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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

19 February 2021


HIGHLIGHT: Lent Talks Six people reflect on the story of Jesus’s ministry and Passion from the perspective of their own personal and professional experience, beginning with an intensive-care doctor from Manchester, Mark Tan (1/6). Wednesday, Radio 4, 8.45pm.


TELEVISION: Sunday 11am (BBC1) Lent Worship The Revd Kate Bottley introduces the first in a series of services for Lent. This week’s service, from St Cuthbert’s, Preston, is led by the Vicar, the Revd Mark Bradford.

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins explores Christian faith and hospitality at the L’Abri fellowship, in Hampshire (repeat).

Tuesday 1pm (BBC2) The Bishop’s Wife A film starring Cary Grant as an angel who descends to help in the marriage of an irritable bishop.

10.45pm (ITV) On Assignment The reporter John Irvine visits the Sea of Galilee, which is full of fresh water for the first time in 30 years.


RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Elizabeth Alker explores why water is so important in the lives of believers.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship On the First Sunday of Lent, Fr Dermot Preston, of St Aloysius’s RC Church, Glasgow, takes inspiration from Jesuit spirituality and explores the themes of Jesus’s temptation.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s archive recording for Ash Wednesday from St John’s College, Cambridge, first broadcast on 6 March 2019.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording from King’s College, London, first broadcast on 20 February 2013.

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