Monday 17 September

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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Exam Shake-Up = F For Failure
First up will ConDem plans to introduce more academic O level style exams at 16 lead to a big rise in young people failing their courses? Experts are convinced it will. But is that such a problem? What’s the point of having an exam like GCSEs that everyone passes when employers and universities need to sort the gifted from the rest? Unless of course it’s your child who fails.

Anyway we’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Caryn for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Harry And Kate: Spot The Difference
After which I want to know if you think Kate Middleton’s naked pictures row is different from that of Prince Harry’s? Both sets of photos were taken in private, both arguably represent a gross invasion of their privacy. And yet Harry seemed to cop all the blame for his - and we had a good laugh at his expense. Kate, though, comes out as the victim - is that because she’s a woman and might one day be queen?

Part 6: Does Fashion Fail Middle-Aged Women?
Moving on: Does fashion fail middle-aged women? Advertisers admit that 90 per cent of their campaigns are aimed at the twenty something, even though the over 50s have all the cash.

Part 7: Strictly Pro Contestants? Foxtrot Oscar!
And finally: Is it fair that some of this year’s strictly contestants, people like Denise van Outen, have danced professionally? Is it fair to pitch them against genuine amateurs like Richard Arnold? Or should producers have told them to foxtrot Oscar?

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