Monday 13 August

Matthew

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Olympics: Were They Worth It?
First up: Two weeks of sporting drama drew to a close yesterday, and while we were pessimists beforehand, how do we feel about the Olympics now it’s all over? Was the £9bn we spent worth it? Have the Olympics been worth it in terms of the mood of the nation - all those happy faces and gold medals? And I’m not just talking about sports and finances - what about the non-sporting side, the volunteers, the army? Does anyone out there still think it was a waste of cash?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Amy for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Let Shops Open When They Want On Sunday
After that: should shops in England and Wales be allowed to open whenever they want on Sundays? During the Olympics, big shops have been allowed to open for longer than the six hours usually permitted. Analysts reckon it’s helped boost the economy by £3m extra a week. But small businesses, religious groups and shop workers facing longer hours aren’t too keen. How about you?

Part 6: Open Call Centres In Prisons
Moving on, I want your take on government plans to set up call centers in prisons. The Ministry of Justice say it’ll cut reoffending by giving inmates the experience and motivation to find jobs on the outside. I wonder what the 2.6m of you looking for work make of these plans? And would you feel safe with a convict handling your personal details?

Part 7: Women: Wear Make-Up At All Times!
And finally: Should women wear make-up at all times. Three-quarters of men say you should, according to a new survey. Is it really so wrong to expect women to look their best? Or is that just patronising and another sign men just don’t understand?

Next

  • Tue 14 Aug

    Hardeep Singh Kohli hosts the topical debate show.

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  • Fri 10 Aug

    2008 400m Hurdles Olympic Bronze Medallist, Tasha Danvers is in the studio to chat about the London Olympics and Kevin O'Sullivan gives his weekly tv review.

  • Thu 9 Aug

    Australian architectural designer and tv presenter Charlie Luxton has news of the return of Britain's Hidden Heritage, which he co-hosts.

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Comments (6)

  • neil

    over 1 year ago

    neil

    Hardeep Singh Kohli COMPLETELY RUINS "the wright stuff" when he appears on it as host.he is sooo boring and talentless and has absolutely no sense of humour and his 'comedy' is dull and is all put on and is not genuine and he has to try to force the audience to laugh by doing something stupid after his jokes.You can tell the audience and the rest of the wright stuff staff just laugh because they feel they have to not because they actually like his comments or jokes.please find somebody else instead of him present the show when matthew is away on holiday or ill (except kay adams as she is another one that has no sense of humour and is fake dull and annoying).i struggle to watch an episode when i know hardeep is going to be hosting as i know exactly what to expect from him everytime he appears.as for the rest of the show,the hosts,the staff and the guests its all absolutely BRILLIANT..keep up the good work and please dont let certain things ruin what is the perfect daytime show !!!.

  • Martin

    over 1 year ago

    Martin

    Excellent Olympics. Maybe some of the money could have been spent more wisely. G4S is a pointer to that. We pay the army anyway, so why didn't we use them in the first place ? I won't be watching again until Matthew returns. Hardeep's ok as a guest, but as a presenter, i find him arrogant and smug.

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  • Carol Bland

    over 1 year ago

    Carol Bland

    Carol Britain certainly got it right. Superb olympics from start to finish. I did not think beforehand that Britain could pull it off but they proved me wrong. Well done to all concerned, a most enjoyable 2 weeks of entertainment.

  • Patrick

    over 1 year ago

    Patrick

    Hardeep Singh Kohli should take a leaf out of Matthew's book and learn to respect other people's views, even if he doesn't agree with them. Also, he needs to develop a sense of humour; I quote from Wikipedia: "the impression is of a man who has wrongly assumed that comedy is as easy as it looks. It isn't, as Kohli proves". I look forward to Matthew's return!

  • Matt

    over 1 year ago

    Matt

    Olympics were amazing to see the world human application of effort, creation, blood sweat and tears leading to the amazing success it all has been. Why don't the worlds politicians have the same success?

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