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Happy St David's Day Everyone!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 March 2012

Davy Jones is the subject of your Top Tenuous claims to fame today.

There's a rare Head 2 Headlines deadlock.

John Rob, who's 10 and from Liverpool, tells us all about his day playing rugby 7's for his school for the first time.

And what is the best way to have a Welsh cake...?

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

    (Single), Vertigo, 10

  • Image for Jodie Marie

    Jodie Marie I Got You

    Mountain Echo, Decca, 1

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing

    Simply The Best Movie Album (Various), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for New Radicals

    New Radicals You Get What You Give

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Next To Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!

    Turn! Turn! Turn!, Columbia

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees (Theme From) The Monkees

    The Monkees - The Collection, Arista, 1

  • Image for Emile Ford & The Checkmates

    Emile Ford & The Checkmates What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?

    50's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Mary, Mary

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 10

  • Image for Guns N’ Roses

    Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O' Mine

    The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists), Hits Album

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Have A Nice Day

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Theory

    Theory Out Of My Head

    The Truth Is..., Roadrunner, 3

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Help Yourself

    Tom Jones - Greatest Hits, Universal

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Night Fever

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart

    Own The Night, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Chicago

    Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4

    (Single), CBS

  • Image for Zager & Evans

    Zager & Evans In The Year 2525

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Semisonic

    Semisonic Secret Smile

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Paul Simon

    Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al

    The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2), Warner Bros, 4

  • Image for Voice of the Beehive

    Voice of the Beehive Don't Call Me Baby

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 1

  • Image for Aswad

    Aswad Don't Turn Around

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Pause For Thought

    With Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.

    More news this week about media hacking and bankers bonuses will have left some of us feeling angry. In the face of injustice, it’s tempting to react with outrage.

    Equally, when someone says something nasty, or sends us an upsetting message, it’s all too easy to reply with a rant, letting our emotions win the day. But before we do so, we might take a leaf out of Jeni Stepanek's book.

    Jeni is a dear friend of mine. All four of her children died under the age of 14 from a rare neuro-muscular disease, which she now suffers from as well.

    One of those children, Mattie J T Stepanek, was an astonishing poet and peacemaker. Recently voted by Oprah Winfrey as her favourite guest of all time, Mattie was a New York Times best selling author, and best friends with President Jimmy Carter. It’s fair to say Mattie wasn’t your average little boy. Despite the pain, or perhaps because of the pain, his was a message of peace, reminding us to play after every storm.

    It’s impossible for me to understand the pain that comes from losing a child, and the strength it must take to move on. But to lose all your children? Somehow, though, Jeni doesn’t react with anger. Echoing Mattie’s message, she challenges us never to react to feelings of injustice, but to respond. She chooses, every day, to respond with love and compassion.

    So how do we mere mortals learn how to respond, and not react? Some people pray, others meditate. Me? I have a daily minute's silence. And I remember a verse from Mattie’s poem For Our World, which he wrote on the morning of 9/11

    We need to stop.
    Just stop.
    Stop for a moment…
    Before anybody
    Says or does anything
    That may hurt anyone else.

    When we do stop, we discover the depths of our power to hurt and to help others. So when you are next confronted by a painful moment or message, will you react, or will you respond with love and compassion?

  • School Reporters Question Chris!

    School Reporters Question Chris!

    The tables were turned on Chris when he became the subject of the questions posed to him by two BBC News 'School Reporters'.

    Grace and Chris from Admiral Lord Nelson School, Portsmouth, delved straight into the DJ's past to uncover his formative influences, his biggest achievements and how wearing glasses halted his dreams of becoming a fireman.

    Listen to the School Reporters question Chris!


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