HIGHLIGHT: Forces of Nature with Brian Cox Science meets colourful global folklore in an exploration of the underlying laws of nature 1/4
9pm BBC1, Monday
TELEVISION: Friday 7am, 9.15am (BBC1) The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Huw Edwards reports on events at the Thiepval Memorial in France (highlights at 11.05pm on BBC2)
Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) The Muslim Pound Myriam Francois-Cerrah examines how brands and retailers are seeking to serve and profit from Muslim consumers.
Sunday 4.40pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pam Rhodes visits RAF Duxford on Battle of Britain Memorial Day.
Tuesday 9pm (BBC4) B is for Book A documentary following four- and five-year-olds in Hackney, as they learn to read.
RADIO: Friday 2pm, 7.30pm (R3) 8pm (Classic FM) Centenary of the Battle of the Somme Concerts
Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The Bishop of Birmingham leads a live service at Solihull School.
9.30am & 7.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul: The dilemma Mike Wooldridge speaks to a devout US family about how they manage tragedy
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Sheffield Cathedral.
Monday noon, 8.05pm, 2.05am (World Service) Outlook Inspiration Awards Celebrating people who have shown “real courage and inspiration” in the Awards’ 50th year.
Monday to Friday 1.45pm (R4) Cold War: Stories from the big freeze A new series tracing turning points in the Cold War (1-5/15).
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from Durham Cathedral.