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Are privacy laws a farce, or should they be praised?

2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 23 May 2011

Jeremy discusses whether our privacy laws are a farce or should be praised, Irish ancestry, a GP allegedly preaching Christianity to a patient, and keeping rabbits as pets.

Music Played

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  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley and Junkie XL A Little Less Conversation

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Put Your Hands Up

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie China Girl

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Derek and the Dominos

    Derek and the Dominos Layla

    American Dreams II (Various Artists), Solitaire Collection

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King It Might As Well Rain Until September

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass It's Getting Better

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Save A Prayer

    Now 1982 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Wonderland

    Wonderland Starlight

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Yellow

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for The Coasters

    The Coasters Poison Ivy

    Dreamboats And Petticoats Four (Various Artists), Universal, 25

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb

    Echoes - The Best Of Pink Floyd, EMI

  • Image for Michael Franti & Spearhead

    Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound Of Sunshine

    The Sound Of Sunshine, EMI, 1

  • Privacy Laws

    Privacy Laws

    Many of today's newspapers say that privacy laws are a farce, as Twitter users circumvent the injunction over the identity of the footballer.

    However, we talk to three people who praise our privacy laws.

    Jeremy talks to listener Christine Giles, Reverend Geraint Ap Iorwerth and Steve Kuncewicz; Digital media lawyer.

    Find out more on BBC news online
  • Irish Ancestry

    Irish Ancestry

    As Barack Obama arrives in Ireland, birthplace of his great, great, great, great, grandfather, do you know people who exaggerate their Irish ancestry? And why do people do it?

    Jeremy talks to Martin Mor; Stand-up comedian and Dr Nick Barratt; Genealogist and historian.

    Find out more on BBC news online
  • Christian GP Reprimanded

    Christian GP Reprimanded

    A doctor faces disciplinary action after allegedly preaching Christianity to one of his patients.

    Jeremy talks to Dr Richard Scott; GP and partner at the Bethesda Medical Centre and Dr Antony Lempert;
    Chair of the Secular Medical Forum and GP Partner at Wylcum Street Surgery.

    Find out more in this Telegraph article
  • Pet Rabbits

    Pet Rabbits

    Finally, rabbits are Britain's third favourite pet.

    Why would anybody keep, what Woody Allen describes as a 'rodent', as a pet?

    Jeremy talks to Donna Savill; Rabbit owner and breeder.


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