01 April 2021, The Tablet

Filling the airwaves

Filling the airwaves

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The new kid on the block at the BBC is collaborative broadcasts involving simultaneous transmission on TV and radio, and Easter 2021 sees the first example of this from the religion department with a live service from Canterbury Cathedral broadcast on BBC One, Radio 4 and local radio at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

Chief celebrant will be Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, whose Easter service last year came live from his kitchen. He’s welcomed this year’s initiative, saying: “In a year of the deepest grief and loss experienced by so many, I’m delighted to be working with the BBC this Easter to bring the hope of Jesus Christ that is ours through the Good News of his Resurrection. The message of Jesus could not be more timely or important at this very moment: Christ is with us in our suffering, he comforts us in our need and through his Resurrection we have living hope – death is conquered and the gift of eternal life with him is offered to all.”

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