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Archive for November, 2014

John Henry Patterson

this morning (sunday 30th), 9.34-9.41am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house includes kevin conolly interviewing benjamin netanyahu about the non-jewish commanding officer of the zion mule corps in the first world war …

“The ashes of colonel John Henry Patterson – a soldier, big-game hunter and writer, who died in 1947 – are to be reburied in Israel.”


The Simpsons

this morning (sunday 30th), 7.38-7.43am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

Mark Pinsky, the author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons: The Spiritual Life of the World’s Most Animated Family“, tells William Crawley why he believes 25-year-old show The Simpsons has been good for religion in general and for the Jewish faith in particular.”
“Many of the writers are Jewish, and those who aren’t live in Hollywood and might as well be!”


Jewish Comedy Festival

yesterday evening (saturday 29th), 9.48-9.57pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107), and this afternoon (sunday 30th), 1:25-1:29pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by lyse doucet) includes …

“As the first-ever Jewish Comedy Festival starts in Britain, we ask what is so funny about being Jewish?

including interviews with …
• comedian judy gold
• comedian steve jameson
and the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) includes …

“We visit the opening night of the Jewish Comedy Festival at the JW3 centre in Finchley Road.”

including interviews with …
raymond simonson, ceo of jw3 (more…)

Outside source: Gaza floods

this morning (friday 28th), 11.32-11.36am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outside source (presented by chloe tilley) includes …

“There’s been two days of heavy rain in Gaza causing major floods, and the U.N. has now declared a state of emergency”

including interviews with …
shadi al shatif of bbc arabic (more…)

Today: Temple Mount 28/11/2014

this morning (friday 28th), 8.39-8.44am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …

“If you are Muslim you will know it as “al-Haram al-Sharif”. If you are Jewish you’ll call it “Temple Mount“. Home to the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, this holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem is the focus of rising tensions between the two communities, tensions some see as indicative of a kind of third intifada.
From Jerusalem, Our Middle East Correspondent, Kevin Connolly reports.”

including interviews with …
• bbc journalist kevin conolly from jerusalem
amir cheshin, former adviser on arab affairs to the mayor of jerusalem, and co-author of Separate and Unequal: The Inside Story of Israeli Rule in East Jerusalem (1999) (more…)

Newshour: Hamas plot

this evening (thursday 27th), 9.39-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour includes …

“Israel discovers Hamas plot”

including interviews with …
• bbc journalist kevin conolly from jerusalem
osama hamdan of hamas in beirut (more…)

Kafka’s The Trial

this morning (thursday 27th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.00pm)
in our time (presented by melvyn bragg, with elizabeth boa, ritchie robertson, and steve connor) discusses the trial by kafka, a german-speaking jew in prague (more…)

Chiemsee Cauldron

tonight (thursday 27th), 10.00-11.00pm, on channel 5 (repeated from 2013)
Nazi Temple of Doom: Revealed (a national geographic programme of 2012)

“Find out how a group of experts pieced together the complex history of a priceless gold Celtic cauldron found at the bottom of a lake in Bavaria, and its connections with a number of notorious historical figures.
They examine why it may be linked to Adolf Hitler’s search for the Holy Grail and Heinrich Himmler’s shrine to the SS as well as the Mafia and an international fraud trial where millions of dollars are at stake.”

(see also (more…)

Countdown: Len Goodman

this afternoon (wednesday 26th), 2.10-3.00pm, on channel 4 tv
countdown with guest len goodman who tells how his jewish friend “barmitzvah mike” introduced him to ballroom dancing (1st of 5 episodes) (more…)

Newshour: Majdanek theft

yesterday evening (tuesday 25th), 9.50-9.53pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

shoes stolen from former majdanek concentration camp”

including interviews with …
• bbc correspondent adam easton from warsaw (more…)

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