This week is the end of term for the majority of schools and colleges in the UK, but there is plenty of programming over the coming weeks which shouldn’t be missed and could provide excellent resources.
There is, of course, a raft of religious programming particularly from the BBC. This includes live broadcasts from services around the country, music and specially commissioned drama and documentaries.
The Ark, BBC1, 30th March, 8.30pm
A one-off dramatization by Tony Jordan of the biblical and starring David Threlfall and Joanne Whalley.
David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Peter, BBC1, Friday 3rd April, 9am
Following on from BBC One’s previous series, In the Footsteps of St Paul, this 2 part documentary follows David Suchet as he journeys in search of the truth about St Peter, the founder of the Church of Rome.
Easter Sunday Service from Chester Cathedral, Radio 4, Sunday 5th April 8.10am
A broadcast of the service delivered by the Church of England’s first female Bishop, Rt Reverend Libby Lane.
For Primary schools
The Elves and the Shoemaker CBeebies, 6th April, 5pm
This Easter CBeebies presents a magical treat as it collaborates with the Northern Ballet for a special performance of the Elves and the Shoemaker. Recorded at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, with local school children as the Tiddlers. This is the third year that CBeebies have collaborated with Northern Ballet; previous productions have been CBeebies Three Little Pigs and CBeebies Ugly Duckling.
Don’t forget the Election!
Just in case Easter Celebrations prove a distraction from the upcoming election, there are a couple of programmes which should help re-focus minds:
Coalition, Channel 4, 28 March, 9pm
Feature length political drama re-imagining the intrigue behind the scenes in May 2010 which led to the formation of the Coalition government.
The ITV Leaders Debate, ITV, 2 April, 8pm
This already much discussed 2 hour debate hosted by Julie Etchingham will feature Leaders of the 7 main political parties: Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP, SNP, The Greens and Plaid Cymru.