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Ladino

last sunday evening (6th october), 6.45-7.15pm, on bbc radio 3 

ladino (produced and presented by jessica marlowe) (in the between the ears series)

Ladino is the language of the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula after 31 March 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition, by the Catholic Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand.  

The language has continued to be spoken as the lingua franca amongst the Sephardic Diaspora for over 500 years and is currently listed as endangered by UNESCO. The last generation of speakers to use Ladino at home are now mostly in their nineties.  

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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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Spin the Globe: 1485

this afternoon (tuesday 11th), 4.00-4.30pm, on bbc radio 4
spin the globe: 1485 (presented by michael scott) includes michael alpert discussing …

“In 1485 in Spain, the Inquisition was under way.
Jews, then Muslims and Protestants were put through the Inquisitional Court and condemned to torture, imprisonment, exile and death – events which have left a legacy in modern Spain.”

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