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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

17 July 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Songs of Praise The story of the two clergymen who quarantined the village of Eyam, in Derbyshire, 355 years ago, to prevent the spread of the bubonic plague. 

Sunday 1.15pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: Saturday 9pm (Discovery) Covid -19: The world in danger A look at how the pandemic has been fought all over the world.

Thursday 9pm (BBC1) Dear NHS Superstars A collection of personal stories from stars, including Sir Lenny Henry, celebrating the people who work for the NHS.

RADIO: Sunday 6.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul How did the Ethiopian King, Haile Selassie, become the reincarnation of Jesus Christ for the Rastafari community?

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service live from Leeds that celebrates the “Year of the Word” in the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording from Chichester Cathedral, first broadcast on 22 September 2010, during the Southern Cathedrals Festival.

Tuesday 8pm (R4) Mohammed and the Market Kamal Ahmed considers what economic lessons Islam can teach the West.

Wednesday 9.30am (R4) Four Thought Carl Honoré argues for recognition of the positive sides of ageing and for more intergenerational mixing.

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording from St Alban’s, Holborn, sung by Genesis Sixteen, first broadcast on 18 July 2018.

Thursday 9am (R4) The Long View Jonathan Freedland considers presidential elections in the US, and compares 2020 with 1968, the year that Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated (2/4).

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