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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

20 November 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Afternoon Concert  The BBC Singers present a programme in memory of Stephen Cleobury, ahead of the first anniversary of his death, on Sunday, St Cecilia’s Day.

Friday 2pm, Radio 3


TELEVISION: Sunday 2.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins hosts the girls’ semi-final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year, at Gorton Monastery, Manchester.

Monday 7.20pm, Tuesday 6.50pm, Wednesday 7.15pm (PBS America) Ancient Skies How humans used the skies to navigate and tell the time, and gave religious significance to the things they saw there; and whether they are alone in the universe (1-3/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Revd Dr Paul Mathole leads a service from Holy Trinity, Platt, in Manchester, exploring the experiences of the student community during lockdown.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul In Belarus, Alina Isachenka talks to some of those who have seceded from its Ortho­dox Church recently to enter into communion with Rome.

2.45pm (R4) The Creation of an Icon The former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon of the An­­nunciation for Advent (2/5) (repeat).

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from Chichester Cathedral.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss the religious influences on soap operas, and their portrayal of religious characters (1/7).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Clare College, Cambridge.


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