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Denial

last saturday evening (4th may), 10.45pm-12.30 (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

denial (2016) (starring rachel weisz and timothy spall)

“In 1993 Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books published Denying the Holocaust. Two years later the English author David Irving sued her for libel on the grounds that her book had ruined his once well-regarded career as an historian by accusing him of deliberately distorting historical facts. The resulting court case puts the onus on her legal team to prove that the Holocaust did indeed take place.”

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Holocaust deniers?

this evening (sunday 3rd), 8.03-8.11pm (repeated from 4.32pm friday), on bbc radio 4
more or less (statistics programme, presented by tim harford) leads with …

Is it true that one in 20 adults in Britain don’t believe the Holocaust took place? Those are the findings of a survey commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. But • Professor Peter Lynn of Essex University explains why the survey is unlikely to be accurate.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter ruth alexander
• professor peter lynn
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JV: Holocaust denial

yesterday afternoon (monday 28th), 1.36-1.47pm and 1.50-1.56pm, on bbc radio 2
jeremy vine (phone-in programme, with guest • laurence rees, historian, author of the holocaust: a new history (2017)) concludes with …

Holocaust denial

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HARDtalk: Malaysian anti-semitism

yesterday morning (tuesday 2nd), 12.51-12.53am (repeated 4.51am, and 12.51am 2.51am and 4.51am today, and 12.51am tomorrow), on bbc news tv (and repeated 8.27am and 8.27pm today, on bbc world service radio)
mahathir mohamad, prime minister of malaysia (interviewed by zeinab badawi) (in the hardtalk series) includes …

“They wouldn’t agree with your stance on Jews in the world, and the Israeli press for example has described you as a proud anti-semite, would you accept that, that you are an anti-semite?”

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Newshour: Abbas anti-semitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 3rd), 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has been roundly condemned for a speech he gave this week in which he suggested that the persecution of Jews which resulted in the Holocaust was due to their own social behaviour.”

including contributions from …
• professor deborah lipstadt
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DP: Corbyn ally goes

this afternoon (thursday 29th), 12.02-12.11pm, on bbc 2 tv
daily politics (presented by jo coburn) leads with …

“The other big political story of the day: that’s the news that the head of the Labour Party’s disputes panel, she’s a woman called Christine Shawcroft, has quit, after it emerged she opposed the suspension of a council candidate accused of holocaust denial.”

including contributions from …
john mcdonnell mp
• journalist sam coates of the times, who originally exposed christine shawcroft
mary creagh mp
james cleverly mp, deputy conservative party chairman
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WH: Deborah Lipstadt

last saturday afternoon (28th january), 4.44-4.52pm, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jane garvey) includes …

“• Professor Deborah Lipstadt was sued by the historian David Irving for calling him a holocaust denier.
As a new film about the trial is released she tells us why she thinks the judgment is even more relevant in our ‘post-truth’ times.”

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