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Bloomers, Burpees and Body Doubles

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 February 2013

More fun and frolics in the studio with the Breakfast team! It's bloomin' marvellous!

Day 4 of Album Season and Chris spins a track from Steve Wright's favourite record; Frank Sinatra's 'Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back'.

John Adams, a Neuro-Intensive Care Consultant from Leeds General Infirmary, gives us some correct concussion knowledge, post Vassos' Date Day disaster.

Principle of the School of Historical Dress, Jenny Tiramani, rants about pants as today's Mystery Guest.

Stuart Maconie takes time out from the People's Songs to tell us what happened On This Day.

And Rev Sharon Grenham Toze prepares her pearls of wisdom for Pause for Thought.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM Don't Save Me

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Starship

    Starship Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Madness

    Madness My Girl

    Madness - Complete Madness, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Matthew Wilder

    Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

    Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo, Old Gold

  • Image for Bellowhead

    Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down

    Broadside, Navigator Records, 003

  • Image for Kool & The Gang

    Kool & The Gang Celebration

    Kool & The Gang - The Singles Collect, Phonogram

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue All The Lovers

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • Image for Dion

    Dion Runaround Sue

    The Wanderers (Original S/Track), Sequel Records

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Learn To Love Again

    (CD Single), Global Talent Records

  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Cindy Incidentally

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel It's Still Rock & Roll To Me

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Freedom

    Wham - The Best Of Wham!, Epic

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends

    Rediscover The 60's - With A Little H, Old Gold

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Night Fever

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Clown

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Need You Tonight

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness

    The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye, Motown

  • Image for The Marvelettes

    The Marvelettes Too Many Fish In The Sea

    Marvelettes-Compact Command Performan, Motown, 5

  • Image for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and Martha Reeves Nowhere To Run

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops It's The Same Old Song

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue That's What We Can Do

    (CD Single), Edsel Records

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain.

    Chris, you and I are both communicators. It’s what we do for a living: gathering together ideas, letting them rumble around in our brains for a while and then packaging those ideas up and putting them out there in a way we hope is meaningful, or entertaining (and sometimes both).

    But we’ve also both learned over the years that we can’t communicate out, unless we’re prepared to listen to what’s coming in. The author Mark Twain said ‘if we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we’d have 2 tongues and 1 ear.’ In fact, all of us, every day, need to listen more to the people we live with, work with, do business with. Because listening, is perhaps the most important part of communicating. Any one of us might be really clever with words, but it’s only when you’ve listened properly that it becomes a 2 way street.

    I had 2 very different meetings this week. In one of them the other person sat with his back half-turned, his eyes on the computer and the phone ringing in his ear. I felt about 2 inches tall, and would really struggle to go the extra mile for that person in future. In the other meeting, the person made eye-contact, asked questions and gave me his full attention. You can guess how much better I felt about that one! When someone listens to us, it gives us a sense of value, we feel understood, and, importantly, we’re then more prepared to accept compromise if we have to. Listening builds trust, it builds respect, and it makes connections between people which are stronger, and which are more likely to hold when the going gets tough.

    It’s a noisy, rough and tumble world a lot of the time, full of words, full of challenges, and that’s great, nothing wrong with energy and zest. But in the middle of all of that, perhaps the greatest gift we can give one another is the gift of our attention.


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