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Archive for March, 2020

Nh: Coronavirus Gaza 3

BBC bias: The BBC has now presented four different reports in under three weeks on Gazans “coping with the coronavirus pandemic” even though coronavirus has not yet entered Gaza (apart from “a handful of cases” in the quarantine unit on the Egyptian border), and without mentioning that the “devastation of the health service” is caused by lack of funding from the Palestinian Authority.

this evening (tuesday 31st), 9.15-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“How people in Gaza are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.”

including interview with …

najla shawa, food security manager for oxfam in gaza, formerly health research team leader at unrwa 2008-2014

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P4t: Marks 31/3/2020

this morning (tuesday 31st), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by laura marks 

Apart doesn’t mean we can’t be together.”


P4t: Goldberg 30/3/2020

yesterday morning (monday 30th), 5.49-5.52am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

Social media: ’The world has become a smaller place’.” 


P4t: Lorie 30/3/2020

yesterday morning (monday 30th), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by miriam lorie 

Life doesn’t deal us fair decks.”


Eduardo Propper de Callejon

yesterday evening (saturday 28th), 7.00-8.00pm (repeated from november 2019), on channel 4 tv

my grandparents’ war: helena bonham carter

Grandfather Eduardo Propper de Callejon helped Jewish people flee the Holocaust by issuing Spanish transit visas. Grandmother Violet fought for women’s rights.”


Nh: Coronavirus tracking

this afternoon (sunday 29th), 1.47-1.48pm (repeated 9.47pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“And Israel has ordered its domestic security agency to track the mobile phone data of suspected coronavirus cases.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter krassi twigg 

• bbc reporter joel greenberg 


Crveni Krst

last friday evening (27th march), 9.38-9.45pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 1 (1st of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

Edwina Currie takes Amar and Pauline to a memorial of a more recent conflict, the Crveni Krst concentration camp, a Second World War Nazi camp that held people of Jewish, Romani and Serbian origin. Here, they witness the horrors of religious and cultural persecution. After a challenging day, the group discuss the difficulties with faith and religion in the face of conflict.”


H&S: Religion tech

this afternoon (friday 27th), 1.32-2.00pm (repeated 9.32am and 11.32pm sunday), on bbc world service radio 

religion in the digital age: discussion (in the heart and soul series) (presented by sophia smith galer) includes…

Sophia Smith Galer has been exploring how digital technology is changing the ways we worship and her guests will give their thoughts on … the future of faith and technology.”

including contributions from …

daniel sugarman, public affairs officer, board of deputies


Friday Night Dinner 6:1

this evening (friday 27th), 10.00-10.30pm (repeated 11.50pm monday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the caravan (1st episode, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

“Dad’s bought a grotty caravan. Jim’s got a new dog. And the boys have new ‘females’ – but can they bear to tell Mum?”


HL: Peace Plan 27/2/2020

friday 28th february, 2.30-4.46pm, on bbc parliament tv

house of lords 27/2/2020 includes …

Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace”

speeches by lord or baroness …
Judd (Lab)
Oates (LD)
Bishop of Southwark
Altmann (C)
Anderson (Lab)
Lothian (C)
Palmer (LD)
Davies (C)
Davies (Lab)
Morris (C)
Singh (XB)
Leigh (C)
Mitchell (XB)
Suri (C)
Warner (XB)
Young (C)
Stone (XB)
Northover (LD)
Collins (Lab)
Ahmad (C)

(transcript at’ProposalsForPeace)

(if you missed it, available at

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