Talkback with William Crawley

Talkback with William Crawley

A chance to hear the highlights of Talkback. William Crawley and guests discuss the news headlines, chat to the people making them and ask you, the audience, what you think? The full programme is available on BBC iPlayer Radio.

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  • Talkback 27 March 15: Celibacy & the Priesthood

    Fri, 27 Mar 15

    35 mins

    30 days remaining

    Does giving your life to God mean you should give up the chance of a relationship and a family? Tonight parishioners in west Belfast are due to hold a rally in support of a Catholic priest who it's claimed had a two year affair with a woman. So today our big question was is celibacy now an outdated idea or is it still important for the priesthood?

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  • 26th March 2015 Calum Best interview

    Thu, 26 Mar 15

    32 mins

    29 days remaining

    Calum Best tells us what it was really like being the son of the football legend and hits back at critics of his new book "Second Best: My Dad and Me".

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  • 25th March 2015 Royal Pardons made public?

    Wed, 25 Mar 15

    37 mins

    28 days remaining

    After Gerry Kelly's big PUBLIC admission on Talkback yesterday that he received a Royal Pardon ... We have found another republican holding one. Why aren't the names of the other 364 published as they are in other parts of the UK? Do their victims not have the right to know if they have been pardoned?

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  • 24 Mar 2014 On the Runs Scheme - more questions than answers?

    Tue, 24 Mar 15

    52 mins

    27 days remaining

    It was a one-sided and secretive scheme which damaged the integrity of the criminal justice system. The latest verdict on the controversial On The Runs scheme delivered today by MPs after a 12-month inquiry. The report by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee runs to 109 pages, but have we learned anything new? Remember, last year Lady Justice Hallett produced a report on the OTRs stating the scheme was flawed but lawful. What's your verdict on what you've heard so far and was it really a price worth paying for peace?

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  • 23 Mar 2014: More cuts to NI arts bodies

    Mon, 23 Mar 15

    41 mins

    26 days remaining

    So we now have the full list of those art projects facing cuts to their budgets. In all £1.4m is being trimmed from the Northern Ireland Arts council and today it has published a list of what projects will be losing out. We heard from the arts council boss who had to rubber stamp this list.

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  • Talkback 20 March: Dog Fouling

    Fri, 20 Mar 15

    17 mins

    23 days remaining

    Have you seen the dog poo advert everyone's talking about? Newry and Mourne Council commissioned the ad, and it's on their facebook page. this is what we see: an actor dressed in a suit, walking a dog, gets caught short outside Newry City Hall. While his well-behaved pooch sits on the ground, the man drops his trousers and defecates on the street. The ad ends with this line: Stop! You wouldn't crap in the street. Why let your dog crap on Newry and Mourne?" We spoke to Newry councillor John McArdle of the SDLP, advertising expert Julie-Anne Bailie and journalist and commentator Nick Garbutt.

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  • 19th March Palestinian State

    Thu, 19 Mar 15

    23 mins

    22 days remaining

    Critics of the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu say he got himself re-elected this week to a fourth term by a campaign of "lies, fear-mongering, hostility" and anti-Arab racism. In a last-minute pitch to voters, Mr Netanyahu promised that, if elected, he would block the creation of a Palestinian state - a complete reverseal on his previous policy, which has shocked political leaders around the world. Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson, who is chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council, has called on the Irish and British government's to immediately implement resolutions recognising the state of Palestine.

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  • Unionist election pact

    Wed, 18 Mar 15

    33 mins

    21 days remaining

    A pan-Unionist pact ahead of the general election - is that just good politics or a grubby sectarian deal?

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  • Talkback 17 March 15: Billy Boy in jail

    Tue, 17 Mar 15

    33 mins

    20 days remaining

    Four months in prison for singing a song: A free speech campaigner says Glasgow has turned into a Taliban-style statelet after a Rangers fan was locked up for singing the Billy Boys. Is he right?

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  • 16 March D&G v Elton John on Gay adoption

    Mon, 16 Mar 15

    33 mins

    19 days remaining

    Dolce & Gabbana say the only family is a traditional mother and father family and children born through IVF are synthetic, chemical children. Prompting Elton John to call for a boycott of their products. It's the mother of all family rows on today's Talkback.

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