HIGHLIGHT: Growing Up Poor: Britain’s breadline kids The director Jezza Neumann spends a year with three children and their families, to show the reality of life when there is not enough money for food, warmth, and a home.
Monday 10pm Channel 4
TELEVISION: Sunday 10.30am (BBC1) Fern Britton Meets. . . The singer Gregory Porter talks about his upbringing, and the influence of his mother, a pastor (1/4).
1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher visits a Christmas fair at Blair Castle, in Perthshire.
8pm (Nat Geographic) Buried Secrets of the Bible Could the parting of the Red Sea be a real event?
Tuesday 9pm (C4) The Family Secret A record of what happens when a family confronts sexual abuse that took place 25 years ago, including a meeting between the victim and the perpetrator.
RADIO: Friday 1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul Halima Aden, a Muslim Somali-American from Kenya, wears the hijab. She is also a supermodel. How does she stay faithful to Islam?
Sunday 6.05am (R4) Something Understood Mark Tully asks the comedian the Revd Maggy Whitehouse how humour can puncture pomposity (repeat).
8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Live from Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Melrose, a service introduced by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
3pm (R3) A Service for Advent with Carols Live from St John’s College, Cambridge.
Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and guests look at the appeal of the Persian poet Rumi.
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong An archive recording from Lichfield Cathedral, first broadcast on 3 December 2008.
Thursday 11am (R4) Crossing Continents In Sri Lanka, Jill McGivering investigates attacks by the Sinhala Buddhist majority against the Muslim community (3/9).