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Richard Allinson Sits In

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 August 2011

Richard sits in for Vanessa all this week and has a first look at the day's news, an invite for you to join the '05:46 Club' and the 'Virtual Weather' after 6.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Bossa Nova Baby

    Elvis Presley - The Collection Vol.3, RCA

  • Image for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds The Death Of You And Me

    (CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 7

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Miss Chatelaine

    (CD Single), Sire

  • Image for Melanie C

    Melanie C Think About It

    (CD Single), Red Girl Records, 1

  • Image for Shirley & Company

    Shirley & Company Shame Shame Shame

    The Originals (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up

    Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Someb, RCA

  • Image for Take That

    Take That When We Were Young

    Progressed, Mercury, 1

  • Image for New Radicals

    New Radicals You Get What You Give

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Fitz and The Tantrums

    Fitz and The Tantrums MoneyGrabber

    (CD Single), Dangerbird, 1

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Together You And I

    Better Day, Sony, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Burning Love

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop...

    Kirsty Maccoll - Galore, Virgin

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Stand

    (CD Single), Roadrunner Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought: Dr Ann Holt OBE, Director of Programme at the Bible Society

    Asking people where they were when they received their A’ level results, is a bit like asking someone where they were when they heard Princess Diana had died – everyone remembers.

    This A’ level results week will be no different for thousands of students across the country. I have vivid memories, having lived through it many times both as a student and a teacher. And I failed one of mine but lived to tell the tale.

    The reason it remains etched in our minds is because, at the moment we open the envelope, our whole future seems to rest on what’s inside. For many, it will mean a celebration as they prepare to go to their chosen university or college; for others an uncertain future as they are forced to re-assess and re-evaluate their plans.

    In this respect, it’s good preparation for the rest of our lives, because it teaches us that however much we prepare for the opportunities we’re given in life, we can’t always control the outcome. And those that don’t get the results they want are in good company! It has been claimed that Albert Einstein was dyslexic and, at the age of 16, he failed to get into the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute. Similarly, Winston Churchill took three attempts to pass his entrance exam for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Both men could easily have fallen at the first hurdle. They could have simply given up, but thank God they didn’t!

    Success isn’t just about the contents of an exam results envelope, it is about making the most of every opportunity and every experience. It took Edison over 400 attempts to create a light bulb. When he was asked about his apparent failures he denied any such thing, claiming 400 steps on the way to success. Whatever the outcome this week, in the words of Proverbs in the KJV Bible:
    “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom. And with all thy getting, get understanding” Wisdom and Understanding will help you to see past that envelope whatever’s inside.


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