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Richard Madeley Sits In

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 January 2011

Richard Madeley sits in for Chris Evans with a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers and Ian McCulloch Some Kind Of Nothingness

    Postcards From A Young Man, Columbia, 17

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Sometimes

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Smile

    (CD Single), Regal

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Maggie May

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run To You

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson Spotlight

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Bruce Hornsby

    Bruce Hornsby and The Range The Way It Is

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Talk To The Animals

    Doctor Dolittle, EMI

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Ben Montague

    Ben Montague Haunted

    (CD Single), BM Music, 1

  • Image for The Chiffons

    The Chiffons One Fine Day

    Radio Gold (Various Artists), Ace

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Le Freak

    Our Friends In The North - TV Drama S, Telstar

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Picture Of You

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Santana

    Santana She's Not There

    Santana - The Ultimate Collection, Sony

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Sing

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Side

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Scarlette Fever

    Scarlette Fever Crash And Burn

    (CD Single), Starfisch Records, 1

  • Image for Glenn Frey

    Glenn Frey The Heat Is On

    Beverly Hills Cop (S/Track), MCA

  • Image for Diane Birch

    Diane Birch Fools

    Bible Belt, S-Curve, 1

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Stayin' Alive

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox Little Bird

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA, 2

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    Green River, Fantasy, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree:

    "So here we are, back to normal again, Richard. Getting up early for school runs, commuting – no more long weekends or banks holidays. I remember years ago that the thing I missed the most once normality resumed was the special holiday TV schedules.

    Remember the days when there were just three television channels – imagine that! In mid-December I used to buy my annual copy of the Radio Times, to map out my Christmas viewing. Sometimes there was a clash and I had to choose between two films. And in those days, I didn’t even have one of those new-fangled things called a video recorder...

    Nowadays, of course, we have hundreds of films to choose from, and the facility to record several of them at the same time. But although I liked the look of several films, and even recorded a few, I’ve ended up watching very little these past few days – except the cricket of course.

    Sometimes we can have too much choice. How much more difficult is it now to shop? When I was a lad, it used to be so easy – you went into the shop and bought a loaf, a packet of tea and a pint of milk. Now there are hundreds of different varieties of bread, all sorts of tea and milk that might be fully or partially skimmed, organic and who knows what else?

    As a liberal rabbi, I should be delighted at the opportunity to make choices: it’s the essence of liberalism after all. But I think too much choice actually devalues our lives: we can become stuck on the minute details and miss the bigger picture. One of humankind’s greatest blessings is that we have been given free will: let us use it not to select varieties of tea or movie channels, but rather to choose how we should shape and improve our lives and our world."

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