David Essex joins Lee Hurst and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Part 1: Hellos & Menu
Parts 2 & 3: Olympic Handshake Ban
For our first phone-in: your reaction to the Olympic handshake ban. Team GB’s doctor has ordered our athletes not to shake hands in the run up to and during the games lest they catch something nasty, advice the Department of Health slammed as over cautious. Is it? What’s more important: good sportsperson ship? Or healthy runners, swimmers, cyclists and sailors?
We’ll take plenty of calls on that before it’s over to Andrew for the rest of today’s headlines.
Part 4: Today’s Papers
Part 5: Is “That’s Gay” Homophobic?
Is it homophobic to describe something you don’t like as gay? According to one academic it isn’t. Prof Mark McGovern argues that youngsters who use the term negatively have no idea of its links to homosexuality. What’s more the boffin argues that homosexual prejudice is in melting away in schools thanks to shows like Corrie. Is it? gay charities say the prof is talking nonsense.
Part 6: Does Revenge Demean Avenger?
So someone’s done you over and you’re pretty mad about it. So you decide to get your own back. But what if you do - is there a chance your act of revenge will ultimately backfire and make you look bad? If your answer’s yes, would that -should that - stop you avenging yourself?
Part 7: Who’d Want Macca’s Fame Pain
Sir Paul McCartney reckons it’s harder than ever being a star these days because everyone wants a little piece of you. The ex Beatle’s worth half a billion quid thanks to all those people wanting a piece of him. Is it a bit rich for Macca to complain then? Would you swap places with him?