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FR: Gary Sinyor

this evening (wednesday 18th), 7.16-7.25pm, on bbc radio 4 

front row (presented by john wilson) leads wth …

“Director and writer • Gary Sinyor joins John Wilson to discuss his new sitcom The Jewish Enquirer. This follows hapless journalist Paul, played by Tim Downie, in search of scoops for Britain’s ‘fourth most-read Jewish newspaper’.

Sinyor reveals how his own Jewish heritage inspired this irreverent depiction of a Jewish family and how everything and everything from circumcision to anti-semitism to Philip Green is ripe for satire.”


FR: Tom Stoppard

this evening (tuesday 11th), 7.16-7.30pm, on bbc radio 4 

front row (presented by john wilson) leads with interview with …

• playwright tom stoppard 

“ ‘How Jewish were we?’

Sir Tom Stoppard speaks about how, in the 1990s, he came to appreciate his own Jewishness and how, now in his 80s, he came to write what might be his last play, Leopoldstadt, about a family whose tragic story parallels that of his own.


FR: Kirk Douglas

yesterday evening (thursday 6th), 7.34-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

front row (presented by samira ahmed) concludes with …

Kirk Douglas was very proudly Jewish, at a time when many other actors were rather reticent about declaring it. How important is his identity as a Jewish actor and a campaigner?”

including interview with …

colin shindler


FR: Jojo Rabbit

this evening (thursday 2nd), 7.16-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

front (presented by samira ahmed, with film critic jason solomons) leads with …

“Taika Waititi’s new film Jojo Rabbit is a satire about a 10-year-old budding Nazi who falls under the spell of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, played by the New Zealand writer and director. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Merchant and first-time child actor Roman Griffin Davis who has been nominated for a Golden Globe.”


FR/OP: Judith Kerr dies

yesterday evening (thursday 23rd), 7.36-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4, and this morning (friday 24th), 6.20-6.21am and 9.05-9.12am, on bbc radio guernsey 

profile (presented by john wilson) and oscar pearson (co-presented by isla blatchford) include …

The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95.”

including interviews with …

judith kerr

• author michael rosen

• librarian rachel white


FR: Abram Games exhibition

yesterday evening (thursday 18th), 7.26-7.35pm, on bbc radio 4 

front row (presented by samira ahmed) includes …

“The influential graphic designer Abram Games, who created the Festival of Britain 1951 poster and the BBC’s first television logo, first came to prominence as the ‘Official War Poster Artist’ during the Second World War. Over 100 of the posters he created while employed by the War Office are on display at a new exhibition at the National Army Museum in London. Curator • Emma Mawdsley discusses the significance of the artist and his work.”


FR: Amos Oz

friday 28th december, 7.15-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) leads with …

“Journalist and novelist Jonathan Freedland remembers the Israeli author Amos Oz who died today.”

including interview with …
• journalist and broadcaster jonathan freedland

FR: The tattoist of Auschwitz

yesterday evening (friday 19th), 7.17-7.28pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) includes …

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: the author Heather Morris talks about her novel, based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, who tattooed numbers on prisoners’ wrists at Auschwitz/Birkenau and tattooed and fell in love with a young Jewish woman who survived and became his wife.”

including interview with …
• author heather morris

PM/FR: Denis Norden dies

this evening (wednesday 19th), 5.48-5.57pm, and 7.32-7.37pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by jonny dymond) and front row (presented by samira ahmed) include …

”With the passing of the writer and broadcaster Denis Norden, goes a slice of our popular entertainment heritage.”

including interview with …
dick fiddy of the bfi archive

FR: Dorothy Bohm

wednesday 4th may 2016, 7.36-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) concludes with …

“91-year-old photographer Dorothy Bohm looks back over her 75-year career at her latest exhibition, Sixties London.
Born in East Prussia before being sent by her father to England to escape the threat of Nazism, she then became co-founder of the Photographer’s Gallery and worked alongside some of the greats, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Bill Brandt and Don McCullin.”


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