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Week ahead

02 December 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Storyville: Forever Pure — Football and Racism in Jerusalem A look at what happened when Israel’s most popular football team signed up two Muslim players.

Sunday 10pm, BBC4


TELEVISION: Sunday 10am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets . . . The presenter talks to the former boxer Nigel Benn about how Christianity changed his life (2/4).

5.20pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise A celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Radio 4 Christmas appeal.

Thursday 9pm (BBC4) Vienna: Empire, dynasty and dream Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the city’s struggle to defend Christen­dom from the Ottomans (1/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4 FM) Sunday Worship A service marking 90 years of the Radio 4 Christmas appeals with St Martin-in-the-Fields.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at the kumari in Nepal: Buddhist girls, as young as four, who are believed to be possessed by a Hindu goddess.

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

Tuesday 8pm (R4) Faith or Family What happens when Ultra-orthodox Jews, who live by 18th-century traditions, try to leave their community?

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from St Paul’s Cathed­ral, London.

8pm (R4) We Need to Talk about Death Joan Bakewell and her panel explore the use of morphine, and the obstacles that hinder people’s chances of a “good” death (2/4).

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