Coming up this week on TV and radio

01 December 2017


HIGHLIGHT: This Old Heart of Mine Canon Giles Fraser goes in search of people who can help him to understand the workings of the human heart (1-5/5).

Monday to Friday 1.45pm Radio 4


TELEVISION: Friday 8pm (Nat Geographic) The Surgery Ship Volun­teer doctors and nurses on a Mercy Ship visit remote areas of Benin.

Sunday 4.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise: Gospel Choir of the Year Final Five choirs compete for the title at Westminster Central Hall (2/2).

Tuesday 9pm (C4) Finding Me a Family Ten children meet would-be parents on an adoption activity day.


RADIO: Sunday 7am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Clare Balding’s guests include the Archbishop of Canterbury.

8.10am (R4 FM) Sunday Worship. A live morning service for the first Sunday of Advent.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at the dangers of calling yourself an atheist in Pakistan.

3pm (R3) Advent Carol Service from St John’s College, Cambridge.

9pm (R3) Drama on 3: The Devil’s Passion A hell’s-eye view that offers a fresh perspective on the Passion of Christ. David Suchet plays Satan.

Monday 9am (R4 FM) Start the Week Andrew Marr chairs a discussion about Russia, religion, and the Middle East.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief (R4) Ernie Rea and guests discuss swearing oaths in court (4/8).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Keble College, Oxford.

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Forthcoming Events

16-18 February 2018
Church Times Festival of Faith & Literature

Our literary festival with a theological slant in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Speakers include Francis Spufford, Ruth Valerio, Eve Poole, Mark Oakley, James Runcie and many others. Find out more

5-6 May 2018
Church Times Festival of Poetry
With Sarum College, Salisbury. More details coming soon - register your interest here

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