Stars of the small screen

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

The Jewish actors on your TV screens this autumn



Corrie's special delivery

By Simon Rocker, September 8, 2011

Fans of ITV's Coronation Street will have been surprised to hear the exchange between Rita Sullivan, doughty manageress of newspaper shop The Kabin, and her new newspaper "delivery boy" Dennis Tanner on Sunday night.

Down on his luck Dennis was homeless until his old friend took pity on him, giving him paid employment.

On his first round, Dennis got a little muddled with the deliveries.


US audiences to be served Friday Night Dinner

By Jennifer Lipman, September 8, 2011

The British sitcom about a Jewish family's Friday night meal is to be remade for a US audience.

Friday Night Dinner, which aired earlier this year on Channel 4, followed the ups and downs of Shabbat with the eccentric Goodman family.


Jewish women in battle for Strictly title

By Jessica Elgot, September 7, 2011

The BBC drew accusations of ageism and sexism when it fired Jewish choreographer as a judge Arlene Phillips on its popular show Strictly Come Dancing.

The choreographer, 66, was dropped by the BBC show in favour of 30-year-old singer Alesha Dixon.


Gaiman's American Gods to become HBO series

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

A British Jewish writer is to see his bestselling novel adapted into a series for the edgy American television channel HBO.

Neil Gaiman's 2001 book, American Gods, is a gothic tale of a modern-day America populated by mysterious deities and spirits.


L'chaim: Meet 'Life' the Jewish superhero

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2011
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US television network HBO has made a documentary on "real life superheroes". One of those featured in the film is this kosher caped crusader.


Plot line to cherish

August 4, 2011

It's a storyline the EastEnders scriptwriters would have been proud of.


Jewish star Chloe Green to join Made in Chelsea cast

By Jennifer Lipman, August 3, 2011

The daughter of Jewish retail entrepreneur Sir Philip Green is to join the cast of Made in Chelsea.

Chloe Green, 20, will appear in the second series of Channel Four's hit docu-soap following the lives of the young and glamorous in fashionable West London.


Curb Your Enthusiasm: Palestinian chicken

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011
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Larry and Jeff got to a Palestinian chicken restaurant and take a comic look at the Middle East


Eastenders spot for Jewish actor Elliot Rosen

By Robyn Rosen, July 25, 2011

A Jewish actor with Down's Syndrome has landed his dream role as a character in Eastenders.

Elliot Rosen, 32, will play Craig Moon, the son of antiques dealer, Eddie, played by singer and actor David Essex, (long-lost brother of hot-tempered businessman Michael), on the BBC soap.