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Week ahead

06 May 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Hillsborough An in-depth account of the catastrophe, told through the voices of those involved.


9pm BBC2, Sunday

TELEVISION: Sunday 4pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sally Magnusson visits Belfast to commemorate the centenaries of the Battle of the Somme and the Easter Rising.

8pm (Nat Geographic) The Story of God with Morgan Freeman The actor seeks to discover how our belief in miracles can shape our understanding of God.

Tuesday 10pm (C4) Children on the Frontline: The escape A documentary that looks at a Syrian family as they decide to flee Aleppo and travel to Germany.

Wednesday 8pm (BBC2) Horizon: Curing Alzheimer’s A report on new methods that are being trialled to detect the disease sooner.

RADIO: Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood The poet Michael Symmons Roberts presents a reflection on death.

7am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Clare Balding’s guests include this year’s winner of the Templeton Prize, Lord Sacks.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Holy Trinity, Platt Lane, Manchester.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Dale Gavlak travels to Istanbul to investigate why Turkey’s Alevi minority (a branch of Islam) fear for their future under President Erdogan.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from St Pancras’s, Euston Road, during the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Titus Oates and the “Popish Plot”.

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