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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

12 January 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Desert Island Discs The Bishop of Chelmsford, Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, talks to Lauren Laverne, and selects eight favourite recordings.

Sunday 11.15am, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown The clerical detective investigates when his friend Sister Boniface is implicated in a murder (2/10).

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Mark De-Lisser hosts the first of two programmes to find the Gospel Choir of the Year 2024.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Nancy and Dr Turner care for a Sylheti woman with an undiagnosed illness (2/8).

Thursday 9pm (ITV1) Grantchester The Revd Will Davenport is involved in a fatal collision (2/6).


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Esther Ogola visits a Christian-run hospice in Kenya, where speaking of death before it happens is taboo.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Priest-in-Charge of St Olave’s, York, Canon Liz Hassall, preaches on the theme of calling, applying the idea of vocation to all of life.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from St Matthew’s, Westminster.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Aleem Maqbool and guests discuss the relationship between faith, farming, and the future of meat (3/7).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Croydon Minster.

Thursday 7.30pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert In a concert from the Barbican, in London, on 15 December, Ryan Wigglesworth conducts his setting of the Magnificat, which alludes to those by J. S. Bach and Monteverdi.

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