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Archive for December, 2014

PM: media in Gaza

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 23rd), 5.18-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by eddie mair) has an extended interview with surgeon david nott about his recent experiences in aleppo (syria)
of course, no bbc interview about the suffering in syria would be complete without mentioning how the brave journalists in gaza changed international public opinion …

(0:51:46) “Gaza, the media had a significant effect. Every child that was brought in in had 5 cameras following them. It went on the news straight away. Everybody in the world knew. Everybody was angry. You know: stop this, stop this, it’s disproportionate. What’s happening, please stop this. Ok, it stopped, it stopped after 3 weeks. A lot of people were killed, a lot of people on both sides had bad problems, but it was stopped.”


Newshour: Christians in the Middle East

yesterday (sunday 21st), 1.40-1.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated 9.13-9.18pm)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes an interview with …
• anglican bishop of jersualem suheil dawani (more…)

Thought for the day: Chief Rabbi

last tuesday morning (16th december), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: chanucah with chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
(if you missed it, available at
(transcript not yet available)

The Last Train

this sunday evening (21st december), 7.45-8.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the last train by jo baker, read by bryony hannah (in the goodnight vienna series)

Vienna 1939. Leah is hurried through the streets by her mother to try and catch the last Kindertransport (the means by which thousands of children were evacuated from mainland Europe) out of the city.”


Frederic Raphael: Living abroad

this monday to friday evenings (15th -19th december), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2013)
living abroad by frederic raphael (in the the essay series) (more…)

Frasier: Merry Christmas, Mrs Moskowitz!

tomorrow morning (thursday 18th), 10.30-11.00am, on channel 4 tv
frasier: award-winning 10th episode, 6th series:
merry christmas, mrs moskowitz! (more…)

HARDtalk: Sir Anthony Sher

early last thursday morning (4th december), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated 8.05pm this evening on bbc world service radio)
hardtalk: sir anthony sher (more…)

Oona King: My teenage diary

yesterday evening (thursday 11th), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4
oona king in the my teenage diary series (presented by rufus hound) (more…)

Newshour: Ziad Abu Ein

yesterday evening (thursday 11th), 9.50-9.52pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein buried”

with interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande knell from ramallah
• dr hen kugel, present at the autopsy
saeb erekat
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:47:20 at or
for video of ziad abu ayin waiting for the ambulance, see…

Thought for the day

yesterday morning (wednesday 10th), 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day with rabbi lord sacks

“Valuable Lessons Our Children Learn From School”


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