Tuesday 1 November


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: St Paul’s Protest: Go Before You’re Pushed!
First up: Should the Occupy LSX protesters leave St Paul’s before they’re pushed? They’re being given 48hours notice to move one, though church bigwigs may back down on that later. Some protestors have already quit claiming the 200-tent camp has been taken over by wasters, not campaigners. Meanwhile city bigwigs with their 49 per cent pay rises laugh in demonstrators faces. Has the two-week protest gone sour?

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Mum’s The Word, Bob’s Your Uncle
Then: mum’s the word, bob’s your uncle: a look at the pros and cons of nepotism.
If family connections could give you or your sprogs a leg up in life, should you call on them? Is getting someone to fix you up with work a form of corruption or just the world works? Are those who choose to stand on their own two feet and make their own way in life bonkers?

Part 6: Branson: Give 10% To Charity!
After that: what do you make of Sir Richard Branson’s latest wheeze to persuade 10 per cent of you to give 10 per cent of everything you own to charity? Nice idea - if you’ve got as much cash as Branson has. Or maybe you’re sick of the super-rich urging the rest of us to dig deep when they have so much more?

Part 7: Cgi: Can’t Generate Imagination
And finally: Does anyone else think the acronym CGI stands for can’t generate imagination? Do any of you think the latest digital computerised graphics and animation are spoiling movies? Was the CGI King Kong any better than the original Kong of the 1930s? Can’t wait to hear your views and John’s on that.


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  • Dumbness

    over 2 years ago


    Thank Christ for Alan, phoning in about OLSX. This discussion was disgraceful and a massively, badly-researched, missed opportunity to have a proper debate. You don't know what they're protesting about? You think their message is confused?! Either you are refusing to listen or you are incapable. Or maybe your research team don't have access to the internet. Shameful.

  • Michael

    over 2 years ago


    The problem is the system. I feel sorry for the church as they are between a rock and a hard place and are probably pressured from above too. Capitalism in its current form hasn't work and although communism didn't work either, the form of communism in China and U.S.S.R. wasn't a pure form of communism either and ignored the original ideas. People in Capitalism, like Communism have taken things and ran and ignored any social obligations, they are no longer interested in people or equality but their own greed. But sooner or later people will get fed up with the system as they have in previous history and realise something is not right, at least the protestors are making some form of stand unlike most people who except the current system without question. The problem with capitalism is people have been allowed to get away with too much, allowed to treat the minions like plebs, who do all the work and get little reward, it could work but only with major changes and actually more importantly changes in attitudes of employers, business leaders in their moral responsibilies etc. Nothing is wrong with making money or necessarily with profits, its how you distribute profits and treat people and think of people that is important. Their thought for others need to change which is much harder than changing the system itself. The protestors have every right to protest whereever they like, its the freedoms people fought for, when you start saying where people protests and don't you become a dictatorship - why are they so afraid of them I wonder. I agree with helping neighbours, friends, family - its called community and thinking of others, unless it stops genuinely more qualified people. But even then people usually get small, basic jobs and go on from there, as long as people seem good at what they do and want to do it. There is a difference between someone helping you - which we actually need more of and people getting things in t.v. directly as you should start at the bottom and work up, rather than start at the top as their is only one way to go. Although success is in the eyes of the beholder, some people are happy to do a menial boring job as they have nothing to prove and are probably content with where they are and only use money for basics and doing what they want.

  • damien trollope

    over 2 years ago

    damien trollope

    Am finally giving up on this dire programme, Wrights cackling boring laugh, trivial topics and really crap guests is too much. It was once a good show but now its has become the Jeremy Vile show of channel 5

  • Max Nottingham    (esq)

    over 2 years ago

    Max Nottingham (esq)

    I think the protesters had a serious point to make about gross inequality in and out of the recession. If I had lived nearer the capital I would have visited them. Someone has to stay by saying the right thing before someone else in power can do the right thing. (Nothing to do with Matthew) He does a lot of talking from the heart which is a pleasant change from presenters who refuse to get involved emotionally. MW also takes risks .....I wish him well. In most of the spats with his 3 guests Wright was on the right side in my opinion. Nil desperandum epidural. As they say in Latin maternity homes. I do twitter for a bit of fun . But have never got into the followers and following thing. I am inclined to think that writing can be good for the soul.....That sounds a bit OTT, steady Max.

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  • Nugget

    over 2 years ago


    No insult intended, but the whole show has just shown how nepotistic the TV/movie industry is. But I can now have the pleasure of watching Gabby's hubby earn off the back of a "One Show" article!!!

  • Ali

    over 2 years ago


    Don't worry Matthew! Nobody could CGI you! You're unique!

  • Nugget

    over 2 years ago


    Just more platitudes from "The Great and the Good" to detract from their shortcomings in paying their fair share! They wont pay their taxes in full, so why should they "volunteer" their wealth upon death? It's very trusting of the government that they wont change their mind on their deathbed don't you think?? There is nothing more condescending or contemptuous than to be treated like we, the plebeians of society, are thick and can't see when we are being conned. We already give more per capital income to charities than the wealthy and end up in a postcode lottery for healthcare. It's repulsive!! AND If anyone is wondering why the "Occupy" campaign is going on? Consider the fact that the average rise in pay for directors in the FT100 was 49%, while we plebs got 2.6%. And we'll probably donate more than they will to charity!!!! If certain Lords and Knights of the realm and MANY others like them, so called Captains of industry (We ALL know who I mean!!) were to actually pay their taxes in full, there would be no need for charities!!! Can you really see a former banker known for his shredding ability, and another Knight of the realm may I add, donating a penny for the needy? Given he spent twenty years figuring out ways to get said cash out of our pockets and into his??? I don't think so my friend!!! PS- Wouldn't it be great, not that this would ever happen, but, wouldn't it be great if the charities were to refuse their donations as blood money and a tax dodge!!?? Dream on George!!

  • margaret

    over 2 years ago


    Nothing wrong with helping your own...or friends to get work. Great show Mathew.

  • jojo

    over 2 years ago


    when the presenter says where is the cheap petrol, if we are friend with Lybia, the answer is, the cheap petrol is already here, but the high taxation make it this expensive, £0.5795 per litre!!! can you believe it!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_tax

  • George, Glasgow

    over 2 years ago

    George, Glasgow

    Given that six of the nine elders at St Pauls are from the financial sector, I'd say they have a vested interest in having the protestors removed!!

  • GEE038

    over 2 years ago


    Protesters ! Are not seeking work So stop all Benefits to THEM . And water can them ..

  • Cathy

    over 2 years ago


    They should have been ordered long ago not to set up a camp. There is a huge difference between protesting legally and setting up an unsightly camp site. I wonder how many of thee people voted? that is the way democracy should work.