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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

23 February 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Darren McGarvey: The state we’re in The writer, rapper, and social commentator explores the flaws in Britain’s criminal justice system (1/3).

Thursday 9pm (BBC2)

Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown The priest investigates the death of one half of a dance duo (8/10).

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Aled Jones tells Pam Rhodes about the hymns and sacred music most important to him, and the places of worship in London that have been significant for his life and faith.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Nurse Clifford oversees the care of a teenage mother, and uncovers some disturbing truths; Nurse Highland meets an unwelcome face from the past (7/8).

9pm (Nat Geographic) Ukraine: War from the air The effort of Ukrainians to defeat Russia’s army, observed from the air.

Monday 8pm (PBS America) Britain’s Great Cathedrals with Tony Robinson A look at Winchester Cathedral (6/6) (repeat).

11.15pm (BBC2) Apostasy Film drama set in a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oldham. A young, unmarried woman is shunned when she becomes pregnant.

RADIO: Friday 11.30am
(World Service) Heart and Soul Sophia Smith Galer looks at how the Judaeo-Spanish language of Ladino, in Thessaloniki, is disappearing.

Saturday 10am (R4) You’re Dead To Me Greg Jenner and guests trace legends from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, about the Queen of Sheba (8/13).

Sunday 5.30am (World Service) The Documentary: Two years of war — Voices from Russia Oleg Boldyrev reports on how ordinary Russians are dealing with life in a country at war (first broadcast Tuesday 9.30am).

8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship In the week of St David’s Day, the Revd Roy Jenkins leads a service reflecting on love of nation, live from the Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff Bay.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from The Queen’s College, Oxford.

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

11pm (R4) Lent Talks How do we put our trust in a God whom we can’t see? The comedian and writer Paul Kerensa sees doubt as the double-act partner of faith (2/6).

Tuesday 9pm (R4) All in the Mind Claudia Hammond examines the rise in the number of children and young people with poor mental health — and with a focus on teenage girls (2/6).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Winchester Cathedral.

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