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Gary is Chris' World Cup correspondent in South Africa - he gives us the latest.
Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Various Artists - Open Top Cars, Temple Records
The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown
The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco
Harper Simon Wishes And Stars
(CD Single), Tulsi Records, 2
Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight
Onka's Big Moka - Toploader, Sony Soho Square
Paolo Nutini 10/10
Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1
Moira's Golden Oldie
The Noveltones Left Bank 2 (Vision On Theme)
The Sound Gallery Vol 2, Studio 2 Stereo, 11
The Squad Three Lions 2010
U2 Mysterious Ways
(CD Single), Island
Neil Diamond Solitary Man
Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca
Amy Winehouse Tears Dry On Their Own
(CD Single), Island
Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man
Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor
Gabriella Cilmi Hearts Don't Lie
(CD Single), Universal Island, 1
New Order & England World Cup Squad World In Motion
Snap It Up! (Various Artists), CBS
The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing
The Beatles - Revolver, Parlophone, 9
Cliff Richard Devil Woman
Cliff Richard - 40 Golden Greats, EMI
The England World Cup Squad Back Home
England The Album (Various Artists), Virgin
Rox I Don't Believe
(CD Single), Rough Trade, 1
Status Quo Whatever You Want
(CD Single), Polydor
Queen We Will Rock You
News Of The World, Island, 1
Mika Grace Kelly
(CD Single), Casablanca
Spin Doctors Two Princes
Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes
Rick Astley Lights Out
(CD Single), Cruz Music, 1
Bob Marley and The Wailers Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island
(CD Single), Warner Bros
Today's show was entitled: It All Kicks Off In Around 8 Hours
Today's show was dedicated to anyone who is having a World Cup Party or an Anti World Cup Party!
Pause for Thought
From Rev'd Ruth Scott, an Anglican Vicar in Richmond
One of the things I’ve wanted to do since I was a child is to see the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights.
I find that kind of extraordinary natural phenomenon utterly spellbinding. Even a rainbow will have me rushing from the house in sheer delight.
Some years ago after visiting the Isle of Staffa for the first time, I was on the boat back to Iona when a huge rainbow arched from the island to the mainland.
For lots of reasons it felt like my dad, who’d died not long before that, was letting me know everything was OK between us. Fanciful, I know, but I found comfort in the thought.
In the ancient story of Noah’s Ark the rainbow is a symbol of reconciliation. Archbishop Desmond Tutu used that image when he spoke of post-apartheid South Africa as the ‘Rainbow Nation’. In a way it’s a paradoxical symbol for unity, isn’t it?
After all, we only see rainbows when the rays of the sun are refracted by rain. The water splits the light into its component colours so a rainbow is more symbolic of division than unity. Or maybe we can understand it as a magical glimpse of all the usually invisible colours that make up life-giving light.
Today is the start of the World Cup in South Africa. There’ll be football teams kitted out in most of the colours of the rainbow, and men of every creed and continent. In this extravaganza we can celebrate our differences but it’s also important to see beyond the labels we apply to one another.
After all we’re connected by a common humanity. Like the colours of the rainbow our diversity is beautiful, but what really matters are the human qualities we share, like the capacity to love and care, to act justly, to build peace, to be joyful and to laugh at our own folly.
Chris, at that level, our different ‘colours’ cease to be significant, and we can be as life-giving as un-refracted light.
Today's show starred:
Si and Becky Turner from Glasgow who are taking possession of their first flat
Nicola Croft from Gillingham is preparing for her summer Fair
Alice Lazenbury from Wiltshire is 99 for just one more day!!!
Matthew Bullions from Perthshire had his school sports day
Michael Sankey from Waltham Abbey is going to see a Brian Cox lecture today
Tim Hayes from Southend who chose today's Golden Oldie
Matthew Bond from Solihull who is going to be England's Mascot at South Africa tomorrow
Gary Lineker from South Africa who was our World Cup Correspondent
Phil Jones in Cumbria made today's Mega-Phone-Call
Sue White, Kennel Club Show Agility Judge was the Mystery Guest
Callum Hull from Glasgow chose today's Gobsmackers
Rev'd Ruth Scott gave us reason to Pause For Thought
Stuart Murphy from Merseyside said "allo my lover"
Tony Blythe from Northampton said "Hello me ducks"
Alex Butterfield from Somerset said "Hello-o-ooo-oooo-hello!"
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