Daily TV & radio guide - Saturday

October 28, 2000

(All times pm unless stated.)

How to be President (10.30 am R4). Remembering the Carter vs. Reagan election.
Private Passions (12 noon R3). Philosopher-politician Bryan Magee chooses the music.
The Century Speaks (2.30 R4). Childhood, with recordings from the BBC’s oral-history archive.
Correspondent: The Haider Show (6.50 BBC2). About the rise of Austria’s Freedom Party under Jorg Haider. There’s probably a connection between his kind of nationalism and the following two programmes, which share the theme of Western responses to non-Christian cultures.
Twenty Minutes: The Turk in Europe (7.30 R3). Simon Townley on "Turkishness" in Mozart and elsewhere in Western culture.
Untold: Words of Fire (8.05 C4). A look back at the 11-year-old controversy over Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses – how it lead to murder, how the politicians responded (including some revealing comments from Geoffrey Howe), the racism it provoked and how it became a defining moment for the British Muslim community. Missing, alas, is any present-day comment from Rushdie himself.
Shakespeare Lecture (9.00 R3). Tom Paulin on the sonnets, a lecture recorded on London’s South Bank and introduced by Michele Roberts.
Note: the clocks go back in the UK tonight!

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