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.”
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.
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
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
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
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.”
this evening (wednesday 23rd), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) is entirely devoted to …
“The American writer Philip Roth, whose death at the age of 85 was announced today, is remembered by • Ian McEwan, • his biographer Claudia Roth Pierpont, and • American novelist Amy Bloom.