Campus chaplain gets BBC radio slot

June 17, 2013

University of Surrey Jewish chaplain Alexander Goldberg is joining BBC Surrey’s Sunday breakfast programme, which is broadcast from studios on the university campus. From this week, Mr Goldberg will discuss “religious and ethical issues and how they impact on our region”.


Row over BBC Jerusalem documentary flares again

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

The director of a documentary about Jerusalem’s history that was mysteriously pulled from the BBC schedules at the last minute, has distanced himself from an attack on the broadcaster.

Ilan Ziv’s film, Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story, was to be shown on BBC Four in April as part of an archaeology series but was replaced because the BBC said “it did not fit editorially”.


Skype’s the limit for revealing radio show

By Anna Sheinman, May 17, 2013

Radio presenter Alan Dein opens our conversation by asking: “So where are you and what are you doing?” I wonder if I should remind him that it is me who should be asking the questions. But then Dein, who fronts Radio 4’s Don’t Log Off, does it so nicely that I’m tempted to let him continue.


I’ve made mistakes over apprentices, says Lord Sugar

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2013

Lord Sugar admitted that there have been “occasions where I got it wrong” in the Apprentice boardroom, as he launched the ninth series of the BBC reality show this week.


'Propaganda' claim over pulled BBC Jerusalem documentary

By Jennifer Lipman, April 29, 2013

The Israeli-born director of a documentary that makes controversial claims about Jewish history has criticised the BBC's decision not to air it as planned.


How peace gap might just be bridged

By John Ware, April 25, 2013

When it comes to peace, the gap between the most that any Israeli government can offer, and the least that any Palestinian administration can accept, has never been bridged.


Harding’s battle for balance

By Alex Brummer, April 18, 2013

The re-emergence of James Harding, former editor of The Times, as the BBC's director of news, will be watched with interest in the Jewish community. He inherits a news culture that remains under siege and needs to re-establish the integrity that was badly damaged by the Jimmy Savile affair.


We think BBC news is biased against Israel — but watch it anyway

By Simon Rocker, April 18, 2013

Almost four out of every five Jews in the UK believe the BBC is biased against Israel in its news coverage, according to a report out this week.


Former Times editor takes the role of BBC news director

By Zoe Winograd, April 16, 2013

James Harding, former editor of the Times, has been confirmed as the new director of news and current affairs at BBC.

Mr Harding, who has previously expressed his views on the pressures of being a Jewish editor, is due to commence his new role in August.


Get set for more Jewish mums on TV

By Anna Sheinman, April 11, 2013

Anyone still squirming over last year’s much-criticised reality show Jewish Mum of the Year may greet with trepidation the news that another TV project featuring Jewish mothers is in the pipeline.

ITN Productions has issued an appeal for women to audition for a new programme, but stresses it will not be Jewish Mum of the Year mark two.