iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gareth Malone bring us the official Diamond Jubilee song!

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

Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gareth Malone bring us the official Diamond Jubilee song!

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 18 May 2012

Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gareth Malone bring the official Diamond Jubilee song!

AND the brilliant Ben Elton tells us about the 10th Anniversary of his stage musical We Will Rock You, based on the iconic music of Queen.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors Touch Me

    The Best Of The Doors, Elektra

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex I Love To Boogie

    T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs, Repertoire

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman

    Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman Phil Harris and Bruce Reitherman - Bare Necessities

    Walt Disney

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Shine

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Love To Love You Baby

    Donna Summer - Endless Summer, Mercury

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer I Feel Love

    Donna Summer - On The Radio, Casablanca, 7

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Only The Horses

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Ting Tings

    The Ting Tings That's Not My Name

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson It's Late

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

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Stand Up

    Who You Are, Island

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc Good Morning Judge

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • Image for Tom Jones & Jessie J

    Tom Jones & Jessie J Mocking Bird (Live on 2DAY)

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow, The Commonwealth Band and Military Wives Sing

    (CD Single), Decca

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow, The Commonwealth Band and Military Wives Sing

    (CD Single), Decca

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and The Attractions (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding

    Ten Bloody Marys & Ten How's Your Fathers, Demon Records

  • Image for Queen

    Queen The Show Must Go On

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Faith

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Revolution

    The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 8

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer P.F. Sloan

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Will Rock You

    News Of The World, Island, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Canon Ann Easter

    The Olympic flame was lit in Greece last week and now, today, it will arrive here in Britain to be taken on a rather roundabout route, carried by lots of different people through loads of different communities, ending up at the Olympic stadium in my home borough of Newham in east London and I’ll be there in June to see it as it goes by our Church – and our church’s been there since the 12th Century and seen a lot of things but not yet, I think, an Olympic flame!

    I do like the idea that we’re continuing a tradition that’s been going for thousands of years ever since the Greeks invented a competition between people and nations which was about sport and fitness rather than war - and there’s something about doing the things that people have done for ages, isn’t there?

    Last Sunday I preached in St Bartholomew’s Church in East Ham where I was Christened – the font’s still there, with a blue plaque on it, of course - then in the afternoon when we had a bit of sunshine, because my daughter now lives in the house where she and her brothers were brought up, my grandchildren sat on the step in the garden just like their parents did.
    We do need traditions I think; there’s something good and positive and life-enhancing about continuity and connectedness that tells us we have a place in this world and in eternity; we are connected to sisters and brothers across the globe and down through time; and each of us is unique and valuable , and, if we think like that, we are perhaps less liable to do things which might hurt each other and spoil the world.

    I understand that there are many people who can’t or don’t want to continue traditions from their past; not all traditions are good, by any means – I’m not very keen on the 17th Century custom of wife-selling or putting small children up chimneys, so if you feel like that, then it’s the time to start new, better traditions.

    You know what they say – you only need to do something twice and it becomes ‘what we always do’ - it’s a tradition!

  • Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gareth Malone bring us the official Diamond Jubilee song!

    Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gareth Malone bring us the official Diamond Jubilee song!

  • Bed-maker to the stars - Phil McCartan!

    Bed-maker to the stars - Phil McCartan!

  • Ben Elton joined us for Breakfast!

    Ben Elton joined us for Breakfast!

    Our mate Ben Elton was in this morning as well! Who's been to see We Will Rock You? It rocks!

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