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20180507

The second part of comedian Shappi Khorsandi's witty and personal look at UK education.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi takes a witty, personal look at the state of UK education.

Shappi Khorsandi's schooling fell short in what she hoped for and, in the second of this two part series, she continues her witty and personal look at the state of the UK education system.

Comedian Shappi takes a look at the challenges and pitfalls that parents currently go through as they decide what sort of school is best for their beloved children. She talks to some of the mum-chums she met during her own children's schooling and they share their frustrations and hopes as they make this pivotal decision. Shappi also talks to teachers, journalists, writers and fellow comedians - including Michael Rosen Mark Steel and George Monbiot - to try and ascertain what's best for her as she makes a similar life changing decision on how to educate her own children.

She also interrogates her own ten year old son, hoping to get to the root of what it's like for children at school now. But he's not quite as revealing as she'd hoped!

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

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Shappi Khorsandi takes a personal, witty look at education in the UK.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi takes a witty, personal look at the state of UK education.

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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The second part of comedian Shappi Khorsandi's witty and personal look at UK education.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi takes a witty, personal look at the state of UK education.

Shappi Khorsandi's schooling fell short in what she hoped for and, in the second of this two part series, she continues her witty and personal look at the state of the UK education system.

Comedian Shappi takes a look at the challenges and pitfalls that parents currently go through as they decide what sort of school is best for their beloved children. She talks to some of the mum-chums she met during her own children's schooling and they share their frustrations and hopes as they make this pivotal decision. Shappi also talks to teachers, journalists, writers and fellow comedians - including Michael Rosen Mark Steel and George Monbiot - to try and ascertain what's best for her as she makes a similar life changing decision on how to educate her own children.

She also interrogates her own ten year old son, hoping to get to the root of what it's like for children at school now. But he's not quite as revealing as she'd hoped!

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.