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Coming up this week on TV and radio

04 October 2019


HIGHLIGHT: Growing Old: Britain’s mental-health crisis? Tonight Record numbers of people are now being treated for a range of mental-health problems. But are older adults less likely to get help as they age? Thursday 7.30pm ITV


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Claire McCollum explores ancient Coptic Orthodox traditions, at St George’s Cathedral, Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Thursday 9pm (BBC4) Eugenics: Science’s greatest scandal Angela Saini and Adam Pearson ask whether current medical breakthroughs could be misused (2/2).


RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Could the Roman Catholic Church soon allow married men in the Amazon region of Brazil to become priests?

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, Canon Sam Wells leads a meditation on the nature of existence.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s broadcast of a service recorded on 20 August during the Edington Music Festival at Erdington Priory.

Wednesday 11.30am (R4) God’s Work A spoof investigation, featuring Rowan Atkinson, that follows three priests in their everyday lives in north-east England (1/4).

3.30pm (R3) An archive choral vespers from Westminster Cathedral, first broadcast on 9 October 2013, the feast of Blessed John Henry Newman.

7.30pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert Live from Ulster Hall, Belfast, a concert to mark 50 years since the start of the Troubles.

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