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Teenage Oona King

this morning (friday 21st), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from december 2014)
oona king in the my teenage diary series (presented by rufus hound)

Rufus Hound is joined by the Labour politician Baroness Oona King.
Through her diaries we discover her growing up from a roller-skating 11 year-old who wants a new hamster to a 19 year-old politics student who wants to be Prime Minister.”

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yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 12.09-12.10am, on bbc parliament tv
prime minister’s questions includes …

Oliver Dowden (Hertsmere) (C):
… does the Prime Minister also agree that we must ensure that all parties do not allow a situation to arise in which it appears that an environment is created where anti-Semitism is tolerated?
The Prime Minister:
… I have been concerned about the rise in the number of incidents of anti-Semitism in this country.
I say to the Leader of the Opposition that given the report of the Home Affairs Committee about anti-Semitism and the approach to anti-Semitism in the Labour party, he needs to think very carefully about the environment that has been created in the Labour party in relation to anti-Semitism.”

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yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 11.08-11.14am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

Bethany Bell visits the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, the town of Braunau, and discovers Austrians are divided over whether or not his childhood home should be torn down.”

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the bbc publishes ken livingstone‘s accusations against the parliamentary committee as a featured clip, permanently available, but committee chairman john mann‘s reply only for 28 days, in the middle of a 3-hour programme with no easy way of finding it

last sunday morning (16th october), 6.00-9.00am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (phone-in programme, presented by jumoke fashola) includes …

Anti-Semitism in the UK.”

including interviews with …
ken livingstone (
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last friday morning (14th october), 6.30-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords, 13/10/2016 includes …

Question for short debate: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to ensure the revival of the Middle East Peace Process with fresh negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
speeches by lord or baroness …
dykes (ld)
trimble (c)
desai (lab)
waverley (xb)
leigh (c)
mitchell (lab)
sacks (xb)
suri (c)
deech (xb)
tonge (ind ld)
stone (lab)
hylton (xb)
shinkwin (c)
turnberg (lab)
grade (c)
ludford (ld)
front bench reply by …
collins (lab)
anelay (c)

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yesterday morning (wednesday 19th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Succot: ‘You must rejoice on your festival and be very happy’.”

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Israel: chicken and egg

tuesday 4th october, 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 2
israel (travelogue and food programme, presented by david myers and simon “si” king) (5th of 6 episodes in the hairy bikers – chicken and egg series)

In Israel, the Bikers visit the 2,500-year old archaeological remains of the world’s first poultry farm, in Maresha and also get a freaky glimpse into what is next for poultry. They play the locals at their own game by cooking a mouthwatering shakshuka on the beach in super trendy, hipster Tel Aviv and make it their mission to discover if chicken soup really is the Jewish penicillin. The boys make their own Arab street food – chicken shawarma kebabs – in Old Jerusalem and they create their version of a Middle Eastern chicken schnitzel – a dish that has its origins in the food of Europe but is now a popular classic in Israel.”
“Is that not the best backdrop you’ve ever seen for a barbecue? This is not so much a recipe as a sermon on the mount!

including contributions from …
• israeli chef noam dekkers
• israeli chef shmil holland
• dr ian stern, archaeologist at maresha
• student archaeologist lee perry-gal,
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