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Episode 11

Episode 11 of 19

Sian Williams is joined by an opinionated panel of guests who debate the big ethical, moral and religious stories of the week.

Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll talks to Sian Williams about humour and the influence of his off-screen family.

1 hour

Should aid in conflict zones be left to governments?

Extremists from the so called Islamic State continue to hold British charity worker Alan Henning, despite appeals for his release. Sunday Morning Live debates whether relief work in places like Syria and Iraq should be the responsibility of government organisations.  

You can vote on this issue now online or via SMS during the live show: Should aid in conflict zones be left to governments?

Brendan O'Carroll interview

Also on the programme, Brendan O’Carroll, creator and star of the hit BBC comedy series Mrs. Brown’s Boys talks about his family, his faith and how performing helped him through the difficult times in his life.  

Brendan also reveals how proud he is that his wife Jennifer Gibney, who plays Agnes Brown’s daughter on TV, is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing – and why Mrs. Brown is unlikely to join her! 

Also on the programme

The programme also discusses the relevance of the Bible today, as a London musical prepares to turn the Holy Book into a song and dance show; Chris Hollins reports on why the Pope’s cricket team is playing away at Canterbury; and Jim Knight is live on the banks of the Tyne in Newcastle, as the city marks World Peace Day. 

This week's panel

Joining Sian Williams on this week’s panel are:  CJ de Mooi, professional quizzer from BBC 2’s Revenge of the Egghead;  Maajid Nawaz, Chairman of the Quilliam Foundation; outspoken broadcaster James Whale;  Katie Harrison, aid worker with Tearfund;  Irving Finkel, archaeologist and writer;  Tabitha Webb, co-writer of the musical Love Beyond; and Dr Krish Kandiah, President of the London School of Theology. 


Role Contributor
Presenter Sian Williams
Participant Brendan O'Carroll