HIGHLIGHT: Heart and Soul Nastaran Tavakoli-Far looks at an online community in the US, the Nearness: a group of people with divinity-school backgrounds who wish for a community in which they can explore spiritual questions, but outside the confines of traditional religion.
Friday 11.30am, World Service
TELEVISION: Saturday 6.15pm (C4) Elizabeth II: Making a monarch A documentary exploring the late Queen’s early life, using rare photos, archive video, and expert testimony (1/2).
7.15pm (C4) The Queens that Changed the World A look at the power and influence of past queens, beginning with Elizabeth I, who allowed Roman Catholics to continue with their faith, discreetly (1/6).
Sunday 1.15pm (BBC1) Songs of Praise Sean Fletcher learns more about the history and monastic foundation of St Bartholomew’s churches and hospital, in London.
RADIO: Sunday 8.10am (R4) Sunday Worship Anna Magnusson examines the creativity and richness of the Edinburgh Festival, on its opening weekend.
2pm (R3) Choral Evensong A repeat of this week’s service sung by Genesis Sixteen, at St Alban’s, Holborn, in London, and recorded on 13 July.
Tuesday 9.30am (World Service) Inside Afghanistan’s Secret Schools How some women are defying the Taliban to give girls an education in secret.
Wednesday 4pm (R3) Choral Evensong From Eton College, sung by members of the Rodolfus Foundation Choral Course; recorded on 31 July.