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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

08 January 2021


HIGHLIGHT: The Spark In a series in which she meets writers and thinkers who are breaking new ground, Helen Lewis talks to Paul Vallely about philanthropy (1/4).

Wednesday Radio 4, 8pm

TELEVISION: Friday 7pm (BBC4) Winter Walks The Revd Richard Coles explores the North York Moors, ending his journey at Rievaulx Abbey (5/5).

Sunday 12.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Claire McCollum visits Stirling, and examines the city’s connection to the King James Bible.

8.30pm (BBC1) A Perfect Planet A look at how life on our planet is powered by the Sun, narrated by Sir David Attenborough (2/5).

RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Martin Palmer, the CEO of FaithInvest, puts the death of 160 species in the past ten years into a spiritual perspective, in a service from St Martin’s, North Stoke, Somerset. The preacher is Lorna Gold, who chairs the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from Ely Cathedral for the feast of the Epiphany, recorded on 10 November.

Monday to Friday 1.45pm (R4) 39 Ways to Save the Planet Tom Heap and Dr Tamsin Edwards look at ideas such as rewilding and enhanced photosynthesis (6-10/10).

Monday 4pm (R4) Dante 2021 What lessons does Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy have for the 21st century? (1/3).

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong from Merton College, Oxford, recorded on 27 October.

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