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Wednesday - Talking in your sleep

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 June 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who lays down each night with a sleep talker and was entitled: "Last night my wife said in her sleep "Well, it's never looked that good before!"

Phil Collins announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that he is organising the biggest ukulele festival Great Britain has ever seen. As a result, he now has the world's biggest ukulele in his garden. If only George Formby could see him now.

Today's Mystery Guest was Chief Executive of the ABF - the soldiers charity - and Chair of The British Military Tournament 2010, Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You're The First, The Last, My Everything

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Akon

    Akon and Gwen Stefani The Sweet Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson You And Your Heart

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Friends Will Be Friends

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Coming Up Easy

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1


  • Image for K'naan

    K'naan Wavin' Flag

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for The Who

    The Who You Better You Bet

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

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys How Long Will I Love You?

    The Waterboys - Room To Roam, Ensign

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Make It Mine

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

    The Stranger, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Fire With Fire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Africa

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Up All Night

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Gonzalez

    Gonzalez I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky, 4

  • Image for Leddra Chapman

    Leddra Chapman Summer Song

    (CD Single)


    • Image for Boston

      Boston More Than A Feeling

      Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label


    • Image for REO Speedwagon

      REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling

      Burning Hearts (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • Image for The Boo Radleys

    The Boo Radleys Wake Up Boo!

    Various Artists - Untitled, Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Lena

    Lena Satellite

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Kiss From A Rose

    Batman Forever O.S.T. (Various Artists), ZTT, 7

  • Image for The Thrills

    The Thrills Big Sur

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Today's Show: Last Night My Wife Said In Her Sleep...

    ..."Well It's Never Looked That Good Before" - I Can't Wait To Ask Her What She Might Have Been Referring To...

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who lays down each night with a sleep talker

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Christine Wheeler from Dunstable who turned 60 today

    Hannah Plimmer from Pontefract who finished studying at York Uni today

    Alexander and Alice Shirley from Chester who celebrated their blue sapphire wedding

    Claudia Codin from Filching who went for a picnic on the Downs with visitors from a London school

    Alfie Smith from Swindon who met Henry Winkler (AKA The Fonz)

    Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter who is the Chief Executive of ABF, The Soldier's Charity

    Graham Shepley from Manchester who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Reverend Sharon Grenham Toze who helped us Pause For Thought

    Mim Hayward from Bristol who said "Ello Ello Ello"

    Alan Mumford from Ludlow who said "Hello Hello Hello"

    Susy Kelly from Stratford-Upon-Avon who said "HEEEEEEEEEELLLOOOO"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Sharon Grenham Toze, Anglican Vicar and Prison Chaplain

    Last week I met a retired vicar who’d spent much of his working life ministering to gang members and ‘people on the street’ as he described them.

    Some years ago he took a 3 month sabbatical. Instead of using the time for a retreat, or maybe some study and a bit of a holiday, he spent the entire time living anonymously as a vagrant. Literally, on the street, not knowing where his next meal was coming from.

    Despite all his experience in the area, he said it really opened his eyes to what that kind of life was actually like. Very much a case of you don’t know what it’s like till you’ve been there.

    Well I’ve never done anything as dramatic as that, but I’ve learned a lot in recent weeks about a different kind of life too. I hurt my leg when I was out running, and for a few days could only get about on my hands and knees, or in a wheelchair.

    It was really frustrating, but quite scary too, being so reliant on other people, and not being as physically able as I’m used to being. I’m getting better now, but for some people that’s what life is like day in day out. You don’t know what it’s like till you’ve been there.

    You can apply the same principle to behaviour too. There’s a saying you may have heard of ‘don’t judge others, lest you be judged’. Well in lots of ways human beings have to make judgements all the time – how would we ever decide anything otherwise?

    But perhaps we need to be careful about the things we base our judgements on. You know I’m a prison chaplain, so you can imagine I meet all kinds of people, in all kinds of trouble. But something that’s drummed into us from the start, and something that’s part and parcel of my work as a priest, is that everyone has their story, and, in the words of another well-known phrase, ‘there but for the grace of God go I’.

    There isn’t an excuse for criminal behaviour, but there may well be an explanation, and a wrong turn could happen to any one of us, faced with the same circumstances.

    Well, we don’t all have the same experiences as each other, and it’s impossible to understand completely what life is like for everyone else.

    But we can use a bit of imagination, and have enough humility to accept that we don’t really know what it’s like till we’ve been there…..

  • Roses from Sharon's garden

    Roses from Sharon's garden


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