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BBC Radio 4's 'Today' airs falsehoods on Gaza medicine shortage (and the ramblings of Bar Hillel)

Judging by the amount of correspondence in our inbox on the morning of July 22nd, a great number of people were very dismayed by the peculiar decision made by producers of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today’ programme to invite Mira Bar Hillel to speak as a supposedly representative voice of “British-Israeli Jews” as she was introduced by presenter Sarah Montague. 673 more words


Economic Botany

As a major new series begins on BBC Radio 4, we look at the CLC books on ‘plants which changed the world’.

The BBC is beginning today a major series, ‘Plants: From Roots to Riches’ on BBC Radio 4, weekdays at 1.45 p.m. 1,049 more words


Will the BBC correct its insinuations of a 'two-tier justice system' in Israel?

On July 17th the BBC News website published an article titled “Three charged over Palestinian Mohammad Abu Khdair murder“.

The report relates to the fact that eleven days… 286 more words


Every second breath ...

“I am determined”, said Kathy Willis of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in an interview in The Independent on Monday, “to prove botany is not the ‘Cinderella of science’”. 569 more words

Instrumentals we love, part fifteen: And now, for the shipping forecast...

“Sailing By” by Ronald Binge | Now, a particularly geeky entry, thanks to yesterday’s post. “Sailing By” is, more or less, a British institution. At a quarter before one every morning, BBC Radio 4 plays this song, as a sort of buffer between the program before, and the Shipping Forecast, a comprehensively entrancing weather report for those on the open seas. 139 more words

Things I Rediscovered

BBC's Bowen builds framing on Radio 4's 'Today' programme

Last week we noted an item which appeared in the July 3rd edition of BBC Radio 4′s ‘Today’ programme and one of several additional items of interest from the same broadcast was a conversation between presenter John Humphrys and the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen which is available at around 1:09:12… 1,472 more words


BBC Radio 4's 'Today' programme broadcasts 3 minute anti-Israel diatribe

Many readers have written in over the last few days in order to bring our attention to items of BBC content on a range of platforms and we would like to thank all those who took the time to help out, especially during such an intense period. 1,008 more words