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?

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    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.

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