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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

20 August 2021


HIGHLIGHT: Songs of Praise Claire McCollum explores fossils, faith, and science on the Jurassic Coast, and the first Songs of Praise congregation in more than 18 months sings favourite hymns at the seaside in Swanage. Sunday 1.15pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: Sunday 10am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets . . . The presenter talks to Frank Bruno about his religious faith (repeat) (3/4).

10.15pm (C4) Did Covid Leak from a Lab in China? Scientists examine theories about the origins of the virus.

Wednesday 9pm (BBC4) H2O: The molecule that made us An exploration of the importance of water to human civilisation (1/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The poet Jay Hulme leads an act of worship as a tour of St Nicholas’s, Leicester (built in 879), where he is a churchwarden.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Monday to Friday 9.45am (R4 FM) Book of the Week: They Sarfraz Manzoor reads from his book, which looks at perceptions of Muslim and non-Muslim values (1-5/5).

4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss religious themes in the Harry Potter books (2/8).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong From St Olave’s, York, recorded on 1 August.

8pm (R4) The Exchange Francisco Carrasco and Shakur Shidane talk about their migration stories, and their decisions about whether to return to Chile and Somalia respectively (4/4).

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