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Status Quo down under!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 April 2012

Francis Rossi joins us on the phone from Fiji to tell us about filming the Status Quo movie!

We hear your heroic stories of animal rescue.

Elly Dixon, who's 10 and from Shropshire, tells us about going rock climbing for the first time.

And a fracking Top Tenuous...

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Rebel Rebel

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Oh My Goodness

    In Case You Didn't Know, Epic, 1

  • Image for Patti Page

    Patti Page Old Cape Cod

    Sampled (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Never Tear Us Apart

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Rhythm Of Love

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records, 1

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Mamma Mia

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 004

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Boy Named Sue

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll 1969 (Vol 2), Connoisseur

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Read My Mind

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for The Shadows

    The Shadows Wonderful Land

    The Shadows - First 20 Years At The T, EMI

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Death To My Hometown

    Wrecking Ball, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum Runaway Train

    Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling I Thought It Was Over

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Lisa Hannigan

    Lisa Hannigan What'll I Do

    Passenger, P&C Hoop Recordings, 1

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall

    The Best Of Suzanne Vega, A&M

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

    The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 3

  • Image for Bread

    Bread The Guitar Man

    David Gates & Bread - Essentials, Elektra

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo In The Army Now

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall

    Pink Floyd, Harvest

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin'

    The Best Of, MCA, 2

  • Image for The Dream Academy

    The Dream Academy Life In A Northern Town

    Blast From The Past (Various Artists, Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Shakatak

    Shakatak Down On The Street

    Shakatak - The Coolest Cuts, Polydor

  • Image for Ashford & Simpson

    Ashford & Simpson Solid

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists), Virgin, 2

  • Image for Princess

    Princess Say I'm Your Number One

    Hit Factory: Pete Waterman's... (Var), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Alexander O'Neal

    Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle Saturday Love

    Nite Flite 2 (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette It's Possible

    (CD Single), Roxette Recordings, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    With Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree.

    The vagaries of the Jewish calendar seem to reflect the uncertainty and extremes of human experience. Last week we celebrated Passover with its emphasis on freedom, reminding ourselves of our duty to ensure that no one suffers under the oppressive rule of another. And tomorrow, less than a week after repeating that important – and too often ignored – message, we arrive at another, very different anniversary.

    Tomorrow is Yom ha-Sho’ah – Holocaust Memorial Day. Not the one that falls every January 27th, the date that Russian troops liberated Auschwitz. This one is the anniversary of the Hebrew date in 1943 when the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto rose up and, against all odds, held the mighty Nazi army at bay for more than six weeks.

    There is, I think, a distinction between the Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day the one observed nationally. Tomorrow is an opportunity for us to recall victims of the Holocaust, while the national memorial reminds us of the cruelty of which people are capable, and encourages us to ensure that it never happens again.

    These observances and commemorations take place against a background of continued oppression, violence and cruelty meted out by one group of human beings to another. In too many places in our world: Syria and other places in the Middle East, not to mention countless other locations, people still suffer oppression, still yearn for their freedom. The continuing struggle of so many oppressed people remains a blot on the conscience of humankind.

    A reading from our Liberal Haggadah, our Passover service book, reminds us that ‘no liberation is easy. As tyranny brings death and terror to its victims, so the struggle to overthrow it claims its casualties.’

    Passover tells us of the joy of human freedom; Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us how often it is brutally denied to so many. Still many lessons to be learned, but there must always be hope that one day all people will live in freedom and dignity.


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