TV

Israeli film festival returning to London

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2013

A celebration of Israeli film and television is to take place for the second time in London this summer, featuring a film by Moshe Dayan's son and an invitation for British industry members to meet their Israeli counterparts at a networking event.

The Seret festival, launched last year by Israelis Odelia Haroush and Anat Koren, will open on June 9 for a week.

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The Bible: The television series

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2013

Channel 5 is to air American series The Bible later this year. For a sneak peak, look no further than this clip from the first episode, which deals with the Binding of Isaac.

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The Bible, coming to Channel 5 this year

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2013

A smash hit American series based on one of the most famous books of all time is to be broadcast in the UK later this year.

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ITV comedy Plebs is an urban sitcom, just set in Ancient Rome

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2013

While most of us will be spending Monday evening considering the fate of the ancient Egyptians, British scriptwriter Sam Leifer will have the Roman Empire on his mind.

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Meet a true comedy master (and it's not who you think)

By Anna Sheinman, March 8, 2013

I have only just turned on my Dictaphone and Dan Patterson is already at it. The creator of TV comedy behemoth Mock The Week fires off the first of a series of snappy one-liners more than worthy of any of the comedians on his show. Sadly, it is not printable, but suffice to say I now feel very differently about my Dictaphone.

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TV host rapped for 'cancer' slur

March 7, 2013

Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologise live on air after its presenter Vincent Browne called Israel a “cancer”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has upheld a complaint against the well-known TV host of Tonight With Vincent Browne, who said on an October show that Israel was “the cancer in foreign affairs”.

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Apology ordered for Irish TV host who called Israel ‘cancer’

By Anna Sheinman, March 1, 2013

Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologise live on air after its presenter Vincent Browne called Israel a “cancer”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against the well - known TV host of Tonight With Vincent Browne, who said on an October show that Israel was "the cancer in foreign affairs.”

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Downton makers developing TV version of Segal's The Innocents

By Jennifer Lipman, January 31, 2013

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

Carnival Films, makers of Downton Abbey and Hotel Babylon among other series, confirmed that a television adaptation of Francesca Segal's The Innocents was "in development".

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Odd Couple star Jack Klugman dies

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

One of the actors who made up the television series The Odd Couple has died at the age of 90.

Jack Klugman, who was also known for his appearance in Quincy, ME, was at home in Los Angeles when he died on Monday.

His son, Adam, said the actor died very suddenly and peacefully after his health had declined.

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JC Profile: Adam Richman

By Simon Round, November 23, 2012

Adam Richman could eat for America.

In fact that is more or less what Richman's job has been for the past few years. As presenter of the massively popular Man v. Food show, which has aired on Dave, The Food Network and UK TV Food, Richman has become a cult figure for taking on some of the most insane food challenges in a country renowned for unhealthy portion sizes.

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