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09/06/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 09 June 2011

Today's show was dedicated to anyone who can smell something new and was entitled: "Give one thing away every day for the next ten days, you'll feel lighter, you'll feel better!"

Alicia Brooks from Northampton is taking her bike to school for "Bike Ability" and she will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Today's Mystery Guest was live on the phone from Monaco, the longest-serving James Bond... Sir Roger Moore!

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Ashes To Ashes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Dionne Bromfield

    Dionne Bromfield Foolin'

    (CD Single), Lioness Records, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for John Denver

      John Denver Leaving On A Jet Plane

      A Song's Best Friend: Very Best Of, RCA/BMG

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Girls In Their Summer Clothes

    Magic, Columbia

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Let's Dance

    Auberge EP, East West Records

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Mr Tambourine Man

    The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Herman's Hermits

      Herman's Hermits Something Is Happening

      The Best Of The EMI Years - Vol.2, EMI

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

    (CD Single), EMI, 5

  • Image for Red Box

    Red Box Lean On Me

    Red Box - The Circle & The Square, Sire

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Moby

    Moby Porcelain

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Take That

    Take That When We Were Young

    Progressed, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet

  • Image for Take That

    Take That When We Were Young

    Progressed, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Orleans

    Orleans Dance With Me

    (Single), Asylum

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    Rhythm Divine 2 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Alligator Sky

    All Things Bright & Beautiful, Island, 1

  • Gobsmackers

    • Image for Doris Day

      Doris Day Secret Love

      Doris Day - Day In Hollywood, Columbia

    • Image for Elvis Presley

      Elvis Presley Burning Love

      Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon Watching The Wheels

    John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone

  • Image for Patrick Wolf

    Patrick Wolf House

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Paula Cole

    Paula Cole Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Pause For Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine:

    "Psychiatrists have highlighted a disorder which they're calling "Paris Syndrome". The illness, which affects mainly Japanese tourists, has been blamed for the repatriation -on health grounds- of at least 20 tourists per year. Affecting mainly women the condition comes when the polite Japanese tourists, filled with hopes and romantic notions of Paris, who sadly only meet with rude waiters and shop staff who rebuff the enthusiastic visitors. The gap between the tourists' idealised visions of Paris in their minds, and how it turns out, are so great that they suffer a breakdown and have to be sent home in the care of medical staff.

    This all may sound a little ludicrous and extreme, but it exemplifies quite starkly the pain and anguish that can be suffered when there is a gap between expectations and reality. We all face this reality gap at some point or another. A holiday, a party, time with a loved one, a new job, a new relationship... Anything which we put our hopes into, that doesn't quite turn out as we hope.

    In fact, life in general can be like that, which is why another group of psychologists last month said the worst age to be is 45, because you are stuck between the high hopes and aspirations of youth and the peace brought on by finally accepting the reality of old age.

    All of this sounds very depressing. And yet it doesn't have to be.

    Paris Syndrome and the crisis of middle age are both states of mind. They are a result of how we think about ourselves and our lives. Yes, they are brought on because reality does not live up to our hopes and expectations, but this does not mean we should drop our hopes or high expectations. It simply means we have to look harder for the beauty and joy in our reality.

    Life is a giant adventure filled with pot-holes and storms for sure, but also capable of taking our breath away with its roller coaster of highs and lows. And even if we can't all climb the heady heights of the mountain range they do make for an extraordinary view."

  • Today's show was dedicated to anyone who can smell something new

    "Give One Thing Away Every Day For The Next Ten Days, You'll Feel Lighter, You'll Feel Better!"

  • Today's show starred:

    Mark and Ruth Bootyman from Birmingham chose the Big Screen Belter

    Beth Lear from Shropshire is celebrating her 10th anniversary with hubby Bruno

    Anne Godwin from Bedofrd is heading north for the Edinburgh Moon walk

    Pandora Maund from Sheffield is starting her own photography business today

    George Foster from Northants went on a business trip with the school

    Alicia Brooks from Northampton is taking her bike into school today for Bike Ability

    Mark Hagen, Vanessa Feltz's producer told us what happened on this day in history

    Geoff Billingsley from Woolwich chose the Golden Oldie

    Sir Roger Moore was today's Mystery Guest

    Susie Kay from York chose the Gobsmackers

    Sarah Joseph, Editor Of Emel, the Muslim Lifestyle Magazine gave us reason to Pause For Thought

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