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Richard Madeley Sits In

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 08 April 2011

Richard Madeley sits in for Chris Evans. A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

32 items
  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News Do You Believe In Love

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), EMI

  • Image for Alisha's Attic

    Alisha's Attic The Incidentals

    Alisha's Attic - Illumina, Mercury

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Stylistics

    The Stylistics You'll Never Get To Heaven

    The Very Best Of The Stylistics, H & L

  • Image for Sister Sledge

    Sister Sledge Frankie

    Back To The 80s (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for The Honeycombs

    The Honeycombs Have I The Right

    20 Golden Number Ones, MFP

  • Image for Ricky Martin

    Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Taio Cruz

    Taio Cruz Telling The World

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Amy Grant

    Amy Grant Baby Baby

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini New Shoes

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Weather Girls

    The Weather Girls It's Raining Men

    Success, Cherry Pop, 13

  • Image for Alice Gold

    Alice Gold Runaway Love

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come

    Jimmy Cliff - The Singles, BR Music

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson Valerie

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Happy Now

    Progress, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Toni Braxton

    Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart

    Toni Braxton - Secrets, Laface

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Twisting By The Pool

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Barry Manilow

    Barry Manilow Bring On Tomorrow

    15 Minutes

  • Image for Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis And The News

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis And The News Cruisin'

    Huey Lewis & The News: Greatest Hits, EMI Catalogue, 15

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Do It Again

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole Stardust

    The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 2), Capitol

  • Image for Train

    Train Marry Me

    Save Me, San Francisco, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Turtles

    The Turtles She'd Rather Be With Me

    Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Bleeding Love

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Slow (live)

  • Image for Jimmy Nail

    Jimmy Nail Ain't No Doubt

    Now That's What I Call Music Vol.22, Now

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc The Things We Do For Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt If Time Is All I Have

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I Will

    The White Album, Parlophone, 16

  • Image for Rox

    Rox My Baby Left Me

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From Steve Chalke, founder of an international charity and a Baptist Minister:

    "I love Woody Allen’s famous quip: “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.”

    I love it because I crave certainty. I struggle with ambiguity. I don’t want to spend my days agonising over life’s difficult questions. In common with the rest of humanity, I like things to be beyond doubt; on or off, right or wrong, cut, dried and guaranteed. Yet, ironically, one of the few things we can all be absolutely certain of is that doubt is part of life.

    I’ve slowly realised that ‘trust’ – or, to use its another name, ‘faith’ – is never certainty. Instead it’s always a risky commitment to a glimpsed possibility, in the face of reasonable hesitation about whether it is really possible. The very nature of faith implies uncertainty. In fact, without room for doubt, faith could not exist.

    And, though we often think about faith as something we either have or don’t have, actually it’s far more fluid than that. Faith fluctuates. It ebbs and flows like the tide.

    So I’ve slowly learnt that faith and doubt aren’t mutually exclusive. Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; instead it’s actually part of it. Faith and doubt are inextricably linked. Doubt is part of the journey of faith. But this ambiguity isn’t something to be scared of. It’s taken me years, but I’ve slowly learnt that my doubts, fears and struggles along with my probing, questioning and inquiring are all tools of my faith rather than enemies of it. In fact, to put it bluntly, where there’s absolute certainty, there is no room for faith.

    I believe in God. But that’s exactly what it is – belief, rather than shoot-from-the-hip certainty. Trust in God or, for that matter, in anyone or anything else, has always been, and will forever remain, exactly that – an act of faith."


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