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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

21 August 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Songs of Praise At the Salvation Army’s Hadleigh Farm, in Essex, the Revd Kate Bottley meets one of its officers, a nurse on a Covid-19 ward. Sunday 1.15pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: Friday 7.30pm (C4) Unreported World Billions of locusts are swarming across East Africa, threatening millions with starvation. Sahar Zand investigates.

Monday 8.05pm (PBS America) Mys­­teries of Sleep A look at scientific research into the part played by sleep in people’s lives.

Wednesday 9pm (C4) Peter: The human cyborg The story of the scientist Peter Scott-Morgan, as he at­tempts to overcome motor neurone disease.


RADIO: Sunday 6.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul What does it mean to ask God to “keep you safe” in the time of a pandemic?

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Ex­­ploring the inspiration of listening, with the writer Anna Magnusson and the poet Pádraig Ó Tuama.

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

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea looks at religious bathing rituals in different faiths (2/8).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong From St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, sung by St Martin’s Voices, recorded on 18 August.

Thursday 9am (R4) The Infinite Monkey Cage Brian Cox, Robin Ince, and guests explore the capabilities of the human brain (8/9).

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Forthcoming Events

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets


19 October 2020
Creativity out of crisis: Hymns and worship webinar
In association with RSCM, this online event will explore creative uses music and liturgy in the context online and socially distanced worship.    Book tickets

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