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Songs of Praise

Series 55

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Series 55

713 :55x01 - Elvis

Connie Fisher learns more about the spiritual side of Elvis Presley.

714 :55x02 - Canary Wharf

Sally Magnusson pays a visit to Canary Wharf to learn about a floating church reaching out to the banking community.

715 :55x03 - Somerset

A year on from the Somerset floods, Claire McCollum is in Muchelney, which ended up becoming a beacon of hope during the crisis.

716 :55x04 - Leeds Cafe

Josie visits a Leeds cafe where everything is recycled. Claire visits a church and bingo hall building swap.

717 :55x05 - Mental Illness

David Grant takes a look at the changing attitudes to mental illnesses.

718 :55x06 - Abide With Me

Aled finds out about the history of the adopted FA Cup anthem Abide With Me.

719 :55x07 - Speed Dating

Josie D'Arby finds out more about speed dating with Christians who are looking for love whilst Connie Fisher learns about the history of British Black Gospel music.

720 :55x08 - Jane Hawking

Stephen Hawking's wife Jane talks about her faith, her love for music. David Oyelowo talks about how he believes God helped him play civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

721 :55x09 - Red Nose Day

David Grant is joined by Hal Cruttenden and they look ahead to Red Nose Day. The show also features hymns to celebrate St David's Day.

722 :55x10 - Amazing Grace

Rebecca Ferguson learns about the origins of her favourite hymn Amazing Grace whilst Pam Rhodes hears the story of a rescue at sea and reuniting those involved 35 years on.

723 :55x11 - Mothering Sunday

Diane Louise Jordan celebrates Mothering Sunday as she talks to a woman who chose to adopt rather than have her own children.

724 :55x12 - Richard III

Bill Turnbull finds out about the preparations being made before the remains of Richard III are laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral on Thursday, nearly 530 years after his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

725 :55x13 - Holy Week

Aled is at Liverpool Cathedral for the start of Holy Week for the final rehearsals of their Passion plays.

726 :55x14 - Easter Sunday

David Grant is at a farm where religion and agricultural practices come together for the traditional Blessing of the Lambs ceremony.

727 :55x15 - Andrew Lloyd Webb

Connie Fisher talks to Andrew Lloyd Webb to learn why he wants to help more churches get connected to the internet.

728 :55x16 - 50th Anniversary of the Pennine Way

It is the 50th anniversary of the Pennine Way and Claire takes a look at some of the many spiritual stops along its route.

729 :55x17 - School Choir of the Year

Aled presents the Junior semi-final of the School Choir of the Year competition from Nottingham. Tim Rhys-Evans, Yvie Burnett and JB Gill have to decide who will make it through to the final.

730 :55x18 - School Choir of the Year (2)

Aled presents the Senior semi-final of the School Choir of the Year competition from Nottingham. Tim Rhys-Evans, Yvie Burnett and JB Gill have to decide who will make it through to the final.

731 :55x19 - 70th Anniversary of VE Day

Bill Turnbull celebrates the 70th anniversary of VE Day as he talks to people who remember the announcement of victory in Europe.

732 :55x20 - School Choir of the Year (3)

Aled hosts the final of the School Choir of the Year competition from the Albert Hall, Nottingham as the choirs battle it out to be crowned he Junior and Senior winners.

733 :55x21 - FA Cup Fans Choir

Jim Errington, the 100-year-old winner of the Songs of Praise FA Cup Fans Choir competition, looks forward to performing at Wembley stadium. Martina Purdy explains why she decided to become a nun.

734 :55x22 - FA Cup

Aled is backstage at the Cup Final at Wembley as the Songs of Praise FA Cup Fans Choir sings the traditional curtain raiser, Abide With Me.

735 :55x23 - BBC Music Day

The show celebrates BBC Music Day, and finds out out about rap artists who are teaching the congregation of a church to modernise a traditional hymn.

736 :55x24 - Nic Vujicic

laire McCollum talks to a real life Good Samaritan called Nic Vujicic, who was born without arms or legs. He reveals how his faith has given him the strength to overcome his disability, and how he now attempts to encourage others around the world to believe in their own capabilities.

737 :55x25 - Cornwall

Josie d'Arby is at Cornwall's busiest lifeboat station whilst Diane Louise Jordan performs with a choir of fishwives.

738 :55x26 - Salvation Amry

One man’s determination to help the poor in England A 150 years ago led to the Salvation Army being formed.

739 :55x27 - 10th Anniversary of the July 7th London Bombings

Claire McCollum presents an episode marking the 10th anniversary of the July 7th London bombings.

740 :55x28 - The Big Sing Gala

Katherine Jenkins and Aled Jones join Sally Magnusson for an evening of hymns and songs from the Royal Albert Hall.

741 :55x29 - Wedding Angels

Josie D'Arby talks to a couple on their wedding day to find out how they got ready for a lifetime together. The `wedding angels' helping people realise their dreams are also featured.

742 :55x30 - August 2, 2015

David Grant and Sally Magnusson meet a woman who gave her sister a baby and they also meet a group of young singer-songwriters who use money from criminals to make music.
Classification: Variety
Genre: Family | Music
Status: Returning Series
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Sundays at 05:25 pm
Runtime: 35 Minutes
Premiere: October, 1961
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