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Making things right

yesterday morning (sunday 23rd), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
shylock’s mock appeal (presented by howard jacobson) (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson applauds the granting of an appeal by Shylock in a mock trial in Venice as a symbolic revoking of a bad decision.
‘It’s natural to rage against wrong decisions, miscarrriages of justice or the inclemencies of nature, but the more fanciful of us go further and imagine that some power will intervene and make things right again’.”

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Newsnight: Blatant raw prejudice?

last friday evening (29th april), 10.31-10.49pm, on bbc 2
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“We ask how far legitimate questions about the nature of the Jewish state can go before it turns into blatant raw prejudice.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter chris cook
howard jacobson
hugh lanning, psc chair (palestine solidarity campaign)
alan johnson of bicc (britain-israel communications and research centre)
and a discussion with …
ghada karmi, exeter university
amnon aran, city university (more…)

Shylock is my name

last thursday evening (4th february), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

Howard Jacobson talks about his new novel, Shylock is My Name

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HMD: Free thinking

this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
stefan zweig, howard jacobson, michael sandle (presented by philip dodd) (in the free thinking series) (more…)

Howard Jacobson’s sermons

last sunday morning (27th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
sermons, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson would sooner see Radio 4’s Thought for the Day more not less religious, and argues that humanists and the religious can meet in sermonizing when it’s of the majesty of a great preacher like John Donne.
‘I fall to wondering what exactly non-religious needs are, and whether, by insisting on a distinction between the religious and the non-religious, humanists aren’t making an unpardonably limiting assumption about both’.”

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Howard Jacobson’s Christmas

last sunday morning (20th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
christmas, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson recalls the healthy mongrel mix of traditions in his Jewish family’s festivities at Christmas.
‘Let’s rejoice in the eclecticism, I say, and find in the varieties of ways people choose to mark or miss the point of Christmas the universal love that is its message’.”

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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.”

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