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Richard Allinson sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 January 2013

Love, love, love. Love is all you need. Love and a cup of tea and some toast. And maybe the paper? Richard Allinson takes the helm of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show for the last show of this festive run. Same time next year?

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Ralph Tresvant

    Ralph Tresvant, Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson The Best Things In Life Are Free (Remix)

    (CD Single), DEF JAM

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles If I Fell

    The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night, Parlophone, 3

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Imperfections

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Dido

    Dido Here With Me

    (CD Single), Arista

  • Image for Eagle‐Eye Cherry

    Eagle‐Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artists, Elektra

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Natalie Cole

    Natalie Cole This Will Be

    Women In Love (Various Artists), MFP

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Sorrow

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Shawn Mullins

    Shawn Mullins Lullaby

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Le Freak

    Our Friends In The North - TV Drama S, Telstar

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Leo Sayer

    Leo Sayer and Meck Thunder In My Heart Again

    (CD Single), Free2air

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Hometown

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

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Always The Last To Know

    Now 1992 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for The Script

    The Script Talk You Down

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Leon Russell If It Wasn't For Bad

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for A. R. Rahman

    A. R. Rahman and Pussycat Dolls Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • Image for The Who

    The Who Substitute

    The Who - Who's Better, Who's Best, Polydor

  • Image for Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins Hold Me Now

    80s Mania (Various Artists), BMG, 3

  • Image for Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath Paranoid

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Rock 'n' Roll

    Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for Harold Melvin

    Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Boys And Girls

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Respect

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond

    Who are the people during your life who’ve asked you the most important questions? Who’ve challenged your assumptions? Who’ve made you see things differently, perhaps even changed your whole way of being?

    For me it’s often been those who are not part of ‘my gang’: The strangers I bump into and never see again, like the swearing strawberry-seller and tattered bag lady in East Street Market who unknowingly revealed my own prejudices, and deeply touched my heart.

    Then there are Jewish and Muslim colleagues whose questions are penetrating precisely because they don’t share the same faith assumptions as me. Alongside them are the writers I’ve never met whose thought-provoking books have radically altered my understanding.

    Most recently, it’s been men and women with first-hand knowledge of violent conflict, as victims and/or perpetrators of that violence.

    Living with the legacy of experiences I can barely imagine, their insights have helped me to see my own life in a very different light. Richard, I’ve learnt that, much as we may be wary of those whose way of being differs from our own, they can draw to our attention things missed by our kind of people.

    That’s one of the themes of the Epiphany story celebrated by Christians this weekend. It tells how wise men came from the East compelled to leave home territory by the light of inspiration that caught their imagination in that place.

    Travelling to Jerusalem they draw to King Herod’s attention the new life that’s come to birth unnoticed in his own neighbourhood. They open up for him the possibility of life-transforming change. But Herod is threatened by what the wise men say and misses the opportunity to grow in grace.

    Hopefully, Richard, unlike Herod, we will be more open to the gifts of wisdom that ‘outsiders’ will reveal to us in the coming year.


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