iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Richard Madeley sits in

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Richard Madeley sits in

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 April 2012

Richard Madeley sits in for Chris.

Music Played

34 items
  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Natalie Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia Torn

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Oh My Goodness

    In Case You Didn't Know, Epic, 1

  • Image for New York City

    New York City I'm Doing Fine Now

    Temptation (Various Artists), Quality Television

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Bleeding Love

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City Fireflies

    (CD Single), Island Records, 1

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds All I Really Want To Do

    Ready Steady Go! (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Twisting By The Pool

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Image for Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Good Girl

    Blown Away, Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Alphabeat

    Alphabeat Fascination

    (CD Single), Copenhagen

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak My Baby Left Me

    Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1

  • Image for Lighthouse Family

    Lighthouse Family Lifted

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Chic

    Chic I Want Your Love

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Two Hearts

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller That Dangerous Age

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Kissing You Goodbye

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Love After War

    (CD Single), Star Track, 1

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Rehab

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy

    (Single), Stateside

  • Image for Huey Lewis and the News

    Huey Lewis and the News and Huey Lewis The Power Of Love

    Huey Lewis & The News - Fore!, Chrysalis

  • Image for Marlon Roudette

    Marlon Roudette New Age

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing

    Hot Chocolate, EMI, 16

  • Image for Maverick Sabre

    Maverick Sabre I Used To Have It All

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Yello

    Yello The Race

    Now 13, Part 2 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Glitter & Gold

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for The Animals

    The Animals We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • Image for Michael Ball

    Michael Ball Love Changes Everything

    The Very Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Polydor

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers Spinning Around In The Air

    Spinning Around In The Air, Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore and Sandy Denny London

    (CD Single), Mighty Village, 1

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Pencil Full Of Lead

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    Religious connections aside, what links my medieval prayer stone and home-baked bread? The answer is touch. Sometime during the Middle Ages someone carved the Madonna and child into this small stick-shaped stone. Think of all the people over the centuries that will have held and smoothed its surface with their fingers as they’ve prayed. And just recently I was interviewed for a programme exploring the therapeutic impact of bread-making on, among others, the victims of torture. For people whose senses have been violently assaulted the positive sensual experience of kneading dough and feeling the soft smooth, elastic texture of it in their hands can be profoundly healing. 
    ---Test paragraph---
    Perhaps of all the senses, touch is the one we most take for granted. Only when it’s lost do we realise how much our well-being depends upon it - and that includes the experience of pain that sometimes comes with it. Violence inflicted on one person by another is wholly unacceptable, but not all pain is bad. How many of us are alive because pain let us know something was wrong and we saw a doctor? People I’ve met who suffer from leprosy became disfigured because they can’t feel pain. Without that sensation they don’t notice the nail they’ve accidentally stood on in bare feet, or their hands being burnt by pans to hot to handle. Pain, physical or psychological is there to protect us from harm – if we take note of it. C.S.Lewis wrote, ‘God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.’ Whether or not you believe in God, it’s worth remembering that pain requires attention and action, and no one should suffer when suffering can be alleviated.

Broadcasts

BBC Playlister

Image for BBC Playlister: Name that tune with Chris Evans

Chris has a song stuck in his head - but what is it? That's why he needs BBC Playlister!

Podcast

  1. Image for Chris Evans - The Best Bits

    Chris Evans - The Best Bits

    Catch up with the latest Breakfast fun with Chris Evans. Hear the best stories and the biggest…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss