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2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 June 2012

British amateur super-heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua delivers On This Day.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for The New Seekers

    The New Seekers I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

    70's Number Ones Vol 2, Old Gold

  • Image for The Black Crowes

    The Black Crowes Hard To Handle

    (CD Single), Def American

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Dark Side

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for John Travolta

    John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You're The One That I Want

    Grease (Original Movie S/Track), Polydor

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • Image for Madness

    Madness My Girl

    Madness - Complete Madness, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Girls On Film

    Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Black Heart

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers

    Shaking The Tree, Virgin

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Buildings And Treetops

    (CD Single), 157 Records

  • Image for Ben's Brother

    Ben's Brother Stuttering (Kiss Me Again)

    (CD Single), Relentless

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum Runaway Train

    Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith When You're Gone

    Fall To Grace, RCA, 8

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Forget About You

    Approved By The Motors, Virgin Records, 3

  • Image for America

    America A Horse With No Name

    America's Greatest Hits - History, Warner Bros

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Redemption Days

    (CD Single), Freedom

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith

    The Best Of The Proclaimers, Chrysalis

  • Image for U2

    U2 With Or Without You

    U2 - The Joshua Tree, Island

  • Image for Big Country

    Big Country In A Big Country

    Without The Aid Of A Safety Net, EMI

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream Country Girl

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Going Up The Country

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for Blur

    Blur Country House

    The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Rocky Ground

    Wrecking Ball, Columbia, 9

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    With Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford.

    A couple of days ago I had one of those conversations that leaves you confused - not about the content, but how the conversation itself ever happened in the first place.
    I was having a chat with a woman in a shop and I remarked that I hoped we'd sort the Swedes out on Friday. She said the best way to deal with swedes is to chop them up, boil them, then roast them in the oven. At least, that's what I think she said. The problem was, I was talking about Euro 2012 and England's chances on Friday while she was thinking 'vegetables'.
    This reminded me of when I was a kid in Liverpool. Two neighbours were having a chat one day about the ants. It was only when Mrs Green went into detail about how, when even Nippon failed, she resorted to pouring boiling water down their hole, that Mrs Howard twigged that she wasn't referring to the two spinster aunts she had been talking about. In Liverpool we didn't distinguish between 'ant' and 'aunt'.
    I remember this every time I find myself not listening to what someone is actually saying and jump to conclusions about what I think they are saying. And this happens a lot - not just to me, but to all of us. What we hear is not always what is really being said.
    Remember the disciples mishearing Jesus in Monty Python's Life of Brian? "Blessed are the cheese makers? Of course, he means producers of all dairy products..."
    We do this with Jesus all the time - making him say what we want to hear him say, rather than what he actually said. We duck the hard stuff. We can confidently propagate the stuff about 'loving your neighbour' - even if we find it easier to say than to do - whilst quietly ignoring the embarrassing stuff like 'deny yourself, pick up that cross and come with me'.
    What we hear isn't always what is being said. So, when I say I hope the Swedes get battered on Friday, you know what I mean.


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