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Monday - Final Judging Day of 500 Words!

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 09 May 2011

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who is up for a move... in the right direction! The show was entitled: "Sometimes it takes a good outlaw to outgun a bad law!"

Nick Wardrop aged 11 from Swindon is sitting his first SATs tests today, and he will return tomorrow to mark them out of ten!

Two of the judges, Anthony Horowitz and Dame Jacqueline Wilson, joined Chris on the phone to discuss the final judging stage of our 500 Words short story competition.

Bandleader, composer and TV presenter Jools Holland was today's Mystery Guest.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. Shiny Happy People

    The Greatest Hits Of 1991 (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar

    Good Things, Stones Throw Records, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Bill Conti

      Bill Conti Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")

      Rocky O.S.T., EMI, 7

  • Image for Sam Brown

    Sam Brown Stop!

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Keane

    Keane This Is The Last Time

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I Am The Walrus

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 6

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald A Night Like This

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors People Are Strange

    The Doors - The Best Of The Doors, Elektra

  • Image for Daniel Merriweather

    Daniel Merriweather Daniel Merriweather - Change

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Barry White

    Barry White Let The Music Play

    Barry White - The Collection, Mercury

  • Golden Oldie

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Love How It Hurts

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Promise

    (CD Single), Fascination, 1

  • Image for Madness

    Madness The Sun & The Rain

    Madness - Divine Madness, Virgin

  • Image for The Walker Brothers

    The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

    The Best Of, Fontana, 3

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Jeff Wayne

    Jeff Wayne and Justin Hayward Forever Autumn

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony, 13

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Back To Black

    Back To Black, Universal Records

  • Image for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Our House

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for Queen

      Queen I Want To Break Free

      Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

    • Image for Tears for Fears

      Tears for Fears and Oleta Adams Woman In Chains

      Amour - The Ultimate Love Collection (Various Artists), Polygram TV

  • Image for Adam Ant

    Adam Ant Goody Two Shoes

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia, 15

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Put Your Hands Up

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Follow You Follow Me

    And Then There Were Three, Charisma

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson In My Arms

    (CD Single), Verve Forecast, 1

  • Sometimes It Takes A Good Outlaw To Outgun A Bad Law

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone whose up for a move...in the right direction!!!

  • Today's show starred:

    Alan Wilkinson from Manchester who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Mike Davies from Powys who is celebrating his 19th wedding anniversary today along with wife Sue

    Alison Yates from York is bidding farewell to her friend Delia and Colin who are off to Greece for six months

    Lorna Huddlestone from Liverpool is going to work for one day this week and then making preparations for her birthday

    Phil Smith, Assistant Producer at 6 Music told us what happened on this day in history

    Katie Ward from West Sussex did her first car boot sale at the weekend

    Nick Wardrop from Swindon is sitting his first Year 6 SAT tests today

    Andy Skora from Portchester chose the Golden Oldie

    Jools Holland was today's Mystery Guest

    Liz Pickard chose today's Gobsmackers

    Father Brian D'Arcy gave us reason to Pause for Thought

  • Pause For Thought

    From Father Brian D’Arcy, a Catholic Passionist priest:

    "As someone who has to preach often – too often for my own good, and the congregation’s – my recurring nightmare is that I’ll turn people away from God through boredom.

    Years ago a cartoon like book was published with the intriguing title of 101 Things to do during a Dull Homily. From memory these are a few tips to help you survive a boring sermon.

    Send a note to the organist, asking if he (she) plays requests.
    Start at the back of the church and crawl to the front, under the seats, without being noticed.
    See if a yawn is really contagious.
    Using the church bulletin as raw material, test fly a new collection of paper airplanes.
    And lastly: Slap your neighbour and see if they turn the other cheek. If not raise your hand and tell the preacher.

    My favourite story about preaching comes from Northern Ireland. There was a country pastor who jealously guarded his small congregation. After many years he relented and took a holiday. He allowed a visiting preacher to take the Sunday service. He warned him to be brief and not to alienate his busy farming community.

    On Sunday he preached for ten minutes. A man stood up at the back and shouted alleluia alleluia, alleluia. Pleased, he went on for another five minutes. The same jumps up and shouts alleluia alleluia alleluia. The preacher does another five minutes. This time man shouted alleluia three times and walked out, followed by the entire congregation.

    The Pastor returned during the week and called the visiting preacher, who told him the congregation were welcoming. He told him one man had stood up and proclaimed alleluia three times.

    “I’m afraid you don’t know the accent round these parts” the pastor told him. “He wasn’t shouting alleluia alleluia. He was shouting (in a tight Northern Ireland accent) “that’ll do ye, that’ll do ye.” "


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