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Wiggins and Whistling

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 17 December 2012

Bradley Wiggins speaks to us after winning Sports Personality Of The Year last night.

We take your Top Tenuous claims to Wiggo fame.

We have World Champion Whistler David Morris performing live in the studio some Christmas crackers...

Our Mystery Guest is the terrific Tracy James who curated our Text Of The Year after completing 30 years in the NHS.

Su Pollard and Colin Baker from the Sleeping Beauty pantomime give us a history lesson.

Georgina Hendry from Cheshire tells us about raising £2,000 for charity in her 'Reindeer Ramble'.

And Rev Rob Gillion makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Slade

    Slade Merry Xmas Everybody

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Troublemaker

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters Mele Kalikimaka (Christmas In Hawaii)

    Christmas Memories (Various Artists), Emporio, 1

  • Image for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

    Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and Steve Harley Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)

    20 Number 1's Of The 70's (Various), MFP

  • Image for The Waterboys

    The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Drive My Car

    The Beatles: 1962-1967, Apple, 1

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    Frankie Goes to Hollywood The Power Of Love

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Imelda May

    Imelda May Big Bad Handsome Man

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

  • Image for Nat King Cole

    Nat King Cole The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Going Underground

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin, 17

  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne I Was Born On Christmas Day

    (CD Single), Heavenly, 17

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 9

  • Image for Mud

    Mud Lonely This Christmas

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Athlete

    Athlete Wires

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Rod Stewart & Cee Lo Green

    Rod Stewart & Cee Lo Green Merry Christmas Baby

    Merry Christmas Baby, Verve

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Happy Holiday

    The Best Christmas Album In The World, Virgin

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Feels Like Christmas

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi Warm This Winter

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Bicycle Race

    Jazz, Island, 4

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

    (CD Single), Rounder Records

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Rob Gillion, Rector of Holy Trinity Church and St Saviours.

    I am in the middle of a flurry of carol services and concerts. The traditional carol service is the one every one loves the best. I was amused that outside our church on Saturday on Sloane Square were two brass bands fighting it out. Everyone loves a good sing song.

    There is a fair bit to do still, so my wife Janine and I went to to the 24 hour supermarket near to midnight on Saturday. Instead of the usual musak they were playing carols. We sang our way round the store, and then we couldn't resist it as we danced down the aisle to 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' There were a few strange looks, but other shoppers and staff joined in. It was such fun!

    I have since learnt the word carol means to dance in a circle to a song of praise and joy. The power of song to transform, even shopping!

    My favourite story is about the carol written in 1818 by an Austrian priest Joseph Muhr. He was told the day before Christmas that the church organ was broken and would not be repaired in time for Christmas Eve. He couldn't bear Christmas without music. So he wrote a carol that could be sung by the choir to guitar music. Later that night the people in the little Austrian church sang' Stille Nacht',-' Silent Night' for the first time.

    One hundred years later the troops in the first world war on both sides sang that same carol together from the trenches - A moment of precious peace.

    The angels too sang to welcome the birth of Jesus offering peace on earth and goodwill to all. Let’s all take the opportunity to go a carolling this Christmas and make a song and dance of it!!


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