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Outlook: Looking for Grandad

22nd november 2018, 12.06pm (partly repeated 12.23pm today), on bbc world service radio

looking for grandad – from new york to samoa (presented by rhianna dhillon) (in the outlook series)

“When Lennard Davis received an email from a stranger who said Lennard was his closest living relative, he thought it must be a scam. Lennard is a Jewish professor from New York, and the stranger claimed to be from a line of Polynesian chieftains. It took four years and the unravelling of two family secrets to solve the puzzle.”


Posthumous fathering

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm), on bbc world service radio

becoming a parent years after dying (presented by emily webb) (in the outlook series)

“Before Baruch Pozniansky died aged 25 in Israel, he said that he wanted to have a child, and gave a sperm sample. So his mother began a seven-year campaign to find a woman to have his baby.”

including interview with …

liat malka

• mother julia pozniansky

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Outlook: Melville Edelstein

this morning (sunday 17th), 10.06-10.30am (repeated 12.06am), on bbc world service radio

soweto uprising: what happened to my dad? (presented by mpho lakaje) (in the outlook series)

“In 1976, the Johannesburg township of Soweto erupted into protest. Students were furious with the government decision to make Afrikaans a language of instruction in South African schools. Afrikaans was associated with apartheid and white rule by many black South Africans, and not everyone could speak it. The protests were met with brutal force by the police, and hundreds of students died in the ensuing gunfire.

In the midst of the chaos was Dr Melville Edelstein, a white man involved in various humanitarian causes in the township.

Students who had fled the gunfire suddenly turned their anger on him, and he was killed in the street. His daughter Janet Edelstein was just 12 at the time, and she’s spent many years trying to find answers about what happened that day.”

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Outlook: Jonas Noreika

this afternoon (thursday 14th), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by emily webb) leads with …

“Growing up in the United States, Silvia Foti couldn’t have been more proud of her Lithuanian heritage, in particular her grandfather, Jonas Noreika. Silvia’s family had crossed the Atlantic after the Second World War but she always knew that, back in Lithuania, her grandfather was seen as a war hero. She’d been told that he’d been executed at the age of 37 for standing up to the Soviet regime and trying to lead a rebellion against their occupation of Lithuania. Silvia tells Emily Webb how a chance conversation on a trip to Lithuania made her question everything she’d learnt about her past.”

including interviews with …
silvia foti
grant gochin

Outlook: Triplets separated

this afternoon (monday 4th), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm and 4.06am), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with …

The Triplets Separated by a Secret Study: When they met at the age of 19, they knew something very strange was going on – they were identical. It took years to uncover the secret psychological experiment, which they were all unknowingly a part of.”

including interview with …
• triplet robert shafran
• friend michael domnitz
• triplet david kellman
• journalist lawrence wright

Witness: Hitler’s secretary

this morning (monday 4th), 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm, and at 12.50pm on outlook), on bbc world service radio
traudl junge: the death of hitler (in the witness series)

“A first-hand account of Hitler from our archives. • Traudl Junge worked as a secretary for the German Nazi leader. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he killed himself in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She spoke to • Zina Rohan for the BBC in 1989.”


Outlook: Gaza’s stray animals

this afternoon (monday 17th), 12.22-12.29pm (repeated 6.22pm and 4.22am), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Gaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world, and it’s seen a lot of conflict and a lot of human suffering. But there’s one teenager, Maram Makkawi, who’s been doing her best to help thousands of its stray animals. She’s been speaking to Outlook’s Saskia Edwards about why she does it.”


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