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Friday - The Candyman

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 July 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has finally finished something, and was entitled: "Passion IS success!"

Bev Jenkins from Herefordshire announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that she would like to thank the nation for adopting The Radio Wave with such gusto. When she sent the email in suggesting it, she had no idea it would end up with its own jingle. Keep waving Great Britain!

Olympic Medalist Sharron Davies MBE was today's Mystery Guest, and she revealed that next week's Sporting Challenge will be swimming!!!

Music Played

21 items
  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! The Edge Of Heaven

    Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Andy Williams - The Love Theme From The Godfather

    The Best Of Andy Williams, Dino

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Summer Day

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Norman Greenbaum

    Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Wild Thing

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. What's The Frequency Kenneth?

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Famous

    Everybody Wants To Be On TV, Sony, 4

  • Image for Sharleen Spiteri

    Sharleen Spiteri Stop I Don't Love You Anymore

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Men at Work

    Men at Work Down Under

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Way Down

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Apeman

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Goodies

    Goodies Funky Gibbon

    Super 70's (Various Artists)

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight In The Morning

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now

    The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow, WEA, 5

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon You're So Vain

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Strange Things

    (CD Single)

  • Pause for Thought

    From Bishop Joe Aldred from Churches Together in England

    Once upon a time, large families were the order of the day – I am one of eleven. And even in biblical times it was important to have lots of children, or as one author puts it wonderfully, having your quiver full of them. Boys were especially important, probably because in agricultural settings their masculine frame came in handy. I’m sure the women had their virtues too.

    Today in the west, large has given way to the nuclear family of mother, father and 2.4 children. Yes, I know this is not the only form the family takes these days. But my point is that as large families have been replaced by smaller ones; it’s worth pondering what we may have lost in the process. Have we lost the ability to care for the weak and vulnerable amongst us, for example?

    You may be wondering what has brought on this line of reasoning. Well, I live in Birmingham where we are coming to terms with a report into the tragic death of 7-yearold Khyra Ishaq. Khyra was starved to death in her home in a well established community in our city. We now know that all support systems failed this little girl: social services, the NHS, school, police, community and her family. I am left pondering, how could this happen in our midst?

    There is a great African proverb that it takes a whole village to raise a child. And it is understood that a child’s well-being depends on everybody: immediate and wider family, and the community at large. Some call this the extended family principle. Added to this, lots of Biblical texts remind us of our responsibilities to care for, protect and allow our children to flourish. One great image is that of Jesus reprimanding his disciples for blocking children from coming near him. They were too much trouble for the disciples but not for Jesus, who said said, ‘let the children come to me, for the kingdom of heaven is not like you big crusty people, it’s like these little children’.

    Of course it is too late to do anything for Khyra, but it’s not too late to look out for the children in our midst. Irrespective of the size of their family, no child should suffer that fate again; not when we are one big human family under God..


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