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Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 January 2013

The newly appointed Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley speaks to Vassos.
Harry Hill gives us a blast from the past for On This Day.
Mayor of Newport Pagnell, Wendy Egan, tells us how the town got their name as today's Mystery Guest.
7 year old Ruby Cooper from Scarborough talks musical chairs and fun games from her Brownies party.
And we Pause for Thought with Canon Ann Easter.

Music Played

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    Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Donald Fagen

    Donald Fagen Miss Marlene

    Sunken Condos, Reprise, 007

  • Image for Roy Orbison

    Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 16

  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Rock 'n Me

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Art of Noise

    Art of Noise and Tom Jones Kiss

    Tom Jones - Greatest Hits, Universal, 15

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Girls Talk

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong, 2

  • Image for The Mavericks

    The Mavericks Back In Your Arms Again

    In Time, Decca

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary

    Chronicle, Fantasy, 3

  • Image for fun.

    fun. Some Nights

    Some Nights, Atlantic

  • Image for Crispian St. Peters

    Crispian St. Peters You Were On My Mind

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Bread

    Bread Make It With You

    Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various), Global Television

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz California

    Lenny Kravitz - Baptism, Parlophone

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Call Me

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Telephone Line

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue When Will You Make My Telephone Ring

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Ring Ring

    Abba, Polydor

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall I'd Rather Go Blind

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Iris

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Image for The Police

    The Police So Lonely

    The Police - Message In A Box (Cd 1), A&M

  • Image for Ashton, Gardner & Dyke

    Ashton, Gardner & Dyke Resurrection Shuffle

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1971, Connoisseur Collection

  • Image for Wild Cherry

    Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Are The Champions

    News Of The World, Island, 2

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Pause for Thought

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

    This week, the Christian Church celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan, so on Sunday we blessed the font and I had great fun sprinkling all the congregation with water! We do baptism services every month and, like the Reverend Rob, we’re booked up for ages.

    Over the years, I’d done loads of baptisms, or christenings – different words for the same thing. From very tiny babies, when I was Chaplain to the Maternity Unit, when I’d be putting my hand into an incubator to dab the little mite with holy water on a cotton wool ball, to a gentleman of advanced years who had come to the church where I worked because his wife had died suddenly – and he must have liked our church, because he kept coming and wanted to become a full member but he couldn’t find evidence of his baptism, so I had to Christen him. I told him not to expect me to pick him up and I remember that he got a new set of dentures especially for the occasion and asked me to bless them too!

    Mostly baptisms are very happy occasions, with little darlings in family heirloom robes, surrounded by proud family and friends. At one point in the service, I have to say ‘Name this child’ when I take the baby to pour water over its head. Once, a godparent said ‘She’s just been sick’ and another one said ‘Yes, please’.

    The Bible says that, when Jesus was baptised, the Heavens opened and everyone heard God saying ‘This is my beloved in whom I take delight’ and I suppose that’s what human parents want to say too. All the major faiths have a way of acknowledging and delighting in new members of the community; as parents, we want to ask God’s blessing on us too as we commit ourselves to the lifelong job of bringing them up – I reckon we need all the help we can get!


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