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Eddie & The Hot Rods Do Anything You Want To Do
Beautiful Game (Various Artists), Universal
Jamie Hartman Girlwise
III, Flat Cap Records, 1
Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better
The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television
Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia
Tom Petty I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty - Anthology, MCA
Genesis Invisible Touch
Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin
Coldplay Charlie Brown
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts/With A Little Help
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1
Freddie & The Dreamers You Were Made For Me
The Greatest Hits Of 1963, Premier
Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Talking Heads And She Was
More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky
The Feeling Turn It Up
(CD Single), Universal, 1
T. Rex Children Of The Revolution
Marc Bolan & T Rex Essential Collectn, Universal
Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own
(CD Single), Columbia, 25
Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe
Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar
The Pioneers Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
Young Gifted & Black (Various), Trojan
KT Tunstall Hold On
(CD Single), Relentless
Jason Segel Man or Muppet
The Muppets, Walt Disney Records, 18
The Clash Train In Vain
The Essential Clash, Sony Music Entertainment
Talk Talk It's My Life
More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky
Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now
The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier
Madness Michael Caine
Madness - Utter Madness, Zarjazz
Paul Carrack Good Feelin' About It
(CD Single), Carrack UK, 1
The Trammps Hold Back The Night
The Best Of, Rhino, 14
Katie Melua Better Than A Dream
(CD Single), Dramatico, 1
Pause For Thought
With Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford.
I have been reading the Bible for a very long time now. And through the years I’ve often wondered why Jesus chose to talk in images and with stories, rather than making points and telling people to agree with them. I used to think it was just a local cultural preference of his time, but I think there’s something deeper going on – something that nagged away at me during the last week.
Nelson Mandela went into hospital and the world waited to see what would happen. Nothing unusual about an old man whose health is failing, is there? But this old man has become a global icon of selfless reconciliation – a man who suffered for three decades, but emerged as one of the strongest men in the world, enabling South Africa and other countries to look for radically new ways of behaving. Behind the name of the man is a story that moves us deeply in our hearts and our imaginations.
Then the Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin was killed in Syria whilst trying to tell a story – not of dry political arguments or power struggles, but illustrating these with stories of real women and children, real people being brutalised, defenceless people in an ordinary place being subjected to the merciless power of heavy weaponry… and those who control it.
A fantastic example of good journalism, Marie Colvin put herself in danger in order that the wider world might see and hear how the decisions of others impact the lives of people like us. And it is that power of storytelling that gets into our heads and scratches away at our imagination.
Which is why, I think, Jesus taught with stories and parables and pictures. Words and statements just go in and get accepted or rejected. Stories scratch away and tease us until we grapple with what they are all about.
He once told a story about a man wanting to build a tower and asked if he would begin without first counting the cost. Mandela and Colvin counted the cost of their commitment. Their stories will not let us go.
Do you have an Earworm?
Inspired by the super-catchy Man or Muppet song (which you might have heard us play a couple of times...) our Mystery Guest today was Vicky Williamson who studies songs that get stuck in your head... aka Earworms!The Earworm Project
If you want to find out more - click on the link below!
Mountains Are Moved By The Simplest Things
Today's show is dedicated to any Leap Day do-something-different-ers!
Today's Show Stars:
Andy North from Norwich who chooses a Big Screen Belter.
Rebecca White from Yorkshire who take part in Morton Mayhem Independence Day!
John Nutbeen from Swindon who knocks off for good.
Grace Richards from Surrey who celebrates her 3rd AND 12th birthdays simultaneously!
John Murray from the BBC's football coverage who tell us about this day in history.
Sue Gowers from Buckinghamshire who takes us back with a Golden Oldie.
Vicky Williamson who explains earworms.
Nicola Winter from Hampshire who gobsmacks us.
Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, who shared some wise words.
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