Week Ahead

02 June 2017


HIGHLIGHT: The Jesus Strand: A search for DNA. The geneticist George Busby and the biblical scholar Joe Basile search for DNA in holy relics and holy sites to find direct descendants of Jesus.

Sunday 9pm, History



Sunday 10am (BBC1) Pentecost with the Archbishop of Canterbury A service for Whit Sunday from Holy Trinity, Folkestone.

5pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Josie d’Arby visits Liverpool to celebrate the golden jubilee of the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral. It includes music to celebrate Pentecost.



Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood A discussion of the imagery and psychological meaning of mirrors includes the poetry of George Herbert.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Rosie Wright and Pete Greig broadcast live from the Big Church Day Out festival in West Sussex.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Jane Little meets Bart and Tony Campolo, authors of Why I Left, Why I Stayed (Feature, 26 May).

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from St Davids Cathedral.

Monday-Friday 10.45am (R4) That Was Then A 15-minute drama by Jonathan Myerson, in which an inner-city priest is caught up in the effects of a convicted killer’s being released on appeal after 20 years in prison (1-5/5).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Recorded on Sunday 7 May in St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick.

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