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2 hours, 5 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 02 September 2010

Lynn Parsons sits in for Sarah Kennedy this week. 'Pause for Thought' is at 05:45, 'Swing Time' is at 06:15 and the 'Show Tune' is at 06:45 - plus your comments and the latest travel and entertainment news. Get in touch with the show by e-mail: sarah.kennedy@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Hello Goodbye

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 7

  • Image for Nilsson

    Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Junior Brown

    Junior Brown My Wife Thinks You're Dead

    Junior Brown: Greatest Hits

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi Sweet About Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Mink DeVille

    Mink DeVille Spanish Stroll

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Lighthouse Family

    Lighthouse Family Lifted

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha a-ha - Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

    (CD Single), Rhino, 1

  • Image for IZ

    IZ Over The Rainbow

    Greatest Hits

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Cat Stevens

      Cat Stevens Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard

      The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield Barricades

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks O What A Thrill

    What A Crying Shame

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Roll To Me

    Twisted, A&M, 007

  • Image for The Lotus Eaters

    The Lotus Eaters First Picture Of You

    New Frontiers (Various Artists), Temple Records

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Real Gone Kid

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Secret

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • SWing Time, chosen by Lyn Hall from Leigh-on-Sea

  • Image for The Blasters

    The Blasters Border Radio

    The Blasters

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Donovan

    Donovan Sunshine Superman

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Home

    (CD Single)

  • Image for The Kane Gang

    The Kane Gang Closest Thing To Heaven

    Bad And Lowdown World Of The Kane Gan, Kitchenware

  • The Show Tune, requested by Gary Watson

  • Image for The Box Tops

    The Box Tops The Letter

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for The Bees

    The Bees Listening Man

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Picture This

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI, 3

  • Pause For Thought

    Today we hear from Rose Hudson-Wilkin - a Vicar in Hackney London and chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons

    "The start of the new academic year always takes me back to my own childhood memories – memories of walking into a new class; long pencils sharpened and ready to go; everything looking and feeling brand new; the air smelling fresh and clean; all the children are back dying to tell their stories of what they did during the holidays; there is a heightened sense of expectation, an opportunity for a new start.

    We all know that amidst the excitement, there will be some children who will turn up at the school gate daunted at the thought of starting all over again. But what will be real for everyone, student and teacher alike is that for us to get through the new term, we’ll need to step out in faith and a real determination, to explore all that lies ahead.

    With new beginnings we get the chance to start all over again; be whatever character we want to be and play whatever role we are inspired to play. At the heart of the Christian gospel too lies the potential for all of to start afresh each new day; to explore what each new day has in store for us. Just imagine if we really lived with this sense of awareness. This would lead to great accomplishments.

    I once was given a poster, which read, “Do not go where the path leads, rather, go where there is no path and leave a trail”. Beginning all over again can fill us with the confidence to step off the well-worn path that many others have trod before us and to cut ourselves a trail leading to a new path. Fear will be one of our greatest enemies, holding us back, filling us with doubt, preventing us from believing that we can. But I believe faith will be present. Faith will be like a friend, a constant reminder of the opportunities ahead and the potential within us to become the best that God ordained us to be".


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