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LW: Michel Bacos

this evening (sunday 7th), 8.31-8.38pm (repeated from 4.03pm friday), on bbc radio 4 

michel bacos, b. 3.5.1924, d. 26.3.2019 (part of last word, obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister

Michel Bacos, the pilot of the Air France jet that was hi-jacked to Entebbe in 1976. He was offered the chance to leave, but chose to stay with the hostages until they were freed in a dramatic raid by the Israelis.”

including interviews with …

• wife rosemary bacos

• former reporter paul martin


BC: Michel Bacos dies

this morning (6th april), 10.32-10.40am (repeated 4.32am tomorrow and 9.32am monday), on bbc world service radio

boston calling (presented by marco werman) leads with …

“In 1976, 13 year-old • Benny Davidson was on a flight bound for Paris when two Palestinians and two Germans hijacked his plane and forced it to fly to Entebbe in Uganda. There, he and other Israeli passengers were held hostage for a week before an Israeli commando raid brought the stand-off to end. Benny still stays in touch with many of his fellow hostages.

Recently the captain of that flight, Michel Bacos, died at the age of 95. For Benny and many of the other hostages, Michel represented the meaning of true courage and outstanding leadership.”


Ugandan Jews

last friday afternoon (10th november), 12.44-12.50pm (repeated 6.44pm), on bbc world service radio
the fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

“The Abayudaya are Ugandan Jews, but like most Ugandans, the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire grew up knowing nothing about this community. It’s now growing after suffering persecution under Idi Amin in the 70s.
Patience broke bread with them at one of their festivals.”


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