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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

08 September 2023


HIGHLIGHT: Three Faces of W. H. Auden Michael Symmons Roberts begins a three-part series, 50 years after Auden’s death. His political poems this week; then his love and metaphysical poems (1/3).

Tuesday 11.30am, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Sunday 2.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher discovers what attracts young people to Christianity.

Sunday 9pm (C5) The Day the Queen Died: Minute by minute Journalists, parliamentarians, and others recount the events of 8 September 2022.

Tuesday 8pm (BBC1) Living Next Door to Putin Katya Adler explores the impact of the war in Ukraine on the countries that share a border with Russia (1/2).


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Josie Le Vay visits Gwen, brought up as a strict Evangelical Christian, at her home in a Florida nudist community.

Saturday 7.15pm (R4) This Cultural Life The master potter Edmund de Waal interviewed (5/13).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Rugby School, to mark 200 years of rugby and the start of the Rugby World Cup.

1pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Rugby School.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Jenny Hamilton, a crematorium manager, tells Aleem Maqbool how her profession connects to her Christian faith (5/8).


Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From St Eustachius’s, Tavistock, in Devon, during the Exon Singers Festival, for the Eve of Holy Cross Day.

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