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2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 July 2011

Jeremy discusses whether grief is an excuse to steal money, being a succesful entrepreneur, the deserving poor and the undeserving poor and whether police should have a degree.

Music Played

9 items
  • Image for Don Henley

    Don Henley The Boys Of Summer

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie What I Heard

    Panic Of Girls, Five Seven Music, 2

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Ladies Night

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally)

    Gilbert O'Sullivan -Nothing But The B, Park Records, 2

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Rikki Don't Lose That Number

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Instinction

    Spandau Ballet - Singles Collection, Chrysalis

  • Grief Theft

    Grief Theft

    Lucy Harris was jailed for stealing £39,000. Her mother (who she also stole from) says she should be shown clemency because she was grieving for the death of her father.

    Is grief an excuse?

    Jeremy talks to Adam Wild; Reporter for BBC Radio Humberside,
    Lembit Opik; Former Liberal Democrat MP and Nick Battle; Broadcaster and author of The Billy Fidget Letters.

    Find out more in this Telegraph article
  • Can Anyone Be An Entrepreneur?

    Can Anyone Be An Entrepreneur?

    A successful entrepreneur who's made millions tells us anyone can be a businessman: even the long-term unemployed and public sector workers.

    Jeremy talks to Larry Gould; Entrepreneur and founder of The Big Word.

  • The Deserving And Undeserving Poor

    The Deserving And Undeserving Poor

    Is it possible to say there is a distinction between the deserving poor, and the undeserving poor?

    If you're poor and feckless, should you have your satellite dish taken away?

    Jeremy talks to Max Wind-Cowie; Head of the Progressive Conservatism project at the think-tank, Demos and Michael Rosen; Author, poet and political campaigner.

  • Police


    Have you been horrified that some of the police who bungled the phone hacking inquiry were also responsible for anti-terrorism?

    Are there too many stupid policemen? Should you need a degree to be a copper?

    Jeremy talks to Peter Bleksley; Writer and former Metropolitan police officer and David Wilson; Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University.

    Find out more on BBC news online


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