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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on radio

21 July 2023


HIGHLIGHT: Song of the Bell Hannah Ajala follows the journey of church bells made by the Marinelli Pontifical Bell Foundry, in Italy, to their new home in Nigeria, and learns about the rise of Pentecostalism. 

Tuesday 9.30am, World Service

Sunday 12.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes travels from the South Coast to the South Midlands to reflect on the people, places, and music that have shaped her faith.

9.20pm, 10.10pm (BBC4) The Ascent of Man The classic documentary series from 1973, in which Dr Jacob Bronowski traces the evolution of the human race (1-2/13).

Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at the American atheist groups who track and remove religious signs illegally affixed to public property in the US.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Denis Nowlan talks to the director of the National Gallery, London, Gabriele Finaldi, about the the life and work of St Francis of Assisi, in a service from the Gallery, currently hosting an exhibition on the saint.

11.30am (World Service) The Explanation Why the Rohingya are fleeing Myanmar.

1pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Chichester Cathedral during the Southern Cathedrals Festival, recorded on 14 July.

Tuesday 8pm (R4) File on 4: Modern slavery An investigation into how vulnerable people are being exploited for cheap labour in England and Wales (3/3).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Gloucester Cathedral during the Three Choirs Festival.

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