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Week ahead

24 June 2016


HIGHLIGHT: The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme: The vigil Live coverage from West­­­minster Abbey and elsewhere.

7.30pm BBC2, Thursday

TELEVISION: Saturday 7pm
(Nat Geographic) Genius by Stephen Hawking The physicist asks: “Why are we here?”

Sunday 4.30pm (BBC1, subject to Euro 2016 schedule) Songs of Praise Sally Magnusson visits the Somme.

RADIO: Saturday 8pm
(R4) Archive on 4: Pevsner: Through outsider’s eyes A look at the life and influence of the German-born scholar and writer.

9pm (R4) Drama: Graham Greene: The Power and the Glory An adaptation of the 1940 novel about a priest in Mexico in the 1930s.

Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood An artist and a scientist discuss religion and science.

7am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Clare Balding and guests mark the centen­ary of the Battle of the Somme.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Mark Yaconelli on how stories can help us develop what is real in our lives.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from St John’s School, Leatherhead.

3pm (R4 FM) The Power and the Glory Greene drama continues (2/2).

Monday 1.45pm (R4) Voices of the First World War Dan Snow introduces archive recordings, including accounts of the Battles of Verdun, Jutland, and the Somme. (1-5/5)

4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss the legacy of the Battle of the Somme (7/7).

8.30pm (R4) Analysis Could charities be more businesslike? (6/9)

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Sheffield Cathedral on the feast of St Peter and St Paul.

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