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Robert Plant co-hosts the show!

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 18 February 2011

ROBERT PLANT is more than a man. He's more than a rock singer. He's a bearded man who is also a great rock singer. We're not sure there's any more for him to achieve. ROBERT disagrees.

Robert popped into the studio so Chris could show Lynn, Jonny and Moira what a real life God of Rock looks like. He talked about music, fame, Wolves and who gives the best hugs in showbiz. It was absolutely brilliant and you absolutely must listen to the whole interview in the clip above.

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    From Alison Murdoch, a Tibetan Buddhist:

    "Last week, a friend shared an unsettling story about something that happened when her daughter was three years old. The child had spent nearly a month in hospital with pneumonia, and been given a pair of ‘princess shoes’ – the kind of coloured glittery shoes that little girls dream of. On the way home from the hospital, she started being rude to her mother. Despite being told off, she contorted her face and shrieked “I can say and do anything I want!” The mother replied that as a punishment for rudeness, the princess shoes would be thrown out. Later that evening, tears secretly streaming down her face, my friend put the precious shoes, still unworn, in the bin.

    The story left me full of doubts and questions. Was it an act of kindness, or of cruelty? Did the end justify the means? Would I ever be capable of such tough love? Yet seven years on, that particular mother daughter relationship seems particularly warm, close and honest – perhaps because of what happened to those princess shoes.

    Looking back on my life, I can see that the most powerful and lasting lessons have all been learnt through pain and struggle. The rest of the time, I tend to be on cruise control. As a teenage temp, the appropriately-named Mrs Savage taught a lasting lesson on punctuality. And I didn’t know anything about loyalty and courage until a close friend developed leukaemia.

    In Tibetan Buddhism, there’s a whole category of teachings known as ‘lojong’ – which translates as ‘transforming problems’ - on the basis that difficulties can be consciously welcomed as opportunities to learn something new and gain inner strength.

    Life is full of difficulties – we don’t have any choice about that. The choice we do have is whether to distract ourselves and gloss over them, or be open to whatever they can teach us."

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  • Today's Show Starred:

    Claire Maddison from Middlesborough who chose a Big Screen Belter

    Sue Sullivan who turned sixty, but didn't want to get in the helicopter her friend had booked for her!

    Caroline Klinge from Glasgow who started her 24 hour spin-a-thon

    Penny from Worcestershire who helped her daughter move to Essex

    Emma from Norwich who took us back with a Golden Oldie

    Robert Plant from Worcestershire who chose today's Gobsmackers

    Alison Murdoch who shared some wise words

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