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Week ahead

19 August 2016


HIGHLIGHT: What Point Prison? The Debate In front of an invited audience in Nottingham, Stephen Sackur chairs a debate about the role of prison in the 21st century.

8pm Radio 4 FM, Wednesday

TELEVISION: Sunday 4.25pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise Robert Beckford reports on the Notting Hill Carnival’s 50th anniversary.

8pm (Discovery) Fukushima: On the frontline with Joel Lambert The presenter reports from Fukushima on the after-effects of the 2011 tsunami.


RADIO: Saturday 10.30am (R4) In Defence of the Mid-Life Crisis Stephen Smith talks to guests about the “mid-life crisis”, including a rock musician who turned to Buddhism.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, in Manchester.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Olga Smirnova looks at the dispute between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches in southern Ukraine.

2.45pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests explore the part played by sharia councils in the UK (2/8).

8pm (R4) Rethinking Clink A former Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, examines the history of prison reform (1/2).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Edington Priory, during the Edington Festival of Music, on the feast of St Bartholomew.

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