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LW: Claude Lanzmann

this evening (sunday 24th), 8.45-8.52pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.17pm on thursday)
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Claude Lanzmann, the French film maker best known for Shoah, the nine and a half hour documentary about the holocaust.
Born 27 November 1925; died 5 July 2018, aged 92.”

including interview with …
• dr daniel lee of sheffield university.
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this morning (sunday 15th), 7.11-7.17am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) leads with …

”This week the Labour Party will formally adopt its new ‘anti-Semitism code’ – a definition of what does and does not amount to anti-Semitism when it comes to disciplinary proceedings against its members. But the wording of the code has been heavily criticised.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin bocquet
ivor caplin, chair of jewish labour movement
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Tftd: Sacks 13/7/2018

this morning (friday 13th), 7.46-7.49am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“It reminded us of some real spiritual truths: that the team is bigger than the players, that the game is bigger than the team, and that occasionally for a nation to roar its applause when someone scores a goal is just plain good for the soul.”

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last saturday morning (7th july), 7.42-9.12am, on bbc parliament tv
westminster hall debates 3/7/2018 includes …

UK-Israel Trade

speeches by …
Chris Green (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Mark Harper (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
Iain Stewart (C)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
John Howell (C)
Mark Garnier (C)
Alan Mak (C)
Damien Moore (C)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Bill Esterson (Lab)
Graham Stuart (C)
interventions by …
James Morris (C)
Matthew Offord (C)
Stephen Crabb (C)
Nigel Dodds (DUP)
Richard Burden (Lab)
Dan Poulter (C)
Mary Robinson (C)
Paul Girvan (DUP)
Gregory Campbell (DUP)
Alex Sobel (Lab)

(transcript at
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P4t: Gelfand 11/7/2018

yesterday morning (wednesday 11th), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

“There are people alive as a result of an extraordinary blessing in disguise.”

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P4t: Mars 9/7/2018

yesterday morning (monday 9th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rachel mars

What sort of spiritual education can I provide?”

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Nazi gold train

yesterday evening (sunday 8th), 10.30-11.30pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from july 2017, and from october 2016 on bbc 2)
hunting the nazi gold train (presented by dan snow)

“In August 2015, two amateur researchers declared they had found a lost Nazi train buried in a railway cutting near Walbrzych, southern Poland. Better still, they believed the train might be loaded with gold, armaments or precious treasure, all left behind by the Nazis at the end of WWII.
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