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: Abroad Again In Britain

Cragside House in Northumberland is a magnificent mansion, packed with surprising technological innovations. Jonathan Meades visits.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore asks whether life on Earth is unique. Plus meteor-watching with Chris Lintott. See Saturday's choice.


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Chris Lintott.

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

6/6. Rai rebels and desert blues come under the spotlight. We follow rai star Khaled, Arabic rocker Rachid Taha , and the great female singers who have emerged from Islamic North
Africa and Christian Ethiopia. Artists include Tinariwen (who also feature in the following concert, and the one at
2.30am), Khaled, Rachid Taha , Souad Massi , musicians of Jajouka Amina and Gigi and Aster Aweke. New.


Unknown: Rachid Taha
Unknown: Rachid Taha
Unknown: Souad Massi
Unknown: Aster Aweke.

: Africa Live

Youssou N'Dour,
Baaba Maal, Salif Keita ,
Oumou Sangare , Rokia Traore , Manu Dibango , Angelique Kidjo , Orchestra Baobab and Tinariwen star in a spectacular recent concert - nothing but African musicians performing African music. Andy Kershaw presents the Africa Live - Roll Back Malaria concert in Dakar, Senegal. New.


Unknown: Salif Keita
Unknown: Oumou Sangare
Unknown: Rokia Traore
Unknown: Manu Dibango
Unknown: Angelique Kidjo
Music: Andy Kershaw

: as 7pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: Festival in the Desert

Tinariwen, Ali Farka
Toure, Super Khoumaissa , Amadou and Miriam, Gangbe Brass Band, Afel Bocoum , Oumou Sangare ,
Baba Salah , Ramata Diakite , Nuru Kane ,
Tartit Ensemble, and Habib Koite and Bamada perform at the famously atmospheric musical gathering in the Sahara. Introduced by Rita Ray


Unknown: Ali Farka
Unknown: Super Khoumaissa
Unknown: Afel Bocoum
Unknown: Oumou Sangare
Unknown: Baba Salah
Unknown: Ramata Diakite
Unknown: Nuru Kane
Unknown: Habib Koite
Introduced By: Rita Ray

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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