This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for BBC Parliament on Saturday, August 8 2020

05:20Scottish Parliament - Response... ...to the Summer Economic Statement Update. Coverage of the response in the Scottish Parliament to the Summer Economic Statement update, from Thursday 9 July. 
06:05HARDtalk Stephen Sackur interviews one of the UK's best-loved and most successful actors, Brian Cox. He is currently in New York, the US city worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 
06:30Maiden Speeches - Darren Henry Conservative MP for Broxtowe, Darren Henry, gives his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Thursday 26 June. 
06:40Inside Number 10 - Lord O'Donnell In the last in a series of interviews with five former cabinet secretaries, political journalist Sue Cameron talks to Lord O'Donnell. 
07:10Maiden Speeches - Claudia Webbe Labour MP for Leicester East, Claudia Webbe, gives her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 9 March. 
07:25Flooding Committee Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee session on flooding with evidence from Emma Howard Boyd, Sir James Bevan and John Curtin, from Tuesday 14 July. 
09:25Maiden Speeches - Katherine... ...Fletcher. Conservative MP for South Ribble, Katherine Fletcher, gives her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 29 June. 
09:40Westminster in Review - Facing... ...the Pandemic. A review of how Parliament has tackled the coronavirus crisis, presented by David Cornock. [S] 
10:10Maiden Speeches - Alex... ...Davies-Jones. Labour MP for Pontypridd, Alex Davies-Jones, gives her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 15 January. 
10:20Global Questions - Is the... ...Global System Racist?. Global Questions looks at how the death of George Floyd sent shock waves around the world. 
10:50Maiden Speeches - Tom Hunt Conservative MP for Ipswich, Tom Hunt, making his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Tuesday 14 January. 
11:00Chief of the Defence Staff... ...Committee. MPs on the Defence Committee question Sir Nick Carter about his role as chief of the defence staff, the UK's most senior military officer, from Tuesday 7 July. 
13:00Maiden Speeches - Nadia Whittome Labour MP for Nottingham East, Nadia Whittome, making her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 10 January. 
13:10HARDtalk Stephen Sackur speaks to the best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. What 21st-century lesson can we draw from the spread of Covid-19? 
13:35House of Commons - Medicine and... ...Medical Device Safety Statement. Statement by Nadine Dorries on the Cumberledge Review into medical safety, from 9 July. 
14:45BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to barrister and broadcaster Hashi Mohamed about his book People Like Us What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain. 
15:05Maiden Speeches - Dave Doogan SNP MP for Angus, Dave Doogan, gives his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Tuesday 21 January. 
15:15Met Police Committee The Home Affairs select committee session on the work of the Metropolitan Police with evidence from Dame Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police commissioner, from Wednesday 8 July. 
17:00Maiden Speeches - Lee Anderson Conservative MP for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, gives his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 27 January. 
17:10Global Questions - Culture... ...Crisis The Future of the Performing Arts. Some are predicting, despite the easing of the lockdown, that the arts will be devastated by the financial impact of the pandemic. 
17:40Maiden Speeches - Allan Dorans SNP MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Allan Dorans, gives his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 29 January. 
17:50Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament First minister Mark Drakeford making a statement on the Welsh government's legislative programme, from Wednesday 15 July. 
18:50Maiden Speeches - Bell... ...Ribeiro-Addy. Labour MP for Streatham, Bell Ribeiro-Addy, making her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Thursday 30 January. 
19:05HARDtalk Stephen Sackur speaks to writer and historian Rutger Bregman. Do we humans massively underestimate our capacity to change things for the better? 
19:30Maiden Speeches - Kenny MacAskill SNP MP for East Lothian, Kenny MacAskill, gives his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 15 January. 
19:40Westminster in Review -... ...Parliament beyond Coronavirus. Alicia McCarthy looks back at the last parliamentary session before summer 2020's recess. [S] 
20:10Maiden Speeches - Mark Fletcher Conservative MP for Bolsover, Mark Fletcher, makes his maiden speech to the House of Commons, from Wednesday 15 January. 
20:20Prime Minister's Questions Questions in the House of Commons to prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday 22 July. 
20:55Maiden Speeches - Colum Eastwood The SDLP MP for Foyle, Colum Eastwood, makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from 19 December 2019. 
21:05Inside Number 10 - Lord Armstrong In the first programme in a series of interviews with five former cabinet secretaries, political journalist Sue Cameron talks to Lord Armstrong. 
21:35Maiden Speeches - Claire Hanna SDLP MP for Belfast South, Claire Hanna, makes her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Friday 20 December 2019. 
21:45BOOKtalk Mark D'Arcy talks to author Ian Beesley about his book The Official History of the Cabinet Secretaries. 
22:05Maiden Speeches - Stephen Farry The Alliance MP for North Down, Stephen Farry, makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Friday 20 December. 
22:15Future of Journalism Committee Communications Committee session on the future of journalism in the UK, with evidence from the New Statesman, the Spectator, ITV and a former Downing Street communications director. 
00:20Maiden Speeches - Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat MP for St Albans, Daisy Cooper, makes her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 23 January. 
00:30Scottish Parliament - First... ...Minister's Covid-19 Statement. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon making a statement to MSPs on the Scottish Government's next phase out of the coronavirus lockdown, from Thursday 9 July. 
01:55Maiden Speeches - Alicia Kearns Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns, makes her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Monday 13 January. 
02:05HARDtalk Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful writer and director of comedy on TV and film. Is there ever a bad time and place to be funny? 
02:30Huawei and the UK's 5G Network... ...Committee. Science and Technology Committee session on the UK telecommunications infrastructure and domestic capability from Thursday 9 July. 
04:30Maiden Speeches - David Johnston Conservative MP for Wantage, David Johnston, makes his maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Tuesday 14 January. 
04:40Briefings - Michael Gove A speech by Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove on 'The Privilege of Public Service' as the Ditchley annual lecture, from Saturday 27 June. 
05:30Maiden Speeches - Carla Lockhart DUP MP for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, makes her maiden speech in the House of Commons, from Wednesday 8 January. 
05:40Inside Number 10 - Lord Butler In the second programme in a series of interviews with five former cabinet secretaries, political journalist Sue Cameron talks to Lord Butler.