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Father's Day

For Father’s Day, Sean Fletcher meets a dad whose personal sacrifice saved his son’s life. Singer Laura Wright launches the vote to find the UK’s favourite hymn.

For Father’s Day, Sean Fletcher is in London to meet a dad whose personal sacrifice saved his son’s life when he donated a kidney in a televised operation watched by millions. We hear how music-making has strengthened one father’s bond with his son, and we discover how a mobile youth club, based on a bus, is bringing faith, hope and positive role models to teenagers. Laura Wright visits St Pancras station to sing along with a pianist who plays hymns to entertain passers-by, and we launch the vote to find the UK’s favourite hymn.

Music:
Lord of All Hopefulness – Southwark Cathedral
Total Praise – LSO St Luke’s London
How Deep the Father’s Love – Kendal Parish Church
The Lion and the Lamb – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
What a Beautiful Name – Performed by Laura Wright
Give Thanks – Warwick Rd URC Coventry
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Pershore Abbey

34 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Jun 2019 13:15

Stories

Father saves his son by becoming a live kidney donor
When Daniel discovered his son’s kidney dialysis was failing he was given an opportunity to save his life by becoming a live donor.  

Jack and Tim 
Tim Goodacre and his son Jack share a love of music and recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent singing their song The Lucky Ones, written at a time of great family heartache.

XLP Mobile Bus Youth Club
The Christian youth organisation XLP works with local churches around London to provide a youth club on wheels that comes to the young people. 

The hymn player in St Pancras Station
91 years old Denis Robinson entertains passers by at St Pancras Station by playing hymns on the piano in the station concourse. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sean Fletcher
Presenter Laura Wright
Producer Charlotte Hindle
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Production Company Avanti Media

Broadcast

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