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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 12 February 2010

Todays show was dedicated to anyone who considered getting in a grump and then thought better of it...

Jackie Atkins from Lincolnshire announced on today's Mega-Phone-Call that she was taking the day off to enjoy her husband's last day of freedom before he returns to work! No more Bargain Hunt for him!!!!

Today's Mystery Guest was British Heptathlete Denise Lewis OBE. She revealed to Chris and Jonny that for next week's Sporting Challenge they shall be taking part in the Breakfast Show Pentathlon!!!

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel A Hazy Shade Of Winter

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Take A Chance On Me

    Abba Gold, Polydor, 3

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Times Like These

    Meet Glen Campbell, Capitol, 1

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down

    The Element Of Freedom, Sony Music, 14


    • Image for The Tornados

      The Tornados Telstar

      Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K, Old Gold

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Jive Talkin'

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Fireflies

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! I'm Your Man

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Get It Right Next Time

    The Very Best Of Gerry Rafferty, Polygram Tv

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Babylon

    (CD Single), Iht Records

  • Image for Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige I Am

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Over My Shoulder

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Goodbye Mr A

    (CD Single), Sony BMG


    • Image for Spandau Ballet

      Spandau Ballet Gold

      The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd


    • Image for Jeff Beck

      Jeff Beck Hi Ho Silver Lining

      The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

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

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Baby Jane

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Junior Walker

    Junior Walker and The All-Stars How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Are You Ready For Love

    (CD Single), Southern Fried

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot I Don't Want To Go Out

    (CD Single), Idaho Records, 1

  • Today's Show: Stewing Is Alright For Meat And Dumplings But It's No Good For Human Beings

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who considered getting in a grump and then thought better of it...

  • Today's Show Starred

    Roy and Jenny South from Nottingham who celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary

    Melanie Reaper from Bolton who took her husband Craig to Las Vegas

    Margaret Fairbrother from Crawley collected her MBE

    Sophie Ennis from Swindon who enterred an ice-skating competition

    Tom Cartner from West Sussex who wore a gas mask and pretended to be an evacuee

    Paul Riley from Pontypridd who picked today's Golden Oldie

    Keith and Jackie Atkins from Scothern who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Charlie Webb from Pewsey who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Christina Rees who helped us pause for thought

    Leigh and Mark from Paisley who said "Hello Baby!

    Sue Langford from Rochester who said "HA-LO!"

    Ricky War from Birmingham who said "Hellooo then"

  • Pause For Thought

    From Christina Rees, Writer, Broadcaster and Member of the General Synod

    It’s Friday! Even though I don’t have a nine-to-five job, I still get that Friday feeling. I guess it comes from when I was in school – that fantastic sense of freedom at the end of every school week, even though I loved school, I couldn’t wait for the weekends.

    Of course I knew in my head that they were only two days but every Friday afternoon the weekend ahead held such promise it might as well have been two months!
    There’s a lot of pressure on this weekend. Are you a romantic..? Do you go in for the flowers and chocolates..?

    The cynic might say that Valentine’s Day is just another marketing opportunity – taking things and packaging them in something red or pink or frilly or fluffy – and selling them for twice as much!
    I don’t think it has to be like that. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t have to bear the burden of having to prove how much you love someone by the extravagance or expense of the gift you buy them.

    I used to send cards I made for a favourite aunt and uncle who lived 6,000 miles away in California. I’d make them for every occasion – Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Easter, Christmas. My uncle died a long time ago but my aunt passed away only recently and about a month after she died I got this package in the post from one of my relatives with a bundle of all the old letters I’d written and all the cards I’d made over the years. It amazed me and meant so much to me to think that over the years she’d saved all my messages of love.

    Valentine’s Day is a good excuse but I’m trying not wait for the special occasions to tell the people I love that I love them.


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