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Archive for March, 2017

Ben Judah

tomorrow evening (wednesday 22nd), 8.45-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
ben judah – destiny and the migrant (in the lent talks series)

Ben Judah, journalist and author of ‘This is London’, talks about his family’s journey over the centuries from the Jewish Quarter of Baghdad, to India and finally London.”



Fake news

this morning (tuesday 21st), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
targeted fake news (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland compares the current wave of fake news stories, particularly those targeted at Muslims and immigrants in the UK, with the anti-Semitic story of an eight-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, who was murdered in woodland outside his native city in 1144. His death was later reported as a Jewish conspiracy and ritual, becoming the founding myth of the so-called ‘blood libel‘.”

including contributions from …
• professor miri rubin
• canon librarian peter doll of norwich cathedral
james ball, author of post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world (more…)

Cotw: Alexander Zemlinsky

every afternoon this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated 6.30pm)
alexander zemlinsky (1871-1942) (presented by donald macleod) (in the composer of the week series)

“1. Ugly, beautiful: focuses on Zemlinsky’s turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.”
“2. Alma Mahler: focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler. “
“3. The dream princess: focuses on Zemlinsky’s opera Gorge the Dreamer. “
“4. The Dwarf: Zemlinsky’s most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf. “
“5. A new life cut short: the tragic tale of Zemlinsky’s last years spent in exile in America. “


Lord Dubs

tonight (sunday 19th), 11.48-11.57pm, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the British Lord who fled the Nazis in Czechoslovakia as a six year old on the Kindertransport.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:42:10 to 0:51:00 at

Newshour: Israel/Syria

this afternoon (friday 17th), 2.36-2.41pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Israel strikes inside Syria

including interview with …
yaakov katz, jerusalem post editor-in-chief (more…)

Ziv hospital

this sunday afternoon (19th march), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
inside the israeli hospital (presented by tim samuels)

Tim Samuels spends twenty-four hours immersed in an extraordinary medical scene – Israeli doctors tending to Syrians who have been smuggled over the border for life-saving treatment into a country Syria is technically still at war with.


P4t: Hughes 14/3/2017

this morning (tuesday 14th), 5.47-5.51am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

Peace of Mind: ‘People are looking for serenity perhaps more than ever, yet real inner peace remains elusive to many’.”


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