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If You Don't Know Your Neighbours, Go and Say Hello!

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 10 August 2011

Today's show was entitled: "Community is the key to overcoming chaos - if you don't know your neighbours, now is the time to say hello!"

Rebecca Gibbs aged 9 from Nottinghamshire is going to take part in a Water Sports Day and she will return tomorrow to mark it out of ten.

Today's Mystery Guest was one of the great Middle Distance runners of the 80s and now a BBC commentator - Steve Cram MBE.

Music Played

32 items
  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream Movin' On Up

    The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

  • Image for Berlin

    Berlin Take My Breath Away

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars Just What I Needed

    The Cars - Greatest Hits, Elektra

  • Image for Them

    Them Gloria

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for The Cock n Bull Kid

    The Cock n Bull Kid Yellow

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Into The Groove

    (CD Single), Sire, 8

  • 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 Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Terry Bush

      Terry Bush The Littlest Hobo (Maybe Tomorrow)

      maybe Tomorrow, unknown, 1

  • Image for OneRepublic

    OneRepublic Good Life

    Waking Up, Mosley Music/Interscope Records, 1

  • Image for Cast

    Cast Finetime

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys God Only Knows

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI, 4

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pinball Wizard

    My Generation - The Very Best Of..., Polydor

  • Image for The Who

    The Who I Can't Explain

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Lookin' 4 Luv

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Red Box

    Red Box For America

    Red Box - The Circle & The Square, Sire

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Stone Cold Sober

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Jags

    The Jags Back Of My Hand

    Music Of The Year: 1979 (Various), Spectrum

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Two Way Traffic

    Quid Pro Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Gobsmackers

  • Image for Jonathan Jeremiah

    Jonathan Jeremiah Heart Of Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Jacksons

    The Jacksons Can You Feel It

    Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various, Parlophone

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

    Michael Jackson - History, Epic

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot Turn Me On Again

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Fleet Foxes

    Fleet Foxes Mykonos

    (CD Single), Bella Union, 1

  • Image for Steeleye Span

    Steeleye Span All Around My Hat

    The Best Of Steeleye Span, Chrysalis

  • Image for Fiddler's Dram

    Fiddler's Dram Day Trip To Bangor

    (Single), Dingle's

  • Image for Mike Oldfield

    Mike Oldfield and Maggie Reilly Moonlight Shadow

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI, 13

  • Pause For Thought

    From the Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain:

    "I took my kids to a safari park last weekend. It had all the usual animals, but also had a whole load of other rides and attractions. One of the most popular ones was a kind of aerial adventure playground, where the kids were strapped into a harness, attached to a high wire and then off they went round the circuit, clambering over rope ladders and wobbly planks and that kind of thing. I’m useless at heights, so not my idea of fun, but I was pretty impressed by quite small children giving it a go.

    But every now and then you’d hear a frantic scream, followed by much wailing, as a child reached the limit of what they could cope with. Some bits of the circuit needed you to jump across a fairly big gap, with only the rope and harness holding you up. When you’re 15 feet up that’s no joke. So parents and staff would gather underneath, trying to encourage the terrified child to trust the strength of the rope and put their foot out into thin air. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.

    Trusting something, anything, when the ground goes from under your feet is a pretty tall order. People choose all kinds of things to rely on when the bottom threatens to fall out of their world – money, food or drink, relationships, work, maybe religious belief or political ideology. Whatever it is, we use it to give us courage when we put our foot out into thin air. But how well we manage depends on the kind of rope we make for ourselves. Is the thing we turn to reliable, dependable? Or does it hold us up for a bit and then leave us to crash to earth?

    In the end, we need to make sure that whatever we put our trust in is strong enough to take our weight."

  • Community Is The Key To Overcoming Chaos

    Today's show is dedicated to anyone who is going to give something one more bash!

  • Today's show starred:

    Emma Newall from Lincoln chose the Big Screen Belters

    Rachel, Stuart and Samuel Forrester from Northampton are off to the USA today for four years

    Sean Taylor and his team of fire fighters from Lincolnshire who are one day into their 270 mile charity canoe ride to London!

    Sarah Williams from Kent is celebrating her 45th birthday, her 15th wedding anniversary with hubby Paul, and they are moving house!

    Aled Jones told us what happened on this day in history

    Tom Coen from Cambridge went on the Guided Bus Way with his grandparents yesterday

    Rebecca Gibbs from Nottinghamshire is going to a Water Sports Day

    Jumoke Oke from South London chose the Golden Oldie

    Cathy Pyx from Lymington chose the Gobsmackers

    Former Middle Distance runner Steve Cram MBE was today's Mystery Guest

    Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain gave us reason to Pause For Thought.


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