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Coming up this week on television and on radio

03 January 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Father Brown In the first of a new series, Mark Williams repeats his performance as the sleuthing cleric when a choir’s bus is sabotaged (1-5/10).

Monday to Friday 2.15pm BBC1

TELEVISION: Friday 7pm (Nat Geographic) China’s Vision of the Future A look at how China is using the internet to meet the needs of its population.

Sunday 6.55am (BBC2) The Robe A religious epic film about Marcellus, a Roman officer present at the crucifixion, who wins Jesus’s robe.

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley visits Bristol to explore a special Methodist service that marks the new year.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife It is January 1965, and the nuns of Nonnatus House deal with an outbreak of diphtheria (1/8).

Monday and Tuesday 9pm (BBC2) The Choir: Aylesbury Prison Gareth Malone attempts to form a choir inside HM Young Offender Institution Aylesbury (1-2/2).

RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Why does the legendary Queen of Sheba still inspire people, especially young women, around the world?

Sunday 8.10am (R3) Sunday Worship Live from Rayleigh Methodist Church, Essex, an annual service in which Methodists renew their covenant with God.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service recorded in August at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests look at why smell is a key part of many faiths (6/6).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, in the Tower of London.

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