Testing Times

A party where a plume of parrots get a sex test, an undercover test to see if a restaurant will make it into the Egon Ronay Guide, a Sun reader takes the Mensa test.

Producers: Viv Black, Liz Jensen.

Presenter: Nick Baker.

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20110626

John Humphrys revisits his old school to assess education in Wales today.

The decade since devolution has seen the educational performance of Wales fall behind the other nations of the UK.

The Principality emerged particularly poorly from a recent international test of educational ability.

What is Wales doing wrong?

Wales abandoned the controversial SAT tests and school league tables in 2001.

Could this move-part of the Welsh Assembly's larger effort to put "clear red water" between Cardiff and Westminster-be at the heart of the nation's poor performance?

John Humphrys goes back to school to ask what is education for and what part should testing and tables play?

John Humphrys assesses the effects of the radical education policies in contemporary Wales

20110626

John Humphrys revisits his old school to assess education in Wales today.

The decade since devolution has seen the educational performance of Wales fall behind the other nations of the UK.

The Principality emerged particularly poorly from a recent international test of educational ability.

What is Wales doing wrong?

Wales abandoned the controversial SAT tests and school league tables in 2001.

Could this move-part of the Welsh Assembly's larger effort to put "clear red water" between Cardiff and Westminster-be at the heart of the nation's poor performance?

John Humphrys goes back to school to ask what is education for and what part should testing and tables play?

John Humphrys assesses the effects of the radical education policies in contemporary Wales

The decade since devolution has seen the educational performance of Wales fall behind the other nations of the UK. The Principality emerged particularly poorly from a recent international test of educational ability.

Wales abandoned the controversial SAT tests and school league tables in 2001. Could this move-part of the Welsh Assembly's larger effort to put "clear red water" between Cardiff and Westminster-be at the heart of the nation's poor performance?

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Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.

The Boxer. Al Coker's self-imposed test could have lasting effects - inside and outside the ring.

A Testbed production

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Unknown: Nick Baker

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Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.

2: The Parrot. His/her sex test involves a vet, an oxygen mask and a bit of a party. A Testbed production

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Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.

3: Handwriting. Will the man who has done bank jobs get the job in the bank? Or will his loopy "f" betray him? A Testbed production

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Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.

4: Intelligence. Mensa claims its members are in the top 2 per cent. A rural housewife resolves to join their ranks. A Testbed production

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Presented by Nick Baker.

5: The Restaurant. Will the inspector, eating incognito, award the restaurant a coveted star?

A Testbed production

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Presented By: Nick Baker.

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Last of the series in which Nick Baker investigates tests, testers and the tested. The Audition. The National Youth Theatre sees hundreds of "Juliets" each year- is the 16-year-old pancake waitress the one they're looking for? A Testbed production

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A party where a plume of parrots get a sex test, an undercover test to see if a restaurant will make it into the Egon Ronay Guide, a Sun reader takes the Mensa test.

Producers: Viv Black, Liz Jensen.

Presenter: Nick Baker.

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A party where a plume of parrots get a sex test, an undercover test to see if a restaurant will make it into the Egon Ronay Guide, a Sun reader takes the Mensa test.

Producers: Viv Black, Liz Jensen.

Presenter: Nick Baker.

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