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Week ahead

28 October 2016


HIGHLIGHT: The Song House Ken Hyder visits the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, to hear unaccompanied Gaelic psalm-singing, a tradition that stems from the Reformation.

Saturday 2.05pm, World Service


TELEVISION: Saturday 9pm (BBC2) Artsnight: 2016, the year of “King Lear” Has the play managed to transcend time and stay relevant to a contemporary audience?

Sunday 5.10pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise: Gospel Choir of the Year From the Hackney Empire, east London, six choirs compete for the title (1/2).

7.30pm (BBC4) Books That Made Britain Martha Kearney looks at why East Anglia caught the imagination of many crime writers, including P. D. James and Dorothy Sayers (1/11).

Tuesday 10pm (C5) Me and My Mental Illness In studio interviews, people with mental-health issues, including Alastair Campbell and Frank Bruno, talk about their problems.

Thursday 7.30pm (ITV) Funerals: The final rip-off? — Tonight Adam Shaw investigates the rising costs of funerals.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4 FM) Sunday Worship A service for All Saints’ Day, celebrating the work of Thomas Helwys, an early-17th-century campaigner for freedom of religious conscience.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul As part of the BBC’s #LovetoRead season, six religious leaders from around the world choose a book that has a unique place in their spiritual lives.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) An archive recording for All Souls’ Day of a liturgical performance of Mozart’s Requiem, at New College, Oxford, on 12 January 2011.

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