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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 September 2010

Today's show was entitled "The longer you wear it, the less you have to wash it!" The show was dedicated to anyone who is going where they normally go, but not how they normally go!

Tracey Barrett announced on the Mega Phone Call that she has acquired two extra stone from somewhere. She will lose them by the 11th June 2011 when she turns 40 and gets married. Synchronise watches: the countdown starts now.

Today's Mystery Guest was the one and only - Sir Cliff Richard OBE!

Music and featured items

24 items
  • Today's Mystery Guest... is Cliff Richard

    Today's mystery guest is the one and only Cliff Richard.

  • Image for Jackson 5

    Jackson 5 ABC

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Talk Of The Town

    The Pretenders - The Singles, WEA

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Misery

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Reelin' In The Years

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Spark

    (CD Single)

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Frankie Vaughan

      Frankie Vaughan Tower Of Strength

      Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ, Old Gold

  • Image for a-ha

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

    (CD Single), Rhino, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, EMI

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White You See The Trouble With Me

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury, 2

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars You Might Think

    The Cars - Just What I Needed, Elektra

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Miss You

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Seal

    Seal Secret

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow A Change Would Do You Good

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo, BBC

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Bold As Brass

  • Gobsmackers #1

    • Image for Morrissey

      Morrissey Every Day Is Like Sunday

      Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Gobsmackers #2

    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex Metal Guru

      The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Mayhem

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Get Ready

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Home

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Little Red Corvette

    Prince - 1999, Warner Bros

  • Pause for Thought

    The Rev'd Sharon Grenham-Toze, Anglican Vicar and Prison Chaplain.

    Bread has been a staple food for human beings for many thousands of years. It’s developed in different ways across countries and cultures, from the French baguette to the Mexican tortilla, the Asian naan to the white sliced we know so well in the UK today.

    Bread’s known as the ‘staff of life’ – probably because it is such a basic food, made of so few, simple, readily available ingredients – flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil, water. If you can’t rustle up some bread, you’re in a bad way.

    Bread’s also the slang word for money, as is ‘dough’. The basics of life again: without money in this old world, things can get complicated.

    For much of its history bread’s been made fresh every day, by hand, usually by the women in the household. In some ways it’s quite hard work making bread – getting the ingredients together, mixing it up, kneading the dough, waiting for it to rise, making sure the oven’s the right temperature. Making bread by hand does feel like a labour of love –so it’s great when someone you care for tucks into the warm, fresh loaf you’ve spent hours producing.

    And I think working hard to show care and love for those close to you is a basic of life too.

    So, life, love, nurture – all summed up in a loaf of bread. Is it any wonder that bread plays a major part in religion too?

    In my role as a priest, when I celebrate communion, with its bread and wine, I’m demonstrating to the world in those symbols that God knows and cares about our material needs, that we’re loved and that faith is one of the basics of life too.

    It’s so easy to take our ‘daily bread’ for granted – and yet, of course, for so many people across the world, all of the things represented by bread are in short supply. Maybe today as we eat our lunchtime sandwich (or even a late breakfast!) we could quietly give thanks for what that bread represents to us – life, love, nurture, and see if we couldn’t spread it around a bit.

  • Today's show was entitled "The longer you wear it, the less you have to wash it!"

    The show was dedicated to anyone who is going where they normally go, but not how they normally go!

  • Today's show starred:

    Dave Morgan from Cornwall who is competing at the World Triatholon Championships in Budapest

    Mike Pender from Cardiff who is knocking off for good after 40 years

    Matt Walmsley from Cheshire celebrates his 39th birthday today

    Samuel Lane from Lincolnshire who went to the Thames Barrier

    Sarah Knox from Newry who is going to Secondary school today

    Anny Murray from Northern Ireland who chose the Golden Oldie

    Tracey Barrett from Irvine who made today's Mega-Phone-Call

    Sir Cliff Richard OBE was today's Mystery Guest

    Rob from Oxford who chose the Gobsmackers

    Rev'd Sharon Grenham-Tose who gave us reason to Pause For Thought

    Louise Kierney from Enfield who said "hello!"

    Stella Lebeau from The Wirral who said "Hawo!"

    Tony Watkins from Suffolk said "Helllllllllloo!!"


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