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Wednesday - Graham Norton sits in for Chris with guest Kim Wilde

Duration:
2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 July 2010

Kim Wilde chatted with Graham about gardens, motherhood and festivals on the breakfast show this morning. Our latest 'Cheese With Toast' track was '5-6-7-8' by Steps, and unwanted amorous neighbours and school play ticket shortages featured in Grill Graham.

Get in touch with Graham or contact the show by emailing graham.norton@bbc.co.uk.

Music and featured items

25 items
  • Kim Wilde

    Kim joined Graham to chat about gardens, motherhood, festivals and an 80s concert.

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Black Or White

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra All Over The World

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • 'Cheese with Toast' choice selected by Wendy Morris in Darlington

    • Image for Steps

      Steps 5678

      Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

    Smiley Smile (Stereo Version), EMI

  • Image for The Crusaders

    The Crusaders Street Life

    The Very Best Of Randy Crawford, Dino

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile

    Isley Brothers - Greatest Motown Hits, Motown

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Valentino

    Bible Belt, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Roll To Me

    Twisted, A&M, 007

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes The Happening

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Little Lies

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 6

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Nowhere To Run

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Gorillaz

    Gorillaz On Melancholy Hill

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde You Came

    Kim Wilde - Singles Collection 81-93, MCA

  • Image for David Essex

    David Essex Gonna Make You A Star

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Alejandro

    (CD Single), Streamline Records, 1

  • Song choice of today's special guest Kim Wilde

    • Image for Billy Idol

      Billy Idol White Wedding

      Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Fantastic Day

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)

    Featured Artist: Snoop Dogg.

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Bobby Hebb

    Bobby Hebb Sunny

    Rediscover The 60's & 70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    The Game, Island, 5

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Pause For Thought

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

    Anniversaries of tragedies are difficult days for victims. The 7th of July will always bring back terrible memories for people who were part of the awful bombs in London five years ago today. The same is true in Ireland for the victims of Enniskillen, Omaha and countless other tragedies. I personally know families whose lives were changed forever by what happened in London, New York on 9/11 and for over 30 years here in Northern Ireland. It’s a part of my life.

    There’s a writer, Ronald Releaser who says, “The foremost task of the spiritual life is to learn to forgive.” It shocked me when I read it first and it still does today, because forgiveness is never easy. It’s far easier for us to hold on to hurts. Right now I am thinking of the thousands and thousands of people who have been good to me throughout my life. I do remember some of them, but it is only a small percentage of the vast army of people who have really helped me.

    But of the people who hurt me in life, I’m certain I remember every single one of them. I don’t think I’m unique. We remember hurts much more deeply than we do the favours we received. That highlights two major difficulties. The first is that our lives become dominated by resentments and hurts. Secondly, we fail to be grateful and gratitude is the basis of prayer life. We need to learn to forgive as best we can and we need to forgive ourselves first.

    I need to recognise that I am not perfect; I am never likely to be perfect; God doesn’t expect me to be perfect. We need to forgive life itself for the things life has done to us. Most of all I believe we need to be able to forgive God for what God has allowed to happen to us. One of my heroes was the late Gordon Wilson whose daughter, Marie was one of those killed in the Enniskillen bomb a few miles from where I’m speaking to you. On the night of her death Gordon said he held no grudge against those who planted the bomb. That was truly heroic. But he told me years afterwards that he and his wife Joan had to pray every day in life for the grace to go on forgiving. That’s it in a nut shell. We learn to forgive, painfully and prayerfully because we simply cannot allow the bombers to steal our lives along with our loved ones.

  • Cheese With Toast

    Cheese With Toast

    Yesterday's Cheese With Toast track was S Club 7's 'Reach'. Ed and Anne Ross emailed Graham to say that 'Reach' was the "First Dance" song at their wedding. Here is the evidence...

  • Pause for Thought

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

    Anniversaries of tragedies are difficult days for victims. The 7th of July will always bring back terrible memories for people who were part of the awful bombs in London five years ago today. The same is true in Ireland for the victims of Enniskillen, Omagh and countless other tragedies. I personally know families whose lives were changed forever by what happened in London, New York on 9/11 and for over 30 years here in Northern Ireland. It’s a part of my life.

    There’s a writer, Ronald Rolheiser who says, “The foremost task of the spiritual life is to learn to forgive.” It shocked me when I read it first and it still does today, because forgiveness is never easy. It’s far easier for us to hold on to hurts.

    Right now I am thinking of the thousands and thousands of people who have been good to me throughout my life. I do remember some of them, but it is only a small percentage of the vast army of people who have really helped me.

    But of the people who hurt me in life, I’m certain I remember every single one of them. I don’t think I’m unique. We remember hurts much more deeply than we do the favours we received. That highlights two major difficulties. The first is that our lives become dominated by resentments and hurts. Secondly, we fail to be grateful and gratitude is the basis of prayer life. We need to learn to forgive as best we can and we need to forgive ourselves first.

    I need to recognise that I am not perfect; I am never likely to be perfect; God doesn’t expect me to be perfect. We need to forgive life itself for the things life has done to us. Most of all I believe we need to be able to forgive God for what God has allowed to happen to us.

    One of my heroes was the late Gordon Wilson whose daughter, Marie was one of those killed in the Enniskillen bomb a few miles from where I’m speaking to you. On the night of her death Gordon said he held no grudge against those who planted the bomb. That was truly heroic. But he told me years afterwards that he and his wife Joan had to pray every day in life for the grace to go on forgiving. That’s it in a nut shell. We learn to forgive, painfully and prayerfully because we simply cannot allow the bombers to steal our lives along with our loved ones.

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