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Mr Tambourine Man and Baby Races

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 21 May 2012

We announce the line-up for Radio 2's Festival In A Day live in Hyde Park!

We've got Jessie J, Status Quo, Mick Hucknall, Paloma Faith, Average White Band, Emeli Sande and The Band Perry all confirmed - with more names to be announced very soon!

Mr Tambourine Man gives us a percussion lesson.

Women's handball captain for Team GB, Lynn McCafferty, tells us what happened On This Day in history.

And T-minus one week til the arrival of baby Evans!

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Music Played

32 items
  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild

    Rock Anthems Volume 2 (Various), Dino

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pinball Wizard

    My Generation - The Very Best Of..., Polydor

  • Image for The Dandy Warhols

    The Dandy Warhols Bohemian Like You

    (CD Single), Capitol, 7

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Drive My Car

    The Beatles: 1962-1967, Apple, 1

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow, The Commonwealth Band and Military Wives Sing

    (CD Single), Decca

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for The Beat

    The Beat Can't Get Used To Losing You

    The Best Of, Go-Feet

  • Image for The Muppets

    The Muppets Man or Muppet?

    Fuzzy Muppet Songs

  • Image for The Avons

    The Avons Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat

    The Hits Of 1960 (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé My Kind Of Love

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution Raspberry Beret

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale 5 Years Time

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Chain Reaction

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for Dionne Warwick

    Dionne Warwick Heartbreaker

    Friends & Lovers (Various Artists), K-Tel

  • Image for Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream

    The Greatest Love (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Down Down

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

  • Image for Emin

    Emin Baby Get Higher

    (CD Single), Saffron, 1

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Rock 'n Me

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Byrds

    The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Go West

    Go West King Of Wishful Thinking

    Pretty Woman - Soundtrack, EMI

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Mirror Man

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Dollar

    Dollar Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour)

    The 80's Collection: 1981 (Various), Time Life

  • Image for Bucks Fizz

    Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Glenn Medeiros

    Glenn Medeiros Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You


  • Image for Jason Donovan

    Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue Especially For You

    Jason Donovan - Ten Good Reasons, PWL Records

  • Image for Rick Astley

    Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up

    Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Someb, RCA

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys That's Why God Made The Radio

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald A Night Like This

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev'd Rob Gillion

    This coming week is a real highlight for us in Chelsea as we celebrate the flower show.

    My favourite gardens are those full of roses - for their fragrance and their beauty. we all know the famous phrase 'stop and smell the roses' and its so important that we take time as often as possible to appreciate the beauty of God's creation.

    The other characteristic of roses is that the more you prune the more they flourish.

    Jesus uses the theme of pruning in one of his parables in relation to our growth as individuals, the more you prune the healthier the fruit and the better the harvest. The more you prune then healthier the roses.

    Now for all their romantic beauty, of course their stems are covered by thorns. In order to receive a rose you have to grasp the thorns. So often the most significant moments in our lives involve both suffering and glory.

    I suppose this is true of the way we try to nurture our children.

    My wife didn't have the best of labours when our sons were born, one was 10lbs 2 oz and as she was facing the pain of childbirth she said that I could marry again! When at last she held him in her arms the pain and suffering was forgotten as we marvelled the beauty of new life.

    I have the joy of baptising beautiful babies , six in the coming weeks, and as I shower them with refreshing water and hold this delicate life in my arms and offer God's' blessing I return the child to its parents reminding them it is now a partnership of care and nurture with themselves and God.

    Trials and tribulations will come but thorns will have to be grasped, so I've brought a bunch of roses to brighten up the studio, and take in the beauty and the fragrance of the world and hope that all of us will stop and smell the roses!

  • Champion Golfers!

    Champion Golfers!

    Here are the kind folk who donated to Children In Need to have a day on the golf course with Chris, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke today!


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