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The Ratline

every afternoon this week and next (monday 8th to friday 19th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the ratline (10 episodes, written and narrated by philippe sands) (in the intrigue series)

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican, and a son grappling with the sins of his father.
1. The Secrets in the Castle: Philippe begins by travelling to a castle outside Vienna to meet Horst Wachter, an old man who believes his father was murdered, while a voice from the past offers up clues to how it might have happened.

Newshour: Vatican and Jerusalem

last sunday (25th december), 2.07-2.13pm, and 9.13-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

Pope Francis Calls for a Two State Solution in the Middle East
The pontiff used his traditional Christmas Day message once again to call for a fresh attempt to negotiate peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter david willey
ulla gudmundson, former swedish ambassador to the vatican

Sunday: Jerusalem embassy

this morning (sunday 15th), 7.11-7.16am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“The implications of a proposal by President elect Trump to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

Sunday: Praying for peace

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.10-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

“Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmud Abbas will pray for peace with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens on Sunday.
Alan Johnston assesses its significance.
Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols talks about his own prayer meeting with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Head of the Palestinian Mission Manuel Hassassian, in London on Friday.”


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