Songs Of Praise - Mavis Staples
American gospel music legend Mavis Staples leads a congregation in London's Air Studios for some foot-tapping gospel songs. She talks to Aled Jones about life with her famous family the Staple Singers.
Songs Of Praise was broadcast on ABC at Sunday 10 October 2021, 11:30.
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Songs of Praise is a British religious programme written for television and produced by the BBC since 1961. Each episode is broadcast from a single location from which congregations from a church or cathedral sing hymns while the presenter covers the week's topic or theme. This format was adapted from the end of 2014 onwards, when each episode's songs and presentations started coming from different locations. Songs of Praise, as the time of writing in 2017, is the longest-running television programme of its kind anywhere in the world. It has included interviews with numerous celebrities and social figures, including former British primer minister Tony Blair, English playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn and several members of the British Royal Family.