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Episode 9

Episode 9 of 20

As the government prepares to announce plans to tackle extremism in prison, we explore the danger posed by radical preacher Anjem Choudary.

As the government prepares to announce plans to tackle extremism in prison, we explore the danger posed by radical preacher Anjem Choudary.

A new screening test for Down's Syndrome looks set to be rolled out. What message does it send about people living with the condition? And how much do parents need to know about their unborn child?

Amid calls for there to be a minister for faith, we discuss if we need one and what they might do.

And Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor tells us the secret of his success.

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Sun 21 Aug 2016 10:00

On this week's programme...

Notorious Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary is heading to prison for up to ten years for inviting support for so called Islamic State. But there's concern that tougher measures need to be introduced to clampdown on the spreading of extremist views via the internet. Also, what can be done to prevent Choudary radicalising other inmates once he is behind bars?  Naga Munchetty leads a Sunday Morning Live debate on how we can protect against terrorism whilst preserving the right to free speech. How much freedom of speech should religious extremists have?

Campaigners fear a new test for Down's Syndrome will result in an increase in abortions. The technique is 99 per cent accurate at telling pregnant women if their baby will have the condition - and it is set to become available on the NHS. Supporters of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) say it will give women more choice and see fewer of the miscarriages associated with the more invasive amniocentesis procedure. However in a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the campaign group Don't Screen Us Out says the NIPT programme "is projected to result in a profound increase in the number of children with Down's syndrome screened out by termination". We debate - Do parents need to know everything about their unborn child?

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth is the new minister with responsibilities for "faith and integration". But he's also responsible for overseeing community cohesion, race equality, troubled families, domestic refuges, travellers' policy and is in charge of the Syrian Refugees Programme. Two of his predecessors held Cabinet posts. So is the importance of religion being downgraded by the Government and should a more prominent role be created? Do we need a minister of faith?

Also on the programme, Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor talks to Tommy Sandhu about his career from Bollywood and beyond - and his latest project, an Indian version of the action thriller 24.

And, as the Olympics close in Brazil Kelly Oliver performs her song Rio, which was inspired by the location for the Games.


Role Contributor
Presenter Naga Munchetty
Interviewed Guest Anil Kapoor
Editor Dave Stanford
Producer Neil Dimmock
Assistant Producer Hannah Copeland


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