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Coming up this week on TV and radio

24 May 2019


HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day A service live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The preacher is the Bishop of Chelmsford, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell. Thursday 8pm, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones presents the senior semi-final of Young Choir of the Year.

10pm (Nat Geographic) The Story of God with Morgan Freeman A look at why religions keep divine secrets, and if they help worshippers to feel closer to God.

Tuesday 9pm (BBC4) Rhythms of India Soumik Datta visits Kerala and hears some of India’s oldest religious music (2/3).


RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at how two religious communities in Iraq are battling to keep their faith in the face of Islamic State (2/2).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Canon Christopher Collingwood leads a reflection on the theme of “Boundless Openness”.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording from Ripon Cathedral, first broadcast in 2007.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests examine the religious meaning of ego (9/9).

9pm (R4) All in the Mind Claudia Hammond visits the Listening Place, a charity that supports anyone who feels that life is no longer worth living (6/10).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, on the Eve of the Ascension.

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