Week ahead

29 September 2017


HIGHLIGHT: Reformation: Europe’s holy war David Starkey shows how the Reformation transformed the face of modern Europe.

Tuesday 9pm, BBC2



Sunday 3.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley meets an astronaut.



Sunday 6am (R2) The Sunday Hour The Revd Kate Bottley celebrates the programme’s history.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship. A harvest service from Holy Trinity, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, which celebrates its 1300th anniversary this year.

4.30pm (R4) The First Jazz Poet Michael Rosen asks: could Gerard Manley Hopkins be considered the first “jazz poet”?

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

Monday 4.30pm (R4) The Digital Human Aleks Krotoski looks at
a digital version of the ancient British practice of sin eating (1/6).

Tuesday 8pm (R4) File on 4 Manveen Rana uncovers extreme Islamist messages in some Urdu-language media in Britain (4/10).

Wednesday 9am (R4) A Choral History of Britain Roderick Williams looks at the part played by churches in sustaining the world’s top professional choirs (3/4).

3.30pm (R3) An archive recording from 2006 of choral vespers for the feast of St Francis of Assisi, from Montserrat Abbey, Spain.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life of the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great.

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