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This page previews upcoming TV and Radio Programmes, mostly in Ireland and the UK.

This is for information purposes only and does not imply recommendation unless clearly stated otherwise.


Some of the material is available live or for catchup/download/podcast/streaming from the websites/apps of the relevant broadcaster.

Note: All times and dates are accurate at time of posting, but broadcasters can make changes so it's a good idea to double check in the daily papers/teletext etc. Watch also for regional variations, especially on BBC. The Irish channels, and EWTN can be watched online and through their various apps. EWTN is also available on most satellite services.

 





THE SIMPSONS
Channel 4 Sat 13 July 8.30 am
Bart Sells His Soul (S7 Ep4): Bart sells his soul to Milhouse, who swaps it for some ALF pogs. And Moe re-launches the Tavern as Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag.

THE PHILOSOPHERS' BENCH
EWTN Sat 13 July 11.30 am
LEWIS, TOLKIEN AND FANTASY : Similar to how ancient civilizations often used myths to explain the world, Dr. Kreeft and Dr. Howard examine how the writings of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien can help us obtain a better understanding of God and the world He created.

QUEST FOR SHAKESPEARE
EWTN Sun 14 July 9 am
THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE: Themes of freedom and choice are seen as moral backbones among his dramas. Tensions exist between genuine free will and Calvinistic notions of predestination.

Songs of Praise
BBC Two Sun 14 July 1.15 pm
Aled Jones explores fascinating hidden gem churches in London with historian and tour guide Joanna Bogle.

Film: SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT
Film 4 Sun 14 July 4.40 pm and Fri 19 July 5 pm
(1993) Whoopi Goldberg and James Coburn star in director Bill Duke's family comedy sequel. Deloris van Cartier (Goldberg), who is now a famous actor, agrees to become an undercover music teacher in order to help the convent nuns who became her friends in the first movie. Her mission is to turn a gang of troubled kids into a hit choir, in order to save their school from being closed by heartless administrator Mr Crisp (Coburn). The choir are en route to a competition which could seal their fate when Mr Crisp figures out who Deloris really is... Co-starring Kathy Najimy and Maggie Smith.

GREAT BOOKS EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW
EWTN Sun (night) 14 July 2 am and Fri 19 July 10.30 am
PRIDE & PILGRIMAGE: On today’s show, host Joseph Pearce reviews a classic storiy of pride and vanity in Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” He also examines the pilgrimages of Hilaire Belloc in “The Path to Rome and “The Four Men.”

IN CONCERT-MOZART’S GREAT MASS IN C MINOR
EWTN Mon 15 July 6 am
An exquisite performance of one of Mozart’s greatest works, his Great Mass in C Minor. Andrew Manze conducts the Bachchor Salzburg and the Camerata Salzburg from Austria in this musical series.

The Simpsons
RTE 2 Wed 17 July 4.30 pm
Todd, Todd, Why Has Thou Forsaken Me? - Todd loses his faith in God. Homer and Ned share a near-death experience. Ser 31, Ep 9

Film: TOLKIEN
Film 4 Thurs 18 July 6:50 pm
(2019) Biographical drama starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins, charting the early life of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien.