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21/04/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 April 2011

Moira Stuart did the News as only she can; Jonny Saunders did the Sport his way; Lynn Bowles did the Travel like it's never been done before.

The Big Screen Belter was by Jimmy Soul and was chosen from Mermaids by Heather Keene from Loughborough.

Megan Long was a Kid with a Fanfare after she delivered eggs with her dad.

Moira's Golden Oldie was 'Hey Baby' by Bruce Channel, chosen by Jackie Martin from Croydon.

Moira won the Head 2 Headlines, twice!

The Buggles' 'Video Killed the Radio Star' was the 70s Smasher. Yes, it was released in the 70s!

The Mystery Guest was Linda Nolan, who gave some much-needed advice to our Moira about The News-ettes, the group she hasn't formed with her sisters.

The Gobsmackers were The Lovin' Spoonful's 'Summer in the City' and 'The Boys of Summer' by Don Henley. We see what you did there, Shirley from Malton in North Yorkshire.

The Top Tenuous came down to the toss of a coin.

Pause for Thought came from Julia Neuberger, no longer a Baroness, still our very own Rabbi Julia.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Walking On Sunshine

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Patrick Wolf

    Patrick Wolf The City

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Jimmy Soul

    Jimmy Soul If You Wanna Be Happy

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for The Cranberries

    The Cranberries Linger

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for John Cougar

    John Cougar Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for Ron Sexsmith

    Ron Sexsmith Get In Line

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Amii Stewart

    Amii Stewart Knock On Wood

    Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists), Knight Records, 2

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams You Know Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio Radio

    The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Bruce Channel

    Bruce Channel Hey Baby

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

  • Image for Brooke Fraser

    Brooke Fraser Something In The Water

    Flags, Wood & Done, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Gloria Gaynor

    Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden What Does It Take?

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Clare Maguire

    Clare Maguire The Shield And The Sword

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Decemberists

    The Decemberists Dear Avery

    The King Is Dead

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson The Next One

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Don Henley

    Don Henley The Boys Of Summer

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for The Lovin' Spoonful

    The Lovin' Spoonful Summer In The City

    The Lovin' Spoonful Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Pratt & McClain

    Pratt & McClain and Brotherlove Happy Days TV Theme

    Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s, Silva Screen Records Ltd

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Absolute Beginners

    The Ultimate 80's Ballads (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 4

  • Image for Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles Uncharted

    Kaleidoscope Heart

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Wild World

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From Baroness Neuberger DBE, known to PFT as Rabbi Julia:

    "We’re in the middle of Passover right now, which celebrates the Exodus from Egypt and gives us a powerful message about the iniquity of slavery. We also eat nothing leavened - things that rise from yeast and fermentation - during the seven days of the festival, because the Israelites didn’t have time to let their bread rise before they left Egypt in a hurry in the Exodus!!!!! Instead, our basic foodstuff is a kind of water biscuit called matzah, which the Passover service refers to as ‘the bread of affliction’. Now, I happen to hate matzah. It is indigestible, it crumbles like crazy, and it’s impossible to have breakfast in bed as you get itchy bits everywhere. But my mother adored it, and others I know love it too!

    Meanwhile, Christians have been giving things up for Lent - there’s a few days of overlap - whilst we’re giving up bread. On Sunday Christians will have Easter eggs, whilst we had a roasted egg, a fertility symbol, on our Passover plate on Monday night. So what’s with our food obsessions? Have we become the wrong sort of ‘foodies’, worrying about calories, fat and salt content for health reasons, but not thinking about food’s significance? We watch cookery programmes endlessly, but are we really aware of our extraordinary good fortune in being able to eat whatever we want most of the time? Why are we not grateful for the ripening of the grain (matzah may originally have been made of unripe grain - definitely indigestible!)? I think we lack a sense of wonder at the miracle of food production, and its deliciousness. I’d like to use this Passover to think, not only about slavery, but also about how many people in our world don’t get the chance to relish the delicious things of life, as we in the West can. That seems to be a good message from the indigestible food I’m eating all week!!!!"

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