BBC Broadcasts Over Easter Weekend 2020
Either specifically Christian, or at least ‘religious’. Details supplied by Church Times
Rebuilding Notre-Dame: Inside the great cathedral rescue
A year after the fire, architects and scientists tell their restoration strategy.
Wednesday 9pm BBC4
Friday 1.40pm and Sunday 1.50pm (BBC1)
Alexander Armstrong’s Heavenly Gardens
A visit to six gardens steeped in faith and spirituality, starting at Pluscarden Abbey, near Elgin, and continuing to the Bishop’s Palace, Wells (1/2-2).
Friday 7pm (Channel 5)
Digging Up Britain’s Past: Viking invasion:
Archaeologists try to locate the site of a monastery on Holy Island (1/6).
Pilgrimage: The road to Istanbul
The seven pilgrims visit an orthodox church in Batak, and the Suleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul (3/3).
Saturday 12pm (BBC2)
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The 1965 biblical epic starring Max von Sydow.
Easter from King’s
A service of music and readings from King’s College, Cambridge.
Sunday 11am (BBC1)
Urbi et Orbi Pope Francis delivers his Easter message and blessing, live.
Sunday Worship From Bangor Cathedral, with music from Songs of Praise, 2018.
Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins visits St Luke’s, Gas Street, in Birmingham.
1.40pm (Channel 5)
The Ten Commandments The 1956 film.
Wednesday 7pm (Nat Geographic)
Saving Notre-Dame The rebuilding of the Gothic cathedral.
Thursday and Friday 9.45am (R4 FM)
The Passion in Plants Bob Gilbert concludes his pilgrimage (4-5/5).
Friday 1.30pm (World Service)
Heart and Soul Wassim Razzouk’s family have been tattooing pilgrims to Jerusalem for more than 500 years.
An archive recording of Bach’s St John Passion sung in German, first broadcast in April 2017.
Good Friday Meditation
A Baptist minister, the Revd Richard Littledale, reflects on why Christians see beauty and love in the Cross.
Radio 3 in Concert
An archive recording of a semi-staged performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, first broadcast in September 2014.
At the Foot of the Cross
The Passion written and narrated by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Sunday 6.35am (R4)
Sunrise Service Celebration with music from a gospel group.
Easter Sunday Worship
The Archbishop of Canterbury leads an intimate communion service with his wife in Lambeth Palace.
Three Vicars Talking
The Revd Richard Coles, the Revd Kate Bottley, and Canon Giles Fraser in an Easter special.
An archive recording of festal evensong from Norwich Cathedral, first broadcast on 16 April 2017.
Words and Music
A celebration of the Passover, Easter, and Spring.
Monday 4.30pm (R4)
Can faith values help people and religious organisations to invest their money in a way that matches their ethics?
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3)
An archive recording of a service from the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, first broadcast on 19 April 2017.
Plus other material will also be available on BBC local radio.
Yours in Christ. May God bless you and keep you safe.