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2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 December 2012

A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 8

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Queen

    Queen I Want To Break Free

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Hockey

    Hockey Song Away

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes Frosty The Snowman

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam A Town Called Malice

    Jam Story, Universal

  • Image for The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South You Keep It All In

    Beautiful South - Carry On Up The Cha, Go! Discs

  • Image for U2

    U2 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    A Very Special Christmas (Various), A&M

  • Image for Billy May & His Orchestra

    Billy May & His Orchestra Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo

    Merry Christmas, EMI, 10

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Ones On 1 (Radio 1 21st Birthday Albu, BBC

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Blue Christmas

    If Every Day Was Like Christmas, RCA

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé A Holly Jolly Christmas

    Christmas: Deluxe Special Edition, Reprise

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Counting Crows

    Counting Crows Mr Jones

    (CD Single), Geffen

  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones One More Shot

    Grrr!, Abkco

  • Image for Foreigner

    Foreigner Cold As Ice

    It's Only Rock 'n' Roll... (Various), Fragile, 3

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones She's A Lady

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry Run Rudolph Run

    Chuck Berry - The Chess Years (Cd 2), Chess

  • Image for Tracy Thorn

    Tracy Thorn Joy

    (CD Single), Strange Feeling Records

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 2

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Nikita

    Friends & Lovers (Various Artists), K-Tel

  • Pause for Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    It's my 20th wedding anniversary tomorrow.

    I can't tell you exactly why it has worked all these years, but it has.
    I suppose we chose each other because of shared values as opposed to other considerations.

    The values we care about can be summed up in a short chapter of the Qur'an called "Asr". In it God swears by time that human beings are lost except those who believe, who do good deeds, who tell the truth and who are patient.

    Having something higher to believe in, believing that we'll be called to account one day gives us both a sense of awe, and something beyond us as a couple.
    Doing good in this world makes sense to us. The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
    Truth is fundamental, because without it there can't be trust.
    Patience is vital - and it is often sorely tested.

    He makes me laugh, which helps. And he enjoys making me laugh.

    My mantra throughout the marriage has always been "one good thing" - so every day I focus on one thing I really like about him, or one thing which he has done for me which was nice that day. And he does a lot of kind things: he cooks me amazing meals, he picks me up at unearthly hours, he always gives me the better half of the mango. In truth-he cares. And caring is important in relationships. More than that though—he helps me strive to be better, to be more than I am. He is both the rock which anchors me, and the wind beneath my wings to help me fly.

    There's an awful lot that goes into a marriage. We work really hard at making it work. Ultimately, I think we are both to committed to the Qur'anic description of a married couple.
    The Qur'an describes men and women as "protecting friends" of one another. You look out for each other, and the relationship should never be a competition.
    It also puts forward a powerful metaphor - men and women are "garments" for each other. And a garment is special - it covers, it protects, it beatifies, and it is skin close - never letting anything come between.


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