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Week ahead

08 January 2016


HIGHLIGHT: Stargazing Live Brian Cox and Dara O Briain look at the International Space Station, and connect via a live video link to the astronaut Tim Peake (1-3/3).


9pm BBC2, Tuesday to Thursday


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sally Magnusson meets a man who has rescued hundreds from the River Clyde.

9pm (BBC2) My Mediterranean with Adrian Chiles The presenter visits St Peter’s Square, Rome, and spends the sabbath with a Jewish family (2/2).

Monday to Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown Mark Williams stars as G. K. Chesterton’s crime-solving priest (6-10/10).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service live from the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St David, Cardiff.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul William Edmundson looks at why people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are turning to the Roman Catholic Church.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service for the Epiphany from Clare College, Cambridge.

Monday to Friday 1.45pm (R4) The Ever Widening War Christopher Clark explores how European empires affected the First World War (1-5/5).

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss religion in France (8/8).

Tuesday 11am (R4) Is Ignorance Bliss? Sathnam Sanghera asks: are we better off not knowing things?

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from York Minster.

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