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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

05 January 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Black, African and British The political scientist Dr Michael Bankole joins the British Nigerian broadcaster Jumoké Fashola and representatives from three political parties to explain the impact that African conservatism and religion may have on politics (1/4).

Monday 11am, Radio 4


TELEVISION: Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown The clerical detective investigates a murder at the Kembleston Olimpicks (1/10).

Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher and Canon Kate Bottley meet Christians who have been inspired by their faith to make big life changes.

8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Sister Julienne cares for an expectant mother who has cerebral palsy (1/8).

Wednesday 9pm (BBC4) The Cambridgeshire Crucifixion Dr Corinne Duhig investigates evidence of a Roman crucifixion, unearthed in a dig in the Fens in 2017.

Thursday 9pm (ITV1) Grantchester The Revd Will Davenport and Geordie Keating investigate a death in a charity motorbike race (1/6).


RADIO: Saturday 8pm (R4) Archive on 4: Saints and Sinners Canon Giles Fraser celebrates the history of broadcasting and religion in national life, on the centenary of the first outside broadcast from a UK church.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, and the Revd Grace Thomas look for hope in this season of the Epiphany, and hear from Christians connected with war-torn parts of the world.

3pm (R3) A repeat of this week’s Epiphany carol service from Royal Holloway, University of London, recorded on 13 December.

Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Aleem Maqbool and guests discuss psychedelic drugs and spirituality (2/7).

Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Matthew’s, Westminster.

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