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What’s on in the week ahead on TV and on radio

06 April 2023


HIGHLIGHT: Easter Sunday Worship Live from Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at the eucharist, celebrated by the Dean, the Very Revd Dr David Monteith.

Easter Day 8.10am, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Good Friday 11.15am (BBC1) My Life at Easter with Sally Phillips The actress and comedian, Sally Phillips, and the former MP Gyles Brandreth discuss what Easter means to him(1/2).

9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road through Portugal Seven celebrities of differing faiths meet to take the 225-mile Northern Way to Fatima (1/3).

Saturday 6pm (BBC2) Easter from King’s The Dean of King’s College, Cambridge, the Revd Dr Stephen Cherry, leads a service of words and music.

Easter Day 10am (BBC1) Easter Day Service from Southwell Minster The eucharist is celebrated by the Dean of Southwell Minster, the Very Revd Nicola Sullivan.

11am (BBC1) Urbi et Orbi The Pope’s traditional Easter message and blessing.

11.15am (BBC1) My Life at Easter with Sally Phillips The actress and comedian meeets the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, to discuss what Easter means to her (2/2).

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins celebrates Easter Day with stories and new music, from Chester Cathedral.

8pm (BBC4) Tenebrae: Bach to MacMillan The Tenebrae Choir sings a programme for Easter in St John’s, Smith Square, London.

Wednesday 10.40pm (BBC1) Married, Sikh, and Wanting a Baby: Love, faith and me A Sikh couple draw on their faith as they seek help with conceiving (4/5).


RADIO: Good Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Will Grant meets the young men preparing to join the most dangerous priesthood in the world, and risking death to minister in communities controlled by Mexico’s drug cartels.

3pm (R4) Good Friday Meditation The Revd Lore Chumbley, Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Bath, and a former hand surgeon, reflects on the healing hands of the crucified Christ.

7pm (R2) At the Foot of the Cross The Revd Kate Bottley presents music, reflections, and personal stories for Good Friday.

7.30pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, live from King’s College, Cambridge, as part of the Easter at King’s Festival.

9pm (R4) The Day When God is Dead The Right Revd James Jones reveals the story of Holy Saturday, and meets people who have lost all hope.

Easter Day 3pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Chester Cathedral on Easter Day.

5.30pm (R3) Words and Music Music and readings on the theme of Eastertide, spring, and Passover (repeat).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From St John’s College, Cambridge, recorded on 23 February.

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