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Posts tagged ‘Simon Sebag Montefiore’

Jerusalem (2 of 3)

last tuesday evening (19th april), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 25th) (repeated from december 2011)
invasion, invasion, invasion (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (2nd of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series) (more…)

Jerusalem (1 of 3)

last tuesday evening (12th april), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 18th) (repeated from december 2011)
wellspring of holiness (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (1st of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series) (more…)

Reconquest

last tuesday evening (14th december), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv
reconquest (episode 2 of 3 in the the making of spain series) (presented by simon sebag-montefiore)

“Simon uncovers the truth about Spain’s hero El Cid.
He also investigates the horror of the Spanish Inquisition and in the process discovers an unsettling story about one of his own ancestors, who escaped the Inquisition in Mexico.”

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The Quizeum

this evening (monday 9th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv
the quizeum (presented by griff rhys jones) (episode 2, series 2)

At the Jewish Museum in London, founded in 1932 to tell the story of the 1,000-year history of the Jews in Britain, the experts being put to the test are: historian specialising in European and Chinese ceramics Lars Tharp, historian and broadcaster Kate Williams, writer Simon Sebag Montefiore, and art historian Jacky Klein.”

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Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities

tomorrow night (early wednesday 25th), 1.05-2.05am, on bbc4 tv (freeview channel 9)
Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities (episode 3 of 3, the islamic city) includes the arrival of sephardi jews in istanbul, the great synagogue, ladino, and the story of joseph nasi duke of naxos (more…)

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