Heresy

Discussion programme which dares to commit heresy by challenging established ideas and questioning received wisdom.

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00PILOT2003123120040103

Armando Iannucci, Vicky Coren, Peter Bradshaw and David Walliams challenge some of the most entrenched opinions of 2003.

0101Women Are Better Than Men At Expressing Their Emotions2004120220050531

Fi Glover, Simon Hoggart, Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater challenge some of our most entrenched opinions, such as 'Men can't express their opinions' and 'We are too obsessed with celebrity'.

0102Public Figures Should Be Allowed To Have A Private Life2004120920050607

Alan Davies, David Walliams, Jenny Colgan and Peter Bradshaw challenge some of our most entrenched opinions, such as "reality TV is destroying television standards" and "there is something intrinsically naff about being middle-class".

Alan Davies, David Walliams, Jenny Colgan and Peter Bradshaw challenge some of our most entrenched opinions, such as public figures should be allowed a private life and there is something intrinsically naff about being middle-class.

0103Reality Tv Is Destroying Television Standards2004121620050614

Vicky Coren, Peter Bradshaw, Zoe Williams and Michael Bywater challenge some of our most entrenched opinions, such as "reality TV is destroying television standards" and "the Olympics would be great for Britain".

0104 LASTPeople Should Be Encourage To Believe They Can Achive Their Dreams2004122320050621

David Baddiel chairs the programme which challenges established ideas with guests Armando Iannucci, Fi Glover, Jenny Colgan and Michael Bywater

020120050622

John O'farrell and Vicky Coren are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched opinions, such as all politicians are liars and The Da Vinci Code is a bad book.

0202The Beatles Are The Best Band In Pop Music Ever20050629

David Baddiel chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched opinions.

0203Britain Will Never Produce A Great Tennis Player Until The Middle-class Let Other People Play20050706

David Baddiel chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

John O'farrell and Peter Bradshaw are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched opinions.

Chris Langham

0204Voter Apathy Is A Bad Thing20050713

Armando Iannucci and Michael Bywater are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched opinions, such as arts critics have too much influence and the English language is going to the dogs.

0205Genius Is Often Closely Related To Madness20050720

Frank Skinner, Armando Iannucci and Sue Perkins challenge entrenched opinions like - it would be great to be young again and some things are so bad - they're good.

0206 LASTWe Are Not Afraid20050727

John O'farrell, David Walliams, and Matt Lucas are the panellists challenging entrenched opinions like we are destroying the planet and all politicians are dysfunctional human beings.

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David Baddiel chairs the programme challenging established ideas, such as the notions that all politicians are liars and that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

0303Heather Mills Just Married Paul Mccartney For His Money20060524

David Baddiel takes on three new dangerous topics.

With the help of Jonathan Ross, Michael Bywater and Ed Byrne, he challenges the notion that flaunting your wealth is vulgar and common, that Hollywood films are just box office tat - and most controversially of all - that James Blunt is a just a middle class ponce who makes music for big girls.

0304Cosmetic Surgery Only Makes You Look Worse20060531

David Baddiel chairs a third series of the comic discussion programme which strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as 'The UK Honours System is outdated and irrelevant' and 'The Beatles were the best band in the history of pop'.

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David Baddiel chairs the comic discussion programme which strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as 'The Labour Government is dominated by Spin Doctors'.

0306 LASTFootball Used To Be A Real Game Played For The Love Of It2006061420060617

David Baddiel chairs the comic discussion programme which strives to tear apart our most deep-seated assumptions, such as 'Voter Apathy is a bad thing'.

040120070516

David Baddiel chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

0402The Size Zero Culture Is A Bad Influance On Women20070523
0403Germans Have No Sense Of Humour *20070530

David Baddiel chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Matt Lucas, Jon Caulshaw, Henning Vain.

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0501The Queen Is Marvelous But The Other Royals Are A Waste Of Space2008051520090804
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20121223 (BBC7)

Victoria Coren chairs the programme that likes to think the unthinkable.

Former host David Baddiel makes a special appearance, joined by David Mitchell and Rev Richard Coles

Victoria Coren chairs. With David Baddiel, David Mitchell and Rev Richard Coles

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

0502If You Want To Get Dates You Should Join An Evening Class2008052220090811
20121224 (BBC7)
20121225 (BBC7)
20121230 (BBC7)

Guests are Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring

With Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring. From May 2008.

0503Daniel Day Lews Is A Better Actor Than Christopher Biggins2008052920121231 (BBC7)
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Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Guests are Caitlin Moran, Jo Caulfield and Pete Bradshaw.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. From May 2008.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With Jo Caulfield, Caitlin Moran and Peter Bradshaw. From May 2008.

