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Orla Timmins

Divine Women

BBC2, 9pm

In this new series, historian Bettany Hughes, left, goes on an epic journey to trace the history of women in different religions. She begins by visiting the world's oldest religious site and finds women were present at the earliest days of organised religion. She also explores why the divine was often thought of as female and attends a Hindu Durga Puja festival to see goddess worship first-hand.