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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 15 March 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who teaches other people and was entitled "Sometimes it's important to big yourself up...just a little!"

Jackie Simpson announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that she has lost four stone, and dropped four dress sizes and now needs a whole new wardrobe!

Today's Mystery Guest was Welsh TV presenter, Fellow Of The Royal Agricultural Society and President of The Royal Welsh Show, Dai Jones MBE.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Billy Preston

    Billy Preston and The Beatles Get Back

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 9

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles In My Life

    The Beatles: 1962-1967, Apple, 11

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam That's Entertainment

    The Jam: The Singles 1980-1982, Polydor

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Hold The Line

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

    Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3


    • Image for Pat Boone

      Pat Boone Speedy Gonzales

      Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ, Old Gold

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Twist & Shout

    Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi On A Mission

    (CD Single), Universal Island Records, 1

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Come & Get It

    Magic Christian Music By Badfinger, Apple

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Livin' Thing

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Suddenly I See

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls This Ain't A Love Song

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling

    Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for Blur

    Blur To The End

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Fireflies

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1


    • Image for Fleetwood Mac

      Fleetwood Mac The Chain

      The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 1


  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Upside Down

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Get Off Of My Cloud

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Speed Of Sound

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Super Trouper

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 006

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • Today's Show Was Entitled: Sometimes It's Important To Big Yourself Up - A Little

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who teaches - a great gift

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Emma Gerrin from Exeter in Devon who spoilt her hubby with breakfast in bed

    Matt Colson from Farringdon who started his new job today

    Dave Smith from North Lancashire who delivered milk and newspapers on his 60th birthday

    Ross Parker from Holloway who drove a tank with his mum

    Cameron Swinnail from Welton who went on a residential trip with his school

    Maureen Wass from Peterborough who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Jacqui and Andy Simpson who announced today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Dai Jones who is the President of the Royal Welsh Show

    Ruth Organ from Pershore who picked today's Gobsmackers

    Reverend Rob Gillion who helped us pause for thought

    Jim Harper from Charminster who said "hello"

    Malcolm Davis from Pontypridd who said "hello-a"

    Jackie Littlejohn from Crewe who said "heeelloooooo"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Rob Gillion, Area Dean of Chelsea and Rector of Holy Trinity

    Now Chris, I know everyone’s heard of Radio 2’s ‘Get Connected Campaign’ which is running across the Network for the entire month of March: encouraging us all to get on line and keep in touch.
    When I arrived to take up my new job as Rector of Holy Trinity Sloane Square I decided to go and meet my local MP and find out what he saw as the major priority for our part of London – without hesitation he said “Loneliness”
    For me of course I seek to combat loneliness by welcoming people to our church which is open every day. Being with someone face to face is always best, but this is not always possible for one reason or another.
    This is where the internet is a God-send. Without moving away from your home or place of work you can instantly connect with friends and family, radio stations and churches.
    Letters are wonderful but not immediate, telephones are fantastic but when my son lived in Australia for a year we discovered we could connect with him over the internet, and actually see him as we spoke even though he was on the other side of the world.
    Now I have just taken the funeral of Grace – a life-long listener of Radio 2. Grace had been part of the church family all her life and she never missed a Sunday and she never missed pause for thought – especially mine. I’ve always known I have one fan.
    Now Grace has a devoted Grandson William who is a wizard on computers. She would listen with fascination as William told her about all the possibilities even though she said that she wasn’t quite sure how ‘Blue band’ or ‘face lift‘ worked.
    Christians believe that God created all and we speak of being the family of God. It is so important for us to communicate, to share and to get involved and be part of each others lives. And from my experience working in various parishes, it’s an irony that living in today’s affluent society has produced so much loneliness. There are people this morning with no one to turn to, who have lost touch with family and friends and have lost confidence to do anything about it. This is where we in our different communities can all help: by reaching out, sharing and listening.


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