Radio & TV

I’ve been a guest on:

ITV This Morning – Should Smacking Children be Illegal? – October 20 17

ITV Good Morning Britain –  Coffee Campers and Wifi Cafes – September 1st 2017

ITV Good Morning Britain- #Bored –  Do Too Many Parents Post Photos of their Children Online? – July 20th 2017

Sky News – Neighbours Love Them or Hate Them? – July 2nd 2017

BBC Northern Ireland – How to Entertain Children During School Holidays? – June 3rd 2017

BBC Northern Ireland – Homework Good or Bad? – May 11th 2017

Sky News Debate – Does Money Make You Happy? – May 2nd 2017

BBC Radio London – Should Children Always Share? – 27th April 2017

Sky News Debate – The Bank of Mum and Dad – March 21st 2017

Sky News Debate – Monagamy vs Polygamy – February 15th 2017

Sky News Debate – Should Women Take their Husband’s Surname? – February 10th 2017

Sky News Debate – Live Streaming on you Tube – February 8th 2017

Sky New Debate – Do Children need a Recommended Daily Dose of 4 Hours Rest and Relaxation? – January 12th 2017

Radio 2 The Jeremy Vine Show – Pushy Mums – December 6th 2016

BBC Radio Ulster – Mums North/South Divide – December 6th 2016

Sky News Debate – Should our Facebook accounts live on after we die? – November 30th 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live – Should we tell children the truth about Santa? – November 25th 2016

Sky News Debate – Do parents secretly always have a  favourite child? – 24th November 2016

Sky News Debate – Breakfast Clubs for Primary School children…social care or child care? – November 4th 2016

Sky News Debate – Neighbours … Good or Bad? – October 25th 2016

This Morning ITv1 – Has Halloween Gone Too Far? – October 24th 2016

Sky News – Debating whether secondary school pupils should have their mobile phones in school – October 7 2016

Sky News – Discussing street begging – September 30 2016

Sky News – Debating whether women should be told to wear high heels and make-up to work – September 21 2016

Sky News – Debating School Uniform Policy – September 9 2016

This Morning ITV1 – talking about pricing for plus size clothes – July 18th 2016

This Morning ITV1 – talking about parents financing adult children – April 28th 2016

This Morning ITV1 – talking about dog lovers – January 27 1016

BBC Radio 4  Broadcasting House – confessions of a pushy mother – January 17th 2016

BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about recycling – 16th January 2016

This Morning ITV1 – talking about whether your children should inherit yoiur money – 16th December 2015

This Morning ITV1 – talking about why I am proud to be called a pushy parent – 20th November 2015

Sky News – Morning Stories – ‘Why I Say Thank You to Cancer’ – 16th November 2015

This Morning ITV1 – talking about whether cats want to kills their owners – November 3rd 2015

Good Morning Britain ITV 1 – talking about whether schools should ‘police’ chldren’s lunchboxes – June 10th 2015

Radio 5 Live – Ballot Box – giving my news and views on the election – May 10th 2015

Channel 4 David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman Election Show – talking about women in politics – May 8th 2015

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Stephen Nolan Show  talking about new shared leave proposals – April 5th 2015

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Phil Williams Show talking about pushy parenting  – april 1st 2015

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan Show – Talking about the positives of social media and the young – November 30th 2014

ITV1 ‘This Morning’ – talking about whether marriage is good for your health – November 21st 2014

BBC Radio London – The Eddie Nestor Show – talking about family size – September 8th 2014

BBC 5 Live – The Stephen Nolan Show – talking about the rights and wrongs of school uiform – September 5th 2014

BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about how old children should be before they travel alone – August 8th 2014

BBC Radio Scotland  – talking about whether Miley Cyrus is a good role model for children – May 12th 2014

Radio 4 PM – Talking about switching the school day to 1 – 7 pm – May 10th 2014

BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan Show – discussing whether the TV be turned off at homework time – March 9th 2014

ITV1 ‘This Morning’ – discussing whether children should be left unsupervised in cars – February 13th 2014

BBC2 TV Newsnight – discussing new education policy ideas – February 10th 2014

BBC TV News -discussing the testing of 4 year olds in schools – February 2nd 2014

Radio 5 Live – discussing the testing of 4 year olds in school – February 2nd 2014

Radio 4 PM – discussing the  testing of 4 year olds in school- February 1st 2014

The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV1 – discussing whether partners should work together with Meera Syal – January 22nd 2013

BBC Radio Scotland – talking about pushy parents on the Morning Show – January 22nd 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about Jessica Ennis’s surprise pregnancy – January 11th 2014

BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about Madonna’s 13 year old son being photographed with a bottle of vodka – January 6th 2014

Radio 5 Live – The Stephen Nolan Show – talking about how I enjoy Christmas – December 27th 2013

