Wednesday 30 May


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Part 1: Hellos & Menu

Parts 2 & 3: Call Me Fatty: That’s A Hate Crime?
For our first phone in: Should calling someone fatty or even obese be a hate crime? A group of MPs think it is and want appearanced-based discrimination to be outlawed. But however hurtful or upsetting it is to be called fat you can do something about that whereas you can’t change the colour of your skin or your sex.

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

Part 4: Today’s Papers

Part 5: Train Kids For Trades At 14?
After that: What do we think about training kids for trades like plumbing at 14? The ConDems are keen to expand the number of technical colleges in England and Wales but is 14 too young to choose a blue collar career?

Part 6: Should Parents Cater For Fussy Kids?
After that: Should parents cater for all the fussy eaters in the family or make one meal for all? One in three Mums are dishing up three different menus at mealtimes. Are they to be envied or are they too soft for their own good?

Part 7: Gullible Fools
And finally: Gullible fools: What nonsense have you been conned into believing by your so-called friends? That sheep’s legs are shorter on one side to help them stand on mountains? That you can buy salt extracted from human tears? That Jeremy Kyle has human parents? If you’re as gullible as I am we’d love to hear from you.


  • Thu 31 May

    Doctor Dawn Harper joins Matthew to talk about her Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies.


  • Tue 29 May

    Matthew Wright hosts the topical debate show with comedian Ava Vidal and actor Andrew Lancel.

  • Mon 28 May

    Matthew Wright hosts the topical debate show with comedian Ava Vidal and actor Andrew Lancel.

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Comments (13)

  • Alfred Vassallo

    1 year ago

    Alfred Vassallo

    About Mrs.Thatcher- RESPECT THE DEAD - morituri nolumus mori - Shame on those who are disrespectful

  • Benny

    almost 2 years ago


    I thought Coren was fantastic... I don't know the name of the girl (is it the unfunny comedienne somebody referred to?) But you should have seen her face when he called her prejudice. Which of course she had been (Tory-toff slaying)... I just thought it was fantastic to see the boot on the other foot. Long live the Wright-stuff... b

  • Jean Saunders

    almost 2 years ago

    Jean Saunders

    Jean please tell your panellist that the fee for uni is £9,000 for the total three yearsand not for each year. The amount does not have to be paid up front, but is deducted from the graduate's salary in instalments when it reaches £15,000 per annum . Admittedly this is still a considerable sum, but was completely misrepresented. I am sure Matthew is aware of these facts.

  • tony newell

    almost 2 years ago

    tony newell

    Your backing to the programme is CRAP. Not only is the bonding of the bricks FLEMISH bond instead of patriotic ENGLISH BOND, but the corners, of which there are several show a basic ignorance of the constuction of walls. I was a Master of the Guild of Bricklayers at 22 and hold the Army record, so there is a chance I know my business. I am now 78. PLEASE tidy it up.

  • Michael

    almost 2 years ago


    I personally cannot understand the idea people don't want practical people. The problem in this country is every sees practical things as too much like hard work. While I don't agree on 14 as a start age and more like 16 I think it would be great if more people were trained in these professions. You cannot be stupid being a electrician, plumber and you have to have both intelligence, practicallity and common sense. Practicality and common sense seem to be lacking from our society. All this academic stuff will only suit certain people anyway. I remember in the last Tory era in the early 90's no trades were taught at my school and I ended up knowing I was good at art in some way but not realising I was good at painting/decorating and so went to art college only to find I wasn't good at art in that way, which wasted my college years. My dad was an electrician and I learnt a lot of useful things like changing bulbs, wiring plugs etc which helped if anything in a home environment, I also went on a painting/decorating course and learnt loads on how to hang wallpaper, measuring, brush techniques etc again if anything helped at home decorating. I think there should be a range of subjects at school and practical experience too even subjects like law and people from there can try things and get tasters of subjects and professions before going on. There should be tasters in electrics, plumbing, cooking etc. At the end of the day who said we all need bright people in suits, who will do all the manufaturing, painting, plumbing and electrics. Too much focus on a one size fits all and not enough on the broadness of life. This also applies to work nowadays where the focus seems to be customer service and business managament and not enough on people who may be good at more practical and behind the scenes work. A broad range of subjects should be available in all schools and not just trades in poor areas. But at the end of the day someone has to get their hands dirty to get out of the mess we are in. A lot of this has to do with status and the pushing through of middle class ideals onto poorer areas and the looking down upon people who do manual work. I value a dustbin collector as much as a managing director who sits behind a desk.

  • Sue Thomason

    almost 2 years ago

    Sue Thomason

    Here yyou are, I'll start you off:

  • Sue Thomason

    almost 2 years ago

    Sue Thomason

    Can you point me towards the evidence that fat people can do something about their weight? Isn't it the job of your researchers to - erm research?

  • Sandy

    almost 2 years ago


    I love watching your programme but please please please raise the game with some of your guests. I've noticed recently that individual guests seem to love the sound of their own opinions and importance but are inarticulate, patronising and ill informed. This week, Giles Coren and Andrew Lancel being the exception.

  • Shirley

    almost 2 years ago


    Matthew - I dont get to watch your show every day but when I do you always seem to be talking about red heads. I commented once before about my gorgeous little red headed girl - I just think to keep mentioning something brings it into peoples awareness as being unusal and hence fair game for teasing. I get the feeling that you are on the side of red heads so please just shut up about it - there's no need for legislation that would just make people feel worse - as though they are freaks that need extra protection. Although I guess if they bring in a law about calling people fat then even more comedians would be leaning on what there is left to get a cheap laugh from.... hence red heads would be in the firing line even more.

  • Ricky

    almost 2 years ago


    'It's as bad as stealing' classic. lol. Love that, i think i agree.

  • Jackie

    almost 2 years ago


    With regards to the fat issues. I went to the gyme 3 to 5 times a week for over 30 years. At 7st 12lb, I was told I was obese. Gyms have a very different way of measuring fat. The guy wanted me to get to a weight I was at 15 not 45. These gyms need to be realistic!

  • Miss S Jones

    almost 2 years ago

    Miss S Jones

    I watch your program every day. Why is the female panelist on your show this week? She appears to have no sense of humour(even though she is a comedian!) She doesn't join in the fun of the show and has an aloof attitude.

  • brian bishop

    almost 2 years ago

    brian bishop

    I think idea to train kids at14-15 is a great is great if nothing else it could give some useful knowlage for diy in later life.