Wednesday 5 October

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Teachers: Expect Violence!
For our first phone-in we’ll find out who else thinks teachers should expect to get assaulted at least once in their career? That’s what former maths teacher Richard Farrer who’d been stabbed by a 14-year-old pupil, was told by magistrates. We’re going to hear more from RIchard today - and from you. Do some jobs - nurses, coppers, post office workers - carry with them an expectation of violence? If you’ve got something to say, pick up the phone.

Josie’s in charge of this morning’s paper review.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Do Decent Dads Lose Touch With Kids?
Then for our next debate, do decent dads really lose touch with their kids after splitting from mum? 40 per cent do apparently - 40 per cent! They blame the ex for driving them away or moving to the other end of the country; their new families for grieving them if they see their other kids; while some claim it simply hurts too much to stay in touch. Do any of these excuses cut it with you?

Part 6: Don’t Paw The One Before!
After that: Don’t paw the one before - in short, should you consciously keep a distance from your most recent ex when you’ve found love with someone else? Was Mike Tindall dancing with danger hooking up with an old flame just weeks after tying the knot with Zara Philips? Even if you’ve parted best mates, isn’t it best to keep a little distance, if only for the sake of your new partner?

Part 7: Big Brother: Dowling Vs Davina
And finally, one for all you big brother fans: who’s the best host? The original, Davina McCall, or the newcomer, former champ Brian Dowling?

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