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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 04 February 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's going somewhere special tonight.

The Mega-Phone-Caller was Carol Radford who announced that her daughter can now look after their rare breed pigs which means she can take her husband away for his 40th birthday!

Today's Mystery Guest was Mike Barratt, Chief Executive Of the UK Deed Poll Service.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You

    George Harrison - Cloud Nine, Dark Horse, 1

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc The Things We Do For Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Everybody's Gone To War

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 5

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Fireflies

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1


    • Image for The Moody Blues

      The Moody Blues Go Now

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

  • Image for Muse

    Muse Starlight

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Need You Tonight

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Raul Malo

    Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss

    (CD Single), Fantasy, 1

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Too Funky

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic, 8

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Nelly Furtado

    Nelly Furtado I'm Like A Bird

    (CD Single), Skg, 1

  • Image for U2

    U2 and B.B. King When Love Comes To Town

    Q The Blues (Various Artists), Hit Label

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Scott Walker

    Scott Walker Jackie

    The Collection: 1967-1970, Universal

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Spitting Games

    (CD Single), Parlophone


    • Image for Hue And Cry

      Hue And Cry Labour Of Love

      Now 24 (Various Artists), Now


    • Image for Orange Juice

      Orange Juice Rip It Up

      Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Don't Tell Me That It's Over

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Land Of Confusion

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Akon

    Akon and Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Stephen Stills

    Stephen Stills Love The One You're With

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Beth Nielsen Chapman Even As It All Goes By

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Maurice Chevalier

    Maurice Chevalier I'm Gonna Shine Today

  • Today's Show: Good Films Keep Bad Kids Out Of Your Back Garden

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's going somewhere special tonight

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Catherine Purdie from Middlesex who trained 34 Filipino nurses

    Fraser Smith from Edinburgh who won a Robert Burns certificate

    Rebecca Lenihan from Essex who performed her first stage kiss today

    William Healey from Princess Risborough who got a new dog

    George Venning from Manchester who sang in French for the first time

    Christine Silvester from Leicester who picked today's Golden Oldie

    Andy and Carol Radford from Warwickshire who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Mike Barratt who is the Chief Executive of the UK Deed Poll Service

    Anne Marie Coe from Norfolk who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Sarah Joseph who gave us some wise words

    Chris Hughes from Cranleigh who said "hello heloooo"

    Pat Densey from Glasgow who said "HELLOOOO"

    Nicola Winter from Hampshire "HelLLooo"

  • Jonny Saunders and "The Moira Mug"

    Jonny Saunders and "The Moira Mug"

    Look at Moira's wonderful mug...sent in by one of our lovely listeners! From Jonny's face, it looks like he wants one of his own.

  • Pause For Thought:

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of emel Magazine.

    My sister-in-law just turned 50, and celebrated with a family party at roller disco. I surprised my children by still being able to roller skate.

    I was pretty happy to have my 14 year old son say to me in awe: “You’re really fast!” – Yes son! There is still life in the old Mum yet!

    It seems like yesterday when I was 14 and thought too that my Mum was ancient. She was all of 46, and now here I am - an adult going to the 50th birthday party of one of my peers. Where did the time go?!

    One minute I was eight with my Mum at her 40th birthday, the next minute my youngest child is eight and I’m pushing 40 myself.

    I can remember my mother telling me that time goes so fast, to hold on to my childhood. I tried to heed her words but the time just slipped through my fingers.

    There is a Muslim saying,

    “Take benefit of five things:

    your youth before your old age,
    your health before your sickness,
    your wealth before your poverty,
    your free-time before your preoccupation,
    and your life before your death.”

    It’s telling us not to waste what we have whilst we have it, for soon enough it will be gone.

    Yet we do waste.

    We spend time caught up in petty arguments, being angry at ones we love, wasting the opportunities to build strong relationships.

    We fail to take risks, and waste opportunities caught up in fear and self doubt.

    We spend time idling away the very essence of our lives – our time on earth

    We all lament that time goes too fast, but it really does. The trick is to make the most of every day.

    Soon enough youth, health, wealth, free-time, indeed life itself – will all be gone. But whilst we still have them we can use them, make the most of them, and feel like we can still change the world.

    It’s that type of spirit that we need in our lives. So I’ll keep my skates on for a while yet. I suppose I have to really, for there – whizzing past me around the room was my Uncle – aged 76! Life in the old Uncle yet!


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