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Archive for March, 2017

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’.”


P4t: Belovski 13/3/2017

yesterday morning (monday 13th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Reconnecting and reengaging with our spiritual core: ‘Disguising our external identities encourages us to look inwards at what really defines us’.”


Alex Edelman

last thursday evening (9th march), 11.00-11.30pm, on bbc radio 4
alex edelman: millennial

Alex Edelman, the 25 year-old Bostonian Native and Winner of the prestigious Best Newcomer Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Festival, presents a special half-hour version of his award winning show about the much misunderstood and ridiculed “Millennial” generation, and how he’s used his smart-arse wit to bite back.”


Heir hunters

wednesday 1st march, 11.10-11.20am, and 11.33-11.43am, on bbc 1
heir hunters: jacqueline reuben (episode 3 of 20)

“Heir Hunters take on the case of Jacqueline Reuben, and find the tragic story of an Amsterdam family decimated by the holocaust.”


The road to Treblinka

this evening (thursday 9th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from october 1997, october 1998, and august 2000, all on bbc 2)
the road to treblinka (5th of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“How could it happen? How was it possible that the Nazis created killing factories in order to exterminate the Jews and others they thought ‘undesirable’? … The Road to Treblinka traces the decision-making process that led to one of the greatest crimes the world has ever seen – the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …
adolph buchner, SS pionierbataillon, eastern front
christine von amsberg, heydrich family friend
wilhelm gunsilius, photographer
viera silkinaite, witness to 1941 kaunas massacre
walter frentz, cameraman
riva losanskaya, escaoee from butrimonys massacre
alfonsas navasinskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
juozas gramauskas, witness to butrimonys massacre
petras zelionka, lithuanian auxiliary police, war crime trial witness
jutta rudiger
gunther ruschin, berlin jew
erwin massuthe, witness to berlin deportations
alfons schulz, switchboard operator, hitler’s headquarters
samuel willenberg, treblinka survivor (more…)

HARDtalk: Husam Zomlot

this afternoon (wednesday 8th), 3.06-3.30pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from last thursday on bbc news tv)
husam zomlot, advisor to the president of the palestinian authority (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Does the Trump era signal the end for the Palestinian dream of statehood?


P4t: Belovski 6/3/2017

yesterday morning (monday 6th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”


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