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Coming up in the week ahead on radio and on TV

29 July 2022


HIGHLIGHT: Open Country Emily Knight explores the world of the communes formed after the Second world War, where pacifist philosophy was brought together with new forms of Christianity (8/11). Thursday 3pm, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC2) Songs of Praise The Revd Kate Bottley visits the Springfields Festival Gardens, in Lincolnshire, to discover the healing power of faith, flowers, and trees; and explores the part plants play in the Bible.

Tuesday 9pm (Sky Documentaries) We met in Virtual Reality The power of online connection.

Thursday 9pm (BBC2) Big Oil vs the World The story of how the 2010s became another lost decade in the fight against climate change (3/3).


RADIO Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service recorded at this year’s Keswick Convention in the Lake District, led by Jodi Whitehouse and Martin Salter.

10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Shumaila Jaffery looks at the Hawkes Bay case of 1983, where a group of Shia Muslims died after an 18-year-old woman took them on pilgrimage.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Hereford Cathedral during the Three Choirs Festival.

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong A service from St John the Evangelist, Oxford, sung by Genesis Sixteen. Recorded on 14 July.

6.30pm (R4) Anneka Has Issues Anneka Rice contemplates what to do with her parents’ ashes, and discusses death, bereavement, and funerals (3/4).

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