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Sally Magnusson joins Lord of the Rings fans at a Tolkien festival, David Grant visits the home of William Blake, and historian Richard Taylor is at Jane Austen's church. Plus some great hymns to sing along with.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Oct 2015 17:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Henry Thomas Smart

    Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies

    Choir: The Choir and congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Featured Artist: Dave Bainbridge. Featured Artist: Daniel Hammersley. Featured Artist: David Fitzgerald. Featured Artist: James Norrey. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Charles Wesley.

    Composer:Henry Thomas Smart

  • Ada R.Habershon

    Will The Circle Be Unbroken?

    Choir: The Clare Chorale, Grosvenor Choir & Choir of St Colmcille’s. Conductor: John Anderson. Featured Artist: Stephen Hamill. Music Arranger: John Anderson. Lyricist: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel.

    Composer:Ada R.Habershon

  • Philip Moore

    Through The Day Thou Love Has Spared Us

    Conductor: Christopher Johns. Featured Artist: Simon Headley. Lyricist: T.Kelly. Choir: Leicester Cathedral Choir.

    Composer:Philip Moore

  • E.E.Hewitt

    Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus

    Choir: Beechcroft Choir and Marcia Mc Pherson. Conductor: Ken Burton. Featured Artist: Neil Watson. Featured Artist: Joshua Adgomar. Featured Artist: Floyd Millen. Featured Artist: Stefan Brown. Featured Artist: Adam Kerr. Featured Artist: Paul Johnson. Featured Artist: Melicia Walker. Featured Artist: Jacqueline Ewers. Featured Artist: Paulette Brown - Backing Vocals. Featured Artist: Veronica Brown. Music Arranger: Noel H Tredinnick. Lyricist: E.E.Hewitt.


  • Hubert Parry

    And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time

    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Lawrence. Featured Artist: Darius Battiwalla. Music Arranger: Edward Elgar. Lyricist: William Blake.

    Tune:Parry (Elgar arr)Composer:Hubert Parry

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    R. Vaughan Williams

    Choir: Congregation of Manchester Cathedral. Conductor: Gordon Stewart. Featured Artist: Manchester Camerata. Featured Artist: Christopher Stokes. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: W.W.How.

    Tune:Sine Normine Composer:R. Vaughan Williams

  • Rend Collective

    Build Your Kingdom Here

    Choir: Congregation of New Community Church, Southampton. Conductor: David Lawrence. Music Arranger: Michael Powell.

    Composer:Rend Collective



Sally Magnusson visited the Tolkien festival in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne at the city’s medieval Castle. The event was organised by the Castle in conjunction with Time and Tide Events.  It’s 60 years since the final book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy The Lord Of The Rings was published. Sally interviewed Tolkien expert Tom Price from the Oxford Centre For Christian Apologetics. 


Part 2

Sally Magnusson and Tom Price visit St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle where there is a stained glass window dedicated to St Oswald. In the castle, Sally interviewed artist Jay Johnstone from the Sci-fi and fantasy network.

Church Detective - Austen

Richard Taylor, our very own Church Detective, is in Steventon Church exploring its links with 19th Century Novelist Jane Austen.


The hymn, Jerusalem began as a poem by William Blake. David Grant visited Blake’s former home in Felpham to see where the poem was written.


  • Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies was performed by the Choir and Congregation of Trinity Church, Gosforth.
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken was performed by the Clare Chorale, Grosvenor Choir & Choir of St Colmcille’s, Holywood.
  • Through The Day Thou Love Has Spared Us was performed by Leicester Cathedral Choir.
  • Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus was performed by Beechcroft Choir at New Testament Assembley, Tooting.
  • And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time was performed by Huddersfield Choral Society and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Monastery, Manchester.
  • For All The Saints was performed by the Congregation of Manchester Cathedral.
  • Build Your Kingdom Here was performed by the Congregation of New Community Church, Southampton.


Role Contributor
Presenter Sally Magnusson
Presenter Richard Taylor
Presenter David Grant
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Dave Stanford


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