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Week ahead

22 April 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare Live! From the RSC BBC’s Shakespeare Festival begins at Stratford-upon-Avon, with a celebration of the life, work, and legacy of the Bard.

8.30pm BBC2, Saturday

TELEVISION: Friday 7.30pm (C4) Unreported World Krishnan Guru-Murthy travels to Israel to reveal how Holocaust survivors are living in poverty.

Sunday 3.50pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise: School Choir of the Year The grand final, from Sheffield City Hall.

8pm (Discovery) Inside the Vatican’s Vault A look at the canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

9pm (BBC4) Arena: All the world’s a screen — Shakespeare on film An exploration of the history of films based on Shakespeare plays.

Monday 8.30pm (BBC2) An Island Parish: Shetland The islanders celebrate the harvest (6/6).

Tuesday 10.45pm (BBC1) Never Again: Fear and faith in Paris A documentary that hears from Jews who are leaving France because of terrorist attacks and anti-Semitism.

RADIO: Friday 4.30pm (R3) In Tune: The sounds of Shakespeare Sean Rafferty and guests launch Radio 3’s Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

8pm (R2) Friday Night is Music Night A special Shakespeare-themed concert, including new settings of the sonnets.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Helen Grady investigates the dispute over the Great Mosque, or Cathedral, of Cordoba.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Monday 8pm (R4) Are Human Rights Really Universal? Helena Kennedy QC hears from supporters and sceptics (2/2).

Tuesday 10pm (R3) Free Thinking Rana Mitter and guests discuss the books that inspired Shakespeare, including the bible.

Wednesday 2.15pm (R4) Drama: All mouth and trousers A comedy about the creation of the TV series All Gas and Gaiters.

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from St John’s College, Cambridge.

8pm (R4) Future Proofing: Ageing How will ideas about ageing change as life expectancy rises to 100? (1/6)

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