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Lynn Parsons

Duration:
2 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 23 August 2010

The Queen's English, speedy texting and (fox) cub photographers all featured in the week's first Dawn Patrol. Cliff Richard singing 'Born To Rock N Roll' from the musical 'Time' featured in Showtime and in Swingtime it was Sparks with 'Looks, Looks, Looks'.

E-mail: lynn.parsons@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Image for Brian Wilson

    Brian Wilson They Can't Take That Away From Me

    Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Mary Mary

    Mary Mary Shackles (Praise You)

    Huge Hits 2000 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Auberge

    Auberge EP, East West Records

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley & The Wailers No Woman No Cry

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island, 2

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Dancing Queen

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 001

  • Image for Georgie Fame

    Georgie Fame and Blue Flames Yeh Yeh

    20 Beat Classics, Polydor

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Mayhem

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Brian Hyland

    Brian Hyland Sealed With A Kiss

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Image for The Brand New Heavies

    The Brand New Heavies Dream On Dreamer

    Now 28 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Rio

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Songs Of The Century (Disc 2), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Swingtime - requested by Alan Patterson in Kilwinning

    • Image for Sparks

      Sparks Looks, Looks, Looks

      CD Single, ISLAND

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum I Run To You

    Need You Now, Capitol Nashville, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Big Love

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard See My Baby Jive

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1973, Connoisseur

  • Image for Dan Hartman

    Dan Hartman I Can Dream About You

    I Can Dream About You, MCA

  • Showtime! - requested by Nicola Brown

    • Image for Cliff Richard

      Cliff Richard Born To Rock'n'Roll

      Cliff Richard The Singles Collection 1985-1991

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Shoulda Woulda Coulda

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez Let's Dance

    And The Beat Goes On Vol 3 (Various), Debutante

  • Pause For Thought from Nick Holtam – Vicar at Saint Martin in the Fields

    Good morning. This week on Pause for Thought we’ll be thinking about the forces of nature. Tomorrow John Florance focuses on those in peril on the sea, on Wednesday Rabbi Jeremy Gordon reminds us of how small we are compared to the vastness of the universe, then Rev Rose Hudson Wilkin reflects on her trip to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and on Friday Abdul Malik finds an Oasis in the Sahara desert.

    But we’re just back from a holiday in Wales. Looking out to sea, it was amazing to think that the land on which we firmly stood had been formed hundreds of millions of years ago by volcanoes; in Wales! At night, the black sky was strewn with thousands of stars in an expanding universe, perhaps 15 billion years old. You never see that in a city. It gives us an entirely different timescale.

    I stood looking out to sea from the ruin of an ancient chapel, built on the site where St Non was supposed to have given birth to St David, the Patron Saint of Wales. This is human time, just 1500 years ago. There I said one of my favourite Psalms that we sing in churches and synagogues:
    “O Lord our governor,
    How glorious is your name in all the world…
    When I think about your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    What are human beings that you should think of us and seek us out?

    For us, just to be conscious, even for a brief moment in this glorious extraordinary universe, is marvellous.

    And there is chance and risk, accident and danger. In Pakistan the floods were still rising, overwhelming 20 million people. In China the mud slides had killed 1200. In Moscow the temperature soared and fires outside the city caused a smog that threatened people’s breathing. Standing in the ruined chapel, my phone buzzed with a message asking me to join other clergy in signing a petition about a woman going to be stoned to death in Iran.

    Ours is the first generation that is so ‘joined up’ we can’t say we did not know.

    It is a glorious world we live in, and a dangerous and sometimes overwhelming one. It is a gift we can’t take for granted. We need to look after it, and ourselves and each other.

    Here in the morning, at the start of a new day, we give thanks for our creation with all its blessings, challenges and opportunities, and commit ourselves to live this day for the good of all.

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