HIGHLIGHT: A Celebration for Ascension Day A service from St Martin-in-the-Fields, led by the Vicar, Canon Sam Wells.
Thursday 8pm, Radio 4
Saturday 10pm (Nat Geographic) The Surgery Ship A look at life aboard a hospital ship that helps people in some of the poorest parts of Africa.
Sunday 4.25pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Josie d’Arby visits a convent, and Richard Taylor explores the history of Baptists in the UK.
Thursday 9pm (BBC1) The Truth about HIV Dr Chris van Tulleken explores the latest science around HIV/AIDS.
Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood Mark Tully talks to the priest and stand-up comedian Maggy Whitehouse about the use of humour.
8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Choral matins live from the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
9.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul A look at Al-Azhar University, in Egypt, the oldest seat of Islamic learning in the world (1/2).
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last Wednesday’s service from Lincoln Cathedral.
4pm (R3) The Choir Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents music that honours our Lady.
Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests discuss the German religious climate (1/6).
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Wells Cathedral.
Thursday 9am (R4) In Our Time Melvyn Bragg’s topic is Purgatory.