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When bedrooms become games rooms

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 November 2012

Never mind empty nest syndrome, how quickly did you convert the kids room, and in to what? Plus tautology is our latest Word Of The Day and Tim Pearce is our new Jolly Good Fellow, with Nature Boy by Nat King Cole as his birthday song.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes The Happening

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Candy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson Good People

    (CD Single), Brushfire Records

  • Image for Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips Hold On

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating Wasted Light

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for OutKast

    OutKast Hey Ya!

    Outkast - Speakerboxxx, Arista

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Bad Girls

    Donna Summer - Summer Collection, Mercury

  • Image for Moya

    Moya Making Me Fall

    (CD Single), Four To One Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Norah Jones

      Norah Jones Those Sweet Words

      (CD Single), Blue Note

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Working My Way Back To You

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 9

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Addicted To Love

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl A New England

    The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson

  • Tim Pearce's Birthday Song

    • Image for Nat King Cole

      Nat King Cole Nature Boy

      The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 1), Capitol

  • Image for Mika

    Mika The Origin Of Love

    The Origin Of Love, Island

  • PAUSE FOR THOUGHT: Dave Tomlinson, writer and Vicar of St Luke’s Holloway in London

    It was the January sale in a large music store in central London, and I was standing in a long line, waiting to pay for a handful of CDs I’d picked out. I should have been home long ago. But the tedious clergy gathering I had attended went on a bit. And then the record store mysteriously sucked me in!
    Fidgeting with my phone, texting my wife Pat to say I’d be late, I was approached by a security man, who asked if he could have a word. Slightly worried, I stepped aside. Rather awkwardly, he said, ‘Excuse me Father.’ (Oops, I was still wearing my dog-collar) ‘I’m sorry, I know you’re shopping, but I’ve been wanting to talk to a priest for a while...And then I saw you standing there. I’m not really very religious but...I wonder if you’d mind....?’
    For the next fifteen minutes Frank told me about an event which happened several years ago that left him with persistent feelings of guilt and self-recrimination. It was a strange confessional – surrounded by the bustling crowd of shoppers – but right there in the middle of the store, I took Frank’s hands, looked him square in the eye, and said, ‘Frank, God forgives you. Forgive yourself. Go in peace.’ He was a big guy. But he cried as I spoke. Then after a short pause, a great smile spread over his face. ‘Magic!’ he said. Then disappeared.
    Some people think that priest’s words are indeed ‘magic’. The truth is: we all speak words that have magic power – the power to bring healing and relief, to fire the imagination with new possibilities, the power to transform another person’s day, to change a life. Words can also generate torment, pain and devastation; they can literally curse a life with guilt, shame and despair.
    The power to change the world – someone’s world – is literally at the tip of your tongue.


    Our second work this week is 'tautology' - a needless repetition of the same sense in different words, for example “two twins” or "PIN number".


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