HIGHLIGHT: Composer of the Week: Elgar The composer was a Roman Catholic in an Anglican country, and always felt that his religion held back his career. Donald McLeod attempts to uncover the truth (2/5). Tuesday 12pm, Radio 3
TELEVISION: Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Mark De-Lisser hosts the semi-final of Gospel Singer of the Year.
8pm (BBC1) Call the Midwife Good and bad news is set to alter life at Nonnatus House (5/8).
Monday 10pm (C4) Race and Medical Experiments: What’s the truth? Seyi Rhodes investigates the links between vaccine hesitancy in some ethnic minorities and a history of racially charged experiments.
RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship A service for Chinese New Year from the Manchester Chinese Christian Church. Dr Shermaine Pan reflects on the origins of Chinese Christianity in the UK.
10.30am (World Service) Heart and Soul The Muslim Uighurs who use poetry as support and resistance in the face of persecution by the Chinese authorities (repeat).
3pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Monday 8.30pm (R4) Analysis Sandra Kanthal looks at the difficulties involved in producing a universal vaccine that can combat all the variants of coronaviruses that we know about (1/9).
Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong Choral Vespers for the Presentation of Christ, recorded on 19 and 20 January at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Kensington, London.