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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 February 2013

Vanessa asks you to recall your spectacular memory fails, 'homily' is Word Of The Day and Margo Baker in the Wirral is today's Jolly Good Fellow.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for The Maisonettes

    The Maisonettes Heartache Avenue

    History Of The 80's (Various Artists), Br Music

  • Image for Nu Shooz

    Nu Shooz I Can't Wait

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin Memories Are Made Of This

    Best Of The Capitol Years - Dean Mart, Capitol

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Wild Thing

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Faith Hill

    Faith Hill This Kiss

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Let's Spend The Night Together

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Up On The Roof

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Ocean Colour Scene

      Ocean Colour Scene The Day We Caught The Train

      Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Kim Carnes

    Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Tueday Theme Tune - Memory Loss

    • Image for Patrice Rushen

      Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots

      Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!, Virgin

  • Margo Baker's birthday number 1

    • Image for Nat King Cole

      Nat King Cole Unforgettable

      The Nat King Cole Story (Disc 1), Capitol

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Keep Your Head Up

    Andy Grammer, S-Curve, 1

  • Pause For Thought from the author Shelina Janmohamed

    Pause For Thought from the author Shelina Janmohamed

    I used to be a regular commuter on the trains and underground when I first started work.

    Finding it hard to shake the irregular daytime hours of my heady student days, I would find myself forever late for my train, forever rushing to the office. The regulars were more timely, neatly dressed, waiting in advance on the platform.

    As the train moved in from the suburbs where I lived to the centre of London, tube trains would whoosh past, stuffed with business folk, their eyes glazed over. They weren’t really present at all. They were tinned together, and at speed they became blurred into clouds of identikit blackness.

    And now I’m one of them, a small be-suited worker bee, stuffed into the armpit of a taller man in a stripey suit. Wishing we were anywhere but here, all we share is enough time and space for me to identify his deodorant. It’s a form of existence, but only just.

    The newspaper I read along with my fellow commuters is filled with news about massacres around the world. In those places mere co-existence sounds like utopia.

    But in countries like Britain, where the immediate threat of massacre, war and fatal persecution are not on the horizon, I ask myself if our idea of co-existing, of just ‘existing’ - is perhaps setting our aspirations too low.

    Whilst we rightly work towards the kind of society that embraces people of all races, creeds and backgrounds without discrimination, our aim seems to be subsistence of the most basic kind.

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    A 'homily' is a sermon, especially one intended to edify a congregation on a practical matter and not intended to be a theological discourse.


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