Thinking Allowed

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This article is about the BBC Radio 4 series. For other uses, see Thinking Allowed (disambiguation).
Thinking Allowed
Genre Discussion
Running time 28 mins
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Hosted by Laurie Taylor
Produced by Jayne Egerton

Thinking Allowed is a radio discussion programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday afternoons between 16:00 and 16:30 and repeated between 00:15 and 00:45 on Monday mornings.[1] It focuses on the latest social science research and is hosted by Laurie Taylor, who was formerly a Professor of Sociology at the University of York. The programme was first broadcast in 1998.[2][3][4] Occasionally, special editions of the programme are produced in co-operation with the Open University.[5]


  1. ^ "Thinking Allowed". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Hanks, Robert (1998-04-11). "The week in radio". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  3. ^ Karpf, Anne (1998-04-11). "Wanted: a bit of rough". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ Forgan, Liz (1998-03-20). "More Today will mean more trouble". The Times. 
  5. ^ "Thinking Allowed: About the series". Open2. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 

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