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Love's A Game!

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 January 2013

No dates on a Monday? Waiting 3 hours to reply to a text? Vanessa wants to know about your dating rules. Plus tussore is Word Of The Day and Katharine Hitchcock is our latest Jolly Good Fellow, with Kylie and Jason's Especially For You her birthday number 1.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston It Takes Two

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Love It When You Call

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Charisma

  • Image for Lucy May

    Lucy May Paper Heart

    (CD Single), Lola Records

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Captain & Tennille

    Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together

    Captain & Tennille - Scrapbook, Spectrum

  • Pause Fo Thought

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl A New England

    The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone Feelin' Good

    Sex And The City (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Katharine Hitchcock's birthday number 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones and Stereophonics Mama Told Me Not To Come

    (CD Single), Gut Records

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    Tussore is the silk woven from the cocoons of wild silkworms feeding on mountain shrub. There are various types of tussore, each named after the shrub that the cocoons were collected from.

    The diet of the silkworms has a great effect on the quality of the silk, and the undyed silk is a tan or light brown colour.

  • Pause For Thought from Kiera Phyo, Youth Director at the charity Tearfund

    Pause For Thought from Kiera Phyo, Youth Director at the charity Tearfund

    I fixed the tap in my bathroom! I Kiera Phyo, Mum, wife, sister and daughter, fixed a tap. As you might have guessed from my tone, this type of achievement is outside my normal set of accomplishments.

    The tap had come unscrewed and water was gushing out everywhere. Whilst my husband, Trevor, went downstairs to find a wrench, I cleverly reunited the top half of the tap with the rest of it.

    And I was proper chuffed - so much so that I may have done a ‘John Travolta-esk Saturday Night Fever’ victory dance around the bathroom.

    Not least because in that one act I had shunned a stereotype which had somehow crept into my sub conscious.

    ...A year before this I’d had an encounter on Oxford street.

    It was dusk and I was walking in the rain when a beautiful old lady approached me. She was dressed in orange, and was talking to people about the religion of Hari Krishna.

    We spoke for a short while and I told her that I loved Jesus. She smiled at me and mentioned that although many people tell her about how they have read holy books or follow a different religions, no one talked to her about love. ... perhaps not such a common topic on Oxford street amongst strangers!

    She kissed me on the cheek and we parted company.

    It was brief but this moment stuck with me for a long time. We had crossed a certain boundary that day - me, the preoccupied London shopper and, her, the religious canvasser. We both learnt that day that love breaks stereotypes and overcomes assumptions. Like the fixing the tap. And it felt great.

    With the simplest of acts this gentle lady taught me about grace and respect, and had undoubtedly shown me love.


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