0504Travel Broadens The Mind2008060520130107 (BBC7)
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20130113 (BBC7)

Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Guests are Dave Gorman, Clive James and Mark Steel

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With Clive James, Dave Gorman and Mark Steel. From May 2008.

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Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Guests are Sue Perkins, Rev Richard Coles and Simon Evans

0505If The Church Of England Wants To Survive It Should Get Off The Mat And Start Fighting20090825

Guests are Andrew Collins, Rev Richard Coles and Simon Evans.

Sue Perkins was listed to appear on this episode.

0506 LASTRadio 4 Is Too Geared Towards Middle Class Middle Aged Middle England2008061920130114 (BBC7)
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Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Panellists are Arthur Smith, Michael Bywater and David Mitchell

The panellists are Arthur Smith, Michael Bywater and David Mitchell

Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas. The panellists are Arthur Smith, Michael Bywater and David Mitchell

0601Obama Has Given The World Hope2009040720090901
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David Baddiel, Germaine Greer and Rufus Hound

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With David Baddiel and more.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With David Baddiel, Germaine Greer and Rufus Hound. From April 2009.

0602The Bankers Are To Blame For Getting Us Into This Mess *2009041420090908
20131118 (BBC7)
20131119 (BBC7)

Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Panellists are Rev Richard Coles, journalist Matthew Norman and comedian Mark Steel

Guests are Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

With Sue Perkins, Euan Ferguson and Richard Herring

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With Rev Richard Coles, journalist Matthew Norman and comedian Mark Steel. From April 2009.

0603We Should Save Britains Art Treasures From Being Sold Abroad2009042820090922
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Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Panellists include comedians Frank Skinner and Arthur Smith, and journalist Lucy Mangan

The panellists are comedians Frank Skinner and Arthur Smith and journalist Lucy Mangan

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With comedians Frank Skinner and Arthur Smith, and journalist Lucy Mangan. From April 2009.

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Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Panellists are Dave Gorman, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins.

Victoria Coren chairs.

With Dave Gorman, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins

Victoria Coren chairs, with guests Dave Gorman, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that thinks the unthinkable. With comedians Dave Gorman, Jeremy Hardy and Sue Perkins. From May 2009.

0606 LAST*2009051920131216 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)

Victoria Coren chairs the programme which challenges established ideas.

Panellists are journalist Euan Ferguson, writer and broadcaster Clive James and comedian David Mitchell.

Victoria Coren chairs.

With Euan Ferguson, Clive James and David Mitchell

Can the internet be trusted? Victoria Coren puts this question to her guests.

Can the internet be trusted? Victoria Coren puts this to journalist Euan Ferguson, writer and broadcaster Clive James and comedian David Mitchell. From May 2009.

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Victoria Coren joins forces with comedian Rufus Hound, artist Grayson Perry and newspaper columnist Julia Hartley-brewer in challenging conventional wisdom and knee-jerk thinking.

For example, the received wisdom that 'Women look better in men's clothes than women do in women's' is rejected by Grayson Perry on the grounds that he's never been more successful with the ladies than when he's wearing a dress.

In arguing against the belief that 'an artist who doesn't make his own work is a fraud' Julia Hartley-brewer points out that nobody ever complained that Sir Christopher Wren was never seen up a ladder laying the bricks of St Paul's Cathedral.

And all three guests dismiss the idea that spending 4.4 billion on the Large Hadron Collider is a waste of money - if only on the grounds that it may prove useful for smashing a few political leaders' heads together.

Producer: Brian King.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

The panellists are comedian Rufus Hound, artist Grayson Perry and Julia Hartley-brewer.

0702Transport Strikes Are Bad For Commuters2010052620111214 (BBC7)
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Victoria Coren presents the programme which attempts to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong.

Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians Marcus Brigstocke and Natalie Haynes, and Church of England priest and former member of 80s band The Communards, the Rev Richard Coles.

They'll be challenging, among other things, the received wisdom that:

Atheism is a more rational position than faith.

Transport strikes are terrible for commuters.

The panellists are Marcus Brigstocke, Natalie Haynes and Rev Richard Coles.

Atheist Marcus Brigstocke clashes with the Rev Richard Coles in a discussion about the irrationality of religious belief in an unusually combative edition of Heresy.

Victoria Coren is aided in her attempts to maintain order by comedian Natalie Haynes, who argues that agnosticism is the only rational position to be adopted on the issue.

