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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and radio

12 April 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Big Zuu Goes to Mecca The chef and rapper makes a pilgrimage to Mecca during Ramadan to explore his Muslim faith.

Sunday 9pm, BBC2


TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road through North Wales The celebrities finally reach Bardsey Island, in treacherous weather (3/3).

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The soprano Laura Wright reflects with Pam Rhodes on the hymns, worship songs, and choral classics that have shaped her life and faith.

Monday 8pm (BBC2) Rebuilding Notre-Dame: The next chapter The historian Dr Lucy Worsley visits the cathedral, and meets the scientists, historians, and craftspeople who are restoring it (repeat).

Tuesday 8.35pm (PBS America) The Windermere Children: In their own words The story of the project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere, in 1945 (repeat).

Thursday 9pm (BBC2) Nelson Mandela: A life in ten pictures Ten photos follow the life of the celebrated statesman, from the early years of apartheid to his election as President (6/6).


RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Two men who experienced a spiritual awakening while in a critical medical condition talk about the changes they underwent and examine how their experiences relate to formal religion.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship On the Third Sunday of Easter, a mass from the RC Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool. The recorded service is led by the Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien, and the preacher is the Auxiliary Bishop, the Rt Revd Thomas Neylon.

3pm (R3) A repeat of this week’s choral vespers from All Saints’, Kingston-on-Thames, sung by the choir of Tiffin School. Recorded on 7 March.

Tuesday 3.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Canon Giles Fraser asks: What do feet symbolise in religion? (3/7).

Wednesday 3pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Selwyn College, Cambridge.

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