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TD: Coronavirus wedding

last sunday (19th april), on bbc world service radio 

the documentary podcast (presented by nuala mcgovern) includes …

“While social distancing meant Liat and Amir in Israel and Emine and Jon in the UK had to rip up their original wedding plans and come up with new ways to get married.”


Mengele’s twins

1st february 2015, 11.32am-12.00, on bbc world service radio
mengele’s twins (in the the documentary series) (narrated by hannah moore)

“Among the horrors perpetrated at the Auschwitz camp were crude unscientific experiments conducted on Jewish twins. They were masterminded by the notorious Josef Mengele, known as ‘the Angel of Death’. He was a true believer in the Nazi creed about the alleged genetic shortcomings of Jews.
Survivors of his brutal regime have spoken to the BBC about their experiences.”

including interviews with …
• ‘mengele’ twin vera kriegel, aged 6 on arrival
• auschwitz survivor motti alon
• ‘mengele’ twin menachem bodner, aged 3 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks, aged 14 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin bella glazier-wiener
• pathologist prisoner miklos nyiszli

The children of Belsen

sunday 30th september, 2.06-3.00pm (repeated 9.06am wednesday 3rd october), on bbc world service radio
the chidren of belsen (presented by mike lanchin) (in the the documentary series)

“Reporter Mike Lanchin accompanies Hetty Verolme, now in her 80s, and her family, back to the site of the former Nazi camp. Together, they listen to the original 1945 recordings of the teenage Hetty, and visit the place where she and the other children were held until liberation.

Bernstein and me

this afternoon (tuesday 21st), 1.32-1.59pm (repeated 10.06pm), on bbc world service radio
leonard bernstein and me (presented by jon tolansky) (in the the documentary series)

“On the centenary of his birth, musician and broadcaster Jon Tolansky meets the people who continue to be inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s all-embracing approach to music and life and who are now breaking down boundaries themselves.
He hears personal recollections from • his son Alexander Bernstein as well as former pupils and world class musicians • Marin Alsop, • Thomas Hampson, • Midori, • Jason Robert Brown and • David Charles Abell.
Jon also speaks to fans for whom Leonard Bernstein has had a life-changing effect, despite only knowing him through his music, including • Elizabeth TeSelle, • Kathy Anderson and • Ivan Rodrigues, none of whom knew him personally, but for whom he has had a life-changing effect.

Rite of passage

yesterday morning (wednesday 20th), 11.32-11.59am (repeated 11.32pm), on bbc world service radio
rite of passage (presented by robert nicholson) (in the the documentary series)

“No institution defines Israel, inside and out, like the formidable Israeli defence force (IDF). Robert Nicholson explores how military service helps shape Israeli society, and the role the army has to play in Israel’s future.

BBC: Reporting terrorism

BBC bias: The BBC presents Israel as its only example of state terrorism.
In a 58-minute programme on terrorism (in which there is no attempt to define or categorise it), Israel’s targeted kilings are presented, not as a response to terrorism, but as terrorism itself.
Palestinian attacks on Israel and Israeli “retaliation” are presented equally as terrorism.


yesterday evening (saturday 1st), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated this afternoon, 12.00-1.00pm, in the the documentary series, on bbc world service radio)
reporting terror: 50 years behind the headlines (in the archive on 4 series) (presented by peter taylor)

Peter Taylor reflects on his 50 year career reporting terrorism.”

“(0:05:29) Terrorism can mean different things to different people. It isn’t black and white. States allegedly resort to it too, as Israel did to avenge the 1972 Munich Olympics Games massacre.


Island of love

this evening (tuesday 13th), 7.32-8.00pm, on bbc world service radio
island of love (in the the documentary series) (presented by yolande knell)

“Every year, Cyprus carries out thousands of weddings for couples from across the Middle East. The Mediterranean island promotes itself as the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, but its popularity as a wedding destination is much more prosaic – it offers civil marriages. Across the Arab world and Israel this concept is virtually non-existent; only religious weddings are allowed.


Women of Terror

yesterday evening (wednesday 9th), 10.30-11.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
women of terror (presented by bridget kendall) (in the the documentary series) (more…)

Lost children of the holocaust

this evening (wednesday 6th) 10.05-11.00pm (repeated this sunday afternoon, 12.05-1.00pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
lost children of the holocaust (in the the documentary series) (more…)

The documentary: the murdered teenagers

this morning (friday 23rd), 3.05-4.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the lives and deaths of naftali and mohammed (in the the documentary series) (presented by mike thomson) (more…)

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