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Dr Javid Abdelmoneim takes over a year 3 class to see if, after a term of gender-neutral treatment, he can even out the gaps in boys' and girls' achievements.

Dr Javid Abdelmoneim poses some of the most profound questions facing the UK today. Is the way we treat boys and girls in childhood the real reason we still haven't achieved true equality between men and women in adult life? And could stripping away the pink and blue - and the other more subtle ways that boys and girls are shaped to be different - be the way to raise kids with abilities and attitudes that are the same regardless of their gender?

In two hour-long programmes, Dr Javid sets out to find answers in a bold but simple experiment. He is taking over Year 3 in Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight, aiming to remove all differences in the way boys and girls are treated and to see if, after a term of gender-neutral treatment, he can even out the gaps in their achievement across a range of important psychological measures - from self-confidence to emotional intelligence.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 25 Jul 2018 00:15


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Final Song

  • 00:14

    Tom Walker

    Fly Away With me

  • 00:16

    Laura Mvula

    Who I Am

  • 00:17

    Milky Chance


  • 00:22

    Olly Murs

    24 HRS

  • 00:23

    Empire of the Sun


  • 00:23


    Keeping Your Head Up

  • 00:24

    Alexandra Savior

    Vanishing Point

  • 00:27

    Alexandra Savior


  • 00:29

    Shout Out Louds

    Oh Oh

  • 00:30

    Picture This

    Let's Be Young

  • 00:38

    The xx

    A Violent Noise

  • 00:40

    The xx

    A Violent Noise

  • 00:43

    Roots Manuva

    All Things

  • 00:44

    Alexandra Savior


  • 00:49

    Take That

    And The Band Plays

  • 00:53

    Empire of the Sun

    Delta Bay

  • 00:54

    Rag’n’Bone Man

    Bitter End

  • 00:58

    Picture This

    You & I

  • 00:59


    Light Me Up


Role Contributor
Presenter Javid Abdelmoneim
Special thanks Lanesend Primary School
Consultant Stella Mavroveli
Consultant Jayne Osgood
Sound Recordist Ryan Patton
Sound Recordist Mike McGinn
Sound Recordist Martin Adams
Sound Recordist Ben Ring
Sound Recordist Christian Bourne
Production Coordinator Mayank Gupta
Production Coordinator Ashley Freitas
Assistant Producer Jessica Howe
Assistant Producer Myles Harrison
Assistant Producer Paul Rigby
Producer Ekta Walia
Editor Nicola Bitton
Editor Paul Hodgson
Production Manager Robert Ford
Production Manager Susan Lee
Executive Producer Helen Veale
Director Samuel Palmer
Series Producer Jeremy Daldry
Production Company Outline Productions Ltd


  • Wed 16 Aug 2017 21:00
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  • Wed 25 Jul 2018 00:15