Radio 5 Live – Phil Williams Show – discussing internet snooping on children – December 15th 2013

Radio 4 PM programme discussing sport and children -December 4th 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live Morning Show discussing Miley Cyrus and feminism – November 13th 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – taking about adulthood coming later – September 24 2013

ITV1 – The Alan Titchmarsh Show – Debating whether men or women are braver – 24th September 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – Discussing population control measures – September 18 2013

ITV1 – This Morning – talking about whether partner or baby should come first – September 4th 2013

BBC Radio London – The Eddie Nestor Show – talking about the Birds and the Bees talk and when to have it – September 2nd 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Stephen Nolan Show – talking about whether school uniforms are outdated and expensive – August 24th 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Adrian Goldberg Show – talking about surviving long car journeys with children – August 15th 2013

BBC Radio London – The Vanessa Feltz Show – talking about how many children is the ‘right’ number’ – August 11 2013

BBC Northern Ireland – The Morning Show – discussing what happens if a dad doesn’t want a second baby but mum does – August 10 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Stephen Nolan Show – discussing clothing etiquette during a heatwave – July 21st 2013

ITV1 – This Morning – debating with Liz Jones about child free flights – July 19th 2013

BBC Radio 4 -Woman’s Hour – chatting with Jenni Murray about the power (or not) of beauty – July 10th 2013

BBC 5 Live – The Richard Bacon Show – talking to Daisy Waugh about her new book – July 4th 2013

Radio Ulster – discussing pushy parenting – July 4th 2013

ITV1 – This Morning – debating with Katie Hopkins about the fashion for unusual names for children – July 3rd 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – The Phil Williams Show – talking about Chinese children being fined if they don’t visit their parents – July 2nd 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – the Tony Livesey Show – talking about low tolerance among the general public for children – March 28th 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live – the Tony Livesey Show – talking about Vicky Pryce and Chris Huhne’s court case – March 7th 2013

BBC Radio Scotland – The ‘Call Kaye’ show  talking about Claire Perry MP’s comments about babying children – March 4th 2013

Radio 4’s PM show – talking about helicopter parenting -March 2nd 2013

BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast – talking about whether UK state schools are failing the brightest pupils – February 22nd 2013

BBC Radio London – talking about choosing friends for your children – February 21st 2013

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about airlines introducing  child free zones on aircraft – February 6th 2013

BBC Radio London  – talking about smacking children – February 4th 2013

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live –  talking about whether parent should monitor their children’s internet access – January 21st 2013

The Ted Robbins Show BBC Radio Lancashire to talk about Strictly Come Dancing – October 10 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about how many childen Kate and William might have – September 11th 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about school uniform – August 30th 2012

The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2 – talking about A Level results day – August 16th 2012

The Stephen Nolan Show -BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about London Cabbies and London 2012 – August 11th 2012

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live –  talking about whether cohabiting couples should have the same rights as married couples – July 9th 2012

BBC Radio Scotland The Kaye Adams Show – talking about letting teenagers sleep with their boyfriends in the family home – June 25th 2012

BBC Breakfast TV talking about helicopter parents – 8th June 2012

The Colin Campbell Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about  University teaching – June 5th 2012

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about boomerang kids – June 2nd 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – talking about the Diamond Jubilee celebrations –  May 31st 2012

The Kaye Adams Show BBC Radio Scotland – talking about early years parenting – May 21st 2012

The Stephen Nolan Show Radio 5 Live talking about Parenting Classes -May 13th 2012

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Breakfast Show discussing changing room etiquette – April 20th 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5  Live talking about whether only children are lonely children – April 16th 2012

The Eddie Nestor Show BBC Radio London talking about after school activities for children – April 13th 2012

The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about the 12A classification for the film ‘The Hunger Games’ – April 12th 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – discussing children who are spoilt by their parents  – April 4 2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live – discussing childcare costs in the UK – February 27th 2012

BBC Breakfast TV –  to discuss whether state school children miss out on opportunities to get into top universities – February 15th  2012

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live talking about Nudism –  January 12 2012

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC 5 Live talking about how I spend NewYear’s Eve – December 30 2011

Eddie Nestor’s Drivetime BBC Radio London talking about driving children to school – November 29th  2011

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss whether men are getting more romantic – October 27th 2011

BBC London’s Drivetime Show to discuss Westminster City Council’s comments about children and buggies – October 17th 2011

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss women who choose property ownership over pregnancy – September 13th 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show to discuss the joys (or not) of gardening – Friday 2nd September 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show to debate whether a school in Bolton should have paid to erect a 10 foot high acoustic fence to block the noise of children playing at break time – August 5th 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show to discuss an incident where an autistic child was removed from his seat in a London theatre for making noise – July 22nd 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show to chat about whether parents of children under 5 should ensure their offspring take three hours of physical exercise each dayin order to follow government advice – July 10th 2011

