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Rev Kate Bottley goes behind the scenes at London's Billingsgate Fish Market as she prepares for a Harvest Festival of the Sea. With hymn-singing and music from across the UK.

The Reverend Kate Bottley goes behind the scenes at London's iconic Billingsgate Fish Market as she prepares for a Harvest Festival of the Sea. With inspirational hymn-singing and music from across the UK.


He's Got the Whole World in His Hands from St John at Hackney, London
Think of a World Without Any Flowers from St Aidan's Church, Leeds
Thankful by Yvonne Lyon
We Plough the Fields and Scatter from St Patrick's Church, Jordanstown
I, the Lord of Sea and Sky from St Andrew's Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow
Eternal Father Strong to Save from St Thomas' Parish Church, Belfast
For the Beauty of the Earth from St Alban's Church, Bristol.

35 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Oct 2016 16:15

Music Played

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

  • Traditional African American Spiritual

    He's Got The Whole World In His Hands

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. John at Hackney, London. Ensemble: The Adventist Vocal Ensemble. Conductor: Ken Burton.

    Composer: Traditional African American Spiritual

  • Graham Westcott

    Think Of A World Without Any Flowers

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. Aidan's Church, Leeds. Conductor: Geoff Ellerby. Featured Artist: Roland Dee. Featured Artist: Danny Maddocks. Featured Artist: Alex Woodrow. Featured Artist: Steve Lawson. Featured Artist: Steven Callow. Featured Artist: Nicky Hunter. Featured Artist: David Benfield. Composer: Graham Westcott. Music Arranger: Geoff Ellerby. Lyricist: Bunty Newport.

    Tune: Genesis

  • Yvonne Lyon


  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz

    We Plough The Fields And Scatter

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. Patrick's Church, Jordanstown. Conductor: Paul Leddington Wright. Featured Artist: Nigel McClintock. Featured Artist: Paul Young. Featured Artist: Pat McCarthy. Featured Artist: Paul Klein. Featured Artist: Neil Gallie. Featured Artist: Steve Irvine. Featured Artist: Sam Staunton. Music Arranger: Robert Ramskill. Lyricist: Matthias Claudius.

    Tune: Wir Pflugen

  • Dan Schutte

    I, The Lord Of Sea And Sky

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. Andrew's Metropolitan Cathedral, Glasgow. Conductor: John Bell. Featured Artist: Steven Rance. Featured Artist: Matthew Howells. Featured Artist: Stella McCracken. Composer: Dan Schutte. Music Arranger: Paul Leddington Wright & John L. Bell. Lyricist: Dan Schutte.

    Tune: Here I Am, Lord

  • J. B Dykes

    Eternal Father Strong To Save

    Choir: Choir and Congregaton of St. Thomas' Parish Church, Belfast. Conductor: Jonathan Rea. Featured Artist: New Irish Orchestra. Composer: J. B. Dykes. Music Arranger: Jonathan Rea. Lyricist: William Whiting.

    Tune: Melita

  • Geoffrey Shaw

    For The Beauty Of The Earth

    Choir: Choir and Congregation of St. Alban's Church, Bristol. Conductor: David Ogden. Featured Artist: Richard Johnson. Composer: Geoffrey Shaw. Music Arranger: David Ogden. Lyricist: F. S. Pierpoint.

    Tune: England's Lane


Harvest - Part One

It's the season of Harvest and the Rev. Kate Bottley goes behind the scenes at London's famous Billingsgate market to help persuade fish sellers to hand over the prized catch and donate it for a Harvest Festival of the Sea.


To mark National Adoption Week we visit Christian couple Claire and Alan. They tell us how, after having three healthy children of their own, they felt God was calling them to adopt a child who might not easily find a forever home.

They adopted a baby with learning difficulties who has brought great joy to the whole family.

Errollyn Wallen

Claire McCollum is on the north coast of Scotland to meet award-winning classical composer Errollyn Wallen, who draws her inspiration from the coastline around the lighthouse she calls home.

Harvest - Part Two

The Rev. Kate Bottley attends the historic annual Festival of the Sea service at St. Mary-at-Hill Church, a stone's throw from the Old Billingsgate fish market. She lends a hand as fish seller Bill Thornton and his friends create a display of donated fish. And Kate finds out why this service means so much to those who attend each year and why the fish is given to charity.  


Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Bottley
Presenter Claire McCollum
Executive Producer Tommy Nagra
Series Producer Matthew Napier