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Gustav and Franziska

this afternoon (sunday 8th), 3.00-3.45pm, on bbc radio 4 

gustav and franziska (starring damian lewis and written by jonathan myerson) (1st of 7 dramas in this is your country now too, a series about the experience of child refugees since 1939)

This is the little-known story of schoolteacher Trevor Chadwick’s part in the saving of 700 Czechoslovakian children who otherwise would have suffered the fate of their parents.

In the days after the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, a Jewish family is faced with a terrible dilemma – save their two children, nine-year-old Gustav and his elder sister Franziska, but maybe never see them again

When they hear of a scheme to get children to London on trains, their mother determines it’s the only way. This Kindertransport scheme, devised by Nicholas Winton, is carried out by two young schoolteachers, Trevor Chadwick, and Beatrice Wellington his Canadian assistant, with more than a little naivety and dogged persistence, amid the chaos of a new Nazi administration.”

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Ephraim Mirvis

this evening (saturday 30th), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.45am tomorrow)

chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (presented by edward stourton) (in the profile series)

Edward Stourton traces the Chief Rabbi’s story, which begins with a childhood in apartheid South Africa. His tenure as Chief Rabbi has been marked by a few liberalising initiatives, which have ruffled feathers and caused some disquiet within the wider Jewish community.  

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PL: Mirvis intervenes

this afternoon (tuesday 26th), 12.05-12.28pm, on bbc 2 tv 

politics live (presented by jo coburn) leads with …

“The unprecedented intervention by the Chief Rabbi today.”

including contributions from …

• rabbi jonathan romain 

• bbc reporter norman smith 

• journalist owen jones 

• journalist ian birrell 

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kate andrews, institute of economic affairs 

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MN/Today: Mirvis intervenes

this morning (tuesday 26th), 12.00-12.05am, 6.00-6.03am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.12-6.14am, 6.31-6.34am, 7.00-7.04am, 7.09-7.15am, 8.00-8.05am, and 8.10-8.22am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news and today (presented by nick robinson) both lead with …

“The Chief Rabbi has condemned Labour’s claims to be tackling anti-semitism as ‘mendacious fiction’, and questioned whether Jeremy Corbyn is fit to be prime minister.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

jenny manson, co-chair, “jewish voice for labour”

• bbc reporter chris mason

• bbc reporter norman smith

• rabbi julia neuberger

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• bbc reporter laura kuenssberg

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Lord Dubs

tonight (sunday 19th), 11.48-11.57pm, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the British Lord who fled the Nazis in Czechoslovakia as a six year old on the Kindertransport.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:42:10 to 0:51:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04wkryb#playt=42m10s)

Profile: Lord Dubs

last sunday afternoon (8th may), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
lord dubs (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

“Born in 1932, Alfred Dubs came to the UK as a 6 year old, from Czechoslovakia on the ‘Kindertransport’.
He studied at the London School of Economics and had a career in marketing, before working as a local councillor. He was elected as an MP in 1979.
This spring he introduced an amendment, in the House of Lords, to the government’s immigration bill. He called on David Cameron to allow 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children into the UK from Europe. This week, the Prime Minister agreed to allow some children to enter.
Friends and political opponents describe Lord Dubs as persuasive and determined. The programme speaks to friends, tennis partners and those who’ve been dragged up mountains by him.”

including contributions from …
frank judd
diane hayter
john o’farrell of spitting image
barbara winton, daughter of sir nicholas winton
david hume, neighbour
• sir roger gale mp
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079lt8t)

HARDtalk: Lord Dubs

this afternoon (monday 16th), 3.30-4.00pm, on bbc news tv (simultaneously with bbc radio 4)
lord dubs (presented by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

Lord Dubs, who came to Britain as one of the Kindertransport children.”

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