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If You Want To Walk On Water, You Have To Get Out Of The Boat

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 March 2011

Today's show was dedicated to anyone looking for wriggle room today, and was entitled 'if you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat'

Robert Maundrill, aged 8 from Stratford Upon Avon, is visiting an old Roman Fort for the first time today, and will be back tomorrow to tell us about it

Andy Carter, the Winner Advisor for Camelot was our Mystery Guest on the phone, telling Chris how he got the job dishing out the dosh to Lottery winners

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Human

    Day & Age, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls She's So Lovely

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for The Rembrandts

    The Rembrandts I'll Be There For You

    The Love Songs Album (Various), Universal

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Never Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Wall Of Sound, 3

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

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

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Matt Monro

      Matt Monro And You Smiled

      Complete Heartbreakers, EMI

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Mr Medicine

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Shawn Mullins

    Shawn Mullins Lullaby

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Alive & Kicking

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Cher

    Cher Believe

    Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Taxman

    The Beatles - Revolver, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro On Days Like These

    Matt Monro Sings Don Black, EMI

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Price Tag

    (CD Single), Lava Records, 1

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around The Bend

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chroni, Fantasy, 24

  • Image for Sick Puppies

    Sick Puppies Maybe

    (CD Single)

  • Gobsmackers #1

    • Image for Matt Monro

      Matt Monro Yesterday

      The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Gobsmackers #2

    • Image for Matt Monro

      Matt Monro Walk Away

      The Ultimate Matt Monro, EMI, 11

  • Gobsmackers #3

    • Image for Matt Monro

      Matt Monro From Russia With Love

      The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa, EMI

  • Gobsmackers #4

    • Image for Matt Monro

      Matt Monro Born Free

      The Best Of John Barry: Themeology, Columbia

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley

    Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin

  • Image for INXS

    INXS New Sensation

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Umbrella Beach

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Marianne Faithfull

    Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By

    The Very Best Of Marianne Faithfull, London

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet

  • Blue Sky thinking!

    Blue Sky thinking!

    See the listener photos of this morning's lovely weather
  • Today's Show: If You Want To Walk On Water, You Have To Get Out Of The Boat

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone looking for wriggle room today.

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Steph Horne from Lancashire who chose our Big Screen Belters

    Ally Nisbet in Glasgow who was marshalling the talents of Caledonia Primary for their school show

    Robert Maundrill from Stratford Upon Avon is visiting an old Roman Fort for the first time today

    The Bannisters in Lincolnshire who are on the move

    Lynn Bannantyne from Ardrossan in Scotland who wants absolutely no fuss on her 30th birthday...

    Andy Carter from the National Lottery who told us about his job dishing out millions to winners

    Day Macaskill from London who chose - on behalf of the Breakfast Show team - the Gobsmackers

    Rev Sharon Grenham Toze who made us Pause For Thought

  • Pause For Thought

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

    "I’ve found it hard to take in everything that’s been happening around the world recently. We’re only 3 months in, yet this year has already seen revolutions, major earthquakes, a tsunami and a nuclear emergency. The big events have been coming so thick and fast that it’s felt like a rollercoaster ride, even though most of us haven’t been directly affected.

    But while I’ve been stunned by the awfulness of what thousands are going through, and have tried to hold those suffering in my prayers, I’ve also been amazed at the bravery shown by so many people in the middle of the mess. You’ve got the workers at the nuclear plant in Japan who’ve stayed behind to contain things; and the story I read about a little 9 year old boy whose entire family was swept away in the tsunami, but who’s still doggedly looking for them. Then there are the people standing up against oppression and violence in the Middle East; and another story I heard about a New Zealand builder who crawled into a tiny space to rescue a bride-to-be, trapped after the earthquake there.

    ‘Hero’ is a word we use a lot these days, and probably too much. Say ‘hero’ and we tend to think either of a handsome pin-up or a square-jawed muscle-man brandishing a large weapon. But real heroes are ordinary men and women, even children, who face extraordinary troubles, and just do what they have to do. Not every hero does something dramatic – some just quietly get on with their responsibilities or difficulties day by day, under the radar, without recognition or reward.

    We may not ever have to be a hero ourselves, but when the world seems like it’s gone mad, stories of resilience like these remind us of how strong the human spirit can be – and where there’s a hero, there’s hope."


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