Faith School Menace?

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Faith School Menace?
Written byRichard Dawkins
Directed byMolly Milton
Country of originUK
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Russell Barnes
Original release18 August 2010
Preceded byThe Genius of Charles Darwin

Faith School Menace? is a television documentary presented by Richard Dawkins which explores the effects of faith schools on the students in them and society in general by taking examples in particular from UK faith schools, with the stated aim "to explore the balance of rights between a parent's right to educate a child in their own faith, and the children's rights to determine their own beliefs and approach the world with a genuinely open mind".[1]

At the time of broadcast, one third of British schools had some kind of religious affiliation.[1] Dawkins was refused entry to Catholic and Jewish faith schools, but was allowed to film in a Muslim school, where children were taught what the theory of evolution was, but that it was not true.[2]

It was first aired on More4 on 18 August 2010.


  1. ^ a b "TV review: Faith Schools Menace?". The Scotsman. 19 August 2010.
  2. ^ Sutcliffe, Tom (19 August 2010). "Last Night's TV: Faith Schools Menace?/More 4". The Independent.

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