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20/08/2010

Duration:
2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 20 August 2010

Chris was still undecided about what to wear on The One Show tonight, but with your help we think he'll be able to make the right decision.

The three finalists of Masterchef talked food and tactics and Chris and Jonny learnt what next weeks LIVE sporting challenge is going to be.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Tell Her About It

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Brandon Flowers

    Brandon Flowers Crossfire

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sailing On The Seven Seas

    OMD: The Singles, Virgin, 17

  • Image for Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Alejandro

    (CD Single), Streamline Records, 1

  • MOIRA'S GOLDEN OLDIE

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Something

    The Essential Michael Jackson, Epic, 7

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones As Tears Go By

    The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1, London

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Tears Dry On Their Own

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Choices

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Housemartins

    The Housemartins Happy Hour

    Now That's What I Call Quite Good, Go! Discs

  • Image for K'naan

    K'naan Wavin' Flag

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for The Partridge Family, Shirley Jones & David Cassidy

    The Partridge Family, Shirley Jones & David Cassidy I Think I Love You

    Have A Nice Day Vol.3, Rhino

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Believer

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • GOBSMACKER #1

    • Image for Kenny Rogers

      Kenny Rogers The Gambler

      Kenny Rogers - The Very Best Of, Reprise

  • GOBSMACKER #2

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Don't You Want Me

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Albert Hammond

    Albert Hammond It Never Rains In Southern California

    The Singer & The Song (Various Artists), Stardust, 2

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for R. Kelly

    R. Kelly I Believe I Can Fly

    Heart & Soul - 40 Smooth Soul Grooves, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Gwen Stefani

    Gwen Stefani and Akon The Sweet Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners and The Emerald Express Come On Eileen

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Pause for Thought

    From Bishop Joe Aldred, of Churches Together in England

    The 19th Century biologist Professor Richard Owen remarked, that ‘there is no greater anomaly in nature than a bird that cannot fly’.

    The norm is to fly, but some birds flap their wings along the surface of the water, some take flight only to escape danger, and some have become virtually wingless. In the case of the ostrich, unable to fly from danger, it has developed the ability to kick away its attackers.

    These and other anomalous bird behaviours are said to be caused by disuse. For as I learned in Sunday School many years ago, God has given us talents, and ‘if we don’t use them – we may well lose them.

    May-be it’s because it chimes so much with our innate aspirational instincts, why American singer-songwriter R Kelly’s ‘I believe I can fly’ has become so popular around the world. Human beings seem to know that everyone is born with the ability to fly, proverbially, based on their God-given gifts and talents.

    But what we know also, is that for a range of reasons, some self-inflicted, others externally imposed, many never realise their full potential.

    This week, August 17 to be specific, marks the birthday in 1887 of one of the greats in Pan-African history, the mercurial Marcus Garvey.

    A Christian, Garvey recognised the lasting effects of an ungodly slave movement that dehumanised African people. He concluded that the road to rediscovery of selfhood starts with self-love. For Garvey, if the descendants of the enslaved were to rediscover their ability to fly, they needed to embrace the self that had experienced rejection and caused some of their wings to lapse into disuse.

    But the process of learning how to fly again after four-hundred years of disuse is a long and drawn out affair, which may not be realised fully in a life time. Patience, determination and faith are required, so that in the words of Isaiah the Old Testament prophet, in time ‘those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, shall mount up with wings like eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint’.

    Such faith is always accompanied by action that brings about change. So, together we work towards a time when a human being born anywhere in our world, who does not achieve their full potential, is as anomalous as a bird that cannot fly.

  • Today's Show: Please Please C'mon Please, For Me!

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who promises to tune into BBC One at 7:00pm tonight

  • Today's Show Starred:

    John Dale from the West Midlands who completed his first composition on the ukulele

    Janey Cook from Plymouth who turned forty

    Julia Wood from Cheshire who is celebrating a collective 200 year birthday with her family

    Anna Stainer from Woodfors who learned circus skills

    Anya Hayden from Northampton who went llama trekking

    Jill and Eric Stevens from High Wycombe who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Dick Strawbridge, Christine Hamilton and Lisa Faulkner who talked Masterchef

    Kriss Akabusi who is a national treasure and our very own Sporting Challenge referee

    Francesca from Maidenhead who picked today's Gobsmackers

    Bishop Joe Aldred who gave us some wise words

    Malcolm Roberts from St Helens who said "ewwo"

    Polly Corker from Surrey who said "Heello"

    Sue Boyle from Hertfordshire who said "hello, hello, HELLLOOO"

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