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The Mikvah Project

last sunday afternoon (14th june), 3.00-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the mikvah project (with alex waldmann and josh zare) (written by josh azouz) (in the lockdown theatre festival series)

Eitan is 17 and at college, and Avi is 35 and married. Their lives couldn’t be more different. But every Friday they meet at the Mikvah, to share in the Jewish ritual of immersion. This is a play about the courage it takes to confront our hidden desires.

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Ashley Blaker

this evening (wednesday 10th), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 7.30am 5.30pm and 10.00pm next wednesday on radio 4 extra, and repeated from june 2018)

ashley blaker’s goyish guide to judaism – 1 (in the stand-up specials series)

Ashley Blaker, Britain’s only ultra-Orthodox stand up comedian, presents an insider’s view of his religion, specially created for BBC Radio 4.

It’s a whistle-stop tour of Jewish life and, in particular, a very rare glimpse into the normally inaccessible world of strict Orthodox Judaism.

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The see-through house

every morning this week (monday 18th to friday 22nd), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4

the see-through house (based on the book by shelley klein) (read by barbara flynn

“1. Shelley Klein‘s book is about her much loved family home, a modernist house commissioned in the 1950s by her father, the acclaimed textile designer Bernat Klein.

2.  Bernat finds inspiration for his house and the design and planning begin.

3. Bernat’s childhood is explored.

4. Haute couture is in thrall to Bernat’s textiles.

5. Shelley considers his creative legacy.

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Friday Night Dinner 6:6

early tomorrow morning (thursday 7th), 1.00-1.30am (repeated from 10.00pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

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

Adam and Jonny bring their ‘females’ home to meet the parents. Cue an overexcited Mum and an extremely embarrassing Dad.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:5

early tomorrow morning (thursday 30th), 12.05-12.35am (repeated from 10.00pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the cage (5th of 6 episodes, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, tracy-ann oberman, and samantha spiro) (written by robert popper)

Jim sets up a giant dog cage for Milson in the Goodmans’ living room, and Aunty Val’s got a hot date with a ‘sex robot’.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:4

this evening (wednesday 22nd), 10.30-11.00pm (repeated from 10.35pm friday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: dad’s birthday (4th of 6 episodes, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, tracy-ann oberman, and rosalind knight) (written by robert popper)

“Dad has the birthday blues – he’s worked out the date when he’s going to die, and ‘Horrible Grandma’ turns up uninvited. Can Jim’s magic do the trick?”

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Couples Come Dine 3:25

2015, on channel 4 tv

couples come dine with me: marbella (episode 25, 3rd series) includes…

“Caz and Dave’s Jewish family dishes – chopped liver, brisket of beef with potato latkes, and apple crumble.“

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Couples Come Dine 2:14

tomorrow morning (friday 17th), 2.40-2.57am (repeated from 2015), on channel 4 tv

couples come dine with me: essex and east london (episode 14, 2nd series) includes…

“In Essex and east London, Spencer and Sara kick off the competition with a simple Jewish feast – chicken soup, chicken, and lokshen pudding with ice cream.”

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Friday Night Dinner 6:3

yesterday evening (friday 10th), 10.00-10.35pm (repeated 10.35pm wednesday), on channel 4 tv 

friday night dinner: the au pair (3rd episode, new, 6th series) (starring tamsin greig, paul ritter, simon bird, tom rosenthal, mark heap, and tracy-ann oberman) (written by robert popper)

“The family’s cream-tea-obsessed former au pair pays the Goodmans a surprise visit. But there’s nothing sweet about this reunion.”

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Karel Lek

monday 9th march, 6.00-7.00pm, on bbc radio alba 

stiwdio (in welsh) includes …

“Artists Catrin Williams and Iwan Gwyn Parry pay tribute to the artist Karel Lek, who died last week

(see also, in english, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51759031)

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