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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

05 April 2024


HIGHLIGHT: The Darkest Days: Israel-Gaza six months on BBC’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, presents accounts of the human cost of Hamas’s incursion into Israel on 7 October. 

Sunday 9pm, BBC2


TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The road through North Wales The celebrities continue on the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way (2/3).

10.40pm (BBC1) The Assembly In World Autism Acceptance Week, a group of autistic and neurodivergent people interview the actor and director Michael Sheen.

Sunday 10am (BBC1) Celebration Kitchen Matt Tebbutt and guests celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.

1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise To mark World Health Day, Sean Fletcher joins Christians at a spiritual retreat centre in north Wales to explore how faith can improve health and well-being.

Tuesday 6.30pm (BBC2) Great Coastal Railway Journeys Michael Portillo travels to Exeter, and joins the stonemasons conserving the cathedral’s medieval Beer stonework.

Wednesday 10.45pm (ITV1) Ramadan: A journey across Britain Shehab Khan discovers how Muslims manage the challenges of fasting, and come together to express their identity and spirituality.


RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul How the Hindu majority in India is still divided by caste.

9.45pm (R3) The Essay: Erland Cooper’s phantom islands The composer looks at St Brendan, and the Latin text Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis, which tells the story of the saint’s seven-year voyage (5/5).

Saturday 7.05pm (World Service) The Documentary: Forward thinking The Nobel prize-winning scientist Venki Ramakrishnan asks whether it is ethical to live longer (1/4).

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The former BBC Religious and World Affairs Correspondent Mike Wooldridge leads a service to mark the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, and examines its spiritual legacy.

3pm A repeat of this week’s choral vespers for Easter Wednesday from Our Lady of Victories, Kensington. Recorded on 1 December 2023.

Tuesday 3.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Canon Giles Fraser considers how people’s religious beliefs affect their approach to assisted dying (2/7).

Wednesday 3pm (R3) Choral Evensong From All Saints’, Kingston-on-Thames, sung by the choir of Tiffin School. Recorded on 7 March.

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