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Thunderbirds characters are GO!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

We speak to Shane Rimmer, the original voice of Thunderbirds' Scott Tracy!

We count down the top eleven shortest songs for Short Song Thursday!

Sarah Millican gives us a history lesson.

Nine-year-old Ellie from Chippenham tells us about auditioning for the National English Youth Ballet.

Baroness Julia Neuberger makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

36 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Metal Guru

    The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Hurts Like Heaven

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro On Days Like These

    Matt Monro Sings Don Black, EMI

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons Who Loves You

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Somewhere Only We Know

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for The Housemartins

    The Housemartins Happy Hour

    Now That's What I Call Quite Good, Go! Discs

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees (Theme From) The Monkees

    The Monkees - The Collection, Arista, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue The Outsiders

    (CD Single), Edsel, 6

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band That's The Way (I Like It)

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden What Does It Take?

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Catch A Falling Star

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Songbird

    (CD Single), Big Brother Records

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Will Rock You

    News Of The World, Island, 1

  • Image for The Special A.K.A.

    The Special A.K.A. Too Much Too Young

    The Connoisseur Collection: 30 Years Of Number Ones Vol.9, Connoisseur, 6

  • Image for The Coasters

    The Coasters Yakety Yak

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Not Fade Away

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Janis Joplin

    Janis Joplin Mercedes Benz

    Janis Joplin - Pearl, Columbia

  • Image for Brad Oscar

    Brad Oscar Haben Sie Gehort Das

    The Producers, Sony Classical, 12

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

    Abbey Road, Apple, 14

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Her Majesty

    Abbey Road, Parlophone, 17

  • Image for Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson Catch My Breath

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Free

    Free All Right Now

    Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15

  • Image for Brian Fahey

    Brian Fahey At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal

    Memories Of The Light Programme, EMI

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Barry Gray

    Barry Gray The Theme From Thunderbirds

    A-Z Of British TV Themes From 60's &, Play It Again, Sam

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Route 66

    The Rolling Stones, London

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Come On

    Rolling Stones - Singles Collection, Abkco

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Get Off Of My Cloud

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton I Shot The Sheriff

    Hits Of The World 1974-1975 (Various Artists), Polyphon

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen I'm Not The Same Without You

    Sunken Condos, Warner Bros, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue.

    Well, here we are in Bond week, celebrating the lives and loves of that superhero James Bond. Only last week, I had someone introducing me as the new candidate for M, which didn’t really seem right for a rabbi- nor is it a secret ambition of mine! But what is it about Bond that still grips us? And how is it possible that several well-known writers have taken the story on, after Ian Fleming’s death, and managed to carry off the style?

    Later this morning I’m leading a Bible class, and we’ll be looking at the books of Joshua, Judges and Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. We’ll be examining whether the stories within them are- as far as we can tell from archaeological evidence- true. In fact, they’re probably not, as far as most experts are concerned. Yet the writing is very similar throughout, even though the events described took place over many decades. The stories must have looked very different originally, but along came a writer or editor to make them all read the same, just like with the later James Bond authors.

    Biblical scholars call that writer or editor the Deuteronomist, because they think he edited from Deuteronomy right through to the Books of Kings. We can’t be sure that’s correct, though it seems likely. What is clear, though, is that when you read a text, be it James Bond or the Book of Samuel, the original may not be what you’ve got in front of you. Writers and editors are always being brought in when a book or formula is doing well. Of all the books in the world, even more than James Bond, the Bible’s hugely popular - and that’s why, even now, writers and editors long to be associated with it- both because it’s so loved, and because it has so much wisdom within it- which benefits us all!


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