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The Top 5 records that never made the Top 5

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 20 September 2012

We play the top 5 records that never made it into the Top 5...

We go whale watching with the head of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.

We speak to the man responsible for getting the amazing Vulcan bomber air-worthy again.

Dom Joly gives us a history lesson.

9-year-old Morgan from Reading tells us about his new pet goat.

And Sarah Joseph, editor of emel magazine, shares some wise words.

Music Played

29 items
  • Image for Pulp

    Pulp Disco 2000

    (CD Single), Island, 6

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Hipsters

    (CD Single), Edsel Recordings, 1

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Rule The World

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men One Sweet Day

    Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone Father & Son

    Boyzone - By Request, Polydor

  • Image for Everything but the Girl

    Everything but the Girl Missing

    Crush (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Coolio

    Coolio Gangsta's Paradise

    (CD Single), Tommy Boy Music

  • Image for Robson & Jerome

    Robson & Jerome I Believe

    I Believe, Telstar

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Michael Jackson - Earth Song

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers A Design For Life

    Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV, 16

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Isn't It Time

    That's Why God Made The Radio, Capitol

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Domino

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Billie Jo Spears

    Billie Jo Spears Blanket On The Ground

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Because I Know That I Can

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie The Tide Is High

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Jackie Wilson Said

    Very Best Of Dexy's Midnight Runners, Mercury

  • Image for New Order

    New Order True Faith '94

    (CD Single), London

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku So Wonderful

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream

    Tom Petty - Greatest Hits, MCA

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for Boston

    Boston More Than A Feeling

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale Tonight's The Kind Of Night

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Read All About It (Part III)

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Warren Zevon

    Warren Zevon Werewolves Of London

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Heroes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Born To Run

    Born To Run, CBS

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Mr Blue Sky

    ELO - Out Of The Blue, Jet

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Don't Stop Me Now

    Jazz, Island, 12

  • Pause for Thought

    With Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    When I was about nine I was given a pair of silver earrings. I thanked the man for the gift, before telling him I was allergic to silver.
    Wow! My grandmother told me off so badly!
    My reaction was “the height of bad manners”, she informed me in no uncertain terms. Ah! She had exquisite manners!

    Which brings me to the recent Youtube video about Muhammad, made by a so-called extremist Christian, and the reaction of some, so called, Muslim extremists.

    We can dress this up in fancy ideas like freedom of expression, blasphemy, and the like, but at the end of the day—it’s actually about manners. It’s about how we care for our fellow human beings. It’s about the simple things in life, like treating people how we’d like to be treated.

    Do we honestly think it’s right to insult someone people love and care about because we know we’ll get them angry? You can’t hope for violence, whilst proclaiming a God of Love. This is not constructive human interaction.

    Do we honestly think it’s OK to carry placards declaring violence towards anyone who insults your religion? You can’t proclaim such hatred, whilst saying you’re protecting a religion of peace. This is not constructive human interaction.

    Both reek of plain old hypocrisy to me, and stand as examples of pure bad manners.

    The Prophet loved good manners, and he exemplified them.
    “The best amongst you are those with good manners” he said.
    “Manners maketh the man” my grandmother would quote.

    There is some light in the midst of all of this. A wonderful online photo campaign from American Christians saying that the film does not represent them, and similar campaigns from Muslims saying violence does not represent them.

    Both reactions show that people are fed up of being defined by extremists who need a good old-fashioned dose of good-manners, and a huge spoonful of human kindness to boot.

    Let’s reach out to each other as human beings away from the sensationalist stereotypes, away from the headlines. Treating each other as we’d like to be treated—it’s the good-mannered thing to do!


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