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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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Radio 4 report on Israel breached accuracy guidelines, rules BBC

By JC Reporter, December 9, 2015

The BBC has ruled that a Radio 4 report on Israel breached accuracy guidelines.

The BBC received a number of complaints about a Today programme on violence in the Middle East on 19 October which, according to listeners, implied that all of the casualties of the renewed wave of violence in the region were Israeli.

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The Apprentice's Claude Littner: I’m not Sugar’s sweetie

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

He's no stranger to The Apprentice - the BBC programme has billed him as the fiercest interviewer in Britain - but now businessman Claude Littner has the chance for a little stardom, He has been upgraded from Lord Sugar's occasional adviser to his right-hand man.

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Danny Cohen resigns as BBC’s director of television

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2015

The BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen has announced that he is leaving the corporation after eight years.

It is understood that he is considering offers from both UK and US television companies.

He said: “In the last few weeks I’ve been approached about a number of exciting opportunities and I want to consider these in an open and transparent way.”

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Complaint lodged over 'inexcusable' BBC headlines

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A formal complaint has been entered with the BBC over its coverage of the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, according to the Israeli embassy.

Two men were killed and a woman and two-year-old toddler from the same ultra-Orthodox family were wounded during the incident in the Old City, for which terrorist group Islamic Jihad has taken credit.

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BBC apologises over 'antisemitic' illustration in Proms programme

By Rosa Doherty, September 18, 2015

The BBC has apologised for causing offence after an "antisemitic" illustration was included in a BBC Proms programme.

Gillian Stern, from Finchley, said she was shocked that a "hideously and very obviously antisemitic cartoon" of the violinist Leopold Auer appeared in the programme for a Proms performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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