Television

Mazeltov! Sitcom to feature a wedding under the chupah

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2013

A Jewish wedding is on the cards for British television audiences next year after Channel 4 announced that a third series of the hit comedy Friday Night Dinner has been commissioned.

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Moni could be in the money after wowing judges on The Voice

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2013

An acclaimed contestant on BBC’s The Voice has revealed that his talent is inherited from his father — a chazan at Newbury Park United Synagogue in Ilford — and his mother, who is also “an amazing singer”.

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He’s conquering all his Demons

By John Nathan, May 7, 2013

In just a few weeks actor Elliot Levey’s profession has propelled him through genres ridiculous, sublime and downright bizarre.

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The Innocents: It’s the Kosher Downton Abbey

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2013

An award-winning novel set in the Jewish community of Temple Fortune could be coming to television screens in the near future.

Carnival Films, makers of Downton Abbey, confirmed that a television adaptation of Francesca Segal’s The Innocents was “in development”.

Ms Segal’s debut novel has received considerable attention since its publication last May.

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Channel 4 programme asks: do rabbis cover up abuse?

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2013

Britain’s Charedi establishment, already buffeted by allegations of sexual abuse against women by one of its senior rabbis, is about to become embroiled in fresh controversy.

Channel 4’s Dispatches strand is to broadcast an investigation next Wednesday night into claims of the sexual abuse of children within the strictly Orthodox communities of the UK.

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More Golden Globe success for Homeland

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Television series Homeland, based on the Israeli television show Hatufim, has had another successful year at the Golden Globes, winning Best Television Drama.

At the awards on Sunday night, Homeland’s Damian Lewis and Claire Danes were honoured with the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their roles in the series.

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Hebburn: a British sitcom that avoids Jewish cliches

By Simon Round, October 19, 2012

Everyone has been attempting to get Jews into light entertainment and reality programmes recently, What with Grandma’s House, Strictly Kosher, Jewish Mum of the Year and Friday Night Dinner, the stereotypes have been flowing freely.

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ITV's Michael Grade: why I love klezmer music

By Simon Round, October 11, 2012

Former ITV boss Michael Grade has revealed his affection for klezmer music ahead of a BBC documentary to be screened on Sunday.

Lord Grade, now a life peer, admitted that he knew little about the music of the shtetl until he was asked to narrate the BBC4 Timeshift programme, Klezmer: Now That’s What I Call East European Wedding Music… As Played by Yiddish Speaking People!

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ITV buys Israel dating show

By Marcus Dysch, July 26, 2012

A trio of British women will turn to Israel for inspiration as they attempt to find their perfect partner.

They are set to take part in new ITV2 dating show Three — which the channel has bought from the same Israeli production company that inspired the Golden Globe-winning drama series Homeland.

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Aaron Sorkin's best lines

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

Fans of Aaron Sorkin, whose new series "The Newsroom" aired this week in the US, will love this mash-up of the best lines from across his body of work - even those that appear more than once.

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