Thursday 21 June


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Do You Back Doctors’ Strike?
First up: Do you back the doctors’ strike? Not surprisingly the right wing Tory press are furious with the 100,000 medics expected to down stethoscopes today over changes to their pensions - but what about the government’s role in all this. Doctors accuse George Osborne of stealing £2bn-worth of profits from their pensions to balance his wayward books. So maybe the doctors aren’t the villains of the piece after all?

We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Adam for the rest of today’s headlines.

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Bring Back O-Levels!
Before we hear if you’ll be celebrating the return of O-Levels? Education chief Michael Gove wants to axe GCSEs and bring back the exam system we all sat on the panel from 2014. Questions will be harder of course - so Gove’s going to offer less academic youngsters alternative, easier exams, a bit like the old CSEs. But will a return to these old style qualifications ultimately benefit the young people sitting them?

Part 6: Spot A Future Addict Aged Three?
After that: Can you spot a potential future addict aged three? Lowri and I were talking about this after yesterday’s show and she thinks you can - you need to keep an eye on tots who act impulsively and have poor self-control, she reckons. But even if a child does demonstrate such traits, what if anything can you do about it?

Part 7: Rooney: No Hair Better Than Bad Hair?
And finally: is no hair better than bad hair? Wayne Rooney obviously loves his thatch, even joking about it after scoring the winner against Ukraine - but does he actually look any better? And how to those who become hirsute again make other bald blokes feel I wonder?


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Comments (5)

  • karin

    almost 2 years ago


    I cant believe the topic of Rooney hair choice is seen as important, honestly , this is as bad as women s mags slating women's looks. Maybe WS running out of ideas. Yawn!

  • Malcolm

    almost 2 years ago


    All NHS staff should get what they where promised. We might not agree with the amount but thats what they where offered. What would happen if they all left this country for more competative pay like Bankers might? no one stops bankers getting millions in bonuses and all they do is cause heart attacks not mend them.

  • Lucy

    almost 2 years ago


    Is it really important if Rooney have hair or not??? There are real problems going on around the world. With or without hair Rooney is not paying for everybody's bills...

  • George, Glasgow

    almost 2 years ago

    George, Glasgow

    Are we losing our memories here? What about Yvonne Fletcher?? A murderer walked free while Julian Assange releases information proving the corruption of the state and we side with the state !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get a grip please?!?!?!?!

  • Jane

    almost 2 years ago


    Having waited over a year in misery, in a state it'd be illegal to leave an animal in, for MS treatment & finally having an appointment with the neuro at long last on Tuesday to start treatment, but walking out of there with no treatment but a script for anti depressants (and 1 known to make people feel suicidal), I have lost all faith in the NHS & was in support of the strike, but having been caused depression by the NHS due to having to fight for 6 months just to get an answer, not to mention the only treatment being a 3 day course of steroids that did nothing to relieve the MS, just gave me hallucinations, panic attacks & pancreatis - despite making it clear I'd been hospitalised for pancreatis before (at which he seemed stunned even though the info in the tabs mentioned all these side effects -& I am wondering whether they are all indeed worth the fat pension.