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Dickie Davies and World of Sport

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 October 2012

After falling into a medley of magnificent TV Sporting Themes we wake up the great Dickie Davies, who talks us through his legendary show World of Sport! And we get super-fan Pete Hawkins to talk us through the final episode!

We go model mad with head honcho of the Tramway and Light Railway Society, John Prentice

Will Young gives us a history lesson.

8-year-old Isabelle from Reading tells us about her visit to the Roald Dahl museum (and getting a haircut!)

And Riazat Butt shares some wise words.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé Wonder

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for The Psychedelic Furs

    The Psychedelic Furs Love My Way

    The Edge Of The Eighties (Various Artists), Sony BMG

  • Image for Keith Mansfield

    Keith Mansfield Grandstand

    The Best Footie Anthems In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for Don Jackson

    Don Jackson World Of Sport (World Of Sport March)

    The A-Z Of British TV Themes (Vol.3), Play It Again, Sam

  • Image for Tony Hatch

    Tony Hatch Sportsnight

    The Best Footie Anthems In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for Tony Hatch

    Tony Hatch Sportsnight

    The Best Footie Anthems In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for New Radicals

    New Radicals You Get What You Give

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 One More Night

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'

    The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Stay The Night

    Some Kind Of Trouble, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Robert Knight

    Robert Knight Love On A Mountain Top

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin, 7

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Without You

    The Light Between Us, Epic, 1

  • Image for Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray Every Morning

    (CD Single), Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Ride A White Swan

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths This Charming Man

    The Smiths - The Very Best Of, WEA, 2

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Skyfall

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Everybody's Changing

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 9

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead 10,000 Miles Away

    (CD Single), Navigator Records

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead 10,000 Miles Away

    (CD Single), Navigator Records

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo What You're Proposing

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Radio Gaga

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for The Selecter

    The Selecter On My Radio

    Rip It Up (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Never Tear Us Apart

    Fall To Grace: Bonus Tracks, Sony

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Angels

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

  • Pause for Thought

    With Riazat Butt, Journalist and Broadcaster.

    In the last few weeks I've been getting text messages from friends asking me to forgive them for any broken promises or any wrongdoings committed. It feels very final – as if we'll never see each other again. Of course we will, but they won't be the same.

    They're performing the Hajj right now, one of the five pillars of Islam. The pilgrimage is an obligation for every able-bodied person who can afford it. But it's important you go once your house is in order. The idea is you return from the Hajj to a fresh start, your sins washed away.

    As a journalist, I've been lucky enough to report twice on the Hajj, but have never performed it. I chose work over worship, thinking one would suffer at the expense of the other if I did both.

    Instead, I followed the pilgrims, observing the observant, as they fulfilled their duties and toiled away in the heat, a world away from their home comforts and material possessions.

    Many people find obligations unattractive because they involve commitment and sacrifice. Finding time to go somewhere, refraining from certain activities or carrying them out can be inconvenient, even unpleasant.

    The Dalai Lama said the purpose of all major religious traditions was not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside. It's a radical thing for a religious leader to say, but he's on to something. And this is at the heart of what millions of Muslims try to achieve at Hajj.

    For me, I felt there was little point in performing the Hajj when my priorities lay elsewhere. I also felt people were expecting me to do it since I was already in Mecca. But it didn't feel right. There’s a danger in ending up focusing on the external and losing sight of internal.

    I'm not a pick and mix Muslim, but I'd rather work from the inside out than tick a box just to make someone else happy.


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