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Scratch, Crackle and Pop!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 February 2013

Day 2 of albums season and we went bonkers for the Beatles 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Chris has dusted off the decks again and is spinning songs from Ken Bruce's favourite album.

Food Editor of the BBC Good Food magazine, Barney Dezmazery, gets the studio sizzling for crackling as today's Mystery Guest.

Rich Burrough tells us of his hopes to raise £9,200 for charity with 3 friends, a car and 92 football stadiums with their '92 Challenge'.

10 year old Emma Rogers from Aberdeen tells us her top tips from her training session with Aberdeen FC.

Rabbi Pete Tobias bestows his words of wisdom for Pause for Thought.

And Jimmy Osmond takes us back with today's On This Day!

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Shout To The Top

    Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • Image for Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette Thank U

    (CD Single), Maverick

  • Image for Terence Trent D’Arby

    Terence Trent D’Arby If You Let Me Stay

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for The Coral

    The Coral Pass It On

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley and Junkie XL A Little Less Conversation

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for The Move

    The Move Blackberry Way

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

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles You Can't Do That

  • Image for Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream

    The Greatest Love (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs With A Girl Like You

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

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Wild Thing

    The Greatest Hits Of 1966, Premier

  • Image for The Troggs

    The Troggs Love Is All Around

    The Best Of Dick James Music - Vol 1, Polygram

  • Image for U2

    U2 Sweetest Thing

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for The Muppets

    The Muppets Man or Muppet?

    Fuzzy Muppet Songs

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles If I Fell

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Beyoncé

    Beyoncé Crazy In Love (feat. JAY Z)

    Featured Artist: JAY Z.

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Moondance

    The Very Best Of Van Morrison, Polydor

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Dignity

    Our Town- Deacon Blue (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for Soft Cell

    Soft Cell Tainted Love

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artists, Telstar

  • Image for Was (Not Was)

    Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur

    (Single), Fontana

  • Image for Squeeze

    Squeeze Hourglass

    Big Squeeze: The Very Best Of Squeeze, Universal/A&M

  • Image for Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Master Blaster (Jammin')

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree.

    I’d like to share another soundbite from my old friend Rabbi Hillel. I say old because he lived 2000 years ago. I say friend because, despite his age, his wisdom seems timeless and comforting.

    ‘Never separate yourself from the community,’ he once said. With that in mind, I wonder what he would have said about a group that met in a disused church in North London last Sunday? This was the ‘Sunday Assembly’, a gathering described by the organisers as ‘a godless congregation that meets to hear great talks, sing songs and generally celebrate life.’

    The key, they say, is the sense of community. Their motto is ‘live better, help often, wonder more.’ It got me wondering what was the difference between this assembly and services in, say, my synagogue or any place of worship.

    I could bring numerous quotes from the Liberal Jewish prayerbook – in Hebrew or English – that encourage worshippers to live better, help often and wonder more. We read those words accompanied by songs (often with me on guitar) and what I hope are great talks. The question is how to describe the search for human behaviour designed to improve the quality of our lives and give them meaning.

    Some might call it God, some might – like Professor Brian Cox - call it ‘wonder’, some, might perceive it as 'love', or something religious, others just as a feeling.

    I’m sure Hillel wouldn’t really have minded what people chose to call it. The important thing for him would be that people chose to look for it, and recognised that the most effective way to do so was by being part of a community of like-minded people.

    Do not separate yourself from the community – whatever may be the joint interest and aim that unites you: church, synagogue, atheist assembly, sports club, facebook group, 9.5m listeners to this broadcast. Use your shared community as a platform to live better, help often, wonder more –whatever you choose to call it.


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