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Archive for February, 2018

P4t: Goldberg 27/2/2018

this morning (tuesday 27th), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish chaplain alex goldberg

“For a teenage boy exploring his Jewish identity, George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda spoke to me.”

Maureen Kendler dies

maureen kendler, a regular contributor to bbc radio 2’s pause for thought, has died after a short illness

Tftd: Mirvis 27/2/2018

this morning (tuesday 27th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

Purim: Look beyond the masks we wear, taking the time to truly know ourselves and others ”

Purim and masks

this evening (sunday 25th), 11.30pm-12.00, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 6.05am)
purim: masks we wear (presented by shoshana boyd gelfand) (in the something understood series)

Sunday: Purim

this morning (sunday 25th), 7.27-7.32am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“On Wednesday, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Purim. It commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to kill all the Jews as recorded in the book of Esther.
It’s a time when Jews raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for causes important to them by performing dances and entertaining one another.”

including report from …
• bbc producer rajeev gupta

Mel Brooks unwrapped

last saturday evening (17th february), 11.00pm-12.15, on bbc 2
mel brooks unwrapped (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob visits Mel Brooks at home in Hollywood, at work and at play. With the aid of BBC archive stretching back decades, together they embark on an unpredictable, irresistible journey through the city of stars, meeting the legendary Carl Reiner along the way.”

Rosalind Franklin

this morning (thursday 22nd), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
rosalind franklin (1920 – 1958) (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg)

“With: • Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science, • Jim Naismith, Interim lead of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Director of the Research Complex at Harwell and Professor at the University of Oxford, and • Judith Howard, Professor of Chemistry at Durham University.

P4t: Hughes 20/2/2018

last tuesday morning (20th february), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi jonathan hughes

“In order to grab liberty and freedom, sometimes all we need to do is realise that we are limitless.”

Moral maze: circumcision

this evening (wednesday 21st), 8.00-8.45pm, on bbc radio 4
moral maze (chaired by michael buerk, with giles fraser, claire fox, anne mcelvoy, and matthew taylor) includes …


including witnesses …
stephen evans campaigns administrator, national secular society
jonathan arkush, president of the jewish board of deputies
• dr susan blackmore
• professor philip booth

Newshour: UNRWA funding

this evening (monday 19th), 9.36-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“How will UNRWA (UN’s Palestinian refugee agency) make up for loss in funding from the US?”

including interview with …
pierre krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of unrwa

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