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My Yiddisher Mother Tongue

this morning (tuesday 4th), 6.30-7.00am (repeated 1.30pm, 8.30pm, and 1.30am) (repeated from february 2014, and from october 2009 on bbc radio 4), on bbc radio 4 extra
my yiddisher mother tongue (presented by david schneider)

“Writer and comedian David Schneider goes on a personal journey through Yiddish culture and language.
Schneider, who first came to fame on The Day Today and I’m Alan Partridge, is the grandson of a Yiddish playwright and a Yiddish actress. He returns to Whitechapel and Vienna, where his grandparents performed, and considers the rich thousand-year history of the language.”

including contributions from …
michael grade
• professor dovid katz
michael wex, author of born to kvetch
• general colin powell, “who picked up the language in his teens when he worked in a Jewish toy store in New York”
• mother mrs schneider
• translator heather valencia
• jewish theatre historian brigitte dalinger

The day the clown cried

last tuesday evening (5th january), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc radio solent
the story of ‘the day the clown cried’, presented by david schneider
(30-minute online video version also available, at

“Jewish comedian David Schneider discovers exclusive unseen material from one of the world’s most notorious unseen movie projects.
This programme contains references to the Holocaust that some viewers may find distressing


BH: Israeli election result

this morning (sunday 22nd), 9.54-9.57am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes in its review of the papers (with david schneider and menzies campbell) a discussion which takes it for granted that Netanyahu’s election was a bad thing

David Schneider, I think you want to talk to us about Israeli politics?”
“Well, yes, so, I’m Jewish and I was very depressed this week because of Netanyahu’s re-election. Sometimes it’s very complex for me as a sort of left-wing Jew and my attitude to Israel, sometimes it feels like a sort of family member with a severe drug addiction …”


Frontrow: Jewish comedy

this evening (tuesday 25th), 7.27-7.35pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by samira ahmed) includes …

David Baddiel and David Schneider unpick the changing nature of Jewish comedy as a new festival begins in London.”


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