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And the winner of The Great British Bake Off is...

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 October 2012

And the winner of The Great British Bake Off is... John Whaite who joins us on the phone!

We take a closer look at Moira's beautiful wellies...

Everyone on the team is wearing stripes by accident!

10-year-old Libby from Leeds tells us about playing Lady Macbeth at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Nolans give us a history lesson.

And Riazat Butt makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz Fly Away

    21st Century Rock (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé Wonder

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Cab Calloway

    Cab Calloway Minnie The Moocher

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime

    Talking Heads - Remain In Light, Sire

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson In My Arms

    (CD Single), Verve Forecast, 1

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Change

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Skyfall

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for The Nolans

    The Nolans I'm In The Mood For Dancing

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television, 1

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Grace Kelly

    (CD Single), Casablanca

  • Image for Sonny

    Sonny and Cher I Got You Babe

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

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Because I Know That I Can

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

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    (CD Single), Columbia, 16

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    Green River, Fantasy, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 2

  • Image for Train & Ashley Monroe

    Train & Ashley Monroe Bruises

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John Physical

    Back To Basics (The Essential Collection 1971-1992), Geffen

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Without You

    The Light Between Us, Epic, 1

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 One More Night

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Mud

    Mud Tiger Feet

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Thrills

    The Thrills One Horse Town

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Pause for Thought

    With Riazat Butt, Journalist and Broadcaster.

    I was in Cambodia earlier this year and decided to cycle from Siem Reap to Beng Melea temple. Websites promised stunning scenery and a chance to connect with the countryside. I connected with the countryside alright. It was a five hour trip. One way.

    I was on my own because nobody else was going that day. Hours passed. I pedalled on in 90% humidity and 37 degree heat. I grew to hate the endless, exotic views. The tour guide tried to cheer me up – saying I had powerful thighs and the will of a water buffalo. Tears and sweat poured down my face, I was too far into the journey to quit, I was hungry and covered in mud.

    Beng Melea's lichenous rubble, lotus ponds, giant roots and glorious jungle briefly brought out my inner explorer. I was so tired though, I couldn't take it in. It was only the morning after that I looked up what I hadn't seen the day before.

    The temple depicts a Hindu myth about gods enlisting demons to churn the ocean to recover lost treasures. The ocean symbolises the human mind, or consciousness. The story represents the struggle between good and evil, spiritual endeavour and the journey to self-realization through concentration and control.

    I eventually felt better after my bike ride, different even. I didn't think I was physically capable of completing such a journey – I could have easily hopped in a tuk-tuk – but I persisted.

    I'm going to remember the experience while doing my Masters degree because there is already a tension between the positive and negative, I'm traveling alone and I've no idea whether it's worth it. But I'm on this road now and I'm not getting off.

    The Chinese philosopher Confucius says it better: it doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop.


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