Twin Sisters, Two Faiths
I caught a wonderful programme on Sunday afternoon - Twin Sisters, Two Faiths.
It was about identical twins - one of whom was a practising Christian - the other a practising Muslim. Their mother - dying from cancer - was an agnostic but clearly more comfortable with one religion than the other.
The three of them spoke honestly - over a period of time - about their feelings for one another and the importance of their religious views. The emotional and intellectual gaps between them were very apparent despite obvious family love. Because the reporter - Anna Scott-Brown - recorded them over a period of time an intriguing story developed - which I will not reveal in the hope that you will listen to the programme to find out. In some ways the programme was a drama - as well as an exploration of the strength of faith and difference.
I met someone on Friday (a normal Radio 4 listener) who said we had trailed it too heavily. But I think we really ought to shout about the best things we have - even if heavy listeners (over 20 hours a week of listening) - understandably come across the trail more than they might like.
Listen to the programme again here: