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Shylock’s Ghost

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 10.35-11.45pm, on bbc 1
shylock’s ghost (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare’s most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Through a series of lively – often fiery – interviews, they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most odious and divisive fictional Jews in history.
How did the moneylender from Venice become such a useful propaganda tool in Nazi Germany? And how much of a liberty will Jacobson be taking when he uproots the action to modern-day Alderley Edge, and audaciously reinterprets the infamous ‘pound of flesh’?
Interviewees include • Antony SherAnthony Julius and • Stephen Greenblatt.”

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Imagine … Mike Leigh

this evening (tuesday 25th), 10.35-11.20pm, on bbc 1
the one and only mike leigh (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine… series) (more…)

Gurlitt art hoard

yesterday (monday 24th), 7.43-7.46am, 1.31-1.35pm, and 5.36-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4, and 2.41-2.45pm on bbc world service
today, world at one, and newshour, include …

“The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland have announced that it will accept a collection of art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt shortly before his death. Gurlitt was the son of Adolf Hitler’s art dealer and the hundreds of paintings and drawings include Nazi-looted art that once belonged to Jewish collectors. Many were feared lost or destroyed before tax investigators uncovered his priceless collection in 2012.”

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The art that Hitler hated, part 2

tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th), 10.35-11.40pm, on bbc 1
the sins of the fathers (2nd of 2 episodes of the art that hitler hated) presented by alan yentob (part of imagine…series) includes …

“imagine… tells how the end of the war was only the beginning of another battle. In the art world in Germany, it was business as usual.
Many people in museums, galleries and auction houses in Germany remained in their positions when the war was over. So people involved in looting art might now be in charge of deciding whether to return it.
For families, often living in exile, it was an uphill struggle. For them the discovery of the Gurlitt hoard has raised new hopes – and repeated some old disappointments.”

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The art that Hitler hated, Part 1

tomorrow evening (tuesday 28th), 10.35-11.55pm, on bbc 1
winter 2014 (1st of 2 episodes of the art that hitler hated) presented by alan yentob (part of the imagine… series) (more…)

Philip Roth Unleashed: Part 1

tomorrow evening (tuesday 20th), 10.35-11.40pm, on bbc 1
philip roth unleashed: part 1 (in the imagine … series) (part 2 next week) (more…)

Imagine … Judith Kerr

tomorrow evening (tuesday 26th), 10.35-11.35pm, on bbc 1
imagine … judith kerr (more…)

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