for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Silent Witness 12:7-8

16th and 23rd october 2008, 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 1 tv

judgement (2 parts, episodes 7 and 8 of series 12) (written by christian spurrier) includes …

“1. When the badly decomposed body of a Hasidic man is discovered on disused wasteland, Harry is tasked to investigate his death, and to treat the community with care

Everything points towards a brutal anti Semitic murder by a polish labourer – but when the time of death contradicts his wife’s last sighting, Harry becomes suspicious.  

2. The death of a second Hasidic boy, Chaim, convinces Harry they are looking for a Jewish killer, but without concrete evidence the police are reluctant to upset an already fragile relationship with the community. But when a Hasidic boy, Binyomin, appears to take the law into his own hands, attacking a Polish builder, Toni, Harry makes a shocking discovery that threatens to strain relations even further.”

(if you missed them, available at and

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