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Archive for April, 2017

AYR: Crime wave

last wednesday morning (19th april), 7.00-7.30am, on radio 4 extra (repeated at 5.00pm) (repeated from march 2002 october 2008 december 2009 january 2013 and may 2014)
crime wave, by barry grossman, with tracy-ann oberman, david de keyser, doreen mantle, henry goodman and cyril shaps (4th of 6 weekly episodes, 3rd series, of the attractive young rabbi)

“It all begins with a stolen car and a little old lady…”



Leaving the ‘derech’

this afternoon (friday 21st), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 5.30am 9.30am and 10.30pm on sunday) (repeated from 8th january)
off the derech (presented by daniel gordon) (in the heart and soul series) (more…)

The book of Yehudit

tomorrow afternoon (thursday 21st), 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the book of yehudit (by adam usden) (in the drama series)

“Yehudit, a young Orthodox Jewish woman, is desperate for a divorce.
But in the Jewish world, a divorce can only be granted if the husband is willing to give his wife a get, and Yehudit’s husband has other ideas.”


The boy in the striped pajamas

last monday evening (17th april), 10.00-11.30pm, on bbc 2 (repeated from may 2015 april 2014 and august 2011 on bbc 2, and from february 2013 and february 2016 on bbc 4)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008, based on the book by John Boyne), starring David Thewlis, Sheila Hancock, and Rupert Friend

“The tale of an unlikely friendship between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp.
Contains some upsetting scenes.”


HARDtalk: Rima Khalaf

this morning (monday 17th), 4.30-5.00am (repeated 12.30am tonight), on bbc news tv (repeated 8.06pm today, on bbc world service radio)
rima khalaf – executive secretary of UN ESCWA 2010-2017 (presented by steephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

Stephen Sackur talks to Rima Khalaf, who ran the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia.
She commissioned a report which accused Israel of systematically implementing apartheid policies and promptly resigned from her UN post when the secretary general refused to accept the work.
What were her motives?


BC: sharing passover; conversion

tomorrow morning (sunday 16th), 11.37-11.46am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from this evening, 10.37pm)
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

Sharing the Seder during Passover with a family of Syrian Yazidi refugees; and Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism, but in Israel, converting is not that simple.”

including contributions from …
• reporter judith kogan
• auschwitz survivor hannah berkowitz, 85
• daughter rachel miller
• reporter daniel estrin
• rabbi seth farber, of ITIM (more…)

H&S: Samaritans

this afternoon (friday 14th), 1.30-2.00pm (repeated sunday 5.30am), on bbc world service radio
the good samaritan (presented by lipika pelham) (in the heart and soul series)

Lipika Pelham finds out about the Israelites, whom we call the Samaritans, who live divided in the ancient holy land, between Holon in Israel and Mount Gerizim on the West Bank, and who are in danger of dying out.


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