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Pyjama Parties are F.A.B!

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 November 2012

Chris is in his pyjamas today! Why? Well, we're not sure we should say...

We speak to the (Simon) King of insect impressions!

Adam Ant gives us a history lesson.

Alex from North Yorkshire, who's 7 years old, tells us about meeting Ross Davenport for the first time.

And Rev Sharon Grenham Toze makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

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    Derek and the Dominos Layla

    The Cream Of Eric Clapton, Polydor

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Sinnerman

    BEST OF, Britannia Music, 16

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette Joyride

    Roxette Hits!, Capitol

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI, 11

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé and Labrinth Beneath Your Beautiful

    Electronic Earth, Sony

  • Image for Adam and The Ants

    Adam and The Ants Stand & Deliver

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Back To Black

    Back To Black, Universal Records

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for The La's

    The La's There She Goes

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Don McLean

    Don McLean American Pie

    Don McLean-American Pie/Greatest Hits, EMI

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson Reet Petite

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven

    Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. Talk To The Animals

    Sammy Davis Greatest Hits, Curb, 1

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Won't Get Fooled Again

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor

  • Image for Wings

    Wings Live & Let Die

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    With Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain.

    Last night the general Synod of the Church of England voted about women bishops. The vote went against women becoming Bishops by a very small margin. I know many women, and men, myself included, who are deeply saddened about the outcome, and it’s hard not to feel a sense of rejection, of not being valued for who I am and what I do. You know, a lot of my time is spent with people who are not churchgoers, in fact who are pretty turned off by the whole religion thing, and they’ve found it hard to understand why on earth this issue has caused as much aggro as it has, and why the decision has gone this way.

    I can’t say I really understand it either, and I’m not ashamed to say I cried real tears of pain and frustration last night.

    But this morning, like so many other hard-working clergy and church members, I got up and got on with it. Because although it really matters that men and women should be treated as equal in the church, and although I know so many amazing women who’d be brilliant bishops, what matters more is that the sad are comforted, the outsiders are welcomed, the prisoners are visited, the hungry are fed, the unlovely are loved. All those bread and butter things that the church is here for, all the basic things that, as far as I understand it, my faith is all about.

    It’s hard for any of us when a long-cherished hoped seems to be dashed at worst, delayed at best. But goodness me, there are so many people across the world this morning who’d be grateful for peace, for safety; people who are longing for a loved one’s return, for a little ray of hope. So, whatever makes us frustrated, or angry today, it’s worth remembering that barriers and resentment are easy to build up, and so very hard to get rid of. That’s why I love this old Chinese proverb about not letting ourselves get closed off from each other:

    “If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”

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