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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

09 July 2021


HIGHLIGHT: This Union: The long view Jonathan Freedland, and a team of historians and BBC correspondents examine the Union of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Tuesday 9am, Radio 4

TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise Aled Jones visits Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, to learn the origins of the hymn “Rock of ages” (repeat).

6.15pm (PBS America) The Amish: Shunned Former Amish members reflect on their decisions to leave their community.

8pm (Nat Geographic) Lost Cities of the Old Testament Albert Lin looks beneath the earth’s surface using satellites and drones.


RADIO: Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood The Revd Malcolm Doney explores the spiritual side to preparing meals (repeat).

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Canon Simon Doogan, of St Columbanus’s, Ballyholme, in Co. Down, considers how the story of King David bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem relates to communities emerging from lockdown.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul How can a champion who has taken performance-enhancing drugs thank God for winning?

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Merton College, Oxford.

Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Westminster Abbey, to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the church musician Edmund Hooper. The service was recorded on 25 May.

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