HIGHLIGHT: Countdown to Life: The extraordinary making of you Michael Mosley explores how the human body is made, beginning with the first eight weeks in the womb (1/3).
9pm BBC2, Monday
TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (C4) Gogglebox The regular TV watchers include the Vicar of Blyth and Scrooby with Ranskill, the Revd Kate Bottley.
Sunday 4.40pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise An episode with Sally Magnusson that marks the Queen’s becoming the longest-reigning British monarch.
Monday 9pm (BBC4) Treasures of the Indus Sona Datta visits Tamil Nadu and examines the growth of the Hindu religion (3/3).
Wednesday 9pm (BBC2) The Ascent of Woman Amanda Foreman looks at women from the Middle Ages, including Empress Theodora and Hildegard of Bingen (3/4).
Thursday 10pm (Discovery) Codes and conspiracies An exploration of cults in the United States.
RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Rugby School.
3pm (R3) A repeat of last week’s choral vespers recorded at King’s College, Cambridge, in March.
Monday 8.30pm (R4) Crossing Continents Linda Pressly looks at
why young girls in Paraguay are vulnerable to abuse (8/9).
Tuesday 7.30pm (R3) Radio 3 in Concert: Edinburgh International Festival The opening concert includes three choral pieces by Brahms, and Ein Heldenleben, by Richard Strauss.
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong from the chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.