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Week ahead

09 June 2017


HIGHLIGHT: Inside God’s Observatory: A Sky at Night special Maggie Aderin-Peacock and Chris Lintott visit the Vatican Observatory.

Sunday 10pm, BBC4



Sunday 5pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Radio 2 DJ Johnnie Walker and his wife discuss the difficulties of being a carer.

Monday 9pm (BBC4) The Art of Japanese Life Dr James Fox ex­­am­­ines the country’s two great reli­gions, Shinto and Buddhism (1/3).

Wednesday 9pm (Nat Geo­graphic) Hell on Earth: The fall of Syria and the rise of Isis Sebastian Junger chronicles the Syrian conflict.



Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood Jane Williams considers the importance of water.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Live from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, Elaine Storkey explores issues facing women around the world, and the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Ritula Shah hears from the new environmentalists: people of faith on a mission to save the planet.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick.

4pm (R4) The Choir Sara Mohr-Pietsch looks at the world of Christian liturgical choral music.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss the significance of the moon (4/6).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from the Temple Church, London, on the eve of Corpus Christi.

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