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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

12 May 2023


HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, a service celebrated by Canon Sam Wells. The preacher is the Bishop of Chelmsford, Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani.


Thursday 8pm, Radio 4

TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher explores ways in which Christians are improving their mental health, including those inspired by Kintsugi.

Tuesday 10pm (C4) Rebekah Vardy: Jehovah’s Witnesses and me Rebekah Vardy investigates the inner workings of the faith in which she grew up.

10pm (BBC4) In the Name of the Father: Storyville A documentary about a rabbi in one of the Hasidic communities of Israel. It emerged after his death that he was not what he seemed.


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at how the Chi-Nan Presbyterian Church, in Taiwan, has been helping activists who have fled from Hong Kong.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship At the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Revd Cheryl Meban leads a service from Northern Ireland.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from Bristol Cathedral.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Why are traditional ideas of masculinity and faith resonating with more young men today? (7/7)

Tuesday 8pm (R4) File on 4: Affirmative Action on Trial Nomia Iqbal meets a man who is taking Harvard University to court over affirmative action.

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, on the Eve of the Ascension.

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