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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

02 September 2022


HIGHLIGHT: The Pyrenees with Michael Portillo The presenter travels to a Benedictine abbey, and visits a cave to understand the spiritual lives of the Cathars, a Christian sect (3/4). Tuesday 9pm, Channel 5


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher is in Hertfordshire to learn about the importance of Christian unity.

Monday 9pm (BBC2) The Boys from Brazil: The rise of the Bolsonaros A series that charts the rise to power of the populist politician Jair Bolsonaro (1/3).

Tuesday 9pm (BBC2) Days That Shook the BBC with David Dimbleby A look at two crises that tested public trust in the BBC (2/3).


RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Revd Andrew Martlew visits the North Yorkshire moors to find out what a 12th-century abbot can say about relationships in today’s secular world.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Edington Priory, recorded on 24 August during the Edington Festival of Music within the Liturgy.

Monday 4.30pm (R4 FM) Beyond Belief What is the relationship between faith, the state, and the people in the Islamic Republic? (4/8).

Tuesday 9.30am (R4) One to One The biologist and presenter Gillean Burke explores her love of singing gospel music, with the director of the Falmouth Community Gospel Choir, Ley Adewole (1/7).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral vespers for the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, live from the London Oratory.

7pm (R3) BBC Proms Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

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