Host Matthew Wright and an invited group of panelists, and the occasional celebrity, review topical stories from the newspapers and discuss burnings issues of the day interactively, via telephone or email, with members of the general public. Written by
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On 24 November 2016, Matthew Wright claimed during a conversation with Miles Hunt on the show that Hawkwind had a top ten album in 2016. They didn't, it actually went to number 29. He was most likely referring to another perennially unfashionable prog-rock band, Marillion, who did reach the UK top ten for the first time in many years. The bands are connected through the character of Neil from the 1980s sitcom The Young Ones (1982). See more »
I must agree with the other reviewers. I recently had a baby and was not looking forward to the usual daytime drivel on television whilst on maternity leave. This programme was such a saving grace and is such a refreshing change.
The varying panel provides a mixed view of perspectives on topical subjects and Mathew Wright oversees proceedings in a light hearted but sensitive manner.
It is an excellent way to get an overview of the daily papers and controversial discussion points. The contributions from the public and the audience help to keep the pace of the show lively.
The only criticism I do have is for the final segment of the show in which members of the public are encouraged to call up with problems for discussion with an expert. I'm not at all sure that this is suitable given the fast paced nature of the show and you are often left feeling as though some very vulnerable people's serious problems have been rushed through. However I understand that this is a new-ish segment to the show and I am sure that with time they will get it (w)right.
Thoroughly enjoyable overall!
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