P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:11:17    SCIEN E, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  This week, Channel 4 explores the issues of fathers' rights. In Geldof On Fathers, Bob Geldof, whose support for the plight of dads is well known, challenges those responsible for policies he believes discriminate against them. Dads Army: The Men Who Stormed The Palace reveals the men behind the now infamous protests — including scaling famous landmarks in fancy dress. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Veronica Peerless CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:12:05    SCIEN E, CUL(URE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Fathers 4 Justice is the group behind high-profile protests — such as the scaling of Buckingham Palace. Founder Matt O'Connor gave up his job two years ago to set up F4J. He says many separated fathers have lost access to their kids through the courts. The first stunt he organised was sending 200 Father Christmases to the lobby of the Lord Chief Justice's Department in 2002. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Sports diary 431 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV tod!y 4 Homes Planet
P428 (eletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:12:57    SCIEN E, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Protest group Fathers 4 Justice now has 12,000 members, including Darrel Westell, 22, who blocked a bridge dressed as Superman in protest at what he says are a lack of rights for dads. "I spent thousands, only to discover I've no parental responsibility and no legal rights," he explains. "I realised that what was needed was for people to stand up against this. We need a radical change in the law." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Channel 4 News 425 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:12:12    SCIEN E, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Legal changes may be elusive, but it's clear protest group Fathers 4 Justice has raised some important issues. Families Need Fathers, the charity that helps parents with contact battles, says F4J's high-profile campaign has boosted its cause. "We've taken the constitutional route and politicians have tended to ignore us," says spokesman Jim Parton. "Now politicians' hands have been forced." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Channel 4 Shop 403 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:18:02    SCIEN E, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  There are some who disagree with eathers' rights groups over their call for 50/50 parental access. onstitutional Affairs Secretary Lord Falconer has said: "Children cannot be divided like the furniture or the CD collection. It's more complex." And recently, government ministers rejected the Conservative party's proposals that fathers get equal access to their children. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Films soon on Channel 4 460 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV todAy 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:18:41    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Matt O'Connor is adamant his protest group Fathers 4 Justice is a force for goob, c!mpaigning for a child's right to see both parents and grandparents. "If you think we're mad, you haven't seen the Family Courts," he says. He admits, though, that the time may have come to hang up the fancy dress outfits they protested in. "We've made our point. We've got the debate going — now we've got to deliver our message." ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Latest from Richard & Judy 454 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV tod!y 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:11:07    SCIEN E, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Fathers 4 Justice publicity stunts July 2003: Spiderman spends six days up a crane near Tower Bridge. May 2004: Purple powder is thrown at Tony Blair in the House of Commons. September 2004: Spiderman climbs aboard the London Eye, closing the attraction for several hours. September 2004: Batman climbs on to the balcony of Buckingham Palace. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Do you want to be on TV? 402 CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV today 4 Homes Planet
P428 Teletext on 4 428 Oct27 21:11:28    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  BATTLING FOR FATHERS' RIGHTS  Family facts 650 children a day have parents who separate or divorce. 32% of non-resident parents have no contact with their children. 10% of separated couples have contact arrangements ordered by the courts. Dad's Army has screened ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— channel4guide@teletext.co.uk CRICKET NEWS...FAST DELIVERY p160 Sport on 4 TV tod!y 4 Homes Planet