Victoria's guests find more consensus in taking a heretical position against the received wisdom that Kate Middleton should get a job, and that transport strikes are terrible for commuters.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

Clashes aplenty as Victoria Coren Mitchell invites her guests to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren Mitchell is aided in her attempts to maintain order by comedian Natalie Haynes, who argues that agnosticism is the only rational position to be adopted on the issue.

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Victoria Coren presents the programme which attempts to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong. Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians David Baddiel and Dave Gorman and style journalist and celebrity interviewer Polly Vernon.

They'll be challenging, among other things, the received wisdom that British comedy is more offensive than ever.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

Offensive comedy? David Baddiel, Dave Gorman and Polly Vernon challenge received wisdom.

Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians David Baddiel and Dave Gorman and style journalist and celebrity interviewer Polly Vernon.

0704Cameron And Osbourne Are Too Posh By Half2010060920140529 (BBC7)
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This time, Victoria's guests leap to the defence of the weather forecasters, with Janet Street-porter admitting that one particular BBC weatherman has been sending her temperature soaring.

Richard Herring argues that we have come to expect too much of forecasters, pointing out that in medieval times, Michael Fish would have been hailed as a god for his predictive powers.

And on another topic, Mark Steel uncharacteristically speaks out in favour of David Cameron and George Osborne, praising them for their proper poshness" in the face of the pseudo-poshness of their Labour counterparts.

Richard Herring, Mark Steel and Janet Street-porter are invited to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren presents the programme which sets out to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong.

This time, Victoria's guests leap to the defence of the weather forecasters, with Janet Street-porter admitting that one particular BBC weatherman has been sending her temperature soaring. Richard Herring argues that we have come to expect too much of forecasters, pointing out that in medieval times, Michael Fish would have been hailed as a god for his predictive powers.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

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The panellists are The panellists are David Mitchell, David Schneider and Matthew Norman.

Victoria Coren presents the programme which attempts to prove our most deeply held beliefs, the assumptions on which we base our view of the world, are all plain wrong.

Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians David Mitchell and David Schneider and newspaper columnist Matthew Norman, who argue against the received wisdom that the TV shouldn't be used as a babysitter. They reluctantly concede that television viewing among the under-threes should be limited - but only to around ten hours a day. How else will the little angels learn to cook?

And in a discussion about the hypocrisy of eating farmyard animals, but not domestic pets, a range of mouth-watering recipes are rolled out for loin of Labrador and fillet of feline.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

Helping Victoria commit heresy are comedians David Mitchell and David Schneider and newspaper columnist Matthew Norman, who argue against the received wisdom that the TV shouldn't be used as a babysitter.

They reluctantly concede that television viewing among the under-threes should be limited - but only to around ten hours a day.

How else will the little angels learn to cook?

0706 LASTIt's Ok To Download A Bit Of Film And Music Without Paying2010062320130122
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Arguing against the received wisdom that it's okay to download a bit of film and music without paying, guests Clive Anderson, Rufus Hound and Fern Britton find themselves slightly out-manoeuvred by a member of the audience.

In response to the accusation, by barrister Clive Anderson, that downloading of music is effectively theft, he replies but when I take it, it's still there".

Fern Britton, married to television chef Phil Vickery, has no problem arguing against the proposition that there are too many celebrity chefs, and all three guests find reasons to believe that model Jordan's marriage to cage fighter Alex Reid will last longer than three rounds.

Victoria Coren Mitchell gets Rufus Hound, Clive Anderson and Fern Britton to commit heresy

Victoria Coren presents the programme which loves to commit heresy.

Arguing against the received wisdom that it's okay to download a bit of film and music without paying, guests Clive Anderson, Rufus Hound and Fern Britton find themselves slightly out-manoeuvred by a member of the audience. In response to the accusation, by barrister Clive Anderson, that downloading of music is effectively theft, he replies "but when I take it, it's still there".

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

0801Panto Is An Outdated Art Form2011113020130101
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Victoria Coren returns as host of the show that dares to commit heresy.

The first in a new series of the programme that dares to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren and her guests have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Her guests in the first programme are comedian Mark Steel, novelist Jessica Berens and actor and national treasure, Christopher Biggins.

Christopher Biggins get's on his high pantomime horse, arguing against the assertion that Panto is an outdated art form, Mark Steel comes out in support of public displays of drunkenness and former Tattler journalist Jessica Berens explains why people are totally misguided if they think it would be nice to live in a house like Downton Abbey.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

The show that dares to commit heresy. Victoria Coren and her guests have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Her guests are comedian Mark Steel, novelist Jessica Berens and actor and national treasure, Christopher Biggins.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

Victoria Coren Mitchell challenges Mark Steel, Jessica Berens and Christopher Biggins.