The Irish Eye programme on BBC Radio Oxford talking  to Producer/Presenter Henry Wymbs about my book ‘Me and Mine’. I also chose music for the programme that strongly reminded me of growing up in a London-Irish household in the 1960’s and 1970’s – July 10th 2011

The Giles Dilnot Show on BBC Radio 5 Live to chat about choosing the same place to go on holiday year after year – June 26th 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss cigarette smoking in pregnancy – June 5th 2011

BBC Breakfast TV to debate  the idea of ‘serenity parenting’ with Professor Bryan Caplan of The University of Virginia – May 17th 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss Sony Online Gaming being reintroduced after a security scare – May 15th 2011

The Vanessa TV Show – Channel 5 – April 26th 2011

The Vanessa Feltz Show BBC Radio London to discuss what women carry in their handbags – April 4th 2011

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss road saftety issues – February 9th 2011

The Kaye Adams BBC Scotland programme discussing the Dragon Mother – a self confessed pushy parent from China – 13th January 2010

The Wesley Smith   Show BBC Radio Oxford talking about the media and sexualisation of children – January 10 2011

The Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking abougt the joys (or otherwise) of an extended family Christmas – December 27th 2010

The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about charity giving at Christmas  – December 20th 2010

The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about the X Factor Final – December 14th 2010

The Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about whether children should be allowed in pubs and restaurants – November 12 2010

The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5 Live Talking about teenager sleepovers – November 2nd 2010

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC 5 Live talking about the joys of empty nest syndrome -September 19th 2010

The Peter Allen Show  BBC Radio 5 Live talking about helping teenagers get ahead – September 14th 2010

The Phil Mercer show on BBC Radio Oxford talking about A Level subject choices –   September 14th 2010

The  Tony Livesey show BBC Radio 5 Live talking about couples who take holidays separately – August 3rd 2010

The Tony Livesey’s BBC Radio 5 programme talking about how parents embarrrass their children – July 29th July 2010 

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live discussing British Airways policies concerning children who travel alone – June 24th 2010

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live talking about whether men should wear pyjamas or not – June 16th 2010

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live talking about  paedophiles and their abuse of technology – May 28th 2010

The Tony Livesey show BBC Radio 5 Live discussing parents who take holidays in term time – May 27 2010

The Stephen Nolan show BBC Radio 5 Live discussing the Miss England beauty pageant – May 14th 2010

The Tony Livesey Show on BBC Radio 5 Live talking about the decision of teaching unions  to scrap SATs – April 21st 2010

The Tony Livesey Show BBC Radio 5 Live  discussing whether women over forty should wear jeans – April  14th 2010

The  Tony Livesey show BBC Radio 5 Live talking about the importance of grandparents – February 15th 2010

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live and had a ding-dong with Julian Bennett from ‘Queer Eye for A Straight Guy’ about Kate Moss  – January 30th 2010

 The Vanessa Feltz Show BBC Radio London chatting about how parents get revenge on their teenage children for being messy around the house – January 16th 2010

Point’  – produced by Seamus Hosey and  read by Cathryn Brennan was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 – 31st August 2009 – http://www.rte.ie/radio1/francismacmanus/1251037.html

The Stephen Nolan BBC Radio 5 Live show to discuss whether the smacking  of children should be legislated against – August 22nd 2009

The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2 show to talk about how far parents go to help their children into jobs and universities – August 21st 2009

The Richard Bacon’s Show BBC Radio 5 Live to talk about grey hair, karaoke and genral chat for an hour – August 11th 2009

BBC Radio London’s Breakfast Show selecting and discussing news stories of the day with Paul Ross and Jo Goode – July 15th 2009

The  Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live show to talk about parents who take desperate measure to secure a school place for their child – July 3rd 2009 

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live  to talk about sanctions for parents whose children truant and misbehave – June 28 2009

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live show to talk about school uniform do’s and don’ts – June 19  2009

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live  to talk about children who are embarrassed by their parents – April 4 2009

BBC Radio York’s Morning Show about why women should liberate themselves from the tyranny of hair dye – April 1 2009

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live discussing the effectiveness of primary school teaching – February 20 2009

The Stephen Nolan Show  BBC Radio 5 Live discussing bullying  – January 30 2009

I was a guest on the Nick Wyatt Show on BBC 5 Live talking about how to encourage teenagers to aim high – 2nd January 2009.

The Victoria Derbyshire Show on  BBC Radio 5 Live with Nicky Clarke, celebrity hairdresser,  talking about grey hair ‘to dye or not to dye?’ – November19 2008

BBC TV London News discussing how far parents will go to secure state school places for their children

The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2 – October 9 2008

The Charlie Crocker Show BBC Radio Solent  November 7 2008

The Stephen Nolan Show BBC Radio 5 Live  October 9 2008