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Comedian Shappi Khorsandi takes a witty, personal look at the state of UK education - talking to old school mates, comedians and experts.

As a mother of two who's currently deciding how and where to educate her children, comedian Shappi Khorsandi presents the first of two highly personal programmes looking at the state of the education system in the UK.

In this first episode, she takes a trip down memory lane and chats to four of her old school friends who all went to her school in Ealing in the 1980s. Shappi also talks to fellow comedian Mark Steel, poet and author Michael Rosen, the head of Westminster School Patrick Denham, journalist Holly Baxter, education adviser Ross Morrison McGill, her brother Payvand and even her ten year old son.

In the process, Shappi uncovers the harsh reality of how we may have got education wrong in the past and how challenging it is to get it right now and in the future.

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Mon 30 Apr 2018 11:30