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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 April 2010

Today's show was dedicated to everyone who lives in the same road as Gillian Duffy in Rochdale, and was entitled: Good luck trying to get your car out this morning because it looks like the whole of the world's media is parked up in front of your drives!

Laura Lees announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that she is turning her back on 15 years of media sales to follow her dream of becoming a professional photographer!

Today's Mystery Guest was presenter of Saturday Kitchen, James Martin.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Ride A White Swan

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Modern Love

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother What If I?

    (CD Single), Flat Cap Records, 1

  • Image for Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor Murder On The Dancefloor

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Over My Shoulder

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin


    • Image for Zager & Evans

      Zager & Evans In The Year 2525

      Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Umbrella Beach

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for The Who

    The Who My Generation

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Next, Polydor

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore

    Very Best Of Buddy Holly & The Cricke, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Hot Legs

    Rod Stewart - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield Faster Than The Setting Sun

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Mel Tormé

    Mel Tormé Mountain Greenery

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Wow

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Little Lies

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 6

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden


    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Is A Hurricane

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1


    • Image for Bill Withers

      Bill Withers Lovely Day

      It's Cool (Various Artists), Parlophone


  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis The Importance Of Being Idle

    (CD Single), Big Brother Records

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Los Angeloser

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love

    The Best Of Drive Time (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 7

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Today's Show: Good Luck Trying To Get Your Car Out This Morning...

    ...Because It Looks Like The Whole Of The World's Media Is Parked Up In Front Of Your Drives

    Today's show was dedicated to everyone who lives in the same road as Gillian Duffy's in Rochdale

  • Today's show starred:

    Dave Ball from Clevedon who has reached the big 4-0

    Melanie and Anita Knox from South East London who are going on their first road trip to France

    Mark Bell from South Wales who is retiring form teh Fire Service after 32 years

    William Robb from Suffolk who went on a PE course

    Hannah Lyndsy from Horndean who is going to Downing Street

    Mari Smith from South Wales who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Laura Lees from Kingston Upon Thames who made an announcement on the Mega-Phone-Call

    James Martin who was the Mystery Voice

    Penny Cassidy from Biggleswade who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Oliver McTernan who gave us some wise words

    Edith Cargill from Arbroath who said ".....hello...."

    Phil Ward from High Wycombe who said "H-H-Helloo"

    Cabriella La-Foley from Wolverhampton who said "hello-aa"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Oliver McTernan, Writer and Specialist in Conflict Resolution

    Whenever I go to a meeting or a conference these days I find that at least half those present are either on their blackberries or iPods answering their emails, texting messages or even twittering during the discussions.

    Well, I was reading recently that extensive research carried out by neuroscientists at one of the top universities in America has reached the conclusion that we’re not wired to multitask as our brains, they claim, have a limited capacity for processing information – in other words despite what we may feel it’s impossible to focus on two things at the same time and to really understand or to be fully responsive to what’s going on.

    I find these results fascinating as they endorse the ancient wisdom that we should always try to live fully in the present moment. This certainly is the message of what is perhaps one of the best known stories in the Bible, the Good Samaritan. It tells how when a man was attacked by robbers and left for dead a priest and a Levite, two highly respected figures of the time , passed by on the other side of the road as they were too preoccupied.

    It was an outsider, a Samaritan, who immediately put aside his own agenda and responded to the man’s needs. He was only able to do what was instinctively the right thing and to show real human compassion because obliviously he was aware and alert to what was going on in his immediate space.

    It’s difficult in this present age of distraction to be so focused on the present and yet it’s essential if we’re to discover the depth and indeed the limitations of our own character through fully interacting with what’s going on around us.


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