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2 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 October 2009

Richard Bacon discusses the Royal Mail strikes, bad driving in supermarket car parks, joining the army to fight in Afghanistan and turning golf courses into allotments.

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum I'm All Over It

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer

    Meet Danny Wilson, Virgin

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight

    Onka's Big Moka - Toploader, Sony Soho Square

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Violet Hill

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Scott McKenzie

    Scott McKenzie San Francisco

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Paula Cole

    Paula Cole Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Colbie Caillat

    Colbie Caillat Fallin' For You

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

    Now 37 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox A Thousand Beautiful Things

    (CD Single), Arista, 7

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Pretty Amazing Grace

    Home Before Dark, BMG

  • Postal Strike

    Postal Strike

    The result of a ballot of 120,000 Royal Mail workers that could pave the way for a second national strike in two years will be announced later. We ask postmen and women why they want to strike.

    Find out more here.
  • Car Park Chaos

    Car Park Chaos

    We speak to a listener who is concerned about the appalling standard of driving in supermarket car parks.

  • Afghanistan


    With the recent increase in army recruitment we’re asking: How would you react if your child said they wanted to join the army and fight in Afghanistan.

  • Golf Course

    Golf Course

    Golf courses in Edinburgh could be turned into allotments because of a fall in the number of people playing the game.


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