for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this morning (friday 18th), 7.21-7.26am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and matthew price) includes …

“There has been controversy at the holiest place in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, where Jewish women and men must pray separately.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
• rabbi shmuel jakobovitz

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yesterday evening (thursday 17th), 10.00-11.00pm, on channel 4 tv
how to make your marriage work

Five married couples talk frankly about what keeps them together, shedding light on everything from temptation to the importance of sex, and the strain that children can put on a relationship”

including • marc hartog and • zoe hartog

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Newshour: Israel and Trump

this afternoon (wednesday 16th), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) concludes with …

In Israel, prime minister Netanyahu and most politicians have been rather more muted, regarding what President Trump said: so why is that?”

including interview with …
• commentator ruthie blum
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Hitler comedy award

Heidi Regan wins the bbc radio comedy award 2017 with a tastless-6-minute sketch entirely about Hitler:
yesterday evening (sunday 13th), 6.37-6.43pm, and 7.39-7.44pm, on bbc radio 4
bbc new comedy award, final, 2017 (presented by mark watson, with judges jenny eclair, hugh dennis and sioned williams) includes heidi regan‘s winning sketch …

Hugh Dennis: “I thought it was a fantastically confident set, and also think it just took us to a very very weird place, which is what I really liked about it, and I liked the narrative of it, and I just thought it was great”
Sioned Wiliam: “we loved the writing, we loved the distinctiveness of it, and that it felt so original, and unlike anything that any of us has ever heard before

(if you missed it, available from 0:22:00 to 0:28:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090w4sb#playt=21m58s and from 0:24:30 to 0:29:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090w7yt#playt=24m30s)

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.16-7.22am, on bbc radio 4 (partial repeat from 11th july on outlook on bbc world service radio)
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

The Coptic Christian Razzouk family have been tattooing pilgrims in Jerusalem for 500 years; they claim to have introduced the first electric tattoo gun to Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
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last friday evening (11th august), 9.55-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by alex forsythy) concludes with …

“There’s been strong support on Iranian social media for two footballers dropped from the national team for playing an Israeli side.”

including contribution from …
• football correspondent james montague
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Daniel Liebeskind

yesterday evening (wednesday 9th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
daniel liebeskind, (interviewed by john wilson) (in the front row series)

“In this extended interview, Daniel Libeskind gives John Wilson insights into his design process and the sometimes surprising artistic inspirations behind his buildings.
An international figure in architecture, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings.

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