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Coming up this week on TV and on radio

07 July 2023


HIGHLIGHT: Sunday Feature: Byrd and Beyond — Challenged by Faith The conductor Harry Christophers explores elements from Byrd’s life, and examines the relationship between faith and music both in Byrd’s time, and in the present day.

Sunday 6.45pm, Radio 3


TELEVISION: Sunday 11.30am (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins visits the RC Arundel Cathedral for Corpus Christi, where the Bishop of Arundel & Brighton explains the feast’s spiritual significance.

Monday 9pm (Sky Arts) Michelangelo: Saint or sinner? A look at the creation of the mausoleum of Pope Julius II, which took 40 years to complete.

Tuesday 9pm (BBC1) Joe Swash: Teens in care The actor looks into the untold stories of teenagers in care over the age of 16, in Britain.


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Hannah Ajala, a Nigerian-British broadcaster, explores the new generation of chieftaincy and royalty in Nigeria.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship On the Sunday after the 400th anniversary of Byrd’s death, the Revd Dr Jonathan Arnold reflects on the composer’s contribution to Christian music and worship.

1.30pm (R4 FM) The Archbishop Interviews Archbishop Welby’s guest is the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (6/6).

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

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From St Giles Cripplegate, London, sung by the BBC Singers, and recorded on 29 June.

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