A celebration of exciting Easter traditions from across the continent: from the deep spirituality of the Russian Orthodox church to dramatic processions in Spain - via dawn bonfires in Germany and hot cross buns in Wales. Guests share their memories of illegal Easter celebrations in Soviet Crimea, serious-minded chapel services in Ystrad Mynach, and salted lamb cooked on a hillside in Italy. An uplifting journey around the ancient traditions of faith in Europe, and an eye to the future: green Easter, anyone?

Music played:

O Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins Singers
The Paschal Canon - trad. Orthodox
Zorba the greek - Mikis Theodorakis
Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra - Rodrigo
La Saeta - Joan Manuel Serrat
Spring from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Wrth gofio'i riddfannau'n yr ardd
Faithful One - Rob Westall
The Lord's Prayer - Stuart Burrows
Heilig! Heilig! Heilig! from Deutsche Messe - Schubert
Romanian Folk Dances No. 1 - Bartók
Blinded By Your Grace part 2 - Stormzy Featuring MNEK
Mein Herr und Mein Gott - Petris Vasks
The Old Rugged Cross - The London Welsh Millennium Festival of Male Choirs

A celebration of Easter traditions from across the continent, in music, poetry and food.

An exploration of Easter morning in seasonal words and music.