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Friday - It's Kay Day!

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 10 December 2010

On today's show we are joined by not one, but two showbiz stars who helped Chris co-host the show. Peter Kay was live and unleashed on the radio - and he brought with him his warm-up act from his tour as well - Mr Rick Astley.

Peter promised to make us laugh and he didn't fail, and Rick sang acoustic versions of 'Never Gonna Give You Up' and 'When I Fall in Love'.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Bright Side Of The Road

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Seal

      Seal Kiss From A Rose

      Batman Forever O.S.T. (Various Artists), ZTT, 7

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Can't Stand Losing You

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for The Eagles

    The Eagles The Eagles - Busy Being Fabulous

    Long Road Out Of Eden, Polydor

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for The Hues Corporation

    The Hues Corporation Rock The Boat

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Christmas Lights

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Semisonic

    Semisonic Chemistry

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Canned Heat

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Christmas Golden Oldie

    • Image for Andy Williams

      Andy Williams Happy Holiday

      The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Greatest Day

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Dance Tonight

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller No Tears To Cry

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Bad

    Michael Jackson - Bad, Epic

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr H.A.P.P.Y. Radio

    Edwin Starr: The Essential Collection, Spectrum

  • Image for Geraldine McQueen

    Geraldine McQueen Once Upon A Christmas Song

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Many Of Horror (When We Collide)

    (CD Single), 14th Floor, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Better Than Today

    Aphrodite, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Somebody Told Me

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Saw Doctors

    The Saw Doctors Joyce Country Ceili Band

    UMTV

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Cry For Help

    Rick Astley - Greatest Hits, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Tony Christie

    Tony Christie Is This The Way To Amarillo

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • See the photos of Peter Kay and Rick Astley

    See the photos of  Peter Kay and Rick Astley

    Aww, the live stream was ace wasn't it? If you missed the video, here are some stills so you can see what our grotto-esque studio looked like with Peter and Rick (and a penguin) in it.

    Flick through the photos
  • Pause For Thought

    From Nick Baines, the Bishop of Croydon:

    "Call me weird, but I am loving the season of Advent. This means that I am trying hard to avoid Christmas, Santa Claus, carols and cold turkey.
    Now, I’m not being miserable about Christmas – I love every bit of it – but we can’t really get there until we’ve lived through Advent... which is a time of waiting, longing and hoping. To jump ahead too quickly is a bit like trying to run before you can walk – or get to summer before the spring. It’s certainly not natural and it’s not really possible.

    The trouble is, though, that we now live in a culture that wants to have everything instantly - ‘instant gratification’ as it is known. Or, as a major bank once put it in an advert for their credit card: ‘We take the waiting out of wanting’. Have it now! Get to the end of the journey before you’ve even begun it!

    I don’t know about you, but this sounds a bit silly to me. Why? Because we are not made that way.
    What is really exciting about children is seeing the anticipation grow through December. The decorations begin to come out, the mood music in the shops changes, Christmas cards begin to land on the mat, and thoughts of presents begin to dominate the waking hours. Plans are made for family parties and concerns are raised for the support of those who have no family or who find this time of year a bit hard to take.

    The point is, though, that the anticipation grows – and shouldn’t be rushed. It needs time and space.
    Advent gives us four weeks to slow down, re-focus on what Christmas will ultimately be about, and re-acquaint ourselves with the story of why Christmas is worth celebrating in the first place. And what is that story? Simply that God has not exempted himself from the world in which we live and love and suffer and laugh, but has opted right into it. Not in power and glory, but in the vulnerability of a baby born in obscurity – a baby who would challenge and change the world. God with us, God one of us. So, there is hope.

    Anyway, I’m sticking with Advent for as long as possible – letting the excitement grow until it bursts out at Christmas with joy. In its own good time."

  • Today's show was dedicated to all the Peter Kay's in Great Britain

    The show was entitled: If You Know One Say Hi Peter Kay - today is your day!

  • Today's show starred:

    Lucy Roberts from Chester who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Rachel Hancock from Hitchin who completes on her new house

    Janice Jobling from Buckingham who is knocking off for good

    Rosie Bradshaw from Cumbria who is off to Nepal for three weeks

    Jo Hopkins from Horsham who chose the Christmas Golden Oldie

    Megan Pearson from Maidstone who went to see JLS in concert last night

    Evie Annamar from Norwich is going to a roller skaing party on Saturday

    80s singing sensation Rick Astley

    The nation's favourite comedian Peter Kay

    Nick Baines, Bishop Of Croydon gave us reason to Pause for Thought

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