Easter Broadcasting

by Michael Ford last modified 30 Mar, 2012 06:33 PM

Sunday 1 April,  6.00-10.00am
BBC Wiltshire (103.5FM)  The People’s Passion
Listen to Sunday Breakfast for the start of Faith Producer Heather Skull’s series on the life and purpose of Salisbury Cathedral in the 21st century.  Interviews with clergy, people who work here, members of the congregation, and volunteers.  Features throughout Holy Week on Breakfast, Morning and Afternoon programmes, Easter Sunday live broadcast from the Cathedral Cloisters 6.00-10.00am, and at 6.00am on Monday 9 April an hour long documentary ‘The People’s Passion’ which concludes the in-depth series.  Full schedule on the website: www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

Monday 2 April, 4.30pm – 6.00pm
BBC Radio 3 (92.00FM)
‘In Tune’
The girl choristers perform ‘live’ on what is Radio 3’s flagship weekday programme with Sean Rafferty. Hear them perform Mendelssohn, Purcell and more.   David Halls, Cesca Eaton (director and producer of ‘Angelic Voices’ documentary) and four choristers (two boys and two girls) are all interviewed about the documentary. 

1.45pm
BBC Radio 4 (94.2FM),
The People’s Passion: Cathedral Conversation – Art and Architecture Novelist Salley Vickers and architect Ptolemy Dean discuss the timeless beauty of Salisbury Cathedral. Salley has written about cathedral art in several of her books. Ptolemy advises on restoration works for cathedrals including Salisbury. Together they take a tour that begins in the roof-space ('like a Wiltshire barn') and ends in the Chapter House with its famous carved scenes from the Bible.

Good Friday 6 April, 7.30pm,
BBC FOUR,
  Angelic Voices: The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral  A second opportunity to see Cesca Eaton’s wonderful 90 minute documentary.  The choristers are followed as they go about their day-to-day lives, discovering their own history and singing some of the most loved music spanning six centuries.  It was chosen as: RADIO TIMES - DOCUMENTARY OF THE WEEK - "...unmissable...exquisite...surprisingly moving...". THE TIMES - Pick of the Day, FINANCIAL TIMES ***** - Weekend Choice it's 'gorgeous', THE DAILY TELEGRAPH - Digital Choice 'charming documentary', DAILY MAIL **** 'It's the ultimate in calming and life-affirming Sunday night television'.

Easter Sunday 8 April between 6 and 7am
Bishop's Easter Broadcast
on BBC Radio Wiltshire

Further information contact:
The Revd Jonathan Ball, Bishop's Press Officer
01722 334031. bishops.chaplain@salisbury.anglican.org

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