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Series 54

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Series 54

665 :54x01 - Epiphany Sunday

Jan/05/2014
David Grant finds out what can be discovered from the wise men in the Christmas story, and introduces hymns from Blackburn Cathedral.

666 :54x02 - The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Jan/12/2014
Bill Turnbull talks to some people who have been inspired by the tiny tidal island. He also introduces hymns from the parish church of St Mary the Virgin.

667 :54x03 - All Through the Night

Jan/19/2014
Diane Louise Jordan talks to different people who work at night and takes a trip along the River Thames after dark. She also presents a selection of hymns and performances with a night-time theme.

668 :54x04 - Phoenix from the Ashes

Jan/26/2014
Bill takes a look at some churches that have been completely transformed from a state of such disrepair they were nearly closed.

669 :54x05 - Chinese New Year

Feb/02/2014
Aled Jones is in London's Chinatown where he introduces hymns from St Martin-in-the-Fields, a church with a congregation of Chinese Christians.

670 :54x06 - Sunday School Songs

Feb/09/2014
David Grant takes a look back at the heyday of Sunday School classes whilst Bill Kenwright reveals how they helped to establish Everton Football Club.

671 :54x07 - Retirement

Feb/16/2014
Pam Rhodes learns about how actress Elizabeth Taylor's former body double is spending her retirement.

672 :54x08 - A City Within a City

Feb/23/2014
Huw Edwards looks forward to St David's Day as he pays a visit to Llandaff, north of Cardiff, and talks to Wales rugby union forward Toby Faletau.

673 :54x09 - Lent

Mar/02/2014
Pam Rhodes takes a look at the significance of Lent, and talks to a women whose story provided inspiration for the film Calendar Girls. She also introduces hymns from Bradford Cathedral.

674 :54x10 - Sport Relief 2014

Mar/09/2014
Dan Walker pays a visit to a church that has been transformed into a winter-themed sporting arenaand talks to a Paralympian long jumper hoping to jump into the record books.

675 :54x11 - St Patrick's Day

Mar/16/2014
Eamonn Holmes is in Londonderry where he talk to people who have been inspired by the St Patrick.

676 :54x12 - Island of Culture

Mar/23/2014
Bill Turnbull finds out more about the cultural heritage of the Isle of Man, and introduces hymns from Peel Cathedral.

677 :54x13 - Candi Staton

Mar/30/2014
Aled presents a special Mothering Sunday edition of the show as he chats to singer Candi Staton about her career and how her faith helped her through a period of domestic abuse.

678 :54x14 - Wigan

Apr/06/2014
Cardinal Vincent Nichols chats to to Sally Magnusson about his memories of being a young priest in Wigan.

679 :54x15 - Songs Of Praise For Holy Week

Apr/13/2014
Tom Courtenay reads the story of Christ's Passion at Bradford Cathedral and he also finds out more about the events of the first Holy Week.

678 :54x16 - Easter Sunday Songs Of Praise

Apr/20/2014
Bill Turnbull visits Polish Catholic Church of Our Lady Of Czestochowa & St Stanislaw Kostka in Leeds. Whilst young Catholics from Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford sing traditional hymns from the Christian religion.
Guest Stars: Bill Turnbull as Himself

680 :54x17 - School Choir of the Year

Apr/27/2014
David Grant presents the annual School Choir of the Year competition from Birmingham. Six junior school choirs sing a hymn in an effort to secure a place in the final.
Guest Stars: Laura Mvula as Herself | Gareth Malone as Himself | Suzi Digby as Herself

681 :54x18 - School Choir of the Year (2)

May/04/2014
David Grant presents the annual School Choir of the Year competition from Birmingham. Six senior school choirs sing a hymn in an effort to secure a place in the final.
Guest Stars: Gareth Malone as Himself | Laura Mvula as Herself | Suzi Digby as Herself

682 :54x19 - School Choir of the Year Final

May/11/2014
David Grant presents the final of this year's School Choir of the Year competition.
Guest Stars: Suzi Digby as Herself | Gareth Malone as Himself | Laura Mvula as Herself

683 :54x20 - Lesley Garrett - My Story, My Music

May/18/2014
Aled Jones chats to opera singer Lesley Garrett about her life.
Guest Stars: Lesley Garrett as Herself

684 :54x21 - Faith and Football

May/25/2014
Aled takes a look ahead to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and talks to fans who will be holidaying there between matches.

685 :54x22 - D Day: 70 Years On

Jun/01/2014
The show features a survivor's account of the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

686 :54x23 - Pentecost Sunday

Jun/08/2014
Diane Louise Jordan is in Leicester, where she celebrates Pentecost Sunday.

687 :54x24 - Father's Day

Jun/15/2014
Claire McCollum hosts a Father's Day edition of the show, as she talks to Kristyn and Keith Getty.

688 :54x25 - Summertime

Jun/22/2014
David Grant and Diane Louise Jordan make their way to the seaside to celebrate the British summertime, and find out the connection between one of the country's best known holiday camps and the Church.

