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27/02/2012

Duration:
1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 27 February 2012

Agyness Deyn's been fibbing about her age. And your biggest whopper is? With a first look at the day's news, great music, chat and a Pause For Thought. You can get in touch with the show by e-mail: vfeltz@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for Jason Segel

    Jason Segel Man Or Muppet?

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for New Vaudeville Band

    New Vaudeville Band Winchester Cathedral

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Jodie Marie

    Jodie Marie I Got You

    Mountain Echo, Decca, 1

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Four Seasons In One Day

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • Image for Avalanche City

    Avalanche City Love, Love, Love

    Our New Life Above The Ground, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name

    Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Hold The Line

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Lionel Richie & Shania Twain

    Lionel Richie & Shania Twain Endless Love

    Tuskegee, Mercury, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Culture Club

      Culture Club Karma Chameleon

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Michael Kiwanuka

    Michael Kiwanuka I'm Getting Ready

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Bad Bad Leroy Brown

    My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra, Reprise

  • Image for Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross Ride Like The Wind

    Christopher Cross, Warner Bros

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Breakfast In America

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Musgraves

    The Musgraves Last Of Me

    (CD Single), Redhouse, 1

  • I Want To Wake Up With You, chosen by Lis George in Cambridge

  • Image for Theory

    Theory Out Of My Head

    The Truth Is..., Roadrunner, 3

  • Pause For Thought: John Forrest, Director of the Insight Film Festival

    The theme of this week’s Pauses for Thought is ‘Holiness’ which is because the week ahead contains the feast day of St David – Patron Saint of Wales.

    Now I’ve no doubt that St David was a very holy man and that his life has meant a great deal to people over the centuries.

    But nowadays we do tend to be a bit suspicious of people who think of themselves as ‘holy’. To be honest it tends to suggest someone who’s a bit odd or ‘other worldly’. And what’s more, I’m conscious that sitting here in the Pause for Thought corner might mean that I run the risk that some people will identify me with a bunch of weirdos.

    Perish the thought! I don’t want to get labeled like that because, although I do try hard to be a Christian, in all honesty I don’t think an audit on my life would show it looking very ‘holy’. And also I don’t identify with some of the wilder trappings of religious activity. In fact I find some of them a bit difficult to deal with. A friend of mine likes to say that he considers himself ‘the world’s worst Christian’. But I say that I could easily beat him to the title.

    I think being holy has got to have something to do with having faith but some people give the impression that faith is about doing odd things, speaking in funny language or singing out of tune stuff in enthusiastic ways. Well such things don’t do it for me!

    I take comfort from a discussion St Peter started about holiness. It’s published in one of his Biblical letters. He suggested that people trying to be good Christians should see their lives as special and that they should try not to live as they might have done if they knew nothing better. He makes the argument for having ‘minds that are alert and fully sober’ and that are ‘set on God’s hope and grace’.

    I can identify with that because I really would like to lead a better life than I do, and faith gives me a reason to keep on trying.

    As you’d expect St Peter’s does acknowledge that God is holy – and I guess I have no argument with him on that. But his lively definition of faith is a far cry from those obnoxious personality types that we think of as ‘holy Joes’.

    Real life changing faith – (and a warning, there is a pun coming up here) – is a holy different matter.

  • Vanessa's Word Of The Day

    ...is "sedulous", which menas diligent in application or pursuit; characterized by or accomplished with care and perseverance.

    So there!

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