this morning (friday 18th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
israel at 70: a personal reflection (presented by simon schama)
“Simon Schama was three when the state of Israel was born in May 1948. The country’s story has been interwoven with his own life. He offers a personal account of Israel’s troubled and often bloody history, of the deep division with the Palestinians.
He paints a vivid picture of the post war world and the desperate need of sanctuary for Jews fleeing Europe and, later, Arab lands.
Simon gives his interpretation not only of the conflicts and the failed peace plans but also of the nation that has been built and what its future might be.”
including interviews with …
• israeli innovation expert nava swersky sofer
• revisionist historian avi shlaim
• ahmad samih khalidi, editor-in-chief of the journal for palestine studies
• lyn julius, author of uprooted
• rabbi joseph dweck
• israeli ”new” historian tom segev
• nada majdalani and • gidon bromberg, of ecopeace middle east
this evening (tuesday 1st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013)
the story of the jews: return (last of 5 episodes)
“Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.
sunday 2nd november 2003, 9.30-10.15pm, on bbc radio 3
michal rovner (presented by john tusa (in the the john tusa interviews series)
“A series of conversations with some of the world’s greatest artistic originators.
This week. John Tusa meets the Israeli-born video artist, Michal Rovner.”
(see also simon schama’s concluding segment in civilisations: the vital spark, on bbc 4 tv on 26th april 2018, from 0:49:45 to 0:54:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05xyhjq/civilisations-series-1-9-the-vital-spark)
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00ncxvy)
yesterday evening (thursday 26th), 9.00-9.09pm, on bbc 4 tv
the vital spark (presented by simon schama (last of 9 episodes in the civilisations series) starts with a segment on Theresienstadt …
“What can art do when horror comes calling? What can art do when civilisation itself is lost?”
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:07:45 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p05xyhjq/civilisations-series-1-9-the-vital-spark)
this evening (tuesday 24th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2):
the story of the jews: over the rainbow (episode 4 of 5)
this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2):
the story of the jews: a leap of faith (episode 3 of 5)
this evening (tuesday 10th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2) (repeated 2.30am, friday)
the story of the jews: among believers (episode 2 of 5)