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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.



A Man for All Seasons
BBC 2 Sat 15 June 1.55 pm
Multi-award winning historical drama about Sir Thomas More's refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church. Starring Paul Scofield.

QUEST FOR SHAKESPEARE

EWTN Sun 16 June 9 am
THE WISDOM OF FOOLS AND THE SANITY OF MADMEN: Catholic motives are explored for Shakespeare having written King Lear. The play is a commentary on the position of Catholics as subjects of an intolerant and persecuting state.

Songs of Praise
BBC One Sun 16 June 12.30 pm
On Father’s Day, Aled Jones meets inspiring dads leaning on their faith through the joys and challenges of fatherhood. With music reflecting and celebrating the fatherly love of God.

GREAT BOOKS EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW
EWTN Sun 16 June 3.30 pm and Fri 21 June 10.30 am
SAINTS & SINNERS: No examination of Shakespeare’s works would be complete without focusing on the saints and sinners who populate his stories. Host Joseph Pearce wraps up his look with King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Tempest.

SISTER ACT
Channel 4 Sun 16 June 4.50 pm and Fri 21 June 6.55 pm
(1992) Whoopi Goldberg stars as a murder witness in witness protection in a convent. Lots of gospel music as she revives the choir. Lively and cheesy, well disposed towards religion.

ALL OR NOTHING - SISTER CLARE CROCKETT
EWTN Sun 16 June 9 pm
Sister Clare Crockett gave up a promising acting career to serve the Lord. While her life was tragically cut short, her talents, infectious personality and deep love of God inspired people on three continents.

LOUISVILLE CHORUS: IN EXALTATION
EWTN Mon 17 June 6:00 AM
From the historic Saint Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the Louisville Chorus offers this striking performance of songs with the theme of joy and exaltation.

JOHN DECHIARO PRESENTS: PEACE

EWTN Mon 17 June 6:30 AM
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of classical guitar, performed by John DeChiaro.

Young Sheldon
RTE One Fri 21 June 7.30 pm
Baptists, Catholics and an Attempted Drowning: Georgie and Mandy's wedding plans pit Mary against Mandy's mom, Audrey (Rachel Bay Jones), with baby CeeCee caught in the middle. Funny and touching series, but sometimes has jaundiced view of religion.