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Posts tagged ‘Edwina Currie’

Road to Istanbul 3

yesterday evening (friday 10th), 9.30-9.32pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 3 (3rd of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

Edwina shares Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year ritual, with Pauline, Mim and Fatima as the sun sets.”


Samokov, Bulgaria

last friday evening (3rd april), 9.41-9.45pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 2 (2nd of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

“In the small town of Samokov, Edwina and Dom visit the house of a Jewish family who fled Bulgaria as communism came into the country. Next door is a ruined synagogue, where Edwina describes her Jewish upbringing and describes what seeing the marks of the Jewish people in the region means to her.”


Crveni Krst

last friday evening (27th march), 9.38-9.45pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 1 (1st of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

Edwina Currie takes Amar and Pauline to a memorial of a more recent conflict, the Crveni Krst concentration camp, a Second World War Nazi camp that held people of Jewish, Romani and Serbian origin. Here, they witness the horrors of religious and cultural persecution. After a challenging day, the group discuss the difficulties with faith and religion in the face of conflict.”


British Jews, right and left

yesterday evening (saturday 9th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
british jews, right and left (presented by jo coburn) (in the archive on 4 series)

How did Britain’s Jews make their long journey from left to right over the last century?
BBC Political Correspondent Jo Coburn tells this remarkable story by weaving archive and interviews together with the story of her own family.”

including interviews with …
ruth smeed mp
jon lansman of momentum
lord levy
edwina currie
• rabbi jonathan romain
• professor geoffrey alderman
emanuel litvinoff
ian mikardo
melanie phillips
oliver letwin mp
mike katz of jewish labour movement (more…)

Golda Meir

7th september 2010, 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
golda meir (presented by matthew parris, with edwina currie and professor ahron bregman) (in the great lives series)
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Appignanesi, Rosen, Currie

three evenings this week (monday 26th, tuesday 27th, thursday 29th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
lisa appignanesi, michael rosen and edwina currie (1st 2nd and 4th of 5 episodes of the birthday treat, in the the essay series)

“To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Radio 3, the network invited five writers with whom it shares a birthday, also turning 70 this year, on a birthday outing.
Our contributors chose to visit places that have some personal significance for them, where they could look back and reflect on their feelings in this special birthday year.”


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