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Ryan Tubridy sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 July 2012

Ryan Tubridy sits in for Chris Evans with a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 Blame It On The Boogie

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Santana

    Santana She's Not There

    Santana - The Ultimate Collection, Sony

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Fine By Me

    (CD Single), S-Curve Records

  • Image for Carole King

    Carole King You've Got A Friend

    Carole King - Tapestry, Epic

  • Image for Westlife

    Westlife World Of Our Own

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs With A Girl Like You

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

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Pinball Wizard

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

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone While You're Out Looking For Sugar

    The Soul Sessions Vol II, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Moody Blues

    The Moody Blues Your Wildest Dreams

    The Singles, BR Music

  • Image for Gallagher & Lyle

    Gallagher & Lyle Breakaway

    Gallagher & Lyle - Breakaway, River Records

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak Live It Up

    Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1

  • Image for Dan England

    Dan England and John Ford Coley Love Is The Answer

    (Single), Big Tree

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 1

  • Image for Marc Almond

    Marc Almond and Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Morten Harket

    Morten Harket I'm The One

    (CD Single), Wrasse Records, 004

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Elvis Ain't Dead

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners The Spinners - Are You Ready For Love

    The Very Best Of, Rhino, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Sowing The Seeds Of Love

    The Best Of Drive Time (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 7

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville

    Delilah - Jukebox 60's Hits, Old Gold, 2

  • Image for Denis King

    Denis King Lovejoy

    tv themes, White Label, 1

  • Image for Eric Church

    Eric Church Springsteen

    Chief, Wrasse Records, 1

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Lovin' Spoonful

    The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream

    The Lovin' Spoonful Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for The Hollies

    The Hollies The Air That I Breathe

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd, 14

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald That Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Get It On

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Jericho

    Out Of The Game, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Various Artists

    Various Artists Perfect Day

    The Best 90's Album In The World...Ev, Virgin

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Maggie May

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Coronas

    The Coronas Dreaming Again

    Single, Lix Records, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I Will

    The White Album, Parlophone, 16

  • Pause For Thought

    With Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond.

    As schools shut for the summer lots of school leavers give thank you cards and gifts to favourite teachers who’ve inspired them. I’m reminded of Mr Larcombe, my Chemistry teacher. I was hopeless at science but Mr Larcombe helped me to pull through. He was a lovely human being – the kind who makes people feel they’re something rather than nothing. He used simple pictures to help me understand scientific theories I struggled to grasp. I wonder how he’d describe to students as scientifically inept as me, the Higgs boson that’s been hitting the headlines. As I understand it when the invisible Higgs field was activated at the time of the Big Bang, the Higgs bosons within it, gave mass to weightless particles. Professor Higgs who postulated the boson around 50 years ago didn’t like the popular name given to it - the God Particle. He thought it might offend some people, but I like it. It reminds me of the life energy St John poetically described when he wrote, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…and the Word was made flesh.” In other words, an invisible life force was given substance and form, and great creativity unfolded from it, and continues to do so today. And I like to imagine there’s something of a God Particle in each of us – the ability to give those who think they’re insignificant light-weights a sense of being more substantial: That they matter and have a part to play in the universe. Just as Mr Larcombe helped me to see myself.
    Ryan, did you hear about the Higgs boson that went to church? When the priest said it wasn’t welcome and should leave the boson replied, “I’m not going anywhere. After all, without me there’s no mass.”


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