Episode 6

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Duration: 1 hour

The Big Questions comes live from Michaelston Community College in Cardiff. Nicky Campbell asks:

Should we tax to fight the flab?
Is faith compatible with reason?
Is the NHS cutting lives short?

Amongst those taking part are body image campaigner Fatima Parker; Dr Nadim Haboubi from the National Obesity Forum of Wales; Julia Manning from 2020health.org; Zoe Harcombe, author of The Obesity Epidemic; food writer Oliver Thring; Will Storr, author of Heretic, Adventures with the Enemies of Science; Robert Griffiths, author of Slaying the Dragon; Christina Biggs from Christians in Science; the past-life regression therapist Andrea Foulkes; Baroness Finlay, a palliative care specialist; Dr Richard Hain, consultant in paediatric palliative medicine; gastroenterologist Dr Philip Howard; oncologist Dr Mark Glaser; Jackie Leotardi.

  • The Big Questions featured in this episode

    Should we tax to fight the flab?

    Is faith compatible with reason?

    Is the NHS cutting lives short?

  • Take part in the debates

    You too can take part in the debates:

    via Twitter @bbcbigquestions please use the hashtag #bbctbq.

    and via Facebook

    Plus there's more about the series on the BBC Religion site

  • Apply to be in the audience

    You can apply to be in our audience at future shows by emailing audiencetbq@mentorn.tv

    January 20th           Glasgow

    January 27th           Salford

    February 3rd           Leicester

    February 10th         Cardiff

    February 17th         Northolt, West London

    February 24th         Southampton

    March 3rd               St Albans


Nicky Campbell


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