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14 August 2020


HIGHLIGHT: VJ Day 75: The nation remembers Covering the National Remembrance Event at the memorial arboretum in Staffordshire, Sophie Raworth and Dan Snow speak to Far East veterans. Prince Charles leads the two minutes’ silence at 11 am. Saturday 9.30-11.30 am, BBC1


TELEVISION: Saturday 8.30pm (BBC1) VJ Day 75: The Nation’s Tribute Testimonies, readings, and music recall the war in the Far East.

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Claire McCollum explores Christian worship at Trentham Gardens, in Staffordshire.

Thursday 10.45pm (BBC1) Can Sex Offenders Change? Becky Southworth investigates sex-offender rehabilita­tion.


RADIO: Sunday 6.30am (World Ser­vice) Heart and Soul Lipika Pelham meets the High Priest of Zoroastrians as they celebrate their All Souls festival (Frawardigan).

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service led by the chairman of the Wales Synod of the Methodist Church, the Revd Dr Stephen Wigley, reflecting on what happens when our plans change, and on the 75th anni­versary of VJ Day.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s live service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, sung by the BBC Singers.

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea explores the influ­ence of religion on George Orwell and his writing.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, sung by the Gesualdo Six.

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