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MM: Zuzana Ruzickova

monday 22nd april, 10.05-10.18pm (repeated from 11.45am saturday 20th), on bbc radio 3 

music matters (presented by sara mohr-pietsch) includes …

“And ‘One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival’, a new book about Holocaust survivor and the world’s greatest harpsichordist, Zuzana Ruzickova. Harpsichordist • Mahan Esfahani and author • Wendy Holden pay tribute to her.”


Eurovision finals

last saturday/sunday night (18th/19th may), 8.00pm-12.20am, on bbc 1 tv 

eurovision song contest (presented by graham norton)

“This year is Graham Norton’s tenth anniversary as the UK commentator, and once again he brings his distinctive charm to the spectacular event.”


Newshour/MN: Eurovision

last saturday/sunday night (18th/19th may), 9.51-9.54pm on bbc world service radio, and 12.25-12.27am on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) and midnight news include …

“So far it’s been relatively protest-free.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter william adams 

• bbc reporter david sillito 


GL: Brian Epstein

last monday afternoon (13th may), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 11.00pm tonight)

beatles manager brian epstein (presented by matthew parris) (in the great lives series)

“Turner-prize-winning artist • Jeremy Deller and The Beatles’ historian • Mark Lewisohn, author of ‘Tune In’, discuss the deeply turbulent but highly successful life of Brian Epstein, who died at 32 years old.”


Twtw: Eurovision guide

this afternoon (sunday 12th), 1.54-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the world this weekend (presented by paddy oconnell) concludes with …

Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision has challenged Israel’s prime minister to a wrestling match. The annual festival is being held this week in Tel Aviv, despite calls for a boycott. We’ve a B-H alphabetic guide to the event.“


GNP: Eva Hayman

last friday (10th may), on bbc world service radio 

global news podcast (presented by valerie sanderson) leads with …

“As Israel marks its Holocaust Memorial day, how Instagram is bringing the story of one young victim, Eva Hayman, to life.

This year’s commemorations included postings on Instagram designed to make the Holocaust meaningful and relevant to teenagers.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:20 to 0:04:30 at

IOT: Bergson and Time

this morning (thursday 9th), 9.00-9.45am (shortened repeat at 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4

bergson and time (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with • professor keith ansell-pearson, university of warwick, • professor emily thomas, durham university, and • mark sinclair, university of roehampton)

“Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) and his ideas about human experience of time passing and how that differs from a scientific measurement of time, set out in his thesis on ‘Time and Free Will’ in 1889.

He became famous in France and abroad for decades, rivalled only by Einstein and, in the years after the Dreyfus Affair, was the first ever Jewish member of the Académie Française.

It’s thought his work influenced Proust and Woolf, and the Cubists.

He died in 1941 from a cold which, reputedly, he caught while queuing to register as a Jew, refusing the Vichy government’s offer of exemption.”


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