Previews Bronx To Bradford: Friars On A Mission (BBC-1 13 Apr 2017) Published 2 years ago on April 11, 2017 How can a group of Franciscan Friars support the poor and turn round a disused inner-city church, while also living a simple life of prayer and devotion? What is it like to live the life of a friar, and how hard is it to follow the example of a 13th century saint in the modern world? In the run-up to Easter the BBC has been granted unique access to a Franciscan Friary in Bradford. Bronx To Bradford: Friars On A Mission, airing on Thursday 13 April on BBC One follows five friars on their mission to support the poor, both spiritually and materially. Can the brothers succeed? How challenging is it for friars to help those in need while they themselves must live a humble life with few material comforts? The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal originates from the Bronx in New York and now operates friaries in the US, Central America, the UK and Ireland. They believe the life and example of St Francis shows them the way to follow the teachings of Jesus. In Bradford they run regular soup kitchens for people in need, the poor and the homeless. They are also hoping to restore an old, run–down Catholic Church to attract new followers. The brothers want to achieve all this while devoting time to prayer and worship. St Patrick’s Church was once a hive of activity with roots in the city’s old Irish community. Times have changed. The church and the friary sit close to the city’s mosques. The Muslim population in Bradford has been expanding and thriving, while the number of people describing themselves as Christian has been in decline. Heenan Bhatti’s film is an intimate portrayal of the brothers as they work and pray, day and night. Dressed in grey habits, and sporting beards, they adopt the image of traditional friars. They also follow strict rules – avoiding possessions and sometimes begging for their own food – yet they also share a warm sense of humour and a love of music. How testing is this life, and what exactly are the rules for modern friars? How do they operate in a busy, materialistic, digital world? And what can be achieved with the people they serve, who often live complicated, challenging lives? Bronx To Bradford: Friars On A Mission Episode 1 (of 1) airs on Thursday 13 April 2017 on BBC One. BBCTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes9 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes9 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes9 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes9 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes1 day ago Hawaii Five-0: Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (S9EP16 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa: When the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through... Episodes1 day ago Mystery in San Luis Obispo airs Fri 22 Feb 2019 on ID When two female college students vanish from the city of San Luis Obispo, Calif., clues are elusive, but one detective... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.