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29 June 2018


HIGHLIGHT: Songs of Praise

A celebration of 70 years of the NHS. Guests include Tim, a chaplain to paramedics; and a senior manager who reflects on the part played by her Christian faith during her 35-year career in the NHS.

Sunday 1.30pm, BBC1

TELEVISION: Friday 7pm (BBC2) How the NHS Changed Our World A look at genetic advances in medicine, including the science that enabled a blind man to see again (5/5).

Monday 9pm (BBC4) The NHS: A people’s history Alex Brooker hears the stories of porters, cleaners, doctors, nurses, and patients in the period up to 1973 (1/3).

RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul How Uzbekistan is using its shrines to boost tourism and fight radical Islam.

Sunday 6am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Guests include Guy Stagg, a non-believer, who journeyed to Jerusalem on foot via medieval pilgrim paths.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A morning service live from Halifax Minster, featuring lesser-known hymns by Charles Wesley.

1.30pm (R4) Divine Power: The search for the Dalai Lama David Sneath examines the history of the spiritual leader since the late 14th century.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from Rugby School, Warwickshire.

11.30pm (R3) The Glory of Polyphony Peter Phillips celebrates two English composers: William Cornysh and William Byrd (5/6).

Tuesday 9am (R4) The Reith Lectures 2018: The mark of Cain Professor Margaret MacMillan considers the complex relationship we have with those who go to war (2/5).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Wells Cathedral.

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