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Tuesday - Cheeky!

2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 August 2010

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has something cheeky lined up for later and was entitled: "Experience is not what happens to you, it's what you do with what happens to you!"

Mike Wickham from East Sussex announced on the Mega-Phone Call that he is continuing to transfer his CD collection to the computer. He's just done the Hollies, next up is Gerry and the Pacemakers. It's taking him right back to his teenage years when he played in a band at the Cavern. Yes that Cavern!

Dr Chris Idzikowski who is the Director of the Sleep Centre in Scotland was today's Mystery Guest.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Music To Watch Girls By

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra The Diary Of Horace Wimp

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Kid Rock

    Kid Rock All Summer Long

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blame It On The Girls

    (CD Single)


  • Image for Brandon Flowers

    Brandon Flowers Crossfire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Estelle

    Estelle American Boy

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 3

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Precious Time

    (CD Single), Pointblank

  • Image for Womack & Womack

    Womack & Womack Love Wars

    Soul Years: 1984 (Various Artists), Knight Records

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Mystify

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Charisma

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson At Or With Me

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Jacksons

    The Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    Rhythm Divine 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1


    • Image for The Vapors

      The Vapors Turning Japanese

      Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest


    • Image for Carl Douglas

      Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting

      Million Sellers Vol.16 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Feist

    Feist 1234

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Stayin' Alive

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Daydream Believer

    Hey Hey It's The Monkees Greatest Hit, K-Tel, 5

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller The Changingman

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Today's Show: Experience Is Not What Happens To You, It's What You Do With What Happens To You

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who has something cheeky lined up for later.

  • Today's Show Starred:

    "Megamoose Megan" from East Sussex who is having a five-friend sleep over

    Susan Williams from North Wales who has been reunited with her wedding ring

    Ian and Rosemary Ferguson from Bournemouth who are on the road to Slovenia

    Naomi Hixon from Pebmarsh who went to Buckingham Palace

    Charlie White from Spondon who went through the Channel Tunnel

    Doreen Blackwell from Clacton-on-Sea who picked today's Golden Oldie

    Mike and Christine Wickham from Telscombe Cliffs who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Dr Chris Idzikowski who is the Director of the Sleep Centre in Scotland

    Nick from Harling who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Rabbi Pete Tobias who gave us some wise words

    Wendy Walker from Leeds who said "he he he heeellooo"

    Doug Pugh from Herne Bay who said "Ello Geezer"

    Tracey Carline from the West Coast Of Scotland who said "Hee-llooo"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

    Tonight there’s a new moon – a significant one in the Jewish calendar, because it’s the start of the last month of the year – next time the new moon appears, it’ll be the Jewish New Year.

    It’s traditional for the ram’s horn –which sounds remarkably like a vuvuzela – to be blown every weekday during this month. It’s to encourage us to take some time out for reflection and contemplation, to prepare for the period of repentance that the New Year will herald.

    Rabbi Eliezer once said that we should repent one day before our death. His followers challenged him, asking, ‘But we cannot know which is the day before our death!’ to which Eliezer replied ‘Then we should repent every day!’

    Judaism talks a lot about repentance at this time of year, which conjures up images of admissions of guilt and grovelling apology. In fact the Jewish word for repentance is t’shuvah which actually means returning, going back to the correct path. In other words it’s not about what we say to God, it’s about what we say to ourselves and how we redirect our lives.

    So we blow the ram’s horn during the month that starts tonight to encourage us to think about things we have done that have caused us to stray from the path of our lives in the past year, and to contemplate what we need to do to make t’shuvah, to return to the correct path and become the people we can and should become.

    It’s not about setting ourselves unreasonable targets. Another rabbinic story makes that clear. A rabbi called Zusya explained to his followers what would happen when he came into the next world and was called to account by God. ‘God will not say to me “Zusya - why were you not Moses?” God will say to me “Zusya – why were you not Zusya?”’

    I think that all faiths have some kind of mechanism to remind us of our failings. Religion has always been pretty good at guilt. The important thing, I think, is not to become bogged down by a sense of failure, but simply to recognise the occasions when we have strayed from our life’s path. Then we can try to make our way back to that path in order to continue the journey towards becoming our true selves.


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