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Baby Race

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 May 2012

Baby Race is go! We hear from the runners and the riders taking on Chris and his wife for the coveted position of Baby Race Winner 2012.

12 year old Josh Malin makes a splash with his first ever scuba dive

Our Mystery Guest Julian Alonzi gives us the scoop on the life of an ice cream seller, live from Scarborough beach!

Olympic rower Pete Reed tells us what happened On This Day in history

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Music Played

25 items
  • Image for U2

    U2 Beautiful Day

    Now 47 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Emin

    Emin Baby Get Higher

    (CD Single), Saffron, 1

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers I'm On My Way

    The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Hounds Of Love

    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love, EMI

  • Image for David Gray

    David Gray Babylon

    (CD Single), Iht Records

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Sweet Little Mystery

    Wet Wet Wet - Greatest Hits & More, Precious Organisation

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Only The Horses

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Follow You Follow Me

    And Then There Were Three, Charisma

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt 1973

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Pioneers

    The Pioneers Long Shot Kick De Bucket

    Rhythm & Blues Beat Volume 2, Island

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello Everyday I Write The Book

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Baby Face

    20 Great Crusing Hits Of The 50's & 60's Vol.2 (Various Artists), Cascade

  • Image for Slade

    Slade Cum On Feel The Noize

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Stand Up

    Who You Are, Island

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Uptown Girl

    An Innocent Man, CBS

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Sam & Dave

    Sam & Dave Soul Man

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

    Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer P.F. Sloan

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Wings Of A Dove

    Madness - Divine Madness, Virgin

  • Image for Wings

    Wings Silly Love Songs

    Wings - At The Speed Of Sound, Parlophone

  • Image for Aztec Camera

    Aztec Camera Somewhere In My Heart

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

  • Image for Bobby Goldsboro

    Bobby Goldsboro Hello Summertime

    The Very Best Of, EMI, 3

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    With Simon Cohen, who runs a communications agency.

    Life seems so busy at the moment. I don’t know about you, but with everything happening at work, and trying to be a good husband, brother, and friend, I’ve been asking myself ‘How on earth do I fit everything in?’

    I used to kid myself. Somehow imbued with superhero qualities, I thought I could whizz through my 82 tasks for the day, with just about enough time to save the world while cooking a gourmet meal for my lady.

    Unfortunately, it turned out that my body was immune to my mind’s charm. Following a trip to New York a couple of years ago, I was hospitalised with a disease that inflamed the lining of my lung, and confined me to my bed for about two months. Suddenly the guy who thought he could do everything had to ask for help, even to sit up.

    Fortunately, while bedridden, Bruce Lee came to the rescue. In the film Enter the Dragon, he tells a young student:

    ‘It is like a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory.’

    It’s so easy to focus on what is directly in front of us. But when we do, we soon realise that working faster and harder - no matter what our intentions - does not equate to a greater sense of happiness or fulfilment.

    What would happen if we took just 60 seconds out of our daily lives to silently reflect on our visions of success, our very own heavenly glories?

    Well, I try this, and while I still sometimes slip into superhero mode, and fail as much as I succeed, those 60 seconds make a huge difference in my life. Silence helps me to realise that I don't need to fit everything in, I just need to focus on what really matters.

    When we reflect on the lesson from Bruce Lee, we are liberated from the short-termism of our daily existence. We also realise that, despite all the challenges we face, every day we live under the beauty of the moon, the stars and the sky. And that’s pretty cool.

  • Remember you're unique - just like everybody else

    Today's show was dedicated to anyone who helps the winners to win


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