Television

'Genius' Francine Lewis loses out in Britain's Got Talent final

June 7, 2013

Celebrity impressionist Francine Lewis failed in her bid to win Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night, despite promising "to perform like I've never performed before" and winning lavish praise from the judges.

Hungarian shadow-mime artists Attraction claimed top spot in the final of the ITV talent show. They win a prize of £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Show.

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Chief Rabbi collects religious broadcasting award

By Marcus Dysch, June 6, 2013

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has been recognised for his contribution to religious broadcasting.

The Sandford St Martin Trust's annual broadcasting awards bestowed a special honour to acknowledge Lord Sacks's "significant" efforts "over many years".

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Time to make an impression on Britain's Got Talent and The Voice

By Sandy Rashty, May 30, 2013

She has taken on Stacey Solomon, Katie Price and Cheryl Cole. Now, celebrity impressionist Francine Lewis is hoping to win over the public on the live semi-final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show this weekend.

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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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TV review: Timeshift

By Simon Round, October 22, 2012

For all of you who think that klezmer is simply Jewish wedding music, this excellent documentary in the Timeshift strand proved that, well, you were absolutely right.

However, what you might not know was that klezmer was possibly the first and certainly the most enduring incidence of the musical mash-up.

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