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1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 April 2012

Entertainment, information, intelligent conversation and audience interaction.

Music Played

13 items
  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Journey

    Journey Don't Stop Believing

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Is The Life

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Mental as Anything

    Mental as Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Jack Savoretti

    Jack Savoretti Knock Knock

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 8

  • Image for Jimmy Cliff

    Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People

    Jukebox 70's Hits -I Got The Music In, Old Gold

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Dreamer

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve The Drugs Don't Work

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for M People

    M People Search For The Hero

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden Wasted Years

    CD Single, EMI, 3

  • Image for Tom Paxton

    Tom Paxton The Last Thing On My Mind

    (Single), Elektra

  • Choose Our Showstopper

    OPTION A :
    Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

    OPTION B :
    Pentangle – Light Flight

    OPTION C :
    Tom Paxton – The Last Thing On My Mind

    OPTION D :
    Judy Collins – Both Sides Now

    Text the word ‘FOLK’ plus your choice A, B, C or D – ***with no gaps in between*** - to 88291.

    Texts are charged at your standard message rate.

    You have until 6.45 tonight…then join Mike Harding after 7 for the best in Folk.

  • Today's Confession: Trust Me I'd A Doctor

    Dear Simon and the collective,

    My confession goes back to 1975 when I was still a junior doctor, and its only now that I have retired can I make this public, though it has, I admit, troubled me from time to time over the past 37 years.

    There used to be quite a crowd of us lads and lasses from the same part of town who met in school, carried on through university and into work. My best mate Graham was amongst them, but also was his cousin Bernie who was a pain but he was always hanging around with us. Bernie always used to wind me up, and others, but he somehow had a way with the girls and he started going out with Jules while at university – who I had worshipped from afar since the age of 12.

    Graham and Bernie were doing engineering and I was doing medicine. Bernie knew I’d had a ‘pash’ for Jules and would always make some snide remark when I’d see him round at Graham’s place. By the time I’d started doing my junior doctor bit in the local hospital, inevitably wedding bells were ringing for Bernie and Jules.

    Graham was Bernie’s best man, but since Bernie was a bit of a ‘no-mates’, it didn’t look like his stag night was going to be that well attended, so Graham persuaded me to come along as well to make up the numbers. I went along and during the course of the night most of Bernie’s mates made their excuses and headed home, leaving Bernie with Graham and me.

    One thing about Bernie was that he couldn’t take his drink very well, and he was soon in no fit state to walk, never mind drink! He was being supported between Graham and I as we trudged back to his place when we were passing my hospital and I had an idea…

    I convinced Graham it would be rather amusing to take Bernie into casualty and get him properly plastered, so in we went. I got my white coat on, took Bernie along to an empty examining room and slapped a plaster on his leg. Yep, one of those massive leg plasters. I’m ashamed to say I also played the xylophone along his shin with a couple of rubber mallets we used, so he would have an aching leg when it was all done. Still a little tipsy, I decided it looked so good that we should do the other leg too! And one arm!

    Needless to say, Bernie was in a bit of a state the next morning. We told him he’d passed out, fallen and broken one leg and damaged the other. The arm had a hairline fracture and it was only due to me that he’d been sorted out so quickly otherwise he’d still be stuck in casualty when he should have been at his wedding.

    Jules wasn’t best pleased, and I’m sure all the guests were highly amused at the groom with his legs and arm in plaster all the way through, all through the photos, reception and off on his honeymoon to the Seychelles.
    Having to keep the plaster on and dry must have had quite a dampening effect on the honeymoon.

    When Bernie got back I told him to pop in and see me at the hospital and I’d be able to sort him out quickly with getting the plaster off, which of course I did, and he was very grateful for my help and how I’d saved his wedding.

    So I ask forgiveness for what I put Bernie through, and the lovely Jules, and the photographer for trying to keep the leg out of the pictures…but no doubt today they can just Photoshop them.



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