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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

26 January 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Free Thinking Rana Mitter and guests, including the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams, discuss religious belief and ritual.

Wednesday 10pm, Radio 3

Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown The sleuth investigates when a death at an international food fayre (4/10).

Saturday 12.30pm (BBC2),Thursday 8pm (BBC4) The Diary of Anne Frank A black-and-white screen adaptation from 1959.

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes marks yesterday’s Holocaust Memorial Day by exploring stories of refuge offered by Christians to Jews fleeing the Nazis during the Second World War.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Sister Monica Joan is influenced by the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing (4/8).

Monday 7.30pm (BBC2) Mastermind One of the specialist subjects is medieval cathedrals.

9pm (BBC2) Putin vs the West: At war The story of the 12-month period that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (1/2).

Thursday 9pm (ITV1) Grantchester Will fears that God has abandoned him (4/8).

RADIO: Friday 11.30am
(World Service) Heart and Soul Young Muslims discuss how they perceive Islam in the modern world (1/3).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The 80th anniversary of the ordination of a woman to the priesthood in the Anglican Communion, Florence Li Tim-Oi, in Hong Kong, and the 30th anniversary of the first ordinations of women priests in England are celebrated in a service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s live service from St Paul’s Cathedral, for the Eve of the Conversion of St Paul.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Teachers and educators debate how the subject of RE is changing, and its importance (5/7).

6.50pm (World Service) Witness History How a Brazilian priest was punished for his writing on liberation theology in the 1980s.

Tuesday 9.30am and 8.05pm (World Service) The Documentary: The Israeli hostages Anna Foster talks to survivors of the attacks at the kibbutzim and Nova music festival (Radio 4, 3.30pm, revised repeat).

Wednesday 11am (R4) Why Do You Hate Me? Marianna Spring meets those at the heart of online hate, beginning with a woman who claimed to be Madeleine McCann (1/5).

11.30am (World Service) World of Secrets: The disciples Anneka confronts T. B. Joshua. What really happened in his fifth-floor apartment at the top of the Lagos church compound? (4/6)

4pm (R4) Thinking Allowed Laurie Taylor and guests discuss traditionalism and a radical project for restoring sacred order (5/7).

4pm (R3) Choral vespers live from Leeds Cathedral.

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