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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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John Bercow

this afternoon (sunday 15th), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 5.45am and from 7.00pm yesterday)

john bercow (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

“The life story of Commons Speaker John Bercow

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Profile: Oliver Letwin

this afternoon (sunday 31st), 5.40-5.55pm (repeated from 7.00pm yesterday), on bbc radio 4 

oliver letwin (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

“The Conservative MP Sir Oliver Letwin made headlines this week when he persuaded the Commons to try to agree an alternative plan for Brexit. Mark Coles profiles the member for West Dorset, who has previously been in the news for – among other things – accidentally letting burglars into his home.”

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Profile: Luciana Berger

this evening (saturday 23rd), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4
luciana berger (presented by becky milligan) (in the profile series)

“MP Luciana Berger resigned from the Labour Party this week to join the newly-formed Independent Group. For years she has been the target of sustained anti-Semitic abuse, and has criticised the Labour Party’s handling of the issue. One of the reasons she gave for leaving the party is that she has come to view it as ‘institutionally anti-Semitic’. Her resignation comes within days of her facing a vote of no-confidence in her Liverpool Wavertree constituency, which was withdrawn after a bitter row.”

including contributions from …
• former assistant eve byrne
• brother alex berger
• school tutor patrick moriarty
• bbc merseyside reporter claire hamilton
ayesha hazarika, former labour advisor
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George Soros

this evening (saturday 9th), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.45am and 5.40pm tomorrow)
george soros (presented by edward stourton) (in the profile series) …

“George Soros was born into a Hungarian Jewish family, and later took on a false identity to survive the Nazi occupation in 1944. It was an experience that shaped his life and his outlook and he went on to escape to the West via his knowledge of the international language Esperanto.
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Profile: Jon Lansman

this evening (saturday 20th), 7.00-7.15pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.45am and 5,40pm tomorrow)
jon lansman (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series) …

“Earlier this week Jon Lansman, founder and leader of left-wing political group Momentum, was elected to the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee.
A 60-year-old veteran of the hard left, Lansman has been credited with helping get Jeremy Corbyn elected as Labour leader and to successfully rallying thousands of activists behind the Momentum movement. But his critics say he can be a dogmatic, even bullying, leader, quick to crush dissent.”

including contributions from …
• cousin nick lansman
• bbc presenter andrew marr
• friend david coggan
• journalist stephen bush
emma rees, co-founder and national organiser of momentum
luke akehurst, secretary of labour first
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Profile: Rob Goldstone

yesterday afternoon (sunday 16th), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
rob goldstone (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series) (more…)

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