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07/06/2011

Duration:
1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 07 June 2011

Some adventurous music and chat will be complimented by a visit from the adventurer Bear Grylls. Bear will be talking about his autobiography which is sure to cover how he broke his back in three places in a parachuting accident, fought his way to recovery, then two years later entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest. Ben has since led ground-breaking expeditions across the world.

Also on the show, there's another Confession and some more Homework to solve. Plus, sport with Matt Williams, money with Rebecca Pike and Sally Boazman keeps you up to date with the travel.

Music Played

13 items
  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Jonathan Jeremiah

    Jonathan Jeremiah Heart Of Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Chumbawamba

    Chumbawamba Tubthumping

    The Best Pub Jukebox In The World (V), Virgin

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder As

    Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collec, Universal

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Rock 'n' Roll 'n' You

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke Chain Gang

    Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music, RCA

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Black Eyed Boy

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

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

  • Image for Michael Franti & Spearhead

    Michael Franti & Spearhead The Sound Of Sunshine

    The Sound Of Sunshine, EMI, 1

  • Image for Toots & The Maytals

    Toots & The Maytals Pressure Drop

    The Very Best Of, Island, 12

  • Image for Dionne Bromfield

    Dionne Bromfield Foolin'

    (CD Single), Lioness Records, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone My Baby Just Cares For Me

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Confession: Bags Of Fun

    Dear Father Simon and the Evangelical Hosts

    On hearing the recent confession regarding the sadly lost art of wedgies, it took me back to a similar pants-themed incident, the guilt (and scarred memories) of which I have carried with me for far too long.

    Said incident took place back in the 80's, which I would, at this
    point, suggest was a more innocent age, with schoolboys maturing at a decidedly slower rate than the headlong gallop that seems to be the norm today. Now the nature of this confession might lead the assembled holy throng to believe that the scene of the crime was some privileged private school. In fact, it was one of the UK's comprehensives, a heady mix of social classes and widely ranging academic abilities.

    This incident took place during a PE lesson, a time when the
    obligatory black shorts, white vests and regulation black pumps gave
    us an opportunity to indulge in one of our favourite pastimes.
    Debagging involved sneaking up behind the victim, grabbing tightly onto each side of his shorts and giving a sharp tug.

    The resulting sight of a 14 year old resplendent in his best
    undergarments was itself highly amusing but even better, as the shorts reached the ankles, it invariably involved a comedic fall to the ground as the shorts acted as some sort of makeshift legs ‘tornique’ and caused the boy to trip over.

    After a particularly sprightly session of football, marked with several
    debagging incidents, started on this occasion by yours truly, we all
    trudged wearily back for the post-PE ablutions. One of our party was
    a lad who went by the name of ‘Boggy’. He had been the victim on a
    couple of occasions and, walking into the changing rooms, decided it
    was time to exact his revenge.

    He sneaked up to the nearest boy who had his back to him and, with a triumphant cry, pulled his shorts swiftly and pretty expertly to the floor. Textbook stuff. A classic ‘debagging’. It was only then that we
    and, more importantly Boggy, realised that this wasn't a boy at all, but our Religious Education teacher who was standing in for the normal PE teacher who was away ill. The look of incredulity on, lets just call him Mr I's face to spare his blushes, as he stood with his ‘trollies’ around his ankles was a sight that neither me nor I'm sure none of the other witnesses, will ever forget.

    As the immortal words "What on earth do you think you are doing boy" burst from Mr I’s beard (I think it was compulsory for all RE teachers to sport beards), the crescendo of laughter from 40 or so schoolboys had to be heard to be believed. Boggy was unceremoniously sent to the head teacher to receive his punishment as Mr I fished for his shorts and tried to maintain (failing miserably) a semblance of dignity.

    So, Father Simon, I ask for forgiveness for instigating the
    proceedings which lead to the 'ultimate debagging' , not only from
    Boggy, but also from Mr I who, as you might imagine, never
    fully recovered the little authority that he had enjoyed prior to his 'incident'.


    Yours in penitence

    Mr T

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