (World Service) The Documentary: A global Queen A look at three British monarchs: King George III, Queen Victoria, and Queen Elizabeth II.

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