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They (literally) can't wait

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 04 December 2012

Baby, what baby? Today Vanessa wants to hear your bad waiter/waitress stories - que?! Plus bulwark is the latest Word Of The Day and Caroline Fitzgerald is our Jolly Good Fellow, with Hoots Mon by Lord Rockingham's XI her birthday number 1.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Nu Shooz

    Nu Shooz I Can't Wait

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Domino Dancing

    Pet Shop Boys - Discography, EMI

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

    Midnight Soul (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Mika

      Mika Step With Me

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Big Bad Handsome Man

    (CD Single), Universal Music Classics & Jazz, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen You're My Best Friend

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone, 4

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo, BBC

  • Image for One Direction

    One Direction Little Things

    Take Me Home, Sony

  • Image for Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey Emotions

    Mariah #1's - The Best Of Mariah Care, Columbia

  • Caroline Fitzgerald's Birthday number 1

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1


    “Should I call an ambulance?” I’ve just been asked the question every parent dreads to hear … I am at my local mum and tots coffee morning. I’m struggling to stay calm: “Nooo, I’m sure it’ll be fine.” I say... Yet on the inside, my heart is pounding.

    A women’s very generous toddler, has just shared a crumpet smothered in peanut butter with my 8 month old daughter, Layla … who is now happily chopping away.

    Normally, this wouldn’t be worthy of a 999 call, but Layla’s dad is fatally allergic to peanuts so there is a high chance she is allergic too. Peanut-butter is poison in our house … and I never eat it for fear of literally giving the kiss of death!

    I grab the crumpet away from her. Petrified of an allergic shock... I stand staring at her … waiting, praying, hoping she will be okay. ...That afternoon we walk home, allergy-free … yipeee!

    ...This experience leaves me pondering the meaning of hope. Is it just a deep down feeling? … something I’m wishing for … something I’m praying for? … something that one day, if I’m lucky, may just happen?

    “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” ...this description is from the Book of Hebrews in the Bible, which goes on to list great biblical heroes … people like Noah who built a boat on dry land when there was no sign of rain.

    These heroes had a vision that looked different to what was in front of them. Their hope wasn’t just a feeling … it was a belief that with positive action something could be different – better.

    Hope is more than me staring at my peanut-butter smothered daughter. It was me springing into action…wiping away the peanut-butter and washing out Layla’s mouth.

    When we really hope for something … we don’t sit around wishing for it to land on our laps … we take a hopeful step forward, in faith … like the heroes of old.

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    A bullwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense, and is, like rubicon another Word Of The Day we’ve taken from David Cameron’s post-Leveson speech. He said:

    "We should, I believe, be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press. In this House which has been a bulwark of democracy for centuries we should think very, very carefully before crossing this line."


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