BBC botches Big Questions Gaza programme

By Marcus Dysch, June 10, 2010

The BBC was unable to broadcast a programme in which a Gaza flotilla participant was forced to defend himself against allegations of Holocaust denial because of transmission problems.

Ismail Patel, chairman of the Leicester-based Friends of Al Aqsa group, appeared on Sunday's episode of The Big Questions to discuss the topic "Is Israel acting immorally?".

Among those defending Israel were Jonathan Hoffman of the Zionist Federation, Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet and Shoah survivor Martin Stern.


Sophie Abelson is a BBC soap star

By Candice Krieger, June 3, 2010

Daytime television watchers may recognise this woman.

Southport's Sophie Abelson plays bubbly nurse Cherry Malone in hit BBC soap Doctors. She was recently nominated at the British Soap Awards for both best newcomer and sexiest female. Miss Abelson, 29, has been starring as Miss Malone for the past year-and-a-half.


Jenny retires - on us

By Simon Round, May 9, 2008

Who says that you cannot make a fortune as an employee of a public corporation?