The first in a new series of the programme that dares to commit heresy. Victoria Coren and her guests have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Christopher Biggins gets on his high pantomime horse, arguing against the assertion that Panto is an outdated art form, Mark Steel comes out in support of public displays of drunkenness and former Tatler journalist Jessica Berens explains why people are totally misguided if they think it would be nice to live in a house like Downton Abbey.

0802The Economy Is Up The Creek Without A Paddle2011120720130108
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Her guests this week are comedians David Baddiel and Lucy Porter and the co-presenter of daytime quiz show Pointless, Richard Osman.

Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Arguing against the common belief that "the economy is up the creek without a paddle." David Baddiel argues that we're actually sailing serenely through the recession.

Lucy Porter isn't convinced that "the innocence of children is snatched away too fast these days" and wants to know when her 13 month old daughter will start paying her share of the household bills, and Richard Osman finds reasons not to mourn the passing of the News of the World.

Producer: Brian King

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians David Baddiel and Lucy Porter and the co-presenter of daytime quiz show Pointless, Richard Osman. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Arguing against the common belief that "the economy is up the creek without a paddle", David Baddiel says we're actually sailing serenely through the recession. Lucy Porter isn't convinced that "the innocence of children is snatched away too fast these days" and wants to know when her 13 month old daughter will start paying her share of the household bills, and Richard Osman finds reasons not to mourn the passing of the News of the World.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

With comedians David Baddiel and Lucy Porter and quiz show presenter Richard Osman.

0803The Labour Party Chose The Wrong Milliband2011121420130115
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Guests this week are comedian David Mitchell, the Rev Richard Coles and Diane Abbott MP.

Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Diane Abbott is happy to argue against the received wisdom that 'the Labour Party chose the wrong Miliband' though she can't help observing that the party really should have chosen her.

The Rev Richard Coles is happy to speak in defence of parents who go to church just to get their kids into the local faith schools and David Mitchell is incredulous that anyone would believe that 'if a friend is doing something for charity, you should sponsor them'.

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedian David Mitchell, the Rev Richard Coles and Diane Abbott MP. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Diane Abbott is happy to argue against the received wisdom that "the Labour Party chose the wrong Miliband" though she can't help observing that the party really should have chosen her, the Rev Richard Coles is happy to speak in defence of parents who go to church just to get their kids into the local faith schools, and David Mitchell is incredulous that anyone would believe that "if a friend is doing something for charity you should sponsor them.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

Victoria Coren hosts the show that dares to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the show that dares to commit heresy.

0804You Should Not Self Diagnose Using The Internet2011122120130122
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Her guests this week are comedians Rufus Hound and Dr Phil Hammond and writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

GP, Dr Phil Hammond enthusiastically argues against the received wisdom that people should not self-diagnose using the internet, pointing out that statistically doctors only just beat the internet in getting it right. Germaine Greer offers some constructive if controversial advice for self-diagnosers who get it wrong: 'Just die!'

Germaine also refutes the belief that the sixties were a great time to be young by cheerfully recalling the decade as a time of police repression and sexually-transmitted diseases.

And Rufus Hound pours scorn on the suggestion that the best Christmas presents are the ones you make yourself. He warns Victoria Coren that if she turns up at his house on Christmas Day with a gift she has baked herself, he will ask her to leave.

Producer: Brian King

Victoria Coren Mitchell gets Germaine Greer, Phil Hammond and Rufus Hound to commit heresy

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

A Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0805I Don’t Want Celebrities Telling Me How To Vote2011122820130129
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Guests this week are comedian Dave Gorman and newspaper columnists Matthew Parris and Julia Hartley-brewer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Arguing against the popular opinion that celebrities shouldn't tell people how to vote, former MP Matthew Parris says he would much rather listen to an attractive celebrity talking rubbish than listen to the garbage spouted by the average politician.

Julia Hartley-brewer defends Chick Lit against its detractors on the grounds that you shouldn't judge a book by its pink cover, and argues that it's the kind of literature Jane Austen would be writing if she were around today.

And Dave Gorman puts his republican views to one side to ride to the defence of the extraordinary hat worn by Princess Beatrice at the wedding of William and Kate. Though the Princess may wish he hadn't.

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedian Dave Gorman and newspaper columnists Matthew Parris and Julia Hartley-brewer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Producer: Brian King

With comedian Dave Gorman and newspaper columnists Matthew Parris and Julia Hartley-brewer

A Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sue Perkins, Maureen Lipman and Cerys Matthews are challenged received opinion.

