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Frankie Goes to Hollywood on the phone

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 May 2012

Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes To Hollywood joins us on the phone.

We hear from a man who has the financial crisis completely sussed.

Isabel Marshall, who's 8 and from Ashton-on-Mersey, tells us all about taking part in a dressage competition.

And what about this chicken on the pitch at the Blackpool match?!

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Music Played

29 items
  • Image for U2

    U2 and B.B. King When Love Comes To Town

    Q The Blues (Various Artists), Hit Label

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Long Tall Sally

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 This Love

    (CD Single), J

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Gold

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral Dreaming Of You

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison What Is Life

    George Harrison: All Things Must Pass, Parlophone, 11

  • Image for Morten Harket

    Morten Harket Scared Of Heights

    (CD Single), Wrasse Records, 3

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Fernando

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 012

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Moon River

    The Best Of Andy Williams, Dino

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Thin Lizzy

    Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar

    The Best Of Phil Lynott & Thin Lizzy, Telstar, 10

  • Image for The Hoosiers

    The Hoosiers Choices

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Van Halen

    Van Halen Jump

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Only The Horses

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Human

    Day & Age, Mercury, 1

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for John Denver

    John Denver Take Me Home Country Roads

    A Song's Best Friend: Very Best Of, RCA/BMG

  • Image for Holly Johnson

    Holly Johnson Love Train

    Holly Johnson - Blast, MCA, 6

  • Image for Holly Johnson

    Holly Johnson Americanos

    Holly Johnson - Blast, MCA, 3

  • Image for Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood Relax

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood Two Tribes

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Gut

  • Image for Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood The Power Of Love

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Stand Up

    Who You Are, Island

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer P.F. Sloan

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Louis Jordan

    Louis Jordan Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

    Louis Jordan Golden Greats, MCA

  • Image for The Bees

    The Bees Chicken Payback

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South A Little Time

    Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal

  • Today's Show Stars:

    Annette Tullett from Oxfordshire who choses our Big Screen Belter

    Karen Statton from Devon who's rediscovering her vinyl collection

    Hilary Taylor from Norwich who's celebrating VE Day

    Mollie King from Sheffield who's going on her first school trip abroad

    Isabel Mitchell who tells us about her dressage competition

    Colin Jackson who gives us a history lesson

    Holly Johnson from Frankie Goes To Hollywood who's our Mystery Guest

    Lucia Hawes from Peterborough who gobsmacks us

    Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree, who makes us pause for thought

  • Thanks to Queenie and her Diamond Jubilee it's only 27 days until our next Bacnk Holiday!

    Today's show is dedicated to anyone who over Bank-Holidayed

  • Pause For Thought

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

    Last night I saw an amazing sunset. As I reached a small area of open land close to my home in Hertfordshire, the sun, large, round and red, was a full circle, its base just touching the tops of the distant trees. In less than five minutes it had sunk completely below the horizon.

    It gave me an insight into why my ancestors, without such technological tools as clocks or calendars chose to mark the end of one day and the beginning of the next at sundown. If each day is an opportunity, then the setting of the sun – especially when seen so graphically – is a chance to reflect on what has been achieved in the time that’s passed since the last sunset.

    I was careful not to say ‘the twenty-four hours that have passed’ in that last sentence. Because the time between sunsets is never exactly twenty-four hours. The ‘hour’ is a human invention, as is the idea that one day ends and the next one begins at midnight. Measuring time is a peculiar business. So is our place in it, and our relationship with it.

    The poet Philip James Bailey once wrote:

    ‘We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
    In feelings, not in figures of a dial.
    We should count time in heart-throbs. A person most lives
    Who thinks most – feels the noblest – acts the best.’

    It doesn’t much matter whether we consider that each day ends and the new one begins at midnight, sunset, or whenever we wake up in the morning. The important thing is to use well the time we have been given.

    In the eleventh century, a rabbi called Bachya ibn Pakuda, wrote: ‘Days are like scrolls. Write on them what you want to be remembered’.

    At some point every day – sunset, midnight or maybe at around 9.15 in the morning, perhaps everyone should stop and consider what might be remembered about that particular day. You might even call it a pause for thought…


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