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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 September 2010

Today's show is dedicated to anyone who's trying something new this weekend and was entitled "rent or borrow first until you're sure you like it!"

Bex Haywood announced on the Mega-Phone-Call that after saying no to a whole summer's worth of nagging - as a special birthday surprise - she is taking her daughters ice skating. The only rule is no double axles when mum isn't looking! Get your skates on girls!

Today's Mystery Guest was England Lacrosse Team Captain Katy Bennett who revealed that next week's Sporting Challenge will be Lacrosse!

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for W.Hanna

    W.Hanna The Smurfs

    Televisions's Greatest Hits 70's & 80's

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

    Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for The Rubettes

    The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Script

    The Script For The First Time

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Ring Ring

    Abba, Polydor

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden What Does It Take?

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Moira's Golden Oldie

    • Image for The Shadows

      The Shadows Apache

      The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • Image for Doris Day

    Doris Day The Deadwood Stage

    A Portrait Of Doris Day, Stylus

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Home

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Hues Corporation

    The Hues Corporation Rock The Boat

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Jason Mraz

    Jason Mraz Make It Mine

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral In The Morning

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant Angel Dance

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Better Get To Livin'

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic All The Right Moves

    (CD Single), Mosley Music/Interscope Records, 1

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds One Bad Apple

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Gobsmackers #1

    • Image for Fleetwood Mac

      Fleetwood Mac Big Love

      Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Gobsmackers #2

    • Image for Donna Summer

      Donna Summer I Feel Love

      Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Rockaria!

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins Hold Me Now

    80s Mania (Various Artists), BMG, 3

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Run

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for The Detroit Spinners

    The Detroit Spinners Working My Way Back To You

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's trying something new this weekend

    Today's show was entitled "Rent or borrow first until you're sure you like it!"

  • Today's show starred:

    Kathyryn Macdonald from Edinburgh is getting married today

    Alice Bromwhich from Devon is celebrating her big 3-oh!

    Rick Partridge, Bob Isaacs and Rob Campbell from Bedford are preparing to dress as Smurfs for charity!

    Archie Munga from East Grinstead who went to school in England for the first time

    Saffia Adda from Beccles who is writing up on the blackboard what the whole school is having for lunch!

    Geoff Halford from York chose the Golden Oldie

    Bex Haywood from Worcestershire made the Mega-Phone-Call

    Katy Bennett, England Lacrosse team captain was today's Mystery Guest

    John Temple from Welson chose the Gobsmackers

    Rabbi Pete Tobias gave us reason to Pause For Thought

    Barbara Morton from Asford said "'ello, 'ello, 'ello!"

    Theresa Fuller from Bransburton said "Hello!"

    Kenny Macyver from Invergordon said "Hello There!"

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree

    We're just a few days away from the beginning of the Jewish New Year,

    It may seem a bit strange to be celebrating the New Year in
    September, but this isn't a 'December 31st count down the seconds to midnight and let the champagne corks pop' kind of New Year.

    It's more of an 'in what ways have I let myself or others down during the
    past year and what am I going to do to in the coming year to make it
    better?' kind of New Year. And all over the world, Jewish people will be
    attending synagogue next week and, among other things, listen to the sound of the ram's horn being blown.

    It's a relic of ancient times when the new moon, and other important moments in the lives of the people, would beannounced in this way. Its purpose nowadays is to remind us of the arrival of this special time of reflection, contemplation and the obligation to examine our deeds in order to improve ourselves.

    It's also a time when we celebrate the birthday of the world. Not a 'blow out the candles on your birthday cake' kind of celebration, but more of an 'aren't we fortunate to have such a wonderful planet on which to live and shouldn't we show it and its creator a bit more respect and gratitude'celebration.

    Stephen Hawking may be assuring us that the world didn't need a Creator, because the laws of physics made the creation of the world
    inevitable, but he still leaves a couple of key questions unanswered.
    Firstly there's the obvious one of who or what created the laws of physics.

    But perhaps an even more fundamental question is why do the laws of physics that led to the creation of the world, and us on it, actually exist?

    It's a question human beings have been asking themselves since the days
    when my ancestors first blew a ram's horn to announce important moments in
    their calendar and their lives. And its ancient, mystical sound reminds us that our world is still filled with mystery, with unanswered and
    unanswerable questions.

    So we welcome our new year thoughtfully, aware that our universe and our lives are more than just an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics and in the hope that the year ahead will be for us one of growth, sweetness and hope.


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