Jews stay boxed in on British TV
Despite massive gains in social acceptance and a broad swath of education and cultural programming that has taken Jewish identity beyond the synagogue, British Jewish characters on television continue to hit upon the same tired stereotypes.
For decades Jews were relatively hidden on British television screens. One had to look hard to find a Jew beyond the odd Holocaust documentary or religious program. There was Dorian in the sitcom "Birds of a Feather" (1989-98), Dr. Legg in the long-running soap "Eastenders" (1985-), or the series of British Telecom adverts in which Maureen Lipman portrayed, albeit...
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