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Antiques Roadshow to mark Holocaust with special episode

By Rosa Doherty, October 9, 2016

A special edition of BBC One's Antiques Roadshow looking at artefacts from the Holocaust is to be broadcast next year.

The show, presented by Fiona Bruce, is partnering with the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to explore different stories behind items from the period.

Producers are calling on viewers with relevant objects to get in contact.

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Lord Sugar in reflective mood as The Apprentice returns

By Daniel Sugarman, September 27, 2016

Lord Sugar and The Apprentice are back, and while there are no Jewish candidates this year, at least the first episode will be broadcast on Thursday next week, conveniently sandwiched between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

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BBC Pesach programme will feature plight of French Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 13, 2016

A BBC programme to be broadcast during Pesach will compare the increase in French Jews emigrating to Britain with the exodus from Egypt.

The programme, Never Again: Fear and Faith in Paris will centre around St John’s Wood Synagogue in north-west London, which has hosted a separate service in French on every Shabbat since 2013.

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BBC apologises after radio host tells listeners ‘Israel hasn’t really worked out'

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

The BBC has apologised after one of its radio presenters said on-air that Israel “hasn't really worked out” as a country.

BBC Radio London host Chris Rogers was hosting a phone-in on Tuesday about the refugee crisis when a caller asked: “Why can’t they put a load of them (refugees) in Africa?”

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Police drop investigation in radio phone-in caller who said UK was ruled by ‘Zionist Jews’

By Josh Jackman, February 25, 2016

Police have dropped their investigation into a caller to a BBC radio phone-in who claimed the UK was “ruled by Zionist Jews”.

The Metropolitan Police had begun inquiries after the caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s," made several comments about Jews during a 13-minute on-air conversation with BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman on December 22.

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Police investigate caller who made antisemitic comments on BBC phone-in

By Josh Jackman, January 11, 2016

Police have opened an investigation into a BBC radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “Zionists” were “trying to control us more and more and more” and that Britain was dominated by “the Jewish financial system”.

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Board urges BBC to give police details of antisemitic caller to phone-in

By Josh Jackman, December 31, 2015

The Board of Deputies has called on the BBC to hand over to the police details of a radio caller who made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “they are trying to control us more and more and more.

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BBC to broadcast Holocaust Memorial Day

By Naomi Firsht, December 30, 2015

BBC Two will broadcast the Holocaust Memorial Day UK ceremony in January.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust announced that the public broadcaster would be showing the 2016 ceremony, which is held on January 27 each year.

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Caller's shocking antisemitic rant on BBC radio phone-in

By Josh Jackman, December 29, 2015

A man who called in to BBC radio made antisemitic accusations throughout a 13-minute on-air conversation.

The caller, referred to as “Andy from St. Margaret’s”, told BBC Radio London host Simon Lederman that “they are trying to control us more and more and more.

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'I know what Lord Sugar is looking for’ – meet the woman trusted to grill this year’s Apprentice candidates

By Sandy Rashty, December 16, 2015

She is the latest person to have been brought into Lord Sugar’s inner-circle as a trusted adviser on BBC business show the Apprentice.

But Leeds-born Linda Plant is no stranger to the notoriously tough business mogul – having known him for more than 20 years.

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