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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

14 April 2022


HIGHLIGHT: At the Foot of the Cross Katie Piper presents music and poetry for Good Friday, and listens to people who tell their stories of grief, including the Ven. Wilhelmina Smallman, whose two daughters were murdered. Good Friday 7pm, Radio 2


TELEVISION: Good Friday 1.30pm (BBC1) Jill Halfpenny’s Easter Journey The actress travels in north-east England and the Borders to explore Easter traditions (1/2).

9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road to the Scottish Isles The pilgrims set sail for western Scotland to join the Kintyre Way (2/3).

9pm (ITV) Grantchester Will pledges to abstain from love (6/6).

9pm (Drama) Sister Boniface Mysteries A member of a band is found dead from a bee sting (6/10).

Saturday 6.20pm (BBC2) Easter from King’s Music and readings from King’s College, Cambridge.

Easter Day 10am (BBC1) Easter Day Service The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, leads a service live from Leeds Minster.

11am (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi Pope Francis gives his Easter blessing to the world.

11.25am (BBC1) Jill Halfpenny’s Easter Journeys The presenter meets Sir Antony Gormley and hears his thoughts on angels (2/2).

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher follows in the footsteps of saints and pilgrims to celebrate Easter on Lindisfarne.

2pm (C5) The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston stars as Moses in a Hollywood epic.

Tuesday 9pm (Sky Arts) The Lost Leonardo The story of Salvator Mundi, a painting of Christ, possibly by Leonardo da Vinci.

Thursday 9pm (BBC2) Art That Made Us A look at how, during Elizabeth I’s reign, Protestants and Roman Catholics used art and language in a battle for power (3/8).


RADIO: Good Friday 12.30 am (R3) Through the Night Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ.

2pm (R3) Afternoon Concert Music for Good Friday, including Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri.

3pm (R4) Good Friday Meditation The Revd Sharon Grenham-Thompson, whose son took his own life, reflects on what Good Friday means to people who are grieving.

7.15pm (R4) Screenshot An exploration of cinematic depictions of the crucifixion (3/9).

7.30pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert Live from King’s College, Cambridge, including Haydn’s Symphony No. 26 in D minor (Lamentatione) and Mozart’s Mass in C minor.

Easter Day 6am (R2) Good Morning Sunday The guests are Nick Hewer, on the BBC’s current Pilgrimage, and the Archbishop of York.

6.35am (R4) Sunrise Service The Revd Richard Carter leads an Easter pilgrimage to Lindisfarne.

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Archbishop of Canterbury gives his Easter message of hope and resurrection from Canterbury Cathedral.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Julia Paul speaks to people of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches and the Jewish faith in Ukraine.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Canterbury Cathedral.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief How do the faithful understand the story of Easter? (3/7).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Merton College, Oxford, recorded on 2 November 2021.

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