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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

24 July 2020


HIGHLIGHT: The Homeless Hotel A report on efforts to house about 40 homeless people during the pandemic in an empty Holiday Inn in Gorton, Manchester. Tuesday 8pm, Radio 4

TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley celebrates Antony Gormley’s sculp­tures on Crosby Beach.

Thursday 9pm (BBC1) The Forgotten Frontline A Panorama special, filmed over several months, on the struggle to protect residents in care homes from Covid-19.

RADIO: Sunday 6.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at Vipassana, an ancient Indian tech­nique of meditation.

7.54am and 9.25pm (R4) Radio 4 Appeal Sandi Toksvig appeals on behalf of the charity Five Talents, which provides financial literacy and business training in developing coun­tries. The Archbishop of Canterbury is its patron.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service for this year’s “Virtually Keswick” Convention, with the theme of hope, which starts on Monday.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording from St Alban’s, Holborn, sung by Genesis Sixteen, first broadcast on 18 July 2018.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording from Hereford Cathedral, first broadcast on 29 July 2015 during the Three Choirs Festival.

4pm (R4) Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor explores the history of housing estates, and asks: how did council housing become a marker of failure?

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