HIGHLIGHT: The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth and Victoria On 9 September, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Sophie Raworth compares her reign with that of Queen Victoria.
9pm BBC1, Monday
TELEVISION: Saturday 5.10pm (C5) Elizabeth II: The longest reign An examination of the Queen’s reign (revised repeat).
Sunday 4.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise: Gospel Choir of the Year The the winners of the annual gospel-singing contest are announced (2/2).
Tuesday 10pm (BBC4) West Meets East The actor Dominic West visits the Hindu Kumbh Mela, in India.
Wednesday 9pm (BBC2) The Ascent of Woman Amanda Foreman looks at the oppression of women in ancient China and Japan (2/4).
RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service from Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff.
9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Audrey Brown explores the life of Benedict Daswa, who is set to become Southern Africa’s first saint.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service, recorded at St Patrick’s (Anglican) Cathedral, Armagh.
Tuesday 11.30am (R4) Music in the Shadow of Ground Zero The story of two churches in New York that survived 9/11.
2.15pm (R4, FM only) The Man Who Bit Mary Magdalene A comedy drama about Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln.
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral vespers for the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, recorded at King’s College, Cambridge, in March.