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Archive for January, 2014


this morning (friday 31st), 8.43-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today includes kevin connolly interviewing sodastream manager daniel birnbaum, palestinian foreman nabeel besharat, and amena saleem of the psc (palestine solidarity campaign)

“We are giving livelihood to 500 Palestinians who feed 5,000 people and who will have no other jobs. Throwing them into unemployment is not what’s going to bring peace to this area, that’s for sure. …
Scarlett Johansson, she’s not only a superhero in her movies, she’s a superhero in real life … As an individual I am not waiting anymore for politicians to make peace. I have been waiting for 45 years and look where we are today.
What we have decided at SodaStream is to start making peace on our own, and let the politicians do what they do when they get around to it.”
“We have to ensure our good income … it’s an excellent place to work, we have health insurance, they treat us good, they give us good opportunities … “

(if you missed it, available from 2:43:00 at
see also the bbc news article at
and a video at…

interestingly, although the bbc have INCLUDED the clearly audible “1 2 3 4, OCCUPATION NO MORE, 5 6 7 8, ISRAEL IS A TERROR STATE” chanted over six times as a 50-second-long background (from 2:44:30 to 2:45:20) to a psc demonstration, they have CUT the chant “FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE SHALL BE FREE

the full version of this chanting can be heard at the bbc’s own webpage
presumably the “today” producers did not want listeners to know that the psc wants the destruction of israel, that this censored chant calls for?

Strictly Kosher: episode 2

last night (thursday 30th), 11.35pm-12.30, on itv
strictly kosher: episode 2 (of season 2) (more…)


yesterday evening (thursday 30th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
dieudonné: france’s most dangerous comedian? (more…)


yesterday afternoon (thursday 30th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
wisdom (episode 2 of the ideas that make us)

Bettany Hughes enquires into changing ideas of wisdom by watching a football match and going to a synagogue to hear the Song of Deborah being sung. (more…)

Steven Isserlis

last wednesday morning (january 29th), 10.15-10.24am, on bbc radio 4
midweek includes …

Steven Isserlis (more…)

Rose Fostanes

this evening (tuesday 28th), 11.05-11.17pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
Outlook includes …

rose fostanes, the winner of israeli x factor and a filipina care worker, speaks to matthew bannister. ” (more…)

Remembering the Holocaust: Defiant Requiem

this evening (monday 27th), 10.00-11.20pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9) (repeated wednesday 11.00pm)
remembering the holocaust: defiant requiem
How a choir of Jewish prisoners defiantly performed Verdi’s Requiem in front of the Nazis. (more…)

Today: Peter Lantos

this morning (january 27th), 8.55-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
today interviews world-renowned neuropathologist peter lantos, author of “parallel lines“, deported at age 5 from hungary, staying 2 months in austria, and arriving at bergen-belsen in december 1944 (more…)

The holocaust in Rome

this morning (january 27th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
WW2, the holocaust and rome (in the witness series)
includes an interview with piero terracina

“In 1943, Rome’s Jewish citizens were promised that if they gave gold to the Nazis, they could escape the death camps.
Despite handing over more than 50kg of gold – most were deported and killed.
Alan Johnston has been speaking to two survivors of those deportations.”
“Of 1700 jews, 100 survived.” (more…)

BBC HMD service transcripts: 2013-2009

sunday 27th january, 2013, 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: holocaust memorial day

“A service exploring the Psalms as a pattern for prayer from The Metropolitan Cathedral of St David in Cardiff, led by Canon Peter Collins.
‘Today is Holocaust Memorial Day…'”

(not available online)

sunday 29th january, 2012, 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: holocaust memorial – speak up, speak out – lighthouse christian centre

“‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ is a theme being taken by many communities across the UK during this Holocaust Memorial season.
Live from The Lighthouse Christian Centre, a multi cultural community church near Media City in Salford. Leader, Pastor Alex Robertson, Preacher Pastor Paul Hallam.”

(not available online)

sunday 31st january, 2010, 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: holocaust memorial day
Standing in Auschwitz: Ed Kessler
Auschwitz January 2010: Kevin Franz

“On 27th January 1945, the Red Army liberated the biggest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.
Marking this 65th anniversary, Dr Kevin Franz and Dr Ed Kessler share a first visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, a visit they had both avoided in the past.”

(not available online)

sunday 25th january, 2009, 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: stand up to hatred

“A service for Holocaust Memorial Sunday on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, led by Rev Nicholas Holtam with Rabbi Lionel Blue.”

(not available online)

sunday 27th january, 2008, 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: remember, reflect, react

“Remember, Reflect, React: At the beginning of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture, the deans of the city’s two cathedrals mark Holocaust Memorial Day.”

(not available online)
transcript: not available

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