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Tuesday - What's your strangest load

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 October 2010

Today's show is dedicated to all truckers and was entitled: "Hit the road and what's been your strangest load?"

Jack Harvey aged 9 from Norfolk is taking his Labrador puppy to school today, and his class are going to draw it, he will come back tomorrow and mark it out of ten!

Today's Mystery Guest was Caroline Corr MBE drummer for the Irish band The Corrs.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael A Different Corner

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Gladys Knight

      Gladys Knight Licence To Kill

      Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Broken Arrow

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack

    Ray Charles - The Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Pure

    Lightning Seeds - Cloudcuckooland, Ghetto

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Open Your Heart

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 13

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Lifehouse

    Lifehouse Halfway Gone

    Smoke & Mirrors, Geffen, 1

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Grace Kelly

    (CD Single), Casablanca

  • Image for Joe Jackson

    Joe Jackson Steppin' Out

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Selina's Golden Oldie

    • Image for Donny Osmond

      Donny Osmond Puppy Love

      The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger

    Enrique Iglesias & Nicole Scherzinger Heartbeat

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Come Dancing

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles Love Song

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Way Down

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget You

    (CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Huey Lewis & The News - Got To Get You Off My Mind

    Soulsville, PROPER, 2

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Only When I Sleep

    Talk On Corners (Special Edition)

  • Gobsmackers #1

    • Image for Creme

      Creme Under Your Thumb

      The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • Gobsmackers #2

    • Image for MASH

      MASH Theme From MASH (Suicide Is Painless)

      The Best Of Cult Fiction (Various), Virgin

  • Image for Lauren Pritchard

    Lauren Pritchard Not The Drinking

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Blue Skies

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Today's show was dedicated to all truckers

    Today's show was entitled: "Hit the road, and what's been your strangest load?"

  • Today's show starred:

    Linda Martin from Staffordshire who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Jane Pollard from Skipton who is busy baking on behalf of her son

    Adrian Neil from North London who is opening his latest art exhibition

    Kat Fenton from Derby is playing a spinning plate in Beauty And The Beast

    Ben Sears from Worcester who went to school as a six year old yesterday

    Jack Harvey from Norfolk is taking his labrador puppy into school for his class to draw

    Kerry Gorton from Bedfordshire chose the Golden Oldie

    Musician Huey Lewis in London

    She-Drummer Caroline Corr was today's Mystery Guest

    Chris Gill from North Yorkshire chose the Gobsmackers

    Rev'd Ruth Scott gave us reason to Pause for Thought

  • Pause for Thought

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

    "Early in the summer I saw a silver metal tree in a village gift shop. It stood about 2” high, was covered in masses of silver leaves and 3 glass candle holders hung from its lower branches. I knew my students at school would love, and make use of it.

    Last term tragedy struck our school community. We worked through our grief by drawing masses of pictures, writing poems and songs, tying messages to helium balloons, and lighting hundreds of candles. I was reminded of that time when I saw the photo this weekend of candles being lit by those keeping vigil at the Chilean Mine. Hopefully they’ll soon be doing the same thing to celebrate the rescue of their loved ones.

    Whether at times of celebration or catastrophe, a candle burning can say so much more than words. I remember my godson as a toddler seeing for the first time lots of candles alight in a Cathedral Chapel. The silence was broken by him singing ‘Happy Birthday to you.’ at the top of his voice.

    Symbols and rituals, and all the other languages of the Arts, can’t change what’s happened, but they can give shape to it in a way that simply stating the facts of the matter can’t. At a human level they create a sense of connectedness, which brings me back to the silver tree.

    Chris, I didn’t buy it when I first saw it. It was too expensive, but last week I went back to the shop resolved to get it if it was still there. It was. Chatting to the shop owner I told her how my kids at school would use the tree, how they’d light the candles and, when someone was on their mind through illness or some other problem, they could stick a tiny jewel on one of the leaves – a gem of a thought or prayer for that person.

    Unexpectedly, when I came to pay, the woman charged me only half the price. The image I’d shared had touched her heart as well as her mind - just as the memory of her random act of kindness has warmed mine ever since."


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