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Let the children do the talking

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7234.588 (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:588
  1. Paul Gringras, consultant paediatrician
  1. Harper House Children's Service and Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London

    Tuning Into Children, BBC Radio 4, Wednesdays at 11 am, 26 January to 1 March

    Kirsty Wark asks too many leading questions

    (Credit: BBC)

    Radio 4's daytime programming is a curious mix of arts and sciences: intellectual debate is interspersed with poetry and jazz, information and entertainment go hand in hand. The recipe continues in the second series of Tuning Into Children, presented by Kirsty Wark, the ever popular BBC anchorwoman. The first series explored child development from birth to 5 years old, and the current one looks at issues affecting 5 to 9 year olds. Over six programmes, we “tune in” to children talking frankly about their identity, relationships, family, and schooling. Kirsty Wark listens to them in the company of an expert—an academic from the world of child psychiatry, psychology, or education—so that we are guided …

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