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Telly Rules OK?!

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 December 2012

Asking today about your households odd telly rules - no TV before 6pm on a Sunday?! Plus soubrette is the latest Word Of The Day and Claire Garvey is today's Jolly Good Fellow, with The Jam's Beat Surrender her birthday number 1.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Midge Ure

    Midge Ure If I Was

    Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston I Have Nothing

    Whitney Houston - Love, Whitney, Arista

  • Image for Jeff Lynne

    Jeff Lynne Mercy Mercy

    Long Wave, Frontiers Records, 4

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles I Got A Woman

    Best Of The 50's (Various Artists), Disky

  • Image for Jools Holland

    Jools Holland and Rumer Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Elkie Brooks

    Elkie Brooks Pearl's A Singer

    Elkie Brooks - Priceless, Pickwick

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for John Lennon

      John Lennon Imagine

      John Lennon - Lennon Legend, Parlophone

  • Image for The Script

    The Script Six Degrees Of Separation

    #3, Sony

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp It's Raining Again

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Sister Sledge

    Sister Sledge We Are Family

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Claire Garvey's birthday number 1

    • Image for The Jam

      The Jam Beat Surrender

      Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Higher

    Higher, Warner Bros, 3


    I heard that the first Christmas tree of the season was seen in a Liverpool pub back on September 5th. But which of us is surprised these days. For every year Christmas seems to start ever earlier as retailers attempt to maximize profit margins and avoid losing ground to competitors. And this eagerness is matched by the hope many of us have to get the very best deals and all our gifts under the tree early as possible - so we can relax for the festivities…

    But there’s surely more to the business of hoping than this!

    Hope is one of the most curious and enduring aspects of human identity. We hope in all sorts of situations: for the survivors of natural disasters, for hostage situations, and for missing children. For continued employment, good health and long life. We may of course feel that our lives are already planned out, our destinies fixed, our fate already sealed, and that nothing can be altered. But when critical illness strikes and all seems lost we may, nonetheless, find ourselves ‘hoping against hope.’

    We may rail against Blind Providence and make desperate promises to placate some Distant Divinity. But few, if any of us, are likely ever to cease hoping - or to believe that hope is futile.

    And hoping in this way is very much how some people see prayer. For praying, like hoping, is often understood to be about getting the result we need. ‘Please: save them! Please: let me find a job! Please: help me find a place to park the car…!’

    What is sometimes misunderstood, though, is the link between prayer and hope, on the one hand, and the human capacity to imagine. For hoping and praying are, in fact, about trying to imagine the future differently, even when that future is yet unknown to us.

    Hope is about believing that ordinary mortals like us can draw upon a capacity (be from deep within us or else from somewhere beyond us) to imagine the world afresh, remade, and more just for all people. Hope is about daring to imagine that we might all just be able to make all things better. If we really choose to!

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    A non-David Cameron word today - soubrette, meaning a saucy, coquettish, intriguing maidservant in comedies or comic opera.


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