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Aled Jones Sits In

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 February 2011

Aled Jones presents Radio 2's Early Breakfast Show this week as Vanessa takes a break from early mornings to stand in for Jeremy Vine from 12-2pm. Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses" was the track chosen from "Jones' Locker" and Mick Davies from Castleford chose the track for "I Want to Wake Up with You" - Daniel Bedingfield and "If You're Not the One" for his wife Nicola.
Get in touch with the show by e-mail: aled@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer On The Radio

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Get It On

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Clare Maguire

    Clare Maguire The Last Dance

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Free

    Free All Right Now

    Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Let The River Run

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Jones' Locker track

    • Image for Bob Carlisle

      Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses

      Butterfly Kisses And Other Stories, Jive

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for The La's

      The La's There She Goes

      Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Mary Wells

    Mary Wells My Guy

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for The Script

    The Script If You Ever Come Back

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Don Henley

    Don Henley The Boys Of Summer

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits

    The Greatest Hits Of 1973 (Various), EMI

  • Image for Belle and Sebastian

    Belle and Sebastian I Want The World To Stop

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys If I Ain't Got You

    (CD Single), J

  • 'I Want To Wake Up With You' chosen by Mick Davies from Castleford

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Love Really Hurts Without You

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier


    Recently there was an exhibition in London called “One Voice”. It was held at the Foundling Museum. The exhibition was created at and inspired by the Street Child World Cup, which was held down in Durban, South Africa three months before the FIFA World Cup. The Street Child World Cup brought together street children from 8 different countries and the aim was to raise the profile of street children, make people aware of their needs and to become supportive of them.

    The street children helped to create the art that formed part of this exhibition. The Foundling Museum was originally a home for abandoned children in London, and so a very suitable venue. It was founded by the philanthropist Thomas Coram and the artist William Hogarth and the composer Handel and in one room called Governor’s Court there are huge paintings of the founder and others, done by Hogarth, Gainsborough and other artists.

    During the exhibition they had another picture in this room. In fact it was a photograph but it was done in a style and size that fitted in with the paintings and it was a picture of my daughter-in-law, Bulelwa Ngantweni. Bulelwa was born on a rubbish dump in East London, South Africa, she experienced abuse and fled with her brothers to the streets and became a street child when she was ten. Later she was taken into a shelter.

    Despite such a difficult start she helped to found a street child organisation that works on the streets of Durban. It is mainly run by ex street children. I've seen Bulelwa’s natural way with street children because she knows exactly what they are experiencing, their fears, their dangers, she knows what they need. And as I looked at the picture of her in the exhibition, to me it was a picture of immense dignity of someone of great strength of character - someone who has come a long way - Bulelwa is a hero of hope who has journeyed against all odds.


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