The Attractive Young Rabbi

Comedy about the collision between old and new in the Jewish community of Hillfield

Episodes

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0101The New Synagogue1999111220160527 (BBC7)
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A single phone call turns Rabbi Fine's comfortable Jewish community upside down.

A single phone call turns the comfortable world of Rabbi Fine is turned upside down.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian and Sarah Rice as Ruth.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

0102The Tv Stars1999111920160603 (BBC7)
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With Rabbi Sue set for the small screen, Rabbi Abraham takes a different route. From 1999.

Rabbi Su is set to appear on TV, but Rabbi Abraham is not impressed - or so it seems.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Sheila Steafel as Sue's Mum, Peter Landi as Gareth Broughton and Rebecca Gethings as Fiona Collins.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

0103The Visitor1999112620160610 (BBC7)
20160611 (BBC7)
20190227 (BBC7)
20190228 (BBC7)
Sex, politics and religion make for an awkward visit when an Israeli MP arrives.

There’s great excitement - and some confusion - at the impending visit of an Israeli MP.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Warren Mitchell as Yigal Horovitz, Eve Karpf as Paloma and Rachel Smith as Simone.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

0104The Engagement1999120320160617 (BBC7)
20160618 (BBC7)
20190306 (BBC7)
20190307 (BBC7)
Rabbi Sue's announcement sparks fury from her rival Abraham.

Rabbi Sue's announcement sparks fury from her rival Rabbi Abraham.

The first of three series of Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Starring David De Keyser as Rabbi Abraham Fine. Tracy-Ann Oberman as Rabbi Su Jacobs, Doreen Mantle as Sadie Fine, Henry Goodman as Melvin, Jonathan Kydd as Brian, Diane Keen as Fay, John Bennett as David and Ben Crowe as Gary.

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.

0201The Bar Mitzvah2000092220161102 (BBC7)
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Three rabbis at one party sparks a possible recipe for disaster.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine....David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs....Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine....Doreen Mantle
Melv....Henry Goodman
Brian....Jonathan Kydd
Su’s Mum....Sheila Steafel
Colin....Eric Meyers
Doctor....Christopher Rowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.

Three rabbis at one party sparks a recipe for disaster.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melv.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Su’s Mum.... Sheila Steafel
Colin.... Eric Meyers
Doctor.... Christopher Rowe

0202Direct Action2000092920161109 (BBC7)
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A man with a tape measure spells trouble for Rabbi Fine. From September 2000.

A man with a tape measure sparks a crisis for Rabbi Fine.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine....David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs....Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine....Doreen Mantle
Melvin....Henry Goodman
Su’s Mum....Sheila Steafel
Mr Biggins....Geoffrey Whitehead
Bernard Blatt....Simon Schatzberger

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2000.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Su’s Mum.... Sheila Steafel
Mr Biggins.... Geoffrey Whitehead
Bernard Blatt.... Simon Schatzberger

0203The Wedding2000100620161116 (BBC7)
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20190613 (BBC7)
Everyone is looking forward to Hillfield's big wedding ceremony, but in which synagogue?

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Harriet.... Eve Karpf
Nat.... Harry Landis
Bernice.... Laura Shavin
Clive.... Joshua Towb

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

Everyone is looking forward to Hillfield's big ceremony, but in which synagogue?

Rabbi Abraham Fine....David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs....Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine....Doreen Mantle
Melvin....Henry Goodman
Brian....Jonathan Kydd
Harriet....Eve Karpf
Nat....Harry Landis
Bernice....Laura Shavin
Clive....Joshua Towb

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

0204The Lift2000101320161123 (BBC7)
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Rabbi Fine and Rabbi Jacobs have an intimate meeting - but not one they would have chosen...

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Caretaker.... Howard Lew Lewis
Mr Mukherjee.... Harry Landis
Bernice.... Renu Setna
Ambulance Man.... Simon Balfour (

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

Rabbi Fine and Rabbi Jacobs end up stuck in a lift together. From October 2000.

