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Monday 'We Broke it but We Fixed it Before They Found Out' Day

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 19 July 2010

Today was declared National "We Broke It But We Fixed It Before They Found Out" Day, and the show was entitled: "If in doubt - leave it out!"

The Mystery Guest was former World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies who explained the difference between "foamy" and "frothy" coffee.

John O' Brien from Basingstoke announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that after avoiding all forms of exercise since leaving school, he is currently recovering from climbing the three highest mountains in Britain, and he feels great!!!

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 7

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

    Help!, Parlophone, 3

  • Image for I Am Arrows

    I Am Arrows Green Grass

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Message In A Bottle

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum I'm All Over It

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Mark Wynter

    Mark Wynter Venus In Blue Jeans

    The Greatest Hits Of 1962, Premier

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Valentino

    Bible Belt, Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Turn

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Queen

    Queen It's A Hard Life

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for George Baker Selection

    George Baker Selection Little Green Bag

    The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Choices

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Hung Up

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Joe Walsh

    Joe Walsh Life's Been Good

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for First Class

    First Class Beach Baby

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Strawberry Switchblade

    Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday

    Strawberry Switchblade, Warner Bros

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Make It Mine

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Summer Day

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Love Me For A Reason

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Today's Show: If In Doubt, Leave It Out

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who thought they were sure and now they're not again.

  • Today's Show Starred:

    David and June Woodward from Worthing who have been married for 50 years

    Matt and Carmen from Lincoln who enjoyed their first holiday together as a couple

    Steve Williams from Dorset who knocked off for good after sixteen years

    Thomas Wong from Bristol who went to the Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    Hannah Waghorn from Southampton who went to her leavers assembly

    Pat Robinson from Sheffield who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Glenn Toal and John O'Brien who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Gwilym Davies who is the former World Barista Champion

    Chris Benton from Essex who picked today's Gobsmackers

    Father Brian D'Arcy who helped us Pause For Thought

    Thelma Stevens from Horsham who said "Heelllooo"

    Janet Lloyd from Cumbria who said "Hiya"

    Barry Lewis-Cox from Blackpool who said "Heelllooo ooo"

  • Pause for Thought

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

    It’s great to have you back and I hope you all had a lovely holiday.

    I’ve been mad busy recently, so much so that when I sat down to put this Pause for Thought together I was struggling. I’d just been praying from the Book of Job in the bible.

    It did nothing for my confidence: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I’ll go back” it said. I got annoyed when I read it. I know I’ll have to die and when I do I’ll leave this world as naked as I came into it. I can’t take anything with me.

    But I don’t like being reminded of it just now. Death to me is a bit like Timbuktu. I know it exists but I’ve no intention of going there any time soon.

    To get away from such miserable thoughts, I came into my cell in the monastery. I went to the filing cabinet hoping to find something useful in the folder. Before I opened it my eye caught a few inspirational magnets lined across the front of the cabinet. I collect them all the time. The first one was headlined DEEP THOUGHT. It had a pathetic drawing of a bedraggled wee hen. “We can all Fly as HIGH as the Dreams we dare to live – unless we are chicken” it read in drunken, staggered letters. What possessed me to keep that one, I ask myself.

    Right next to it was a penguin staring at a reflection of itself in the water. The caption said: “Never forget that you are unique…just like everyone else.” At least it made me think for a while and in the while I was thinking I noticed a colourful quotable magnet with an inspirational thought from Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world…” I love that attitude. Don’t wait for change to happen, make it happen yourself.

    It’s like the famous prayer of St Thomas More. “Lord, help me to work for things I pray for.” Or, the American poet Saul Alinsky whose prophetic words get to the heart of the matter. “Change means movement and movement means friction.” There is no comfort zone when it comes to making healthy choices.

    The common theme is that I have to overcome my problems for myself. The psychiatrist Jung said that if we don’t face up to our inner problems, they’ll keep re-creating themselves to get our attention.

    To live a life of harmony I have to choose between what is essential and what is merely urgent. The art of living is the art of balance.


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