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Archive for September, 2015

PM: the modern kibbutz

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 29th), 5.41-5.46pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

Hugh Sykes from Gadot in northern Israel, on the evolution of the kibbutz.”

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Today: Ruth Dayan

last saturday morning (26th september), 7.24-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by james naughtie and john humphries) includes …

“There are more positive stories to tell about the Israel Palestinian conflict.
An improbable friendship is a new book chronicling an extraordinary friendship which has endured for decades between the wife of one of Israel’s most famous generals, a war hero, and the mother in law of the Palestinians’ most celebrated leaders.
Ruth Dayan, 98, who was married to Moshe Dayan, and Raymonda Tawil, 74, whose daughter married Yasser Arafat, first met in the immediate aftermath of the six-day war in 1967. They remain friends to this day.
Our Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly went to Malta to meet them.”

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Chicken Soup with Barley

last sunday evening (27th september), 9.00-10.40pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2012)
chicken soup with barley with samantha spiro and danny webb, by arnold wesker (in the drama on 3 series) (more…)

Kindertransport (1999)

last saturday evening (27th september), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (in the archive on 4 series) (repeated from 1999)

“The story of the Kindertransport, told through the voices of the unaccompanied children sent to Britain from Nazi Europe.
In late 1938, the British government agreed to grant asylum to children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, as long as they came alone and would not be a burden on public funds. 10,000 arrived, most of them Jewish, and the BBC was there to record their stories. A team went to Dovercourt Camp in Kent and recorded the innocent, hopeful voices of the newly arrived children for “Children in Flight”, a remarkable radio documentary.

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Tftd: Succot

last friday morning (25th september), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: succot from chief rabbi ephraim mirvis, on greatness (more…)

Look Who’s Back

last thursday evening (24th september), 7.24-7.31pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by kirsty lang) includes …

“Front Row stops off in Germany with author Timur Vermes and his runaway best-selling comedy novel Look Who’s Back, which imagines Adolf Hitler waking up in a gutter in contemporary Berlin – and which has spawned a new radio drama starring David Threfall as the Führer.”

(see also http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/30/look-whos-back-timur-vermes…) (more…)

Tftd: Chief Rabbi

friday 18th september, 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day from chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (more…)

Dachau porcelain

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
allach, read by julian rhind-tutt (4th of 5 episodes of the white road by edmund de waal) (in the book of the week series)

“Edmund’s pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Dachau where he uncovers the dark history of Allach porcelain

(see also http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/18/figurines-dachau-nazis-love…) (more…)

Today: Timothy Snyder

yesterday morning (tuesday 15th), 8.51-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

Timothy Snyder’s new book ‘Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning’, offers a new explanation of the Nazi genocide.”

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Beyond belief: Betrayal

last monday afternoon (14th september), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
betrayal (in the beyond belief series)

“Some religious groups will cut off friends and family who renounce their religion. Life for the so-called betrayer can be very difficult indeed. The idea of betrayal runs very deep in many religions. Why? And what does it actually signify?”

discussion chaired by ernie rea, with …
• rabbi naftali brawer, chief executive of the spiritual capital foundation think tank
prakash shah
• professor douglas davies (more…)

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