Victoria Coren presents the last in the current series of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedian Sue Perkins, singer Cerys Matthews and actress Maureen Lipman. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Both Sue Perkins and Maureen Lipman disagree with the view that the world would be a better place if it was run by women, arguing that women would make an equally fine mess of things.

Former lead singer with the rock group Catatonia, Cerys Matthews, doesn't believe it's more fun to be a pop star than a classical violinist. Confessing to a previous life as an oboe player, she claims that orchestral musicians definitely have more fun - particularly the horn players.

All three guests rather struggle to argue against the received opinion that there is still stigma attached to Internet dating but, when challenged by Victoria Coren, they all admit that they have never tried it themselves - and never would.

Producer: Brian King

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

Guests this week are comedian Sue Perkins, singer Cerys Matthews and actress Maureen Lipman. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Both Sue Perkins and Maureen Lipman disagree with the view that the world would be a better place it if was run by women, arguing that women would make an equally fine mess of things.

Former lead singer with the rock group Catatonia, Cerys Matthews, doesn't believe it's more fun to be a pop star than a classical violinist. Confessing to a previous life as an oboe player, she claims that orchestra musicians definitely have more fun - particularly the horn players.

0901Andy Murrey Is A Lot More Likable Than He Used To Be2013051620130523 (BBC7)
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Victoria Coren is joined by Lee Mack, David Schneider and Germaine Greer.

The first in a new series of the programme that dares to commit heresy.

Victoria Coren Mitchell and her guests have fun challenging knee-jerk public opinion, and exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom.

In the first programme of the series Victoria Coren Mitchell is joined by comedians Lee Mack and David Schneider, and writer-broadcaster Germaine Greer, to argue about foxes, maths and Andy Murray

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

Victoria Coren and her guests have fun challenging knee-jerk public opinion, and exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom.

In the first programme of the series Victoria Coren is joined by comedians Lee Mack and David Schneider, and writer-broadcaster Germaine Greer, to argue about foxes, maths and Andy Murray

Producers: Victoria Coren and Daisy Knight

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0902There Shouldn’t Be Horsemeat In A Beef Lasagna2013052320130530 (BBC7)

Victoria Coren is joined by David Mitchell, Alex Horne and Germaine Greer.

Victoria Coren presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians David Mitchell and Alex Horne, and writer and broadcaster Germaine Greer. Together they have fun exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom and challenging knee-jerk public reaction to events.

Topics up for discussion are videogames, outer space and horse lasagne.

Produced by Victoria Coren and Daisy Knight

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Produced by Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

0903Chris Huhne And His Ex Wife Got What They Deserved2013053020130606 (BBC7)
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Guests comedians Mark Steel and Bridget Christie and journalist Matthew Norman

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians Mark Steel and Bridget Christie and journalist Matthew Norman.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0904Skyfall Is Not Just A Bond Movie, It's A Proper Film2013060620130613 (BBC7)
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Guests this week are newspaper columnist Julia Hartley-brewer, the Rev. Richard Coles and food critic, television presenter and novelist Giles Coren.

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are newspaper columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer, the Rev. Richard Coles and food critic, television presenter and novelist Giles Coren.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

0905Prisons Are Too Soft2013061320130620 (BBC7)
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Guests this week are comedians Miles Jupp, Sue Perkins and television presenter Richard Osman

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians Miles Jupp, Sue Perkins and television presenter Richard Osman.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

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Guests this week are comedians Katy Brand and David Baddiel and television presenter Richard Osman.

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy.

Her guests this week are comedians Katy Brand and David Baddiel and television presenter Richard Osman.

Producers: Victoria Coren Mitchell and Daisy Knight

An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4.

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Victoria Coren Mitchell is joined by Lloyd Langford, Katy Brand and Grayson Perry.

The first in a new series of the programme that dares to commit heresy. Victoria Coren Mitchell and her guests have fun challenging knee-jerk public opinions, and exposing the wrong-headedness of received wisdom.

In the first programme of the series Victoria is joined by comedians Lloyd Langford and Katy Brand, and the artist Grayson Perry. They talk about French Style, God and Hitler.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.

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Victoria Coren Mitchell is joined by Alex Horne, Jonny Woo and Richard Osman.

Victoria Coren Mitchell presents another edition of the show which dares to commit heresy. Her guests this week are Alex Horne, Jonny Woo and Richard Osman. Together they discuss money, dress codes and sexy TV dramas.

An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4.