HIGHLIGHT: Beyond Belief In an edition recorded at the Hay Festival, Ernie Rea discusses religion and humour with comedians including Paul Kerensa and Pippa Evans (2/5).
Monday 4.30pm Radio 4
TELEVISION: Friday and Thursday 9pm (BBC 2) Extraordinary Rituals Documentary series looking at how rituals adapt in a changing world (2-3/3).
Sunday 3.30pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.
Wednesday 9pm (Nat Geographic) Mysteries of the Holy Arks The truth behind Noah’s ark and the ark of the Covenant.
Thursday 10pm (C4) Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage The artist looks at marriage ceremonies (2/4).
RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Pope Francis makes the first papal visit to Ireland for almost 40 years.
Sunday 6am (R2) Good Morning Sunday Guests include the singer Nathan Clark, who was due to perform at the festivities marking Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland.
8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship The RC Bishop of Derry, Dr Donal McKeown, officiates at a live service from the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from Edington Priory, in Wiltshire, during the 2018 Festival of Music within the Liturgy.
Monday 1.45pm (R4) Hotspot Jenny Kleeman uncovers the stories behind revealing statistics. This week’s focus is loneliness. (1/5).
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Salisbury Cathedral, sung by the RSCM Millennium Youth Choir.