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Richard Allinson sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 January 2013

Day Two of 2013. You've had your party and your lie-in, now shake them cobwebs away. 2013 starts here with Richard Allinson sitting in for Chris Evans and playing some megahits on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Here You Come Again

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    Green River, Fantasy, 1

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Different

    (CD Single), Island, 4

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Glittering Prize

    Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min, Virgin

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Everything

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Rob Thomas

    Rob Thomas and Santana Smooth

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run To You

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for The Pointer Sisters

    The Pointer Sisters Fire

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Oh My Goodness

    In Case You Didn't Know, Epic, 1

  • Image for Val Doonican

    Val Doonican Walk Tall

    The Very Best Of Val Doonican, Music Club, 2

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Voice of the Beehive

    Voice of the Beehive Don't Call Me Baby

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops It's The Same Old Song

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for Shanice

    Shanice I Love Your Smile

    (CD Single), Motown

  • Image for Mama Cass

    Mama Cass It's Getting Better

    Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal, Old Gold

  • Image for The Blow Monkeys

    The Blow Monkeys It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

    The Blow Monkeys - Choices, RCA

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé Wonder

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for John Cougar

    John Cougar Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for Lindisfarne

    Lindisfarne Meet Me On The Corner

    The Best Of Lindisfarne, Virgin

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead 10,000 Miles Away

    (CD Single), Navigator Records

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral In The Morning

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for Crowded House

    Crowded House Weather With You

    Crowded House - Recurring Dream, Capitol

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for The Cult

    The Cult She Sells Sanctuary

    The Cult - Pure Cult: The Singles, Beggars Banquet

  • Image for Razorlight

    Razorlight America

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for Jools Holland & Joss Stone

    Jools Holland & Joss Stone Bei Mir Bist Du Schon

    The Golden Age Of Song, Rhino

  • Image for Stan Getz

    Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto The Girl From Ipanema

    It's Cool (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Car Wash

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Pause for Thought

    From Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen

    Like most families, we have a number of Christmas time traditions that we’ve built up over the years and one of ours is to measure the children to see how they’ve grown – just as well we don’t measure the adults……having eaten my body weight in luxury chocolate over the past few days, better not to know, I think.

    So, Milo’s 8, Arabella’s nearly 5, Violet is 2 and it was Genevieve’s first go as she’s just one and they each had to stand up very straight so that granddad could make the official mark with their name alongside it on an alcove in the dining room where heights are recorded for posterity, just like my Dad used to do when my children were young.

    It’s fascinating and lovely to see how our grandchildren are growing up and, as we go into another year, some of us rather more organised with plans and resolutions than others, we can see how much we’ve grown, too.

    As a country, I reckon we did ourselves proud with the Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic games – now how can we keep developing those feelings of community in our neighbourhoods? And maybe we learned a new skill or craft – can we do it better and perhaps even offer to share it with other people, whether it’s Zumba or quilting?

    We might’ve reached our full heights, as adults, but there’s still plenty of growing and development to get on with in other directions so that we become more fully ourselves. I’ve had to accept that I’ll never be any good at athletics so I won’t take that any further but I’ll need to keep on practising the listening and the encouraging, the being grateful for all that I have instead of wishing for someone else’s Christmas stocking.

    And I’m convinced that that’s what God wants us to do with the gift of this new year, to grow more in to ourselves, the one God made us to be – and the angels cheer every time we get a bit nearer the mark.


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