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Archive for March, 2015

Our daily bread

tomorrow evening (wednesday 1st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
give us this day our daily bread (episode 3 of 5 of on earth as it is in heaven, in the the essay series)

“Five brilliant voices essay on different sections of the Lord’s Prayer for our time.
3. Rabbi Julia Neuberger considers the middle section of the Lord’s Prayer, the line “Give us this day our daily bread”.”


The Ark

this evening (monday 30th), 8.30-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the ark, starring david threlfall and written by east enders scriptwriter tony jordan (more…)


this afternoon (monday 30th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
scapegoat (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

Newshour: Heidi Levine

yesterday (sunday 29th), 9.54-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …

Heidi Levine, israel-based american photo journalist, has been covering conflicts in the middle east for the past few years, and has won an international award.”


BBC pre-Easter trailer 2

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.59-8.00am, on bbc radio 4,
bbc traditional pre-easter trailer, second version (for crossing continents)

(soothingly, to a background of Brahms’ Lullaby …)
(Unknown female announcer: 1:59:02) “In the new series of Crossing Continents, Tim Whewell gets exclusive access to the story of the only grand concert piano in Gaza.”
“230 strings to be changed?” “Yes!” “Well!”
“He finds out how music is being used to heal Gaza’s traumatised children.”
“Some of them have lost their fathers and their sisters maybe died in the war, so they are suffering. So you make them forget some of their bad psychological environment in their houses.”


Gaza’s grand piano (television)

this saturday evening (28th march), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated 9.30pm on palm sunday, 29th march)
saving gaza’s grand piano (in the our world series)

Our World has exclusive footage of the restoration of Gaza’s only grand piano and its first celebratory playing by some of Gaza’s budding young musicians.”


PM: Gaza’s grand piano

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 25th), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with
a report on gaza’s only grand piano

(Eddie Mair: 0:52:59) “When Gaza makes the news, it’s usually with reports of how tens of thousand of people are still homeless after last year’s war with Israel, or how nearly half the population is unemployed, or that most of the water is undrinkable …”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim whewell (who spent 10 days embedded with belgian charity “Music Fund” in gaza)
daniel barenboim, whose foundation is sponsoring the restoration
• belgian piano restorer claire bertrand
• rapper ayman mghames, of Palestinian Rappers (more…)

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