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Week ahead

22 January 2016


HIGHLIGHT: The Reith Lectures Professor Stephen Hawking discusses the history of scientific thinking about black holes (1/2)

9am Radio 4 FM, Tuesday

TELEVISION: Saturday 8pm (C4) The Girl Who Forgave the Nazis The story of an Auschwitz survivor who publicly forgave and embraced one of her captors.

Sunday 4.30pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise David Grant visits a rehab centre where drink and drug addicts are turning to religion.

Wednesday 7pm (BBC2) Holocaust Memorial Day A ceremony at Guildhall, London, which draws on the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

10.45pm (BBC1) Children Saved from the Nazis: A hero’s story A look at how Nicholas Winton found homes for refugee children in 1939.


RADIO: Saturday 8pm (R4) Archive on 4: Utopias Michael Symmons Roberts marks 500 years since the publication of Thomas More’s Utopia.

Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood Mark Tully considers social and personal attitudes towards poverty.

8.10am (R4, FM only from 8.15) Sunday Worship A service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, from Westcott House, Cambridge.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul John Laurenson meets Fr Mussie Zerai, an Eritrean RC priest who is helping African migrants.

3pm (R3) A repeat of last week’s choral vespers from the London Oratory.

Tuesday 11.30am (R4 FM) The Gospel Truth Alvin Hall asks whether gospel music can still be gospel if it makes money as well as praising the Lord.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Salisbury Cathedral.

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