Rabbi Abraham Fine....David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs....Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine....Doreen Mantle
Melvin....Henry Goodman
Brian....Jonathan Kydd
Caretaker....Howard Lew Lewis
Mr Mukherjee....Harry Landis
Bernice....Renu Setna
Ambulance Man....Simon Balfour (

0205Brief Encounter2000102020161130 (BBC7)
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Rabbi Su feels dumbfounded when Rabbi Abraham is invited to a Royal garden party, but then she meets someone...

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Khaled.... Nadim Sawalha
Rashid.... Nabil Elouahabi

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

Feeling snubbed over Rabbi Abraham's royal invitation, Rabbi Su has an encounter.

Feeling snubbed over Rabbi Abraham's royal invitation, Rabbi Su finds a new boyfriend.

0206 LASTBabies2000102720190703 (BBC7)
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The two rabbis are submerged in baby talk, while Melvin struggles with his conscience.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-ann Oberman
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Fay.... Diane Keen
Simone.... Rachel Smith
Judith.... Rebecca Gethings

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

The rabbis are submerged in baby talk, while Melvin struggles with his conscience.

The rabbis are submerged in baby talk, while Melvin struggles with his conscience.

The two rabbis are submerged in baby talk, while Melvin struggles with his conscience.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Fay.... Diane Keen
Simone.... Rachel Smith
Judith.... Rebecca Gethings

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2000.

0301The Eager Young Student2002021320170329 (BBC7)
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'It's not easy being a Jew' - as young Mikhail will soon discover.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Mikhail.... Dragan Micanovic
Glen Curtis.... Mark Perry

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.

Young Mikhail discovers that it's not easy being a Jew.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.

0302A Woman's Work2002022020170405 (BBC7)
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Happy Rabbi Su finds a role model, but Rabbi Abraham would settle for a haircut.

Rabbi Sus delighted to find a role-model, while Rabbi Abraham would settle for a hair-cut.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Rabbi Marilyn Sugarman.... Rachel Atkins
Nicola.... Anny Tobin

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.

0303Abraham's Brother2002022720170412 (BBC7)
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A faded photograph and a private film show spell trouble for Rabbi Abraham.

A faded photograph and a private film show spell trouble for Abraham.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Barnie.... Harry Towb
Charlie.... John Cater

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.

0304Crime Wave2002030620170419 (BBC7)
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It all begins with a disappearing car and a little old lady.

It all begins with a disappearing car and a little old lady with her hair in a bun...

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Sam.... Cyril Shaps
Police Sergeant.... Crawford Logan
Police Constable.... John Voce

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2002.

0305Mixed Fortunes2002031320170426 (BBC7)
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Su prepares to take Jeremy home, while Abraham prepares to talk to the press.

Rabbi Abraham pulls off a coup - Rabbi Su isn't so lucky.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Su’s Mum.... Sheila Steafel
Demelza.... Julie Mayhew
Plumber.... Nick Stringer

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

0306 LASTA Very Nice Girl2002032020190911 (BBC7)
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A difficult and testing time as Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse and Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Rabbi Gerald Nathan.... Kerry Shale
Dr Mark Gluckstein.... Ben Crowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

As Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse, Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.

A difficult and testing time as Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse and Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.

Barry Grossman’s comedy-drama about the collision between the old and the new in the Jewish community of Hillfield.

Rabbi Abraham Fine.... David De Keyser
Rabbi Su Jacobs.... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Sadie Fine.... Doreen Mantle
Melvin.... Henry Goodman
Brian.... Jonathan Kydd
Rabbi Gerald Nathan.... Kerry Shale
Dr Mark Gluckstein.... Ben Crowe

Music: Max Harris.

Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2002.

As Rabbi Abraham struggles after his collapse, Rabbi Su meets a hospital doctor.