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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

this evening (friday 26th), 11.05pm-12.35, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from january 2019 april 2017 may 2015 april 2014 and august 2011 on bbc 2, and from february 2013 and february 2016 on bbc 4 tv)

the boy in the striped pyjamas (2008, based on the book by john boyne), starring david thewlis, sheila hancock, and rupert friend

“The tale of an unlikely friendship between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp.

Contains some upsetting scenes.”


BOTW: A Tale of Love and Darkness

every morning this week (monday 11th to friday 14th), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4
a tale of love and darkness (by amos oz, translated by nicholas de lange, and read by david fleeshman) (in the book of the week series)

“Israeli writer Amos Oz died on the 28th December 2018, leaving a huge legacy of fiction, essays and articles as well as the masterpiece A Tale of Love and Darkness.
This bestselling memoir explores the author’s difficult childhood in Mandatory Palestine.
1. Oz’s earliest memories are of his parents’ struggle to settle in Jerusalem while mourning a Europe that had rejected them.

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