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Date Day Disaster!

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 February 2013

We hear all about Vassos' date day gone bad! How did he manage to knock himself out?

The turntables are out again for Day 3 of Albums season and we play a track from Jeremy Vine's favourite album, 'This Year's Model' by Elvis Costello.

The Deputy Chairman of Smithfield market, John Absalom, talks meat matters.

6 year old Oliver from York would have got his Pet badge at Beavers, if they hadn't forgot it!

And the Bishop of Bradford, Nick Baines, gives us something to think about in Pause for Thought.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Mental as Anything

    Mental as Anything Live It Up

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Rick James

    Rick James Superfreak

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Hothouse Flowers

    Hothouse Flowers Don't Go

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Yellow

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Rockin' All Over The World

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Whatever You Want

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Emilia Mitiku

    Emilia Mitiku You're Not Right For Me

    I Belong To You, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own

    (CD Single), Columbia, 25

  • Image for Limmie & The Family Cookin'

    Limmie & The Family Cookin' You Can Do Magic

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Train

    Train Mermaid

    California 37, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Upside Down

    And They Danced The Night Away Volume 2 CD2, Debutante

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello I Don't Want To Go To Chelsea

  • Image for OMC

    OMC How Bizarre

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray Every Morning

    (CD Single), Lava/Atlantic

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Here You Come Again

    Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Mary Hopkin

    Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days

    Those Were The Days, Apple

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Jolene

    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Harvest For The World

    The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers That Lady

    Blues And Soul: The Soul Years 1966-1999: Vol.3 1972-1973 (Various Artists), Connoisseur, 5

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Where Are We Now?

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Take That

    Take That A Million Love Songs

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Christie

    Christie Yellow River

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Image for Donovan

    Donovan Mellow Yellow

    The Greatest Hits Of 1967 (Various), EMI

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Loving You

    The Very Best Of Robert Palmer, EMI

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Lady Writer

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Pause for Thought

    From Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford.

    I guess most of us have at some time in our life entertained some romantic ideas about exotic places we dream of visiting one day. I remember reading Antony and Cleopatra - not the Carry On version - when I was at school in Liverpool and imagining the Nile. Plagued with queen-biting asps, obviously.

    Well, a few weeks ago I actually went to the Nile. In fact, I went to both Niles: the Blue and the White. We were visiting Bradford's link diocese in Sudan and every day drove over the bridge in Khartoum where the two rivers converge before heading north to Egypt and so on. I'm not colour-blind, but I tell you: both the Blue and the White Niles look brown to me.

    Life is tough for many of the people we were visiting there in Sudan. Outsiders and foreigners are being told to leave, and southerners are being sent... er... south. Now, the reasons for all this are complicated and the politics somewhat controversial; but, what we saw was the human cost of other people's privilege. Put simply, when life gets tough between different peoples, the easiest thing to do is separate... grow apart deliberately.

    But, the solving of one problem doesn't bring peace - it simply creates more problems and causes lots of misery for the ordinary people who have to pay the price of powerful people's greed and vanity.
    But, we in Bradford are bound up with our friends in Sudan and, whatever happens, we will stick by them.

    An hour after we left our guesthouse for the airport at one in the morning, the house was raided, guests taken in for questioning, and the place confiscated by the security services. It might be a world away from Bradford and the Yorkshire Dales, but, like the Blue and the White Niles, we have converged and cannot be separated as we travel into the future together.

    Disappointingly, I saw no queen-biting asps.

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