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Olympic Swimmer Keri-Ann Payne Does the Sport

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 December 2012

We learn about picking outfits with cool colourist Veronica Henderson.

Team GB Olympic swimmer Keri-Ann Payne joins Vassos to read the sport bulletin!

We launch the vote for you to choose Robbie Williams' encore track for In Concert tonight. And Robbie soundchecks live on Ken Bruce's show too!

Andrea McClean from the Cinderella pantomime gives us a history lesson.

And Baronness Julia Neuberger shares some wise words.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Last Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Baby I Love You

    The Ramones - End Of The Century, Sire

  • Image for Tina Turner

    Tina Turner The Best

    Tina Turner - Simply The Best, Capitol

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime

    McCartney II (Special Edition), Hear Music, 7

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience Foxy Lady

    Are You Experienced?, Polydor, 13

  • Image for The Boots Randolph Combo

    The Boots Randolph Combo The Boots Randolph Combo - Yakety Sax (Theme From 'The Benny Hill Show')

    Instrumental Memories Are Made Of Thi, Virgin

  • Image for Piero Umiliani

    Piero Umiliani Mah-Na Mah-Na

    The Best One Hit Wonders In The World, Virgin

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Jingle Bells

    Christmas Songs By Sinatra, Columbia, 2

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Walk Of Life

    Brothers In Arms 20th Anniv Edition, Vertigo

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Must Be Santa

    Christmas In The Heart, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Brenda Lee

    Brenda Lee Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

    Brenda Lee - The EP Collection, See For Miles

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Millennium

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Feel

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Angels

    The Best 90's Album In The World...Ev, Virgin

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You

    Now 39 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull Ring Out Solstice Bells

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Just Be

    Fall To Grace, Sony

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield She Needs Me

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash A Thing Called Love

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Merry Christmas Baby

    Elton John's Christmas Party (Various Artists), Universal Music

  • Image for Darlene Love

    Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

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

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Pause for Thought

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

    One of the privileges of being a pastoral rabbi- or imam or vicar or priest- is being allowed to get very close to people. Sometimes it’s in extreme circumstances- illness, or bereavement, or whatever. But occasionally it’s more random. Last Friday, I was chatting with a member of my synagogue about our Friday evening services, which he doesn’t much like. But as I heard more of the real person emerge, we felt- and we both felt it- suddenly very close, able to talk about things we probably would never discuss with another human being except possibly our respective spouses. It wasn’t like sexual closeness at all- it’s much more like an intense friendship, where you can almost see the spark that makes someone exceptional shine out of them. Then on Sunday morning- at a pretty standard meeting about finance- I caught someone’s eye, and we just laughed out loud. We’d both seen the funny side of something very serious at exactly the same moment; again, there was the spark of the closeness of kindred spirits. Twice in a week- that’s extraordinary. Yet it’s the festival of Chanukkah at the moment, celebrating a probably mythical miracle of one day’s oil supply for the eternal light in the Temple lasting eight days. We light one candle on the first night, two on the second, and so on. Tonight is night six, and as I gaze at the Chanukkah candles, which express hope in the face of adversity, along with our need for light in dark times, I see in those flames something of that spark in human beings, the human spirit, the something special that enables most people to tough it out over adversity. I see the flame that gives hope. And I recognise the real privilege of being able to light my Chanukkah candles every day, in freedom, rejoicing in human closeness, and knowing that that closeness allows us to work together for better times for everyone.

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