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25/11/2011

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 25 November 2011

Comedian Lee Evans joined Chris and the team for brekkie, bringing all his charm and silliness to the studio for a fun-filled-Friday.

Evans met Evans as Lee talked to Chris about his new book, his career in comedy, theatre and film and how he really wanted to be a musician!

Lee also judged the Head 2 Headlines and scored 8 out of 10 on the Top Tenuous.

Plus, we had the usual musical mayhem with The Big Screen Belter, Moira's Golden Oldie and The Seventies Smasher!

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Nickelback

    Nickelback When We Stand Together

    (CD Single), Roadrunner, 1

  • Image for Santa Esmeralda

    Santa Esmeralda and Leroy Gomez Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s (Various), Kenwest

  • Image for A. R. Rahman

    A. R. Rahman and Pussycat Dolls Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Jackie Wilson Said

    Very Best Of Dexy's Midnight Runners, Mercury

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Be With You

    (CD Single), Mute Records Limited, 1

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for Daniel Powter

    Daniel Powter Bad Day

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for The Pioneers

    The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah

    Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Side

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Military Wives

    Military Wives and Gareth Malone Wherever You Are

    (CD Single), Decca

  • Image for Louis Prima, Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman

    Louis Prima, Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman I Wanna Be Like You

    The Very Best of Disney

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Crazy Horses

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for John Lennon

    John Lennon Watching The Wheels

    John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World

    This Is My Song - Love Songs Of The 6, Old Gold

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack

    Ray Charles - The Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Better Than That

    Quid Pro Quo, Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer, CEO of a foundation which promotes spirituality in the workplace:

    There isn’t time for everything: the complexity of a human life.

    I just finished reading Walter Isaacson’s definitive biography of Steve Jobs. It’s riveting and I found it difficult to put down. Still, I wish I had never started it. Steve Jobs was a hero to many including myself. He built an extraordinary company and he was able to see the future in a way that few of his contemporaries and competitors could.

    And yet the Jobs that comes across in Isaacson’s authorized biography is anything but heroic. He comes across as vain, petty, vengeful, inconsiderate, and at times; deliberately cruel. He may have created extraordinary products but its said he also hurt many people along the way including his own family and closest friends.

    But then again, why must he be one or the other? Hero or villain? Why can’t he be both at the same time? We tend to see people in black in white when in reality we are all varying shades of grey.

    The Hebrew poet Yehudah Amichai expressed this idea beautifully in a poem based on the third chapter of Ecclesiastes:

    A man doesn't have time in his life
    to have time for everything.
    He doesn't have seasons enough to have
    a season for every purpose. Ecclesiastes
    Was wrong about that.

    A man needs to love and to hate at the same moment,
    to laugh and cry with the same eyes,
    with the same hands to throw stones and to gather them,
    to make love in war and war in love.
    And to hate and forgive and remember and forget [....]

    And his soul is seasoned, his soul
    is very professional.
    Only his body remains forever
    an amateur. It tries and it misses,
    gets muddled, doesn't learn a thing,
    drunk and blind in its pleasures
    and its pains.

    He will die as figs die in autumn,
    Shrivelled and full of himself and sweet,
    the leaves growing dry on the ground,
    the bare branches pointing to the place
    where there's time for everything.

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