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Coming up this week on TV and radio

29 March 2018


HIGHLIGHT: Painting the Holy Land. The artist Lachlan Goudie makes a pilgrimage along Jesus’s route to the crucifixion, painting and sketching the places and people he sees (1-2/2). Good Friday 9am, Easter Day 9am, BBC1


TELEVISION: Good Friday 8pm (Channel 5) Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson The presenter begins his journey at York Minster (1/6).

9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road to Santiago On day 15, the pilgrims reach the shrine of St James (3/3).

10pm (BBC4) Arena: Bob Dylan — Trouble No More A live perform­ance by Bob Dylan from 1980: a time when he declared that he had discovered Christianity.

11.25pm (BBC2) The Way A film starring Martin Sheen as a father who walks the Camino de Santiago in memory of his son.

Saturday 6.15pm (BBC2) Easter from King’s The story of Jesus’s death and resurrection is told through music and readings, from King’s College, Cambridge.

Easter Day 10am (BBC1) Easter Day from Sheffield Cathedral A live sung eucharist.

11am (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi The Pope gives his Easter message.

5pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Easter at Bangor Cathedral, and the impact of the Good Friday Agree­ment, signed 20 years ago

Wednesday 9pm (BBC1) My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me Patrick Kielty, whose father was murdered during the Troubles, examines the Good Friday Agreement.

RADIO: Good Friday 3pm (R4) Good Friday Meditation The Revd Mike Long reflects on lament.

8pm (R2) At the Foot of the Cross Dan Walker hosts a reflection, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Easter Day 6am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Guests include the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu.

6.05am (R4 FM) Something Understood The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones presents from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

6.35am (R4 FM) Sunrise Service From St Martin-in-the-Fields.

8.10am (F4) Easter Sunday Worship A live eucharist from St Albans Cathedral.

12pm (R3) Private Passions The Revd Richard Coles discusses his love of music.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Albans Cathedral.

6.45pm (R3) Sunday Feature: A symphony of psalms Cerys Matthews explores the influence of the Psalms.

9pm (R3) Drama on 3: Is Your Love Better than Life? A drama set in a futuristic Britain, where senior figures in the Church and Govern­ment discover that they have irreconcilable differences.

Easter Monday 9am (R4) Start the Week Amol Rajan discusses faith with the former Scottish Primus, the Rt Revd Richard Holloway, Canon Malcolm Guite, and other guests.

4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief A discussion of sacred gardens (1/7).

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Keble College, Oxford.

Thursday 10pm (R3) Free Thinking Festival The Rt Revd Richard Holloway and other guests join Philip Dodd to consider the end of life.

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