HIGHLIGHT: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message Archbishop Welby reflects on the pandemic.
New Year’s Day 12.35pm, BBC1; 6.15pm, BBC2
TELEVISION: Sunday 10am (BBC1) Sunday Worship An ecumenical service for the Second Sunday of Christmas from Down Cathedral, in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, led by the Dean, the Very Revd Henry Hull.
1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Katherine Jenkins explores St Paul’s Cathedral, with hymns from its choir.
8pm (BBC1) A Perfect Planet Sir David Attenborough narrates a series on how the earth works (1/5).
10pm (Sky Arts) Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in concert A production recorded in New York in 2018.
RADIO: New Year’s Day 1.45pm (R4) The Death of Nuance Oliver Burkeman and his guests, Matthew Parris and the Rt Revd Professor Richard Holloway, discuss how people can evolve their thinking (5/5).
Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Canons Angela Tilby and Stephen Shipley look to the start of the new year and the Epiphany.
1.30pm (World Service) Heart and Soul The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, discuss coping with losing a child.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong Repeat of last week’s service from Canterbury Cathedral (recorded 13 October).
4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea leads a debate on teaching science and religion together (7/7).
Wednesday 3.30pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Ely Cathedral for the Epiphany, recorded on 10 November.