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Week ahead

18 August 2017


HIGHLIGHT: BBC Proms 2017 The Revd Richard Coles and the baroque flautist Hannah French present a live performance of Bach’s St John Passion, with congregational singing from the Proms audience.

Sunday 8pm, BBC4; 7.45pm, R3


TELEVISION: Sunday 2.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sally Mag­nusson celebrates the 70th anniver­sary of the Edinburgh Festival.

Thursday 10pm (C4) Wasting Away: The truth about anorexia A look at the healthcare provided for those with eating disorders. The Duke of Cambridge speaks about his wish for more open talking about mental health.


RADIO: Saturday 8pm (R4 FM) Archive on 4: Inquiries — facing our failures After the Grenfell Tower fire, Chris Bowlby investigates public inquiries and why they are often controversial.

Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood: The divine feminine A journey from the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to the Kaaba in Mecca, examining the obscured influence of women in religions.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from St Andrew’s and St George’s West, Edinburgh.

5.15pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Lincoln Cathedral.

Tuesday 9pm (R4) Too Much Medicine? The problem of over-treatment Dr Margaret McCartney proposes that tests on people who are well take resources away from the sick.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Edington Priory.

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