Music Played22 items
Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television
The Kinks Waterloo Sunset
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 13
Katy Perry California Gurls
(CD Single), Virgin, 1
George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You
George Harrison - Cloud Nine, Dark Horse, 1
Train Hey, Soul Sister
(CD Single), Columbia, 1
Moira's Golden Oldie
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
The Best Of Fats Domino, Liberty
Kylie Minogue All The Lovers
(CD Single), EMI, 1
Chris Rea Let's Dance
Auberge EP, East West Records
Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Back To Black, Universal Records
Huey Lewis and The News The Power Of Love
Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!, Chrysalis
Harry Connick, Jr. It Had To Be You
Forever For Now, Columbia
Noah and the Whale 5 Years Time
(CD Single), Mercury, 1
KC and The Sunshine Band Shake Shake Shake Shake Your Booty
Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis
Paul Carrack If I Didn't Love You
(CD Single), Carrack UK, 1
Aerosmith Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Armageddon Film S/Track, Columbia
Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar
Simon & Garfunkel Baby Driver
Top Of The Morning With Terry Wogan, Sony Music TV
INXS New Sensation
INXS - Kick, Mercury
Eliza Doolittle Pack Up
(CD Single), EMI, 1
Crowded House Fall At Your Feet
Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv
Richard Hawley Just Like The Rain
(CD Single), Mute Records
Pause for Thought
From Canon Ann Easter, Chairman of a charity and Chaplain to the Queen
After the Government’s new budget on Tuesday, I think that most of us will be looking at our finances and making changes.
I heard recently about a survey which asked people what were the last 5 things that they would give up when money got tight.
If their finances were seriously reduced and they had to make some hard decisions, what would they want to hold on to?
The people polled said that they would hang on to Broad band; phones, both mobile and land line; fresh fruit and vegetables and chocolate, and while I recognize that some people don’t have any option on these things, it seemed to me that, once the very basic needs of food and shelter are addressed, there was encapsulated what makes the difference between merely existing and living, certainly as it is experienced in the twenty-first century.
We humans need information so that we can make decisions about our lives; now, via Broadband on the Internet, we have access to a level of information which is unprecedented and what’s more, is available to everyone in libraries and schools as well as at home.
Such a universal level of information sharing should, and often does, enrich our lives.
Fantastic to hear of doctors sharing highly technical medical information over the phone with colleagues doing an operation to save a life on the other side of the world.
And I’m glad that the people wanted to buy fresh fruit vegetables – After decades of pre-packed foods and ready meals, we’re getting to see that it’s better if we know what we’re eating; after all, they say we are what we eat!
And if we are what eat, then I’m chocolate through and through. That sweet treat when we need it, that universal feelgood that dries the tears and somehow makes us feel better. Human beings need treats, whoever and wherever we are.
So, however the budget affects us, I hope and pray that most of us will have the opportunity to decide how to prioritise our spending and that, in doing so, we’ll take the options offered to us which make us become more human. Because then, we’ll want to do our bit to try to ensure that all God’s children can make their choices too.
Today's show was dedicated to John Isner of the USA and Nicholas Mahut of France
They were unable to finish their match at Wimbledon due to the fading light just before nine with the score at two sets all and 59 games all in the fifth set. Their match has smashed all records including beating the most number of aces served by more than double PLUS - their last set alone is also now longer than the longest match ever played at the tournament!!
Today's show starred:
Jenny Powell from Sittingbourne who is sitting her last exam at school
Simon Carswell from Street turns the big 5-0
Tomer Raphael from London is going to see Oliver! in the West End
Harry Fredrickson from Cheltenham who watched the England Game at school on a big screen
Katya Clarkson from Chipping Norton who will be performing in "Alice In Wonderland"
Aileen Campbell from Ayrshire who chose the Golden Oldie
Mark Pougatch from South Africa gave us the low-down from the World Cup
Anne Sprules from West Sussex made today's Mega-Phone-Call
Sarah Millington from Derby picked the Gobsmackers
Tennis commentator Ronald McIntosh was today's Mystery Guest
Canon Ann Easter gave us reason to Pause For Thought
Craig Hope from Norfolk said "Hellooooooo"
Alison Day from Scotland said "Hello"
Pete Martin from Sevenoaks said "Well Hello There!"
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