Friday 11 January

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Why Not Lower Age Of Consent To 14?
First up were the condems right to dismiss civil servants requests to lower the age of consent to 14? With 40 per cent of girls doing it before they’re 15 we’re currently criminalising hundreds of thousands of youngsters and maybe making their first sexual experience even more daunting - but then if we lowered it to 14 from 16 as it is as present, would even younger teens start getting jiggy with it?

We’ll take plenty of your calls on that before it’s over to Steve for the papers.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Post Personal Pix? Prepare For Abuse!
And then we’re going to hear if you think people who post personal pix online can complain if they get nasty insulting comments as a consequence. The mother of a 14-year old girl who posted pix of herself on facebook as hit out at the bullies who branded the photos slutty and tarty. Shouldn’t mum direct her ire at her daughter instead?

Part 6: Bizarre Burials
For our last phone-in of the week: we want to hear about the weird funeral requests you’ve encountered. Bizarre burials on channel five last night featured a chap who wanted to be laid to rest in an orange aeroplane. Is that any weirder than Hunter S Thompson’s ashes being shot out of a canon or inviting a stripper to liven up your dad’s passing?

Part 7: Talking Telly With Kevin O’sullivan
And finally: we'll be talking telly with Sunday Mirror critic Kevin O’Sullivan. What have you got for us this week Kevin?
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Comments (3)

  • Michelle

    over 1 year ago

    Michelle

    I agree that there is code of conduct for posting of personal info online. However, in my mind bullying is bullying and is unacceptable regardless of the forum. That poor girl shouldn't have been subjected to the abuse as she was. There really wasn't that much wrong with her outfit. I have seen worse!!! Lesson learnt, keep your facebook networks true to those who are your 'real friends' this way you are reducing the risk of subjecting yourself to mindless and vindictive abuse & only post what you don't mind ever going public in the now or the future!!!

  • amanda barrett

    over 1 year ago

    amanda barrett

    Weird burials - well not really weird but we have just buried our wonderful Dad. I didn't want any stranger talking about his life he was so wonderful he deserved better so myself and my brother read out funny stories of his life. Thru the tears we got a lot of laughs. I wanted to give him the day he so deserved. Missing him terribly. Off work poorly feeling more sorry for myself

  • Sadia Choudhry

    over 1 year ago

    Sadia Choudhry

    just wanted to add about Mathew Wright saying just now if a man tries to kiss a woman because he thinks she fancies him is that sexual assault. If the woman in any case says NO and the man continues or becomes aggressive that constitutes assault in my book !

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