*** DEBUG END ***

Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

15 March 2024


HIGHLIGHT: File on 4 Families living in stop-gap homes can often be there months or years before they get a more permanent place to stay. Children and their parents speak about life as part of the growing number of hidden homeless

Tuesday 8pm, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Saturday 7pm (C4) A Royal Guide to Wales A film that charts the history of the relationship between Wales and the Royal Family, featuring archive footage.

Sunday 11.30am (BBC1) Songs of Praise To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Claire McCollum meets Christians in Northern Ireland inspired by the saint and following in his footsteps.

8.35pm (PBS America) The Hunger: The story of the Irish Famine A documentary charting the famine’s origins, and its legacy, to mark its 175th anniversary (1-2/2).

Monday 9.05pm (PBS America) The Exiles: Secretly deported A look at the secret deportations of Asian men who fought for the Allies during the Second World War (1/2).

10pm (C4) Whites Only: Ade’s extremist adventure Ade Adepitan visits Orania, in South Africa, and tries to understand why multiculturalism seems to have no place.

Tuesday 3.35pm (Film4) Samson and Delilah The 1949 Hollywood epic starring Victor Mature.

Wednesday 7pm (BBC2) Digging for Britain One of the digs, in the Lincolnshire fens, may be the site of a saintly hermit’s hovel (repeat).

Thursday 8.30pm (ITV1) Fraud: Ripping off the elderly A look at the financial abuse of older people by their own family, friends, and those in positions of trust.


RADIO: Friday 11am (World Service) Heart and Soul Rajeev Gupta meets Jake Emlyn, who calls himself “the world’s number one Hare Krishna rapper”, but is at a crossroads between his faith and his music.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship On St Patrick’s Day, Canon Simon Doogan preaches on how the saint revolutionised life for Irish people. The service is from St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

Monday 8.30pm (R4) Analysis Jack Stilgoe examines the question: How real is the existential threat from AI? (7/8).

9.30pm (R3) Compline From Our Lady of the Assumption, Englefield Green, Surrey, sung by the choir of Royal Holloway, University of London.

11pm (R4) Lent Talks A reflection on speaking truth to power, by the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin (5/6).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Winchester College, recorded on 27 February.

Browse Church and Charity jobs on the Church Times jobsite

Church Times Bookshop

Save money on books reviewed or featured in the Church Times. To get your reader discount:

> Click on the “Church Times Bookshop” link at the end of the review.

> Call 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm).

The reader discount is valid for two months after the review publication date. E&OE

Forthcoming Events

Green Church Awards

Awards Ceremony: 6 September 2024

Read more details about the awards


Festival of Preaching

15-17 September 2024

The festival moves to Cambridge along with a sparkling selection of expert speakers

tickets available



Festival of Faith and Literature

28 February - 2 March 2025

The festival programme is soon to be announced sign up to our newsletter to stay informed about all festival news.

Festival website


ViSIt our Events page for upcoming and past events 

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times


To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)