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Blood Tests

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 19 November 2012

Chris prepares for his blood test with resident One Show doctor Sarah Jarvis.

Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Kings College London, is our Mystery Guest.

7-year-old Christopher from Kilmarnock tells us about meeting The Proclaimers.

And Father Brian D'Arcy shares some wise words.

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Rebel Rebel

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Jean Genie

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross I'm Coming Out

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Noisettes

    Noisettes Wild Young Hearts

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles It Won't Be Long

    With The Beatles, Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Your Mother Should Know

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 5

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally

    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966, Atlantic

  • Image for The Proclaimers

    The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

    Now 13, Part 2 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Good Vibrations

    Smiley Smile (Stereo Version), EMI

  • Image for Jeff Wayne

    Jeff Wayne and Gary Barlow Forever Autumn

    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of War Of The Worlds, Sony

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Have A Nice Day

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Dance The Night Away

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Spin Doctors

    Spin Doctors Two Princes

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf

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

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Red Red Wine

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Love Train

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Procol Harum

    Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale

    Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V, Old Gold

  • Image for Steeleye Span

    Steeleye Span Gaudete

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Steeleye Span

    Steeleye Span All Around My Hat

    The Best Of Steeleye Span, Chrysalis

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead 10,000 Miles Away

    (CD Single), Navigator Records

  • Image for Mumford & Sons
  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for The Hues Corporation

    The Hues Corporation Rock The Boat

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for George McCrae

    George McCrae Rock Your Baby

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Roman Holliday

    Roman Holliday Don't Try To Stop It

    Back To The Eighties (Various), Music Club

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sandé)

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • Image for The Bellamy Brothers

    The Bellamy Brothers Let Your Love Flow

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Pause for Thought

    From Father Brian D’Arcy, a Catholic Passionist priest.

    This weekend has shown us a wonderfully generous side of human nature; millions of pounds were raised for Children in Need. It’s my experience that when times are tough people share what little they have more willingly. We always go the extra mile to help children anyway.

    So often what we see depends on what we’re looking for. We’ve got life in perspective when we realise that it’s not how much you’ve got but how much you’ve given that makes the difference.

    It’s not how much you’ve won but how much you’ve done.

    At the end of life it’s not how much you’ve saved, but how much you’ve sacrificed that counts.

    Mother Teresa, who spent her life helping the poorest of the poor, often shocked her helpers by reminding them, and us, that unless we give until it hurts, we are merely sharing with the poor what is theirs by right

    Generosity is giving more than you can; justice is taking less than you need, she preached.

    In the Gospels Jesus praised a poor widow woman who put a couple of coppers in the collection box, but ignored the rich people who had given large donations. The rich had plenty left over in their pockets after they donated, but the poor widow gave every cent she had in this world. The value of a gift should be judged by what it costs the donor, he said. True generosity is not measured by how much we give, but by how much we have left over after we’ve given. We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.

    You’re not really wealthy until you have something money can’t buy. Or as Bob Hope put it: “If you haven’t got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”


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