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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

02 February 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Panorama: Sudden child Deaths: The search for answers Unexplained deaths in children happen almost once a week in the UK. Richard Bilton tries to find out why.

Monday 8pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown A master criminal is amazed to find his estranged father at St Mary’s (5/10).

Saturday 9pm (Nat Geographic) Genius: MLK/X A double bill looking at the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr, and Malcolm X.

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Canon Kate Bottley visits Newcastle upon Tyne to hear how faith and compassion can support prisoners and ex-offenders.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Sister Veronica helps a pregnant mother who goes into labour on the beach (5/8).

Monday 9pm (BBC2) Putin vs the West: At war A look at how the impact of the war in Ukraine was felt around the world (2/2).

Thursday 8.30pm (ITV1) Tonight: Rishi Sunak: Up Close Anushka Asthana talks to leading politicians and those closest to Rishi Sunak to learn about his political goals.

9pm (ITV1) Grantchester Will any of Will’s friends notice changes to his personality, after he begins relying on medication? (5/6).


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Young Hindus discuss how they perceive their ancient traditions in the modern world (2/3).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Pastor John Ashe, a senior leader of the Journey Community Church, Antrim, considers how churches can help to meet the needs of the communities around them.

3pm (R3) A repeat of this week’s live choral vespers from Leeds Cathedral.

Monday to Friday 1.45pm (R4) Forgiveness: Stories from the front line Marina Cantacuzino hears from people who had to struggle to forgive, including a woman whose sister was killed by Fred and Rosemary West (1-5/5).

Wednesday 11.30am (World Service) World of Secrets: The disciples T. B. Joshua offers a strange explanation for the collapse of his church compound in Lagos (5/6)

4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Wulfram’s, Grantham, sung by the Gesualdo Six and recorded on 23 January.

Thursday 4pm (R4) Wokewash After companies proclaimed their support for Black Lives Matter in 2020, did it make a difference to their own organisations? (3/4)

8.30pm (R4) The Bottom Line Most people say they want to live, shop, and invest sustainably; Evan Davis and guests discuss the gap between what people say, and the decisions they make (4/8).

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