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yesterday evening (wednesday 27th), 11.27-11.42am, on bbc 1 tv 

the man who knew too much (narrated by alan yentob) includes …

“There were very few Jews in the camp, but in 1943 on the instructions of Himmler, the leader of the SS, 86 Jews were brought to Natzweiler-Stuthof from Auschwitz. They were selected by anthropologists and blood-tested first, to be sure that they started out on their journey in good health. Commandant Josef Kramer later testified at Nuremeberg to his role in what happened.

עַל-אֵלֶּה אֲנִי בוֹכִיָּה, עֵינִי עֵינִי יֹרְדָה מַּיִם


Imagine … Amos Oz

this evening (saturday 5th), 11.25pm-12.45 (or 12.15?), on bbc 2 tv
amos oz: the conscience of israel (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series) (repeated from november 2005)

Alan Yentob presents a portrait of Israel’s most celebrated writer and political commentator, Amos Oz, whose childhood memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness gives an eyewitness account of the birth of Israel.
Yentob takes Oz back to the settings of the childhood in Israel and reveals a fascinating portrait of the early years of Israel, the tragic story of Oz’s family and his widely respected views on the conflict with Palestine.”


Imagine: Philip Roth

last wednesday and thursday evenings (23rd and 24th may), on bbc 2 tv (repeated from may 2014 on bbc 1 tv)
philip roth unleashed (presented by alan yentob) (2 episodes) (in the imagine … series)

“Having celebrated his 80th birthday in his home town of Newark, New Jersey, Philip Roth, in conversation with Alan Yentob, is ready to tell the whole story.

Mel Brooks unwrapped

last saturday evening (17th february), 11.00pm-12.15, on bbc 2
mel brooks unwrapped (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob visits Mel Brooks at home in Hollywood, at work and at play. With the aid of BBC archive stretching back decades, together they embark on an unpredictable, irresistible journey through the city of stars, meeting the legendary Carl Reiner along the way.”

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.”


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.”


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.”


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…)

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