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National Budgie Day

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 March 2012

A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Wall Street Shuffle

    Million Sellers Vol.13 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Losing Myself

    Echoes, Sony

  • Image for Ben E. King

    Ben E. King Stand By Me

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Rainbow

    Rainbow Since You've Been Gone

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Oh My Goodness

    In Case You Didn't Know, Epic, 1

  • Image for U2

    U2 With Or Without You

    U2 - The Joshua Tree, Island

  • Image for R. Dean Taylor

    R. Dean Taylor There's A Ghost In My House

    And They Danced The Night Away, Debutante

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Avalanche City

    Avalanche City Love, Love, Love

    Our New Life Above The Ground, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Careless Whisper

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Mental as Anything

    Mental as Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for The Tweets

    The Tweets The Birdie Song

    Novelty No.1's (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Take It To The Limit

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for Andy Kim

    Andy Kim Rock Me Gently

    Super Hits Of The 70's (Various Artis, Rhino

  • Image for Marcus Collins

    Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Stephen Duffy

    Stephen Duffy Kiss Me

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution Kiss

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Pointless

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Flash and the Pan

    Flash and the Pan Waiting For A Train

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Fun Boy Three

    Fun Boy Three and Bananarama Really Saying Something

    Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving, London

  • Pause For Thought

    With Riazat Butt, Journalist and Broadcaster.

    My brain hasn’t been working that quickly lately. I think this is because I’ve stepped out of the exciting world of journalism and now spend most of my time bimbling around London, cooing over exotic holiday offers and sitting at my kitchen table in my pajamas writing.
    I wonder if it’s going to be the same for the Archbishop of Canterbury, who announced his retirement last Friday. When I heard the news I thought, typical. He saw me turn my back on a glittering career to return to academic life and he probably thought, well if she can do it so can I. I hope his new life at Cambridge, one of the best universities in the world, gives him the balance and happiness he deserves.

    Since Rowan Williams said he was stepping down there’s been lots of discussion about what sort of man the next archbishop should be - it’ll be a man because we’re years away from having a lady one - and whether the country even needs an archbishop.

    And of course the debate about religion in public life reared its noisy head. Again. It’s a row that’s rumbled on for years. If I had a pound for every time I’d heard that Britain was or wasn’t a Christian country I wouldn’t be sitting in my pajamas at my kitchen table, writing. I’d be on an exotic holiday all year round.

    People like new beginnings because there’s an excitement and uncertainty about them. They represent a chance to do things differently, to do them better. This means Rowan Williams, me and quite possibly you.

    The Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore said every child came with the message that God was not yet discouraged of man. I think this goes for change as well. Change doesn’t have to be scary, it can be a second chance.

  • It's Budget Day Kids But Let Us Declare It Budgie Day!

    Today's show is dedicated to everyone's , bank balances, wallets, purses and piggy banks.

  • Today's Show Stars:

    Craig Beaumont from Lancashire who chooses a belter from the big screen

    Paul Derbyshire from Kent who knocks off for good

    Shari Gledhill from Scarborough who's performing in a play

    Julie Blackburn from Lancashire who reaches her big 5-0

    Adrian Van Klavaren from BBC Radio 5 Live who reads our On This Day

    Liz Wright from Smallholder magazine who is our Myster Guest

    Andrea Grew from Staffordshire who gobsmacks us


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