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: Weekend 24

Presented by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams.


Presented By: Bill Turnbull
Presented By: Sian Williams.

: News

: Hardtalk

Tim Sebastian analyses more major news stories.


Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: Profile - Jacques Chirac

The colourful life and career of the maverick French president who has presided over controversial nuclear tests in the South Pacific and the demise of the franc.
First shown on BBC4

: Saturday Kitchen Live

Chef Paul Merrett offers a choice of three spicy supper dishes in today's viewers' vote. And from the archives, a lesson in baking basics with Delia Smith , and Gary Rhodes 's recipe for a classic sponge pudding.
Presented by Greg Wallace. Producer Michael Connock
Editor Elaine Bancroft BBCi: special programme features are available by pressing the red button on your handset, or via the website www.bbc.co.uk/food/saturdaykitchen


Unknown: Paul Merrett
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Gary Rhodes
Presented By: Greg Wallace.
Producer: Michael Connock
Editor: Elaine Bancroft

: Ever Wondered about... Pies?

A history of British savouries, and the science of puff and shortcrust pastry.

: See Hear

The rise in sexually transmitted infections among youngsters in the deaf community, and the controversy surrounding cochlear implants for children. With sign language and in-vision subtitles. Repeated Tuesday at 4.10am on BBCI www.bbc.co.uk/seehear

: A foot Again in thePast

The architecture of Portmeiron and a pub that closed over 30 years ago.

: Racing

Clare Balding introduces a three-race card from Haydock Park, with the Gold Cup Chase at 2.10, and additional starts at
1.10 and 1.40. With guest John Parrott , and commentary by Jim McGrath. Richard Pitman and Peter Scudamore.
Senior producer Gerry Morrison


Unknown: John Parrott
Commentary By: Jim McGrath.
Commentary By: Richard Pitman
Commentary By: Peter Scudamore.
Producer: Gerry Morrison

: Film 2003 withJonathan Ross

Nicolas Cage talks about his new film Adaptation.
Shown last Tuesday on BBCI


Talks: Nicolas Cage

: Full Circle with Michael Palin

3.00 Bolivia and Peru
The affable comedian sails across the world's highest lake and explores the mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

3.50 Peru and Colombia
Palin enjoys a boat trip on the Amazon, before moving on to the dangerous Colombian capital of Bogota.

BBC Products: Michael Palm's Sahara - DVD (£19.99) and video (£15.99)


Presenter: Michael Palin

: Some Mothers Do'Ave'Em

The Psychiatrist. Frank is sent to have his head examined.
Written by Raymond Allen


Written By: Raymond Allen

: What thePapers Say

A review of the week's big news stories.

: Athletics

Coverage of the World Indoor championship qualifiers from
Birmingham's Indoor Arena, presented by Roger Black.
At 5.20, Ashia Hansen competes in the women's triple jump final, while Jason Gardener , Dwain Chambers and Mark Lewis-Francis vie for two World championship places in the men's 60m final at 6.10. Plus the men's 400m semi-final at 5.50, and the women's 60m final at 6.00.
Commentary by Steve Cram , Paul Dickenson ,
Brendan Foster and Stuart Storey , with Sally Gunnell trackside.
Executive producer Martin Webster : Editor Michael Cole Coverage continues in Sunday Grandstand tomorrow at 3.45pm


Presented By: Roger Black.
Unknown: Ashia Hansen
Unknown: Jason Gardener
Unknown: Mark Lewis-Francis
Commentary By: Steve Cram
Commentary By: Paul Dickenson
Commentary By: Brendan Foster
Commentary By: Stuart Storey
Unknown: Sally Gunnell
Producer: Martin Webster
Editor: Michael Cole

: The Great War: 2: For Such a stupid reason Too

The epic account of the 1914-1918 conflict continues.

The assassination of the Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 led to a breakdown in international diplomacy that ultimately led to war.
Continues at 7.05pm on BBC4.
[web address removed]
RT Shop: book The Great War, £10.99 (usually £12.99) incl p&p. Call [number removed] (calls charged at national rate) or visit [web address removed]


Producer: Tony Essex
Producer: Gordon Watkins

: Lost Highway: the Story of Country Music

The Road to Nashville.
Hard-drinking Hank Williams was a prolific writer of songs reflecting life in the rowdy "honky tonk" bars of the Texan oilfields in the 1950s. The advent of pop saw this rough-and-ready music give way to the sweeter Nashville sound - however, the debt to Williams as the composer of many classics of the genre is clear.

BBC book: The Story of Country Music by Colin Escott, £16.99


Director: Andrew Graham-Brown
Series editor: Michael Poole

: Newton: the Dark Heretic

Isaac Newton is remembered today as the father of modem science. However, this docudrama reveals a different side to the 17th-century scientist - a heretic who dabbled in alchemy and believed that the Bible contained laws of the universe in hidden code. Newton is played by Scott Handy. Director Chris Oxley ; Producer Malcolm Neaum


Unknown: Isaac Newton
Played By: Scott Handy.
Director: Chris Oxley
Producer: Malcolm Neaum

: Taken

God's Equation. Dr Wakeman and Mary Crawford conspire to snatch the gifted young Allie for their investigation.
Repeated on Friday at 11.35pm Part eight follows at 10.25pm on BBC3


Unknown: Mary Crawford
Lisa: Emily Bergl
Charlie: Adam Kaufman
Dr Chet Wakeman: Matt Frewer
Mary Crawford: Heather Donahue
Eric Crawford: Andy Powers
Dr Chet Wakeman: Matt Frewer
Ray: Brian Markinson
Allie: Dakota Fanning

: Stand Up America

Continuing Mark Lamarr 's four-part history of US comedy. Rebels with a Cause. As the staid 1950s drew to a close, comedians such as Lenny Bruce , Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory began to touch on taboo subjects including sex, race and religion. These pioneers, however, paid a high price fortheir outspoken views, facing censure, loss of income and legal action. Contains strong language and disturbing images. Director Pauline Law ; Series producer Allan Campbell


Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: Lenny Bruce
Unknown: Mort Sahl
Unknown: Dick Gregory
Director: Pauline Law
Producer: Allan Campbell

: Live Floor Show

Dom Irrera , Jason Byrne and Amir Chanan join regulars Al Murray , Craig Hill and Dr Presley for more near-the-knuckle humour. Plus music from Dirty Vegas and the Cardigans.
Director Dominic MacDonald ; Series producer Gary Chippington


Unknown: Dom Irrera
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Amir Chanan
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Craig Hill
Director: Dominic MacDonald
Producer: Gary Chippington

: The Joy Luck Club

Drama set in San Francisco, based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan , that charts the trials and tribulations of four Chinese women and their American-born daughters. Review page 47.
Director Wayne Wang (1993, 15)


Novel By: Amy Tan
Director: Wayne Wang
Suyuan: Kieu Chinh
Lindo: Tsai Chin
Ying Ying: France Nuyen
An Mei: Usa Lu
June: Wen Ming-Na
Waverly: Tamlyn Tomita
Lena: Lauren Tom
Rose: Rosalind Chao

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated. www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone
Exam Revision GCSE Bitesize Revision: Business Studies

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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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