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Week ahead

31 March 2017


HIGHLIGHT: Mary Magdalene: Art’s scarlet woman Waldemar Januszczak shows how Mary Magdalene has been one of the most reinvented figures in art.


Thursday 9pm, BBC4


TELEVISION: Sunday 3.20pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Josie d’Arby meets trawlermen in Peterhead, and looks at musical developments in the Church 50 years ago.

Thursday 8pm (BBC2) Alone with the In-Laws The Revd Kate Bottley considers what couples can learn from their future in-laws.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The fifth in a series of services for Lent, live from Neath Methodist Church, Wales.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul The Revd David Cooper and Horacio Benitez, who were en­­emies in the Falklands War, try to reconcile war and faith.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s choral evening prayer (not BCP evensong) from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.

Monday to Friday 10.45pm (R3) The Essay: The long road to peace Hew Strachan looks at the after­math of the First World War in countries such as the US, France, and Germany (1-5/5).

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief What part does religion have to play in a so-called “post-truth” world? (6/6).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Peterborough Cathedral.

8.45pm (R4) Lent Talks Professor Christine Done explores the ulti­mate destiny of the universe (5/6).

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