HIGHLIGHT: Start the Week Janine di Giovanni describes the fall of Christian communities in the Middle East, and Elle Hardy explores the worldwide rise of Pentecostalism (11/16). Monday 9am, Radio 4
TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise The girls’ semi-final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition, from Salisbury Cathedral.
Wednesday 3pm (BBC2) A Vicar’s Life Harvest season is a busy time for a then new Assistant Curate, the Revd Matthew Cashmore (repeat of one of a series of six first shown in 2018).
RADIO: Friday 1.45pm (R4) Witness The anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada describes his time in prison with Nelson Mandela, on Robben Island (2/12).
Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A Baptist minister, the Revd Richard Littledale, finds the winter garden to be a place where hope and faith may be found in the dormant soil.
10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul Julia Paul meets three people from Northern Ireland’s non-Christian communities.
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Keble College, Oxford.
Monday 4.30pm (R4) Beyond Belief Ernie Rea and experts from Africa discuss how African spirituality is influencing Western culture (1/7).
Tuesday 9am (R4) Things Fell Apart Jon Ronson tells the story of a television evangelist in the 1980s who is having a crisis of conscience, and who invites an unexpected guest on to her TV show (3/8).
Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Live from Truro Cathedral.