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Week ahead

15 January 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Three Score Years and Ten Bishop Richard Holloway reflects on his life, and what happens after death (1-5/5).

1.45pm Radio 4, Monday to Friday

TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (BBC2) Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary Actors perform extracts from letters between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Sunday 4.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise John Craven reports from Cumbria after the floods.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife The nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House help a mother who has given birth to a baby with deformities (1/8).

Tuesday 9pm (C4) The Jihadis Next Door A documentary that asks: what motivates Islamic extremists?

Thursday 9pm (BBC4) The Brain with David Eagleman The neuroscientist examines the inner workings of the human brain (1/6).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4, FM only from 8.15) Sunday Worship A service from the New Kilpatrick Church, Glasgow.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from York Minster.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral vespers live from the London Oratory.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Thomas Paine and his pamphlet Common Sense.

11.30am (R4) Raising the Dead The composer Adam Gorb looks at works by Jewish composers killed by the Nazis in 1944.

10pm (R3) Free Thinking Five years after the Arab Spring, Anne McElvoy assesses its impact.

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