EMPHASIZE: At the foot of the cross Katie Piper presents music and poetry for Good Friday and listens to people who tell their stories of grief, including Ven. Wilhelmina Smallman, whose two daughters were murdered. Good Friday 7 p.m., Radio 2
TELEVISION: Good Friday 1:30 p.m. (BBC1) Jill Halfpenny’s Easter Journey The actress travels to the North East of England and the Borders to discover Easter traditions (1/2).
9 p.m. (BBC2) Pilgrimage: The Route of the Scottish Islands The pilgrims head for the west of Scotland to join the Kintyre Way (2/3).
9 p.m. (IVT) Grantchester Will pledges to refrain from loving (6/6).
9 p.m. (Drama) Mysteries of Sister Boniface A gang member is found dead of a bee sting (6/10).
Saturday 6:20 p.m. (BBC2) King’s Easter Music and readings from King’s College Cambridge.
Easter Day 10 a.m. (BBC1) Easter Day Service The Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines leads a live service from Leeds Minster.
11am (BBC1) Urbi and orbi Pope Francis gives his Easter blessing to the world.
11:25 a.m. (BBC1) Jill Halfpenny’s Easter Travels The presenter meets Sir Antony Gormley and hears his thoughts on angels (2/2).
1:15 p.m. (BBC1) songs of praise Sean Fletcher follows in the footsteps of saints and pilgrims to celebrate Easter in Lindisfarne.
2 p.m. (C5) The ten Commandments Charlton Heston stars as Moses in a Hollywood epic.
Tuesday 9 p.m. (Heavenly Arts) The lost Leonardo The story of Salvator Mundia painting of Christ, possibly by Leonardo da Vinci.
Thursday 9 p.m. (BBC2) The art that made us An overview of how, during the reign of Elizabeth I, Protestants and Roman Catholics used art and language in a battle for power (3/8).
RADIO: Good Friday 12:30 p.m. (R3) Through the night by Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ.
2 p.m. (R3) Afternoon Concert Music for Good Friday, including that of Buxtehude Membra Jesus Nostri.
3 p.m. (R4) Good Friday Meditation Reverend Sharon Grenham-Thompson, whose son died by suicide, reflects on what Good Friday means for those who are grieving.
7:15 p.m. (R4) Screenshot An exploration of cinematic representations of the crucifixion (3/9).
7:30 p.m. (R3) Radio 3 in concert Live from King’s College Cambridge, including Haydn’s Symphony No. 26 in D minor (Lamentation) and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.
Easter Day 6 a.m. (R2) good sunday morning Guests are Nick Hewer, on the BBC Current Pilgrimageand the Archbishop of York.
6:35 a.m. (R4) sunrise service Reverend Richard Carter leads an Easter pilgrimage to Lindisfarne.
8:10 a.m. (R4) Sunday worship The Archbishop of Canterbury delivers his Easter message of hope and resurrection from Canterbury Cathedral.
10:30 a.m. (World Service) heart and soul Julia Paul speaks to people of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches and the Jewish faith in Ukraine.
3 p.m. (R3) Choir Vespers Live from Canterbury Cathedral.
Monday 4:30 p.m. (R4) Beyond belief How do the faithful understand the story of Easter? (3/7).
Wednesday 4 p.m. (R3) Choir Vespers From Merton College, Oxford, recorded 2 November 2021.