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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 November 2010

Today's show was dedicated to the early arrival of Christmas Bellies and was entitled "Don't worry about it too much - all cats look the same in the dark!"

Ally Sodiq aged 7 from Hinckley in Leeds is playing the recorder today for the first time, and he will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Today's Mystery Guest was Claire Lara, the first ever female winner of "Masterchef: The Professionals".

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI, 11


    • Image for Frankie Valli

      Frankie Valli Grease

      Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 18

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Save My Love

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths William It Was Really Nothing

    The Very Best Of The Smiths, WEA, 6

  • Image for Tracey Ullman

    Tracey Ullman They Don't Know

    You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, Stiff

  • Image for Mari Wilson

    Mari Wilson Just What I Always Wanted

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1982 (Va), Connoisseur

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Downtown

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Stay The Night

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Back To Black

    Back To Black, Universal Records

  • Image for The Bluebells

    The Bluebells Young At Heart

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


  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk Life's What You Make It

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees To Love Somebody

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blue Eyes

    Songs For Sorrow E.P., Island, 2

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts Stay

    (CD Single), Major Records, 1

  • Image for Gerry Rafferty

    Gerry Rafferty Get It Right Next Time

    The Very Best Of Gerry Rafferty, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden


    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Sister Marie Says

    History Of Modern, 100% Records, 2


    • Image for Dave Edmunds

      Dave Edmunds I Knew The Bride

      The Best Of, Swan Song, 1


    • Image for Nick Lowe

      Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

      Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 9

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Jolene

    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Let The Music Play

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello I Lost You

    National Ransom, Universal, 1

  • Image for America

    America A Horse With No Name

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for The KLF

    The KLF and Tammy Wynette Justified & Ancient

    (CD Single), K.L.F. Communications

  • Pause For Thought

    From Dr Joe Aldred, Secretary of Churches Together in England:

    "Right now the England Cricket Team is in Australia preparing to defend the Ashes they won in 2009. And it certainly has not escaped my notice that West Indies Cricket has a new captain, all-rounder Darren Sammy.

    Cricket lovers of a certain vintage will recall the 1980s when the West Indies dominated world cricket. Those were the days of the four-pronged pace attack of Roberts, Holding, Marshall and Croft; backed by batsmen like Lloyd, Greenidge, Haynes and master blaster Vivian Richards.

    Sadly for all of us, more recent versions of the West Indies cricket team have not quite lived up to that illustrious past, even with the mercurial Brian Lara and great bowlers like Ambrose and Walsh.

    Every team looks to their star players to perform to a consistently high level to keep them winning and their fans happy. But as the West Indies and now Australia have discovered, without their cricketing stars, the team doesn’t perform as well. As old stars and their teams fade away, new ones emerge to take their place.

    Among the disciples of Jesus we note that Peter, James and John were often the ones singled out by Jesus to accompany him into some of his most testing situations. But the other disciples were never far away. And so today, those who acquire the status of star players should always remember that they could not be what they are without the support of colleagues. Yet human feelings of superiority and jealousy are never far away. Two brother disciples asked Jesus, ‘Lord, grant that we may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom’; causing no little consternation among their peers. ‘Not so’, Jesus seems to reply, ‘in my team you are all stars’.

    The writer Marianne Williamson, in words often attributed to Nelson Mandela, reminds us that ‘we are all meant to shine’. She says, ‘Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you’. So, come on England, come on West Indies, come on listeners; let’s all shine and make our world a happier place!"

  • All Cats Look The Same In The Dark

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who's Christmas belly seems to have already arrived!

  • Today's show starred:

    Craig Jones from Basingstoke chose the Big Screen Belter

    Pete Connors from Shrewsbury is looking for the next Lewis Hamilton

    Rowan French from Sildsen is going away from home for the first time today

    Sylvia Mollet from Halifax is tidying out her husband's short drawer

    Joe Miller from Shefford did a street dance with some friends yesterday

    Ally Sodiq from Hinckley is going to play the recorder for the first time today

    Rae Porter from North Leicestershire who chose the Golden Oldie

    Claire Lara was today's Mystery Guest

    Barry Evans from Kirk Sandall chose the Gobsmackers

    Bishop Joe Aldred from Churches Together gave us reason to Pause For Thought


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