Coming up this week on TV and radio

05 January 2018


HIGHLIGHT: Canvey: The Promised Island Owing to high rents, ultra-Orthodox Jews are moving from Stamford Hill to Canvey Island, Essex. This film follows some of them on their journey.

Tuesday 10.45pm BBC1


TELEVISION: Sunday 4.30pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise To mark Epiphany, Sean Fletcher is in Durham for the UK’s largest light festival.

Monday to Friday 2.15pm (BBC1) Father Brown Mark Williams stars as G. K. Chesterton’s priestly detective (6-10/10).


RADIO: Sunday 6.05am (R4 FM) Something Understood On the feast of the Baptism of Christ, Mark Tully considers the power of initiation rites.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship. A meditation on the universality of the Christian message at the start of Epiphany, from Holy Name RC Church, Manchester.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service for Epiphany, recorded at St Eustachius’s, Tavi­stock, Devon.

10.45pm (R3) Early Music Late A performance of William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices, from the BRQ Vantaa Festival, in Finland.

Tuesday 8pm (R4) The Dawn of British Jihad A look at the wave of British Jihadis before 9/11.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Hereford Cathedral.

Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests, including the Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, discuss the Siege of Malta.

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