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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

09 April 2020


HIGHLIGHT: Rebuilding Notre-Dame: Inside the great cathedral rescue A year after the fire, archi­­tects and scientists tell their restoration strategy. Wednesday 9pm BBC4


TELEVISION: Friday 1.40pm and Sunday 1.50pm (BBC1) Alexander Armstrong’s Heavenly Gardens A visit to six gardens steeped in faith and spirituality, starting at Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, and con­tinuing to the Bishop’s Palace, Wells (1/2-2).

Friday 7pm (Channel 5) Digging Up Britain’s Past: Viking invasion: Archaeologists try to locate the site of a monastery on Holy Island (1/6).

9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road to Istanbul The seven pilgrims visit an orthodox church in Batak, and the Suleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul (3/3).

Saturday 12pm (BBC2) The Greatest Story Ever Told The 1965 biblical epic starring Max von Sydow.

7pm (BBC2) Easter from King’s A service of music and readings from King’s College, Cambridge.

Sunday 11am (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi Pope Francis de­­livers his Easter message and blessing, live.

11.25am (BBC1) Sunday Worship From Bangor Cathedral, with music from Songs of Praise, 2018.

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins visits St Luke’s, Gas Street, in Birm­ingham.

1.40pm (Channel 5) The Ten Commandments The 1956 film.

Wednesday 7pm (Nat Geographic) Saving Notre-Dame The rebuilding of the Gothic cathedral.


RADIO: Thursday and Friday 9.45am (R4 FM) The Passion in Plants Bob Gilbert concludes his pilgrimage (4-5/5).

Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Wassim Razzouk’s family have been tattoo­ing pilgrims to Jerusalem for more than 500 years.

2pm (R3) Afternoon Concert An archive recording of Bach’s St John Passion sung in German, first broadcast in April 2017.

3pm (R4) Good Friday Meditation A Baptist min­ister, the Revd Richard Littledale, reflects on why Christians see beauty and love in the Cross.

7pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert An archive recording of a semi-staged performance of Bach’s St Mat­thew Passion, first broadcast in September 2014.

7pm (R2) At the Foot of the Cross The Passion written and narrated by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Sunday 6.35am (R4) Sunrise Service Celebration with music from a gospel group.

8.10am (R4) Easter Sunday Worship The Arch­­bishop of Canterbury leads an intimate com­munion service with his wife in Lambeth Palace.

1.30pm (R4) Three Vicars Talking The Revd Richard Coles, the Revd Kate Bottley, and Canon Giles Fraser in an Easter special.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording
of festal evensong from Norwich Cathedral, first broadcast on 16 April 2017.

5.30pm (R3) Words and Music A celebration of the Passover, Easter, and Spring.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Can faith values help people and religious organisations to invest their money in a way that matches their ethics?

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording of a service from the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, first broadcast on 19 April 2017.

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