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Thursday - Police Out Riders Coming Through!

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 27 May 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has experienced a police out-rider situation and was entitled: "Coming through!"

Jacqui Brown from Brampton in Cumbria would like to wish good luck to their Year 11 who are going on Study Leave. She would like to remind them that it's called "Study" leave because you are supposed to STUDY!!!

Today's Mystery Guest was Alex Denman, Manager of the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Papa Don't Preach

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 4

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Love Is The Drug

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Gabrielle

    Gabrielle When A Woman

    (CD Single), Go Beat

  • Image for Dodgy

    Dodgy Good Enough

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now


    • Image for The Angels

      The Angels My Boyfriend's Back

      Hit Girls Of The Sixties, Pickwick

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Love Is A Hurricane

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Twist & Shout

    Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for McFadden & Whitehead

    McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Don't Be Cruel

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Duffy

    Duffy Rain On Your Parade

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Rox

    Rox I Don't Believe

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1


    • Image for Al Jolson

      Al Jolson Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)

      Al Jolson

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Some Guys Have All The Luck

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Starland Vocal Band

    Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight

    Have A Nice Day Vol.18, Rhino

  • Image for Tiffany Page

    Tiffany Page On Your Head

    (CD Single)



    • Image for Ram Jam

      Ram Jam Black Betty

      25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Norah Jones

    Norah Jones Chasing Pirates

    (CD Single), Blue Note, 1

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Nights On Broadway

    Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Brontosaurus

    Regal Zonophone

  • Image for Katie Melua

    Katie Melua The Flood

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Squeeze Box

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

  • Today's Show: Coming Through

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has experienced a police outrider situation

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Rowan and Lucy MacNeary from Somerset who celebrated being hitched for fifteen years.

    Melanie Proffitt from Leicester who achieved her first of 10 challenges

    Nick Southen from York who enjoyed his first day of retirement

    Anna Ballatyne from Perth who had a live web chat at school

    Ibby Williams from Dursley who went to school on her birthday for the first time

    Sarah Ledger and Jacqui Brown who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Alex Denham who is the manager of the Chelsea Flower Show

    Anna Edmonds from Crewkerne who picked today's Gobsmackers

    James Hill who told us about a dinosaur

    Andy Puddicombe who helped us Pause For Thought

    Sandra Stevens from Newmills who said "Ohhh Helloooo"

    Warren Scott from Crewe who said "Hello Baby"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Andy Puddicombe, Meditation expert and former Buddhist monk

    Is there anything you’d like to do in life, but wouldn’t do, for fear that it might go wrong?

    It might surprise some people Chris, but in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, fear isn’t seen as something negative. In fact it’s viewed as something incredibly precious, something valuable, which with the right training can be harnessed, transformed and even used to our advantage.

    To experience fear is to be human. And yet so many people spend their entire lives trying to run away from fear, to control it, to get rid of it, to be free from it. But like a tightly coiled spring, the more you push against it, the stronger it appears to fight back. It’s an endless, and ultimately fruitless battle.

    As a monk I was always taught that to be fearless is not to live without fear - thats impossible - but rather to know fear, to understand it, to make friends with it. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, sure enough, the more I allowed fear in to my life, the less threatening it became. And with that came a renewed sense of confidence or courage.

    I was reading in the paper last week about a man who’s about to set off around the world on a global triathlon. Apparently it’s not enough to swim across the channel or climb Everest anymore - it’s just not demanding enough, doesn’t provide the necessary challenge, or ‘fear factor’! So this guy’s decided to swim the Atlantic, cycle across Europe and then finish off with a nice little jog from west to east coast America...as you do!

    Is he scared? Of course he is. But it’s the acknowledgement and acceptance of that fear which provides the necessary courage to embark on such a journey. And it’s the same for all of us in life. It doesn’t need to be a global triathlon...it might be applying for a new job, asking that person out for a date that you’ve fancied forever and a day, or maybe just trying something new that you’ve always wanted to do, but were too afraid to try in case it didn’t work out.

    It takes courage to feel scared about something, and then to do it anyway. It requires a willingness to open ourselves up to the possibility of rejection, hurt or failure. But far more frightening than any of those things is a life in which we look back and say ‘if only I’d done that...if only I’d given it a try”.

    As the old saying goes... “If you always do what you’ve done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”


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