15th April 2017

Sunday Sequence - Easter Day, April 16th

Does the holiest day in the  Christian calendar bring to mind chocolate eggs, bunnies and a few days off work, rather than the Resurrection? We ask which way will Turkey face after the referendum on granting more powers to President Erdogan? Professor Eamon Duffy talks about Catholics, Protestants and the conversion of England after the Reformation. As the BBC programme The Sky at Night celebrates its 70th anniversary, we explore the eternal appeal of the starry heavens. We learn about the Reverend William Nielson, Presbyterian clergyman,  who published a three-part Introduction to the Irish Language in the early 19th century. And we discuss the meaning of Easter.