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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

23 July 2021


HIGHLIGHT: Choral Evensong Live from Worcester Cathedral, during the Three Choirs Festival, last held in Gloucester in 2019. Wednesday 3.30pm, Radio 3


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley discovers the Roman Catholic history of Boscobel House, in Shropshire, and hears about Sunday’s World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, instituted by the Pope.

Tuesday 10pm (C4) India’s Rape Scandal Ramita Naval investigates two high-profile rape cases, and allegations of political cover-ups.


RADIO: Friday 11.00am (R4) The Spark Helen Lewis talks to the neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh about his cancer diagnosis, assisted dying, and the changes to the law that he advocates (1/4).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from the Keswick Con­ven­tion, in its new venue, the Packing Warehouse, on the theme “Faith­ful”, led by John Taylor and Anna Putt.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Guvna B explores taking the knee.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Selwyn College, Cambridge, for the eve of the feast of St Mary Magdalene, recorded on 29 June.

Monday 9am (R4)The Patch Jolyon Jenkins visits Welwyn Garden City to meet members of Focolare, a Roman Catholic association that seeks to promote wider unity (3/5).

Tuesday 7.15pm (R4) Front Row Samia Ahmed looks at how the life and legacy of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone are being reinterpreted.

Thursday 10pm (R3) Free Thinking Rana Mitter examines the thinking and poetic writing of St John Henry Newman (repeat).

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