Monday 4 July


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Let Abortion Clinics Advertise On Telly
We’re going to kick off proceedings by asking if commercial abortion clinics should be allowed to advertise their wares on the telly? Charitable clinics already can, though thousands complain whenever they do. Now advertising watchdogs want to clear the way so profit-making clinics can flog their wares on TV and radio too. Why not? It’s not like they’re doing anything illegal, right?

We’ll hear what you have to say about that before it’s over to Marcus for the rest of the day’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Bum Notes In Community Opera Row
Then: we’re going to find out what you think of the community opera project which has been left in tatters after primary school staff objected to the inclusion of a gay character which they claim is age inappropriate. Is it? Or is this homophobia via the back door - pun intended - when same sex relationships are discussed in primary schools these days?

Part 6: Good To Boast!
After that: is it good to boast? Jeremy Paxman seems to think it is - certainly as far as your educational achievements go. Surely it all depends on who you’re talking to and the way you blow your own trumpet? No body likes a bragger do they? Do you encourage your kids to big themselves up?

Part 7: Peeling Off In Parks
And finally peeling off in parks. Yes, it’s my annual what-the-hell-do-they-think they’re doing lying in their bra and knickers in the middle of a city park rant. But seriously: what the hell do you think you’re doing?


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    With Her Majesty and the Wolves frontwoman Kimberley Wyatt.


  • Fri 1 Jul

    Donal MacIntyre joins the discussion.

  • Thu 30 Jun

    Sportsman Ade Adepitan is today's guest.

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Comments (11)

  • Paul wilson

    almost 3 years ago

    Paul wilson

    Rusty.You are clearly ignorant. Being gay is not a lifestyle choice, and even if it was it does not give you the right to be prejudice. Would it be ok to be intolerant towards disabled, black or asian people or even people who have had limbs amputated. People like you make me sick. I just hope you never bring a child into this world. This is the 21st century. Gay people should be accepted. Grow up.

  • Mel

    almost 3 years ago


    What choice does the baby have?

  • Daniel

    almost 3 years ago


    I am pro choice but I think you should not be getting medical advice off of a short advert.

  • Anon

    almost 3 years ago


    The school has never implied any homophobia. Lee Hall has failed to write a play suitable for Primary aged children. The problem is how the word 'queer' was to be said in the play, it is along an aggressive manner which wouldn't be right for children as young as 4 to see or hear the word being used in a such a way

  • Rachel

    almost 3 years ago


    Very disappointed with you - thought you would do your research properly and not just repeat what you had been told by writer with his own agenda. Should have asked for all the lyrics - that would have made for a more balanced argument

  • Julie

    almost 3 years ago


    I agree with Rusty.

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  • Rusty

    almost 3 years ago


    Of course the gay propaganda is inappropriate. It's one thing being tolerant of aberrant lifestyle choices, it's another thing entirely to promote them. Stop the brainwashing.

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  • Ian

    almost 3 years ago


    Simple fact is people do not trust the TV to do a "proper job" when dealing with abortion. We already have "Mum's go to Iceland" and buy dogmeat served-up as burgers; now we are in danger of "Young-mum's go to the XYZ Abortion clinic" and have some minor celeb promoting it like a visit to the dentist. TV is not trusted - full stop.

  • Elaine

    almost 3 years ago


    Amanda Lamb is CLUELESS I work in the nhs and when I needed a abortion I certainly would NOT go to my gp I was too ashamed I really did not know where to go. I actually had to look in the yellow pages. Adverts will not make a diffence cus when you really need one the last thing you think off is watching tv!!