HIGHLIGHT: Storyville: Forever Pure — Football and Racism in Jerusalem A look at what happened when Israel’s most popular football team signed up two Muslim players.
Sunday 10pm, BBC4
TELEVISION: Sunday 10am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets . . . The presenter talks to the former boxer Nigel Benn about how Christianity changed his life (2/4).
5.20pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise A celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Radio 4 Christmas appeal.
Thursday 9pm (BBC4) Vienna: Empire, dynasty and dream Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the city’s struggle to defend Christendom from the Ottomans (1/3).
RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4 FM) Sunday Worship A service marking 90 years of the Radio 4 Christmas appeals with St Martin-in-the-Fields.
10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at the kumari in Nepal: Buddhist girls, as young
as four, who are believed to
be possessed by a Hindu goddess.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Portsmouth Cathedral.
Tuesday 8pm (R4) Faith or Family What happens when Ultra-orthodox Jews, who live by 18th-century traditions, try to leave their community?
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong live from St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
8pm (R4) We Need to Talk about Death Joan Bakewell and her panel explore the use of morphine, and the obstacles that hinder people’s chances of a “good” death (2/4).