689 :54x26 - Tour de France

Jun/29/2014
Connie Fisher and Claire McCollum are on their bikes ahead of the Tour de France as they learn about preparations being made to welcome the hundreds of cyclists and thousands of fans due to visit the area for the event.

690 :54x27 - Commonwealth Games

Jul/13/2014
Sally Magnusson and Diane Louise Jordan are in Glasgow as the final preparations for the Commonwealth Games are made.

691 :54x28 - Outbreak of War

Aug/03/2014
Bill Turnbull is in Belgium with classical act Libera where they mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

692 :54x29 - Sacred Gardens

Aug/10/2014
Bill Turnbull looks for sacred gardens as he visits Kew to take a look at their new faith trail/ Claire McCollum is at Westminster Abbey to look at its hidden gems.
Guest Stars: Claire McCollum as Herself

693 :54x30 - Stop the World

Aug/17/2014
David Grant and Sally Magnusson take a holiday during the peak of the summer, wanting a trip of peace and reflection.

694 :54x31 - Carnival and Culture

Aug/24/2014
Pam Rhodes talks to participants in Europe's longest-running Caribbean carnival, which is taking place in Leeds. She also introduces hymns from St Edmund's Church in Roundhay.
Guest Stars: Kristina Myles as Herself

695 :54x32 - Junior Songs of Praise

Aug/31/2014
David Grant is joined by CBBC's Hacker T Dog, Newsround presenter Hayley Hassall and The Voice UK winner Jermain Jackman for a special children's edition of the show.

696 :54x33 - Private Chapels

Sep/07/2014
Bill Turnbull takes a look at some of Britain's private chapels.

697 :54x34 - Harvest Thanksgiving

Sep/14/2014
Claire McCollum is in Kenya whilst Stuart Townsend performs a variety of traditional harvest hymns.

698 :54x35 - Finding Faith Afresh

Sep/21/2014
Diane Louise Jordan pays a visit to some churches taking new initiatives to invite people in and also talks to the Rev Nicky Gumbel, a pioneer of Alpha Course.

699 :54x36 - Gospel Choir of the Year - Part One

Sep/28/2014
David Grant introduces six talented gospel choirs from around the country as they battle it out to be crowned group of the year for 2014.

700 :54x37 - Gospel Choir of the Year - Part Two

Oct/05/2014
Carrie Grant, Mica Paris and Muyiwa Olarewaju announce the winner of this year's competition.
Guest Stars: Carrie Grant as Herself | Mica Paris as Herself | Miuyiwa Olarewaju as Herself

701 :54x38 - Gosforth

Oct/12/2014
Pam Rhodes is in Newcastle upon Tyne where she finds out about the continuing significance of Saint Bede, the Geordie accent and the River Tyne itself.

702 :54x39 - Behind the Big Sing

Oct/19/2014
David Grant takes a look at the preparations being made for this year's Big Sing at the Royal Albert Hall.

703 :54x40 - Big Sing

Oct/26/2014
Sally Magnusson is joined by Katherine Jenkins and Aled Jones at the Royal Albert Hall. Gregory Porter, Lucy Kay and Nell Bryden perform.
Guest Stars: Lucy Kay as Herself | Aled Jones as Himself | Katherine Jenkins as Herself

704 :54x41 - All Saints

Nov/02/2014
Claire McCollum finds out more about the countryside of Mid-Ulster where she hears inspirational stories and sings hymns with the congregation of St Michael's Church in Lissan.
Musical Guests: The Priests as Themselves | Voices Of Ireland as Themselves

705 :54x42 - Remembrance Sunday

Nov/09/2014
Bill Turnbull is in Aldershot as he introduces a live programme to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Guest Stars: Michael Ball as Himself

706 :54x43 - Syrian Catholic Family

Nov/16/2014
Ade Adepitan, Connie Fisher and Bill Turnbull learn about the lottery winner who gave away millions and the plight of a Syrian Catholic family separated by war.
Guest Hosts: Connie Fisher as Herself | Ade Adepitan as Himself

707 :54x44 - Ebola Special

Nov/23/2014
A couple of footballers from Hull City team up with a rapper from Freetown, Sierra Leone, to raise money to help fight the killer disease of Ebola.

708 :54x45 - Advent Sunday

Nov/30/2014
Cerrie Burnell pays a visit to a town centre that is bringing the nativity to the high street.

709 :54x46 - Christmas

Dec/07/2014
James Martin makes a festive Dickensian tipple whilst Josie D'Arby finds out about the inspiration for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in Malton.

710 :54x47 - Christmas Advent

Dec/14/2014
Jenny Bell makes a Nativity painting in the middle of Nottingham railway station.

711 :54x48 - Christmas Big Sing

Dec/21/2014
Katherine Jenkins and Jermain Jackman join Bill Turnbull and David Grant in the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Christmas Big Sing.
Guest Stars: Jermain Jackman as Himself | Katherine Jenkins as Herself

712 :54x49 - Twelve Days of Christmas

Dec/28/2014
The show takes a look at the religious meaning behind the carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, with a recreation of each line.
Warning: Songs of Praise guide may contain spoilers
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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