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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 March 2011

A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Heartache Tonight

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Mr Medicine

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1


    • Image for The Marcels

      The Marcels Blue Moon

      60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • Image for Queen

    Queen I Want To Break Free

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces

    The Best Of The Average White Band, Hit Label

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 I Want You Back

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Darlin'

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 2), EMI

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys How Long Will I Love You?

    The Waterboys - Room To Roam, Ensign

  • Image for Chris de Burgh

    Chris de Burgh Ship To Shore

    Chris De Burgh - Spark To A Flame, River Records

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea

    Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K, Old Gold

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Sarah

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose, Vertigo


    • Image for The London Symphony Orchestra & Stanley Black

      The London Symphony Orchestra & Stanley Black Black Beauty (Galloping Home)

      ITV Themes, Hallmark

  • Image for The London Symphony Orchestra & Stanley Black

    The London Symphony Orchestra & Stanley Black Black Beauty (Galloping Home)

    ITV Themes, Hallmark

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Rendezvous

    The Promise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for Strawberry Switchblade

    Strawberry Switchblade Since Yesterday

    Strawberry Switchblade, Warner Bros

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller No Tears To Cry

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell

    Bat Out Of Hell, Epic

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Price Tag (feat. B.o.B)

    Featured Artist: B.o.B.

    (CD Single), Lava Records, 1

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant Angel Dance

    (CD Single), Decca, 1


    • Image for Strawbs

      Strawbs Part Of The Union

      Bursting At The Seams, A&M

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1


    • Image for Suede

      Suede Metal Mickey

      (CD Single), Nude Records, 1


    • Image for T. Rex

      T. Rex Metal Guru

      The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Wings Of A Dove

    Madness - Divine Madness, Virgin

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

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

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Love

    Love Alone Again Or

    Take It Easy (Various Artists), Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Roachford

    Roachford Cuddly Toy

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers Needles & Pins

    (Single), Pye

  • Pause For Thought

    From Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain:

    "Spring’s nearly here, (at last) but it’s still a bit chilly in the evenings isn’t it. So one of the things I love doing is lighting a fire in the evenings. Well, having an open fire’s all very well, but someone has to clean it every day, and clear out all the ashes. It’s a mucky job, and always takes a lot longer than you’d think. But we have to do it, because without the clean up, the fireplace will soon get all clogged up, wood won’t burn, and we’ll be back to shivering again.

    This struck me as a good image for today, Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. During Lent Christians are expected to take a long, hard look at their lives, and attempt to make changes where they’re needed. It’s like having a good clear out of all the dark and mucky stuff in our lives. It’s so important, because, like that fireplace, without a clean up, our souls and our lives get all clogged up, and any warmth we had inside us gets slowly frozen out.

    Ashes are a traditional sign of repentance, which is why Christians will often have the sign of the cross made with ashes on their forehead today – it’s a reminder to them, and the rest of the world, that this is the beginning of a serious time of self-examination.

    A lot of people ‘give things up’ for Lent – chocolate maybe, or meat, or swearing. That’s good as a bit of self-discipline, but we don’t magically live a good life just because we don’t swear or we lose a few pounds, especially if we go back to our old ways as soon as we can. Sometimes it’s better to take something up for Lent – maybe helping someone out every day, or stopping to count our blessings every morning. You never know, by the time the 40 days are up, it may have become a good habit we decide to keep."

  • Today's show was dedicated to anyone whose finally remembered to do something.

    It's Not About What You Look Like When You're Doing It, It's About What It Looks Like When You've Done It!

  • Today's show starred:

    John Lynch from Sunderland who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Kate Allbone from Ware who is going to try and sneak a peak at The Hoosiers who are performing at her school

    James Cook from Eaves who is taking his first day off in three years to celebrate his wife's birthday

    Heather Smith from Sutton-On-Sea is being evacuated from school in a flood exercise.

    Michael Heslop from Norfolk who went to school as Charles II

    Finlay Hunter from Kent who is giving up being lazy for Lent

    Paul Jackson from Aylesbury who chose the Golden Oldie

    Singer Lynda Hayes who was our Mystery Guest

    Roland Butter from Milton Keynes who chose the Gobsmackers

    Rev Sharon Grenham Toze who gave us reason to Pause For Thought


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