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Miranda Hart and Jon Holmes Sit In

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 October 2011

David Walliams talks about his epic swim along the Thames and explains why he turned down a role in Harry Potter.

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Nowhere To Run

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for James Morrison

    James Morrison I Won't Let You Go

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Lucky Man

    Now 39 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Jump

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Have A Nice Day

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds A.K.A... What A Life!

    (CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Can't Stand Losing You

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Eight Days A Week

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 8

  • Image for Ryan Adams

    Ryan Adams Lucky Now

    Ashes & Fire, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Darren Hayes

    Darren Hayes Black Out The Sun

    (CD Single), Powdered Sugar Productions, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People

    The Woodstock Generation (Various), Nectar

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Take A Chance On Me

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 003

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup

    Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet

  • Image for Mads Langer

    Mads Langer Riding Elevators

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart

    Moments In Love (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Price Tag

    (CD Single), Lava Records, 1

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty I Won't Back Down

    Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Lookin' 4 Luv

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight and The Pips Baby Don't Change Your Mind

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles Al, Pro-Tv

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Dangerous

    (CD Single), Rocket, 1

  • Image for Ricky Martin

    Ricky Martin Livin' La Vida Loca

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Smoove & Turrell

    Smoove & Turrell Hard Work

    Eccentric Audio, Jalapeno Records, 1

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Radio Radio

    The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Keane and K'Naan

    Keane and K'Naan Stop For A Minute

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Pause For Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine:

    "Do we see from the whites of our eyes?" asked my youngest daughter.

    "No" I replied, "we see through our pupils - the black bit in the middle of our eyes."

    "But they are so small!" she said "How can they see such big things?"

    I didn't tell her 'not only are they small, but we see everything up-side down and it's our brains which turn things the right way round'.

    Such are the miracles of our eyes and our brains.

    Children often ask profound questions even if they don't mean to, and her words reminded me of the question asked to God by the great Sufi, Rumi in one of his poems.

    "My heart is so small, it's almost invisible. How can You place such big sorrows in it?"

    "Look," answered The Lord, "Your eyes are even smaller, yet they behold the world."

    Our eyes are tiny yet they do indeed behold the world. At least if we allow ourselves to see it, and its awe inspiring beauty. But sometimes we close them off to the greatness and scale of the universe.

    Our brains seem a jumble of strange fatty-acids, yet can hold the most profound thoughts - sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrible; but intricate and complex nevertheless. Sometimes though we choose not to think about the world - its injustices, its imbalances; its intricacies and complexity; its diversity and beauty.

    Our hearts are also small, but not only do they have the capacity to hold great sorrow, as Rumi said, but also great love. But sometimes we close them off, scared of pain and hurt, but also afraid to truly feel a depth of emotion.

    So maybe it is not our eyes, our brains and our hearts which are tiny and insignificant. They can behold so much. Maybe it is us who close them off. Maybe it is us who are small.

    Our eyes are tiny, yet they behold the world. A child is small, and has limited knowledge, yet they ponder great thoughts.

    Such is the beauty, and the paradoxes of the universe. Let us be big enough to contemplate them.

  • David Walliams joins Miranda and Jon

    David Walliams joins Miranda and Jon

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