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Searching for Those Winning Balls

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 05 December 2012

We go in search of the lottery winner yet to claim their winnings, with Patrick Lesoir from the National Lottery.

We meet Hilary Pegna from one-hit-wonders Renee & Renato!

Laila Morse from Eastenders, who's in the Jack And The Beanstalk pantomime, gives us a history lesson.

9-year-old Zoe from Wimbledon tells us about visiting Westminster Abbey for the first time.

And our Pause For Thought-er is the lovely Diane Louise Jordan!

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Blur

    Blur Country House

    The Best Album In The World Ever!(Va), Virgin

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic, 4

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Jackie Wilson Said

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Stay With Me

    Glam Crazee - Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Baby Jane

    The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Heaven Is A Place On Earth

    A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Lobo

    Lobo Me & You & A Dog Named Boo

    Jukebox 70's Hits -I Got The Music In, Old Gold

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for Hothouse Flowers

    Hothouse Flowers Don't Go

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Kenny Loggins

    Kenny Loggins Footloose

    Footloose (Original S/Track), CBS

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Call Me

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for Jools Holland

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

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for Lene Lovich

    Lene Lovich Lucky Number

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Wings

    Wings With A Little Luck

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Capitol

  • Image for New Musik

    New Musik Living By Numbers

    Hits Of The 80's - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Renaissance

    Renaissance Northern Lights

    (Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Renée and Renato

    Renée and Renato Save Your Love

    For My Valentine, Disky, 1

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Big Love

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Stealers Wheel

    Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You

    (Single), A&M

  • Image for Brian and Michael

    Brian and Michael Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs

    20 Golden Number Ones, MFP

  • Image for Wavelength

    Wavelength Hurry Home

    (Single), Ariola

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Tutti Frutti

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

  • Pause for Thought

    From Diane Louise Jordan, presenter of Sunday Half Hour.

    Recently I've been glued to I'm a Celebrity, particularly the BushTucker Trials. Especially the efforts of a certain celebrity, frequently voted to do them. Repeatedly she returned to camp without any stars - a first in the programme's history. And of course no stars means no food....

    At first, as you'd expect, everyone in camp endeavoured to maintain an understanding team spirit, but as the days of star-less defeats increased her camp mates' patience began to wane.

    Finally, after days with virtually no food, they snapped - returning with no stars was no longer an option.

    That evening I switched on the TV, mid Trial, to a close-up of her face overrun with crock roaches and other unwelcome critters roaming disturbingly close to her mouth, tunnelling up her nostrils. But she was ignoring them. Her baby blue eyes had transformed to a steel-like determination as shockingly she won star after star...

    What had happened? The viewers needed an explanation. It was actually plain to see - she'd simply changed her mind. After that she had a bit of a winning streak, so predictably viewers lost interest in voting for her.

    But I was now extremely fascinated. Next morning whilst out training I was just about to wimp out of an exercise when I remembered this celeb. Inspired by her new mind set I decided to test the theory for myself - and it worked!!

    My training buddy couldn't believe it. For weeks he'd been encouraging me to push further, and even with my determined personality I thought I couldn't do more. But that morning I decided to change my attitude and the training instantly improved: the words of Gerald T Ford ringing in my ears: "If you think you can, or if you think you can't, either way you're right..."

    That morning I finally understood what it means to be transformed by the renewing of your mind....


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