Coming up this week on TV and radio

04 May 2018


HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day Sung eucharist from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Preacher: the Bishop of Llandaff. 8pm Thursday Radio 4

TELEVISION: Friday 8pm (C5) Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson A look at Liverpool Cathedral (5/6).

Sunday 4pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones presents the second semi-final of the Young Choir of the Year contest.

Bank Holiday Monday 9pm (BBC4) The Road to Palmyra The historian Dan Cruickshank and the photographer Don McCullin visit Syria to document the cultural destruction caused by IS.

RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Jane Little speaks to Pastor Frank Pomery, who still believes in gun ownership after a mass shooting at his church in Texas.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service live from St Aloysius’s RC Church, Glasgow.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from St John’s College, Cambridge.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Professor Robert Beckford and guests, including the Revd Sally Hitchiner, discuss religion and fashion (6/7).

Tuesday 11am (R4) Is Eating Plants Wrong? Plant scientists say that plants are more intelligent than we thought. Is it therefore wrong to eat them?

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Lancing College, West Sussex, for the Eve of the Ascension.

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