iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Just How Is Your Bed Shaped?

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Just How Is Your Bed Shaped?

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 22 January 2013

Pillows, duvets, togs and blankets - V wants to know how exactly is YOUR bed arranged? Plus picaresque is the latest Word Of The Day and Sharon Stevens-Cash from Derbyshire is our latest entrant in to the Jolly Good Fellow Hall Of Fame, with The New Seekers You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me her birthday number 1.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Starship

    Starship We Built This City

    Now 1985 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Bedshaped

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer P.F. Sloan

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Sixto Rodriguez

    Sixto Rodriguez Sugarman

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Sunday Girl

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold, 9

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Randy Crawford

    Randy Crawford You Might Need Somebody

    Ken Bruce At Your Request (Various), BBC

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Wings

      Wings Listen To What The Man Said

      Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    The Game, Island, 5

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Sharon Stevens-Cash's birthday number 1

    • Image for The New Seekers

      The New Seekers You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me

      70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Word of The Day

    Word of The Day

    'Picaresque' - the picaresque novel is a popular sub-genre of prose fiction which is usually satirical and depicts the adventures of a roguish hero who lives by his wits in a corrupt society.

  • Pause For Thought with Kiera Phyo, youth director at an international development charity

    Pause For Thought with Kiera Phyo, youth director at an international development charity

    Last November I watched the American presidential race with great interest, who would be the next leader of the Free World? It’s the ultimate gig: world stage, big platform and millions of fans. But not all leaders require this kind of razzmatazz.

    In an article on leadership, Author, Brian McLaren commented on one of my favourite fictional characters, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

    She’s the unlikely leader, no $2Billion dollar leadership campaign required, no previous experience, and no enthralling speech: simply a young woman on a journey. Dorothy finds three characters and helps them to their destination, not by telling them where to go, but by listening, encouraging and walking alongside them. She helps the lion with his roar, the tin man find his heart and the scarecrow discover his brain.

    A couple of thousand years ago my truly favourite and not so fictional, unlikely leader entered the scene. He wasn’t born into greatness, he did not look extraordinary and his entourage was entirely made up of our everyday scarecrows, tin men and cowardly lions. Jesus hung out with the true misfits of society and served the poor. He spent more time amongst the outcast than he did preaching from a platform.

    When I think about leadership, it’s easy to think about the giants of our time, only to pale in comparison with their achievements. However a child’s story and a historic hero tell me something different... Challenging my ‘me-first’ attitude and taking time to listen to others - especially those who at first glance I would rather avoid, are ways in which I can also become an ‘unlikely leader.’


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss