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Monday - Anything But Sport Day!

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 June 2010

Today's show was dedicated to any men who have never been closer to becoming Homer Simpson than this weekend and was entitled "The sofa, the sport and the fridge - a lethal combination!"

Marian Gumbrell announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that Saxminster will be playing their first charity gig. A very sympathetic audience is invited to cheer them on.

Today's Mystery Guest was Motoring historian and film and library manager of the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Stephen Vokins.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Money (That's What I Want)

    With The Beatles, Parlophone, 14

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Taxman

    The Beatles - Revolver, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for K'naan

    K'naan Wavin' Flag

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Turn It Up

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Teardrops On My Guitar

    (CD Single), Mercury, 2

  • Moira's Golden Oldie

  • Image for Lee Ryan

    Lee Ryan I Am Who I Am

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Beautiful Stranger

    Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2, Maverick, 13

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Precious Time

    (CD Single), Pointblank

  • Image for Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin I'd Rather Be With You

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Alejandro

    (CD Single), Streamline Records, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys California Girls

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI, 6

  • Image for Keane

    Keane This Is The Last Time

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer Fanfare For The Common Man

    The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Atlantic

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Gobsmackers #1

  • Gobsmackers #2

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Shout To The Top

    Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Harper Simon

    Harper Simon Wishes And Stars

    (CD Single), Tulsi Records, 2

  • Image for All Saints

    All Saints Never Ever

    Love (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Today's show was entitled: The Sofa, The Sport and the Fridge, A Lethal Combination!

    Today's show was dedicated to any men who have been been closer to becoming Homer Simpson than this weekend! Doh!

  • Today's show starred:

    Neil Osbourne from Maidenhead who along with three friends are going to play 100 holes of golf for charity

    James and Cathy Coleman from Solihull who are off to see Elvis Costello tonight

    Gordon and Mandy Churches from Bridgend who celebrate 30 years of wedded bliss

    Jasmine Rimell from Bournemouth who opened a shop after school

    Chloe Monks from Bristol who will be riding home from school on her bike.

    Sue Parker from Surrey who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Mark Pougatch from South Africa gave us a round-up of World Cup action

    Marian Gumbrell from Axminister who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Stephen Vokins from the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu
    Lindsay Rawlings from West Yorkshire who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Robbie Savage from South Africa who re-lived his 5-Live co-commentary from the weekend

    Father Brian D'Arcy gave us reason to Pause for Thought

    Heather Marlow from Portsmouth said "Ello Mate"

    Wayne Chilsey from Ramsbottom said "Allo!"

    Jill Quinn from Rippon said "Hello my handsomes"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Father Brian D'Arcy, a Passionist Priest and Presenter of Sunday Half Hour

    Over the weekend we celebrated Father’s day. It’s an unusual day for me because even though I’m called “Father”, I’m not a father. I would love to have experienced fatherhood, but you can’t have everything in life. I’m grateful for what I have.

    At weddings I feel embarrassed when I have to talk about something I know little about, because I’m not allowed to marry. It’s the same with fatherhood. That’s why I think a famous editorial, years ago, in The New York Times is so helpful. They asked a young father to pass on tips on parenthood.

    Some of the points he made were these. You can’t raise a hang-up free child. Wanting a perfect child is a hang-up in itself. He also said that the way children speak to each other is an accurate reflection of the way their parents speak to each other; children are sponges as well as mirrors. I suppose that’s what they mean they say -: attitudes are caught rather than taught.

    The young father made another good point-: Children need my time – to play, relax, read a story, and be with them, more than they need me working 60 hours a week so that they can have things they don’t really need.

    From my own experience, the pace of life is so fast now, that time together is precious. There can never be too much laughter and fun in a home. Touch is better than talk; a genuine, gentle hug is best of all.

    Father’s day and mother’s day are times to say thanks to parents for their love and support. They can also be occasions to look again at how our families work. A young student after his father’s funeral recently told me: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me”

    Years ago Pope John the 23rd said: “Anyone can be a father; it takes a special person to be a daddy.”

    And I love this story. One night a father heard his son pray: Dear God make the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night his father prayed: Dear God make me the kind of man my son thinks I am.


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