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3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 June 2011

The show was dedicated to anyone who woke up thinking it was Tuesday when it is in fact Wednesday, and was entitled: "Future Proof Yourselves!"

Christopher Sears from Exeter is going gliding with his Scout Group today, and will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Founder of Amstrad, one-time Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur and star of the seventh series of the TV smash hit "The Apprentice" Lord Alan Sugar was today's Mystery Guest.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road

    The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Columbia

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Set My World On Fire

    (CD Single), Universal Island, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Marilyn Monroe

      Marilyn Monroe Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

      Memories ... Are Made Of This, Dino

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. The One I Love

    R.E.M., Irs

  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen Not Fair

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar

    The Best Of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy, Telstar, 10

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for David Baddiel

    David Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds Three Lions

    Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers Golden Brown

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Ned Miller

      Ned Miller From A Jack To A King

      25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1963 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for Jonathan Jeremiah

    Jonathan Jeremiah Heart Of Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk Life's What You Make It

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Running Up That Hill

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story, EMI

  • Image for U2

    U2 Angel Of Harlem

    U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island, 12

  • Image for Michael Franti & Spearhead

    Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound Of Sunshine

    The Sound Of Sunshine, EMI, 1

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Amazing

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for Lindisfarne

    Lindisfarne Meet Me On The Corner

    The Best Of Lindisfarne, Virgin

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Love Love

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for Don Henley

      Don Henley New York Minute

      The End Of The Innocence, Geffen

    • Image for Paloma Faith

      Paloma Faith New York

      (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Planet Earth

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI, 2

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Put Your Hands Up

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Behind The Mask

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Pause For Thought

    From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond:

    "Have you heard of phantom limb pain? As a student nurse I cared for patients who, after losing a limb through accidents or illness, experienced pain in the limb they no longer had. What’s less well known is that some amputees, along with a few other people, can actually feel pain they observe in someone else. This is known as synaesthetic pain. It happens because part of the brain called the mirror neuron system acts differently in them than in the rest of us so they physically experience the pain of someone else as if it was their own. Pain isn’t just about what’s happening to your body, it’s also about what’s going on in your brain. Now someone once described empathy as ‘your pain in my heart’. Though a little trite, it captures the essence of the word’s meaning. It suggests that when we empathise with others the distance between us disappears or diminishes. In some way we connect. In conflict situations, empathy is one of the first casualties. As empathy falls by the wayside, enemies appear. A gulf develops as we lose sight of each other’s humanity, making it easier for us to hurt one another. Dealing with the legacy of conflict means working to reverse that dynamic. That’s not to condone what’s happened, but to understand why it happened. By bridging the emotional distance between ‘us’ and ‘them’, and gaining some sense of ‘their’ pain as well as our own, empathy slowly returns. It’s one of the toughest tasks we face, which I guess is why religious traditions proclaim empathetic love as of paramount importance, even whilst some sadly also have destructive histories of setting themselves up over and against other communities. This reality reflects the tensions we all wrestle with. It’s why developing and nurturing empathy is a constant challenge if we are to reduce rather than add to the pain in our world."

  • "Future Proof Yourselves!"

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who woke up thinking it was Tuesday when it is in fact Wednesday!

  • Today's show starred:

    Lorna Gowans from Kirkcaldy in Fife who chose the Big Screen Belter

    Jan Willis from Swindon who along with seven of her best friends are coming to London in a stretch limo for tea at the Ritz

    The Amberfield School Robotic team from Ipswich who are off to Delft for the European Lego Finals

    Phil and Ros Travis from Bradford who are cycling the length of the Leeds/Liverpool canal

    George Chard from Buckinghamshire who went on the London Eye for the first time

    Christopher Sears from Exeter is going gliding with Scout Group

    Kate Seldon from Worcestershire who chose the Golden Oldie

    Lord Alan Sugar was today's Mystery Guest

    Roy Firman from Waterlooville chose the Gobsmackers

    Rev Ruth Scott gave us reason to Pause for Thought


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