Our thanks to E for processing this, broadcast at 11pm two days ago.
A few seconds into the programme, when Olly Mann is reviewing feedback for the first edition, he says this:
“Even worse than I was expecting,” wrote Mike Buchanan on his blog. “A mangina presenter, two mangina studio guests, and a feminist ‘comedian’. BBC ideological balance at its finest.”
Is this the first use of the word “mangina” on the BBC? I’d like to think so.
In common with the first episode, in which the Smurfwit prattled pointlessly, this episode too had a pointless feminist – Abi Wilkinson, Guardian ‘journalist’ – but following a HEqual tweet read out at 12:44, Martin Daubney mentioning the illegality of MGM, to his credit. The host promptly disputed the point, then repeated the tired myth that FGM is more damaging than MGM (it rarely is, and is almost always less damaging).
The final episode will be broadcast next Monday, 19 December. We’ll be publishing that too, a day or two after transmission.