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Posts tagged ‘The Essay’

Progroms and prejudice

last wednesday morning (8th july), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3 

pogroms and prejudice (a new generation thinkers 2020 programme in the the essay series) (presented by brendan mcgeever, pears institute for the study of antisemitism)

“New Generation Thinker Brendan McGeever traces the links between anti-semitism now and pogroms in the former Soviet Union, and discusses the language used to describe this form of racism.”

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00050d2)

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Appignanesi, Rosen, Currie

three evenings this week (monday 26th, tuesday 27th, thursday 29th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
lisa appignanesi, michael rosen and edwina currie (1st 2nd and 4th of 5 episodes of the birthday treat, in the the essay series)

“To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Radio 3, the network invited five writers with whom it shares a birthday, also turning 70 this year, on a birthday outing.
Our contributors chose to visit places that have some personal significance for them, where they could look back and reflect on their feelings in this special birthday year.”

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Philip Roth

this evening (tuesday 17th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
philip roth (2nd of 5 episodes of trip sheets, in the the essay series) (repeated from september 2014) (more…)

The essay: Arthur Miller

every evening this week (monday 12th to friday 16th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
staging arthur miller (5 talks) (more…)

Horse Chestnut

yesterday evening (monday 18th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
horse chestnut (presented by professor fiona stafford) (1st of 5 episodes of the 3rd series of the meaning of trees) (in the the essay series)

“… Its conkers and majestic presence will always endear it to us and this was enough for Anne Frank, who also succumbed to its charms, writing about a horse chestnut tree in the centre of Amsterdam, thus also a symbol of hope, of escape and of one day, a return to normality.”

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Sid James

this evening (friday 17th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
sid james (presented by simon heffer) (5th of 5 episodes of british film comedians, in the the essay series) (more…)

Our daily bread

tomorrow evening (wednesday 1st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
give us this day our daily bread (episode 3 of 5 of on earth as it is in heaven, in the the essay series)

“Five brilliant voices essay on different sections of the Lord’s Prayer for our time.
3. Rabbi Julia Neuberger considers the middle section of the Lord’s Prayer, the line “Give us this day our daily bread”.”

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Frederic Raphael: Living abroad

this monday to friday evenings (15th -19th december), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2013)
living abroad by frederic raphael (in the the essay series) (more…)

Philip Roth

tomorrow evening (tuesday 30th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
philip roth (2nd of 5 episodes of trip sheets, in the the essay series) (more…)

Stories from the Cairo Genizah

every evening this week (monday 9th to friday 13th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
life in fragments: stories from the cairo genizah (5 episodes, in “the essay” series) (repeated from may 2013)

“The Cairo Genizah is a treasure trove of manuscripts from the Ben Ezra synagogue in Old Cairo that portrays over 800 years of community life.
Rediscovered in the 19th century, this vast communal paper-bin contained hundreds upon thousands of scraps of rag-paper and parchment.
It’s an unedited archive of prayers, letters, poems, magical spells, alchemical recipes, children’s exercise books, divorce deeds and pre-nuptial agreements that paints a lively and intimate picture of daily medieval life in Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean.”

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