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2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 September 2011

Actress, author and columnist Joan Collins OBE joins Chris and the team for Breakfast where she will get to choose some of her favourite tunes, judge Head-to-Headlines and be the subject of the Top Tenuous.

From Paddington to Hollywood, Joan Collins has appeared in more than 60 films and dozens of TV series including playing the part of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty. Her novels and memoirs have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into 30 languages.

"The World According to Joan" is her latest memoir which is released in early October. In the book, Joan talks about manners, men, fashion, family and ageing - subjects close to most women's hearts!

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Iggy Pop

    Iggy Pop Real Wild Child

    The Greatest Hits Of 1987, Pt.2 (Var), Telstar

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Dangerous

    (CD Single), Rocket, 1

  • Big Screen Belter

    • Image for Aerosmith

      Aerosmith I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

      Armageddon Film S/Track, Columbia

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons Beggin'

    Working My Way Back To You, Rhino, 7

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Greatest Day

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Together You And I

    Better Day, Sony, 1

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow One Day Like This

    (CD Single), Fiction, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Road Runner

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Golden Oldie

    • Image for Jet Harris

      Jet Harris Scarlett O'Hara

      25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1963 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Ghost On The Canvas

    (CD Single), Surfdog, 1

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Shine

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Haven't Met You Yet

    Crazy Love, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Last Dance

    The Very Best Of, Mercury, 16

  • Image for Snow Patrol

    Snow Patrol Called Out In The Dark

    (CD Single), Fiction, 1

  • Gobsmackers 1

    • Image for Estelle

      Estelle American Boy

      (CD Single), Atlantic, 3

  • Gobsmackers 2

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love

      The Beatles - 1, Apple, 7

  • Image for Prince

    Prince 1999

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for King

    King Love & Pride

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel 59th Street Bridge Song

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Jealousy

    Echoes, RCA, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE

    On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, all round the world, people will be marking the day in some way. My own synagogue is involved with other faith communities in the City of Westminster in a memorial event to remember those who lost their lives and to reflect on the global impact of the attacks.

    There will be prayers and meditations on healing and hope for the future from different faith representatives. But we will also be marking ten years since the founding of the Westminster Faith Exchange, one of literally thousands of responses to 9/11. Because we were not going to be scared, or retreat into our boxes, or be told how one group supported the terrorists- patently untrue- and should therefore be shunned, people from all faiths decided to come together, to make new friendships, to work together across the boundaries and indeed to do things together to make the world a better place.

    Some people think it was religious extremism that inspired the terrorists, but most of us would say that that’s not true- it was a perversion of religion that apparently inspired the perpetrators to kill thousands of innocent people.

    What should give us cause for hope in the sadness is not only responses like the Faith Exchange in Westminster, mirrored all around the world, but the extraordinary and heart-warming stories of true heroism that emerged from 9/11, whether fire-fighters, or security guards who went back in, or just ordinary people who pulled people up who had fallen over in the blast and helped them run away.

    We will remember 9/11 with sadness. But we ought also to remember it in a mood of optimism too, for it was a time when we saw the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and real courage, real faith, real generosity and real strength being shown, which should, in the end, give us grounds for hope.

  • Everyone Loves A Hero and Ours is Gary Barlow!

    Today's show is dedicated to: anyone who's experiencing a personal power surge

  • Today's Show Starred:

    Kim and Mark Sanders from Tiverton in Devon, who picked today's Big Screen Belter

    Nigel Ogden, who brought us "On This Day"

    Persia from Leeds, who told us all about her first ever audition

    Bobby from Chepstow, who is going to be staying in a yurt

    Roz Dollery from Eastleigh, who chose today's Golden Oldie

    Joan Collins was our guest of honour, and she chose the Gobsmackers

    Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE, who helped us with Pause For Thought


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