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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

03 April 2020


HIGHLIGHT: The Passion in Plants Bob Gilbert makes a pilgrimage in Holy Week, tracing the associations of British wildflowers with the events of Christ’s Passion (1-3/5). 

Monday-Wednesday 9.45am R4FM 


TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road to Istanbul The pilgrims spend the night in an ancient Serbian monastery and head to Sofia, Bulgaria, where two visit the city’s only mosque (2/3).

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher visits Lodging House, Mission, in Glasgow, and meets an artist who is working on a series of paintings of St Luke’s Gospel.

Monday 9pm (BBC4) Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of China’s best-loved poet, whose family fled areas of the country as refugees.


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Reflections on times of trial, suffering, and bereavement.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s archive recording from Magdalen College, Oxford, first broadcast in March 2016.

6.45pm (R3) Sunday Feature: Wordsworth — Poet of the people Jenny Uglow looks at the poet’s response to the Industrial Revolution and contrasts his view with that of Adam Smith, the Enlightenment moral philosopher.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief A discussion about sin (1/7).

3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording of Choral Vespers for Holy Week, from Westminster Cathedral, first broadcast on 8 April 1998.

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