HIGHLIGHT: Akenfield Now Fifty years after the publication of Ronald Blythe’s Akenfield, an oral history of a fictional village, a group of students construct modern responses to Blythe’s work. The author, aged 96, contributes. Saturday 8pm Radio 4
TELEVISION: Friday 9pm (BBC2) The Name of the Rose A second body is found within the abbey grounds. Brother William and Adso investigate (2/8).
10pm (Discovery) Expedition Unknown Josh Gates goes to the Holy Land to visit an archaeologist who has unearthed fragments of ancient scrolls.
Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Music and worship.
8pm (Nat Geographic) Lost Cities with Albert Lin Albert Yu-Min Lin visits Acre, Israel, using technology to plot where the guardhouse of the Knights Templar was sited.
10pm (Discovery) Why We Hate A look at how tribalism distorts perceptions of other groups (2/6).
RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul The country singer Chely Wright describes the conflict between her sexuality and her Christian faith.
Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Live from Regent Hall, the Salvation Army centre in Oxford Street, London, a service exploring Christian support of adult victims of modern slavery.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of last week’s service from St Matthew’s, Westminster, recorded on 22 September.
Wednesday 11.30am (R4) God’s Work Rowan Atkinson stars in a spoof investigation that follows three priests in their everyday lives (3/4).
3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from St Albans Cathedral.