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Channel 4 Under Fire As Boys Told To Give Sperm Samples For New Jamie Oliver Show

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358743/Channel-4-boys-told-sperm-samples-new-Jamie-Oliver-show.html

Channel 4 is facing a storm of criticism over Jamie Oliver’s new TV series which features two teenage boys being asked to produce sperm samples for analysis in a science class.

In the one-hour programme, to be screened next month, the 70-year-old Labour peer asks two boys in the mixed class of youngsters aged 16 to 18 to leave the room to produce a sperm sample for investigation under microscopic analysis where it will be compared with the sperm of other animals, including horses and pigs.

Lord Winston, who has presented a string of BBC documentaries on human development, admitted in a newspaper article yesterday: ‘It was as close to the edge as you could get but that’s how I wanted my lessons to be.

'I got some boys to leave the room and come back with a sample of their own seminal fluid for the class to look at under the microscope.

‘Instantly kids of both sexes were very excited. I could have brought samples with me into the classroom but everyone knows that that wouldn’t have been the same as looking at your own body.

‘Every scientist, if he is good at his job will have experimented on his own body at some point.’

A Channel 4 source insisted viewers would not see the samples being collected.

A spokesman said all the pupils involved in the programme were given a fortnight’s warning about the experiment, which took place while the show was being filmed in North London at the end of last year, and could have opted out.

He went on: ‘Written consent was given by the parents of the boys providing samples. All of the students were happy with the lesson and found it enlightening.

‘Professor Winston – a pioneer of IVF treatment – wanted the students to see that biology is about them and that everyone should understand their own body and reproductive functions.

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But David Turtle, spokesman for the pressure group Mediawatch UK, said last night: ‘This is just a cheap way to get boost ratings and increase advertising revenues.

‘From our point of view it’s condoning a form of behaviour in a classroom situation.

'If you’re going to have a proper discussion about reproduction and sexuality you don’t do it like this.

‘We have serious concerns about the programme and we have concerns about Jamie Oliver as a role model for young people.Mr Winston’s involvement seems very unusual.’

Former Home Office Minister Ann Widdecombe: ‘I think it’s hugely distasteful. I am amazed Channel 4 are letting it go out. It is horrible.

‘It’s yet another step towards the road that there is no limit to what you can put on television these days.’

I've not seen who's fully involved but if your going to give the pupils a science lesson I really can't think of anyone more qualified than a Professor in the field of biological science. Perhaps the Turtle thinks having say the chuckle brothers give a science lesson would be more beneficial? See how this object gets passed back and forth, to me, to you, to me, to you....

A lot of science begins with self experiments.

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A lot of science begins with self experiments.

Yeah, can't go around encouraging our teenagers to take up the black arts of science now, can we? Keep them in some virtuous occupation like property development!

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Yeah, can't go around encouraging our teenagers to take up the black arts of science now, can we? Keep them in some virtuous occupation like property development!

They should have got a plumber and a plasterer in for them then, along with Sarah Beeny, Krusty and Phil.

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I have performed this experiment every day for the last 20 years. Should I get some sort of Nobel Prize for study in the field of biology ?

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I have performed this experiment every day for the last 20 years. Should I get some sort of Nobel Prize for study in the field of biology ?

Wow! A self-confessed gay-bestial!

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Yeah, can't go around encouraging our teenagers to take up the black arts of science now, can we? Keep them in some virtuous occupation like property development!

Or a Coal Miner, Both dwindling trades :lol:

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No problem with this at all as a piece of learning,

Although I do wonder what would have happened if the subject's sperm had appeared abnormal when observed under the microscope

Oh, yours has malformed heads, ahem ...next

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What on Earth is he going to cook? :huh:

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