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Roots and Holocaust

tomorrow evening (saturday 6th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
roots and holocaust: when tv taught us a history lesson (presented by gary younge and jonathan freedland) (with lenny henry, maureen lipman, michael grade, and the original kunta kinte, actor levar burton) (in the archive on 4 series)

“Reflections on the extraordinary impact that two landmark TV series had on Britain forty years ago.



Fake news

this morning (tuesday 21st), 9.00-9.30am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc radio 4
targeted fake news (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland compares the current wave of fake news stories, particularly those targeted at Muslims and immigrants in the UK, with the anti-Semitic story of an eight-year-old Christian boy, William of Norwich, who was murdered in woodland outside his native city in 1144. His death was later reported as a Jewish conspiracy and ritual, becoming the founding myth of the so-called ‘blood libel‘.”

including contributions from …
• professor miri rubin
• canon librarian peter doll of norwich cathedral
james ball, author of post-truth: how bullshit conquered the world (more…)

One Day in Entebbe

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm, sunday)
one day in entebbe (presented by jonathan freedland) (more…)

Sunday: Labour and ‘Zionism’

last sunday morning (10th april), 7.35-7.40am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“In the on-going anti-Semitism row in the Labour party, one issue being raised is about how the term ‘Zionism’ is used and whether there is confusion about the term.
Jonathan Freedland writes for the Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle – he gives his analysis.”


The long view

this evening (monday 18th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from this morning, 9.00am)
donald trump and the politics of celebrity (in the the long view series) (presented by jonathan freedland)

Jonathan Freedland focuses on the rise of Donald Trump through the prism of the past, by examining the careers of three high-profile 20th century Americans who became rich, famous and entered the political arena.”

including comparison with the anti-semitism of presidential campaigners henry ford and charles lindbergh (more…)

Shoah in Jerusalem

this afternoon (sunday 13th), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
shoah in jerusalem (presented by jonathan freedland) includes …

The extraordinary story of the day an epic Holocaust documentary was premiered in Israel.


The Aliens Act 1905

this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 9.00am this morning)
the aliens act of 1905 (in the the long view series) (more…)

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