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2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 October 2010

Richard Madeley sits in for Chris with music to brighten your morning, including two massive songs in 'They Sold A Million'. Also featuring a newspaper review with journalist and broadcaster Fiona Phillips, plus regular news, sport and travel to keep you moving.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Back It Up

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 2

  • Image for Harold Melvin

    Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies Bus Stop

    The Hits Of 1966 (Various Artists), MFP, 2

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Save A Prayer

    Now 1982 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger

    Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons Love Hurts

    The No.1 Country Album (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Train

    Train Hey, Soul Sister

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand Woman In Love

    All Time Greatest Love Songs: Vol III, Columbia

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • Image for Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band Blinded By The Light

    Drivetime 3 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Leon Russell If It Wasn't For Bad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Norman Wisdom

    Norman Wisdom Don't Laugh At Me ('Cause I'm A Fool)

  • Image for Starship

    Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Human

    Day & Age, Mercury, 1

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Stay The Night

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Think Twice

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Run On

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth

    A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Lifehouse

    Lifehouse Halfway Gone

    Smoke & Mirrors, Geffen, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Dreams

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 2

  • Image for Daniel Merriweather

    Daniel Merriweather Red

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    (CD Single), Columbia, 16

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond:

    "Since his election as leader of the Labour party, there’s been on-going comment about the fact that Ed Miliband and his partner, Justine, aren’t married. This personal choice is irrelevant, I think, to their professional competency so I’m intrigued by the press attention it’s provoked.

    When I read Banns of Marriage in church I have to ask the congregation if they know any legal reason why a couple can’t marry. One Sunday I accidentally asked if anyone ‘knew any reason in law why this couple cannot worry one another.’

    Richard, even the most loving partnerships experience heartache as well as happiness. There’s no such thing as a perfect person, let alone a perfect couple.

    At present my nephew and his partner are planning their wedding. I asked each of them to think of a book that symbolised their life before they met.

    Years ago, when my husband, Chris, and I did the same thing, Chris came up with Charles Dickens’ Bleak House and my choice was Enid Blyton’s Famous Five! You can imagine the challenge we’ve had reworking those two stories into the narrative that’s our life together.

    Sometimes we’ve lost the plot, been taken by surprise by twists and turns in the tale and, in thankfully brief moments, wanted to throw in the towel because the task seems too much. For all the joy of it, creating a work of art is a very messy process, and being there for another person ‘until death us do part’ is no exception.

    In the end I don’t think it matters whether a couple make public promises to one another, or choose to express those privately. What’s key to any long-term loving relationship is a mutual commitment to work through problems when things go pear-shaped. Only then can we discover the treasure that can come from traumas tackled together."


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