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Week ahead

26 February 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Simon Schama: The obliterators The historian looks at the destruction of ancient sites in Syria and Iraq at the hands of IS.


1.30pm Radio 4, Sunday


TELEVISION: Sunday 4.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones visits Port Talbot, where workers in the steel industry await news of redundancies.

Tuesday 9pm (C4) Born to be Different A project that, for 15 years, has followed the lives of six children born with disabilities, now returns as they approach 16 (1/2).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The third in a series of Lent services, from Gresford Methodist Church, Wrexham.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Sunita Thakur reports on a Hindu woman’s campaign to tackle a social and religious taboo in India — menstruation.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from King’s College, Cambridge.

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss Britain’s ties with Saudi Arabia.

Tuesday 10.45pm (R3) The Essay: Music in its Time Stephen Johnson explores the impact of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices (2/5).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Magdalen College, Oxford.

8.45pm (R4) Lent Talks The Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, the Revd Dr Michael Banner, reflects on the Last Supper (3/6).

Thursday 1.05pm (World Service) The compass: My perfect country Fi Glover reports from India, where thousands of community lavatories are being built to provide safe access for women.

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