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Week ahead

26 August 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Making History Can Sir Christopher Wren really have helped to destroy St Paul’s Cathedral? (5/8)

3pm Radio 4 FM, Tuesday


TELEVISION: Sunday 5.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Rugby League Challenge Cup Fans Choir’s performance at Saturday’s final at Wembley Stadium.

Sunday and Monday 9pm (ITV) Victoria A drama based on Queen Victoria’s early life. (1-2/8)


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Greyfriars Kirk for the Edinburgh Festival.

9.30am (BBC World Service) Heart and Soul Helen Grady joins Muslim travellers on their journey to Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral, in Spain.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from Edington Priory, during the Edington Festival.

Monday-Friday 9.45am (R4 FM) Book of the Week: Shrinking Violets The author Joe Moran explores the hidden world of shyness, and how scientists and thinkers have tried to explain and cure it. (1-5/5)

Monday-Friday 9.45am (R4 LW) Daily Services from the Greenbelt Festival. (1-5/5)

Monday 2.15pm (R4) Drama: Mr Trollope and the Labours of Hercules Patricia Cumper’s play is based on Anthony Trollope’s experiences in Jamaica.

Tuesday 8pm (R4 FM) Cities from the Ashes The director of the Barbican Centre, Nicholas Kenyon, charts the extent to which the Great Fire and the Blitz shaped today’s London.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong recorded at the Charles Wood Summer School at St Patrick’s (Anglican) Cathedral, Armagh.

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