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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 download/podcast/streaming from the websites 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.

Saturday Night Movie: Calvary
RTE 2 Sat 20 Jan 9:15 pm
(2014) Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd. Director: John Michael McDonagh. After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.  Mostly positive portrayal of a priest, but starts will very gross confession scene and has many dark moments as well as some touching ones. Not recommended for school use in its entirity but clips may be of use. See Faitharts Review

Songs of Praise
BBC 1 Sun 21 Jan 4:25 pm
Methodist Central Hall Westminster. Hymns and songs from the historic Methodist Central Hall Westminster with guest Julian Lloyd Webber, who reminisces about his father's time there as organist. The Rev Tony Miles and Rev Martyn Atkins reveal the hall's links to the United Nations. Connie Fisher visits the St Vincent's Family Project supporting local young families and children, and she hears from performers from the West End's musical theatre about the challenges of being a Christian in the world of show business.

Call The Midwife
RTE 1 Sun (night) 21 Jan 2:10 am
Midwives and nuns in 1950’s London. A figure from Jenny's past makes contact, while Jimmy continues to pursue her. Chummy prepares for an important meeting, and everyone at Nonnatus House rallies round the building's cleaner, Peggy, whose brother is very ill.  Series 1  Episode 5. Followed immediately by Episode 6. Positive towards religion, but strong adult themes at times.

Magical Sites
RTE 2 Mon 22 Jan 10:55 am         
Children explore the ancient monastic yard at Monasterboice where they find amazing carved high crosses, a round tower and a medieval church.

JOY OF MUSIC
EWTN Mon (night) 22 Jan 4 am
HYMNS AND SACRED SONGS OF NORMANDY part 2 - Diane Bish honors our soldiers at the WWII American Cemetery in Normandy. Including a variety of music and a look at the gothic architecture found in French churches.

 

 

 

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