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Coming up in the week ahead on TV and on Radio

09 February 2024


HIGHLIGHT: Songs of Praise For today’s World Day of the Sick, Pam Rhodes visits St Christopher’s Hospice, in south London, to hear stories of faith and hope from patients and caregivers.

Sunday 1.15pm, BBC1


TELEVISION: Friday 1.45pm (BBC1) Father Brown The perceptive priest investigates when a novelist is attacked at a crime-writing festival (6/10).

Sunday 8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Cyril faces his toughest challenge yet as child welfare officer, while Sir Matthew is having an identity crisis (6/8).

Monday 7.40pm (PBS America) Henry VIII’s Enforcer: The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell The Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch examines the life of the 16th-century statesman.

8pm (BBC1) Panorama: Alzheimer’s: A turning point? Fergus Walsh meets patients who have been trialling drugs that may be able to slow down the disease.

Thursday 8.40pm (PBS America) Pearl Harbor, World on Fire An exploration of the consequences of Japan’s attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor (1/2).

9pm (ITV1) Grantchester In the last of the series, Will, suffering from a hangover, is helped by a policeman (6/6).


RADIO: Friday 11.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A group of young Buddhists discuss their faith (3/3).

Saturday 3pm (R4) Drama: Turning Point: Southall uprising A dramatisation of the events on St George’s Day, 1979, when police action at a protest led to the death of a teacher, Blair Peach.

Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The youth worker Rachel Gardner and the founder of the Sanctuary Foundation, Dr Krish Kandiah, discuss Christian themes in the film Barbie, before St Valentine’s Day.

3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service live from St Wulfram’s, Grantham, sung by the Gesualdo Six, and recorded on 23 January.

Monday 4pm (R4) The Gift Was a recent unprecedented DNA data theft racially motivated, in an attempt to target Ashkenazi Jews?

4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Aleem Maqbool and a panel of comedians discuss whether people have a right to joke about religion (7/7).

Wednesday 11.30am (World Service) World of Secrets: The disciples T. B. Joshua’s secret daughter tells her story (6/6)

4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Guildford Cathedral on Ash Wednesday.

Thursday 12pm (R4) Composer of the Week: Karl Jenkins The composer discusses his 1999 mass, The Armed Man, dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo conflict (4/5).

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