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29/03/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 March 2011

Today's show was dedicated to anyone whose boss has a birthday today and the show was entitled "today's greed is tomorrow's regret!"

Molly Coooper aged 8 from Hinkley is going to have a ballet exam today and she will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Professor of Psychophysiology and the Director of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University Professor Jim Horne was today's Mystery Guest, who explained to us all about snoring!

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Kiss The Bride

    The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Bette Midler

      Bette Midler The Wind Beneath My Wings

      Atlantic Records 50 Years: The Gold Anniversary Collection (Various Artists), Atlantic, 2

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Wild West Hero

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Waterloo

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 019

  • Image for The Farm

    The Farm All Together Now

    Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists), Dover Records

  • Image for Sick Puppies

    Sick Puppies Maybe

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Spiller

    Spiller and Sophie Ellis-Bextor Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

    (CD Single), Positiva

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Joe Brown

      Joe Brown A Picture Of You

      The Greatest Hits Of 1962, Premier

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Mr Medicine

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough

    Me Without You O.S.T. - Various, Columbia

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Oh Diane

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Mr. Big

    Mr. Big To Be With You

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

  • Image for Yes

    Yes Owner Of A Lonely Heart

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Supergrass

    Supergrass Pumping On Your Stereo

    Now 43 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Lulu

    Lulu Boom Bang-A-Bang

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Please Mr Postman

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for The Lotus Eaters

      The Lotus Eaters First Picture Of You

      New Frontiers (Various Artists), Temple Records

    • Image for A Flock of Seagulls

      A Flock of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

      Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Virgin, 6

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller No Tears To Cry

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Europe

    Europe The Final Countdown

    The Very Best Of Power Ballads (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Train In Vain

    The Essential Clash, Sony Music Entertainment

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon The Afterlife

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From the Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond:

    "There’s a lovely film clip on the internet of a baby watching his mother blowing her nose. The noise alternately startles him then sends him into uproarious laughter. Last Friday I played it in a Year 11 assembly at school. The baby’s laughter is so infectious it made my students laugh and lightened their mood in the run-up to GCSE’s.

    Chris, did you know that while young children laugh hundreds of times a day, on average adults laugh only about 15 times. That makes me think that for all our advances humankind is going seriously wrong somewhere.

    My students talk about the stresses that increase as they get older. I know that some of them are already dealing with traumas that no adult, let alone a child, should have to experience. Others watch the news and feel fearful in the face of environmental disasters, national and international conflict and gang violence in their own neighbourhood.

    As adults many of us struggle to keep our heads above water in the aftermath of economic disaster. The latter has prompted many people to come out fighting. I was struck by the variety of groups protesting in Saturday’s anti-cuts demonstration. Concern goes across the usual divisions between communities, and has prompted people to march who wouldn’t normally take to the streets.

    It’s absolutely right we should play our part in dealing with the problems that confront us today, not only by protesting but also by taking some responsibility for finding just solutions. But we need to hold something else in mind as well. The gospels say that unless we become as little children we’ll never enter the kingdom of heaven. This isn’t a call to childishness but a re-call to the experience of laughter and delight that many of us lose as we grow up.

    Chris, I’m with Milton Erikson when he said, ‘Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.’ "

  • Today's show was dedicated to anyone whose boss has a birthday today

    Today's greed is tomorrow's regret

  • Today's show starred:

    Stuart Spiljard from Dundee who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Chris Statham from Haslemere has finally finished planting 500 hedge row plants

    Andrew Hammond from Weston-Super-Mare begins his attempt to row 241 kilometres and break the world record for a 24 hour indoor row

    Philip Smith from Coventry celebrates his 25th wedding Anniversary with his wife Judith

    Sara Said was a Soux chef in the Year 4 Restaurant for the teachers at school

    Molly Cooper from Hinkley who is having a ballet exam today

    Angela Symondson from Bledlow chose the Golden Oldie

    Jim Horne, Professor of Psychophysiology and the Director of the Sleep Research centre at Loughborough University was today's Mystery guest

    Malcolm Smith from Harleston chose the Gobsmackers

    Rev Ruth Scott gave us reason to Pause For Thought

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