Week ahead

08 September 2017


HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s Tomb Dr Helen Castor investigates the playwright’s grave at Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Saturday 7pm, Channel 4



Sunday 4.30pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins visits the monastery on Caldey Island.

Monday 9pm (BBC2) The Search for a New Earth Stephen Hawking examines whether humans could relocate to other planets (1/2).



Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood The Revd Malcolm Doney examines the sacred power of physical objects.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service live from Bangor Cathedral.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Natasha Serlin, who is Jewish, questions why her religion demands such strict observance from converts.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service recorded in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, Church of Ireland.

Monday to Friday 10.45pm (R3) The Essay: Paradise Lost Five presenters, including the Revd Alice Goodman, reflect on Milton’s poem, published 350 years ago (1-5/5).

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss Khadijah, the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (5/7).

Tuesday 8pm (R4) File on 4 Michael Buchanan investigates abuse allegations made against Smyllum Park, Lanark, an orphanage run by Roman Catholic nuns.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Recorded in St Alban’s, Holborn, London, on the eve of Holy Cross Day.

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