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07/06/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 June 2011

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who was innocently attacked by chocolate last night and the programme was entitled: "It's easier to stay away from the sweets drawer than to have to deal with the consequences of opening it!"

Emily Brown from Dursley is dressing up as Doctor Who for her birthday, and she will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Top Gear star James May was the Mystery Guest today.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for KT Tunstall

    KT Tunstall Suddenly I See

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Alligator Sky

    All Things Bright & Beautiful, Island, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

  • Image for Santana

    Santana She's Not There

    Santana - The Ultimate Collection, Sony

  • Image for Sophie B. Hawkins

    Sophie B. Hawkins Right Beside You

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Hootie & The Blowfish

    Hootie & The Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You

    Hootie & The... - Cracked Rear View, Atlantic

  • Image for Dionne Bromfield

    Dionne Bromfield Foolin'

    (CD Single), Lioness Records, 1

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin D'Yer Mak'er

    Mothership, Atlantic

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro On Days Like These

    Matt Monro Sings Don Black, EMI

  • Image for Duffy

    Duffy Mercy

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Golden Oldie

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale Tonight's The Kind Of Night

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby White Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Blancmange

    Blancmange Living On The Ceiling

    Blancmange Collection - Heaven Knows, Old Gold

  • Image for Matthews Southern Comfort

    Matthews Southern Comfort Woodstock

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run To You

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

    (CD Single), EMI, 5

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Matthew & Son

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar

    Good Things, Stones Throw Records, 1

  • Image for Bay City Rollers

    Bay City Rollers Bye Bye Baby

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for Pet Shop Boys

      Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind

      Pet Shop Boys - Discography, Parlophone

    • Image for Take That

      Take That Could It Be Magic

      Take That - Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Chasing Cars

    (CD Single), Fiction

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt I'll Be Your Man

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Forever In Blue Jeans

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Canned Heat

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Pause For Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree:

    "It’s been several weeks since the last Jewish festival, but we’ve just reached another one. The festival of Shavu’ot – known as Pentecost – begins this evening.

    In biblical times, this was the harvest of the first fruits, but the ancient Rabbis of Judaism gave it extra significance by declaring that this was the occasion when the Israelites received the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai. And so we celebrate the revealing of God’s instructions to our ancestors, which have been passed down through the generations since that mysterious and awesome moment.

    According to the account in the book of Exodus, the event was witnessed by all the people and was accompanied by earthquake, thunder and lightning. Many years later, when the prophet Elijah visited the same place, he too experienced God: not in the fire or the earthquake, but in the still small voice that spoke to him after they had passed.

    I remember as a child reading a picture bible which portrayed God as speaking to people in bold capital letters in the midst of a cloud from which emanated rays of light. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen – or heard – God speaking in such a manner.

    But in my teaching days, I’ve seen a child’s face light up with sudden understanding of a concept that has previously eluded them, as a rabbi I’ve seen marrying couples look at one another with eyes that speak of a mystical connection, and at times I've heard music or enjoyed scenery that has moved me and touched my soul.

    So as I prepare to celebrate with my community this evening, I think I prefer the simplicity of Elijah’s vision to the divine pyrotechnics of Mount Sinai. Whether it be a sudden understanding of long division, the joy of loving and being loved, or the recognition of beauty in our world, God's still small voice can speak to us at any time: all we have to do is listen."

  • Today's show was dedicated to anyone who was innocently attacked by chocolate last night!

    It's Easier To Stay Away From The Sweets Drawer Than Have To Deal With The Consequences of Opening It!

  • Today's show starred:

    David Heritage from West Sussex chose the Big Screen Belter

    Eric Walsh from Gisborough is taking 40 art students from Prior Pursglove College to New York

    Mary Yates and 14 of her pals in Stafford are doing the Race For Life at Trentham Gardens

    Nick Chick from Stoke-On-Trent is going on a Bird of Prey experience for the first time

    Eileen O'Rouke, Broadcast Assistant on the David Jacobs Collection and Bob Harris Shows told us what happened on this day in history

    Sam Yates from Woking moved into a new rented house yesterday

    Emily Brown from Dursley is dressing up as Doctor Who for her birthday

    Val Smith from Wigan chose the Golden Oldie

    Ian Hazell from Yeovil chose the Gobsmackers

    Callan Duck, Senior Research Scientist from the Sea Mammal Research Unit at St Andrew's University was today's Mystery Guest

    Rabbi Pete Tobias of the Liberal Synagogue Elstree gave us reason to Pause for Thought

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