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Coming up this week on TV and radio

16 August 2019


HIGHLIGHT: Three Vicars Talking The Revd Richard Coles, the Revd Kate Bottley, and Canon Giles Fraser discuss the part they play during funeral services (1/3). Monday 11am Radio 4


TELEVISION: Friday 8pm (ITV) Rescue: River deep, mountain high On Croagh Patrick, in Co. Mayo, the rescue team get ready for the annual pilgrimage, where up to 30,000 people set out to reach the summit (4/8).

Sunday 1pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley meets members of the United Reformed Church, and J. B. Gill meets a married couple: the husband is atheist, the wife is a Christian.

Monday to Wednesday 11pm (BBC4) Jerusalem: The making of a Holy City Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of the city (1-3/3) (repeat).

Wednesday 9pm (BBC1) Sacred Wonders The programme begins at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem (3/3).


RADIO: Friday 11am (R4 FM) The Syrians and the Kindertransport Kids In a church in Birmingham, Jewish and Muslim refugees meet and compare experiences.

1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Stories from today’s pilgrims along an ancient pilgrim path in Ireland.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Vicar of St Mary’s, Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Canon Sarah Hills, explores the themes of pilgrimage and peace.

11.15am (R4 FM) The Reunion Sue MacGregor and guests look back at the York Minster fire of 1984.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Monday 11.30pm (R4) Beyond Today A podcast which asks: is it still acceptable to listen to Michael Jackson?

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Edington Priory during the Edington Festival of Music Within the Liturgy.

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