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Pancake Perfection!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 February 2013

As it's Shrove Tuesday we prepare for the perfect pancake! Frying pans at the ready!

Chef and crepe connoisseur, Raymond Blanc, gives us his wonderful whisking tips to making your batter better!

The great Gorilla impersonator Garon Michael calls in from L.A. to share his story mammoth mammal experiences from that famous drumming chocolate advert.

Super Sam, from our Top Team, takes us through some milestones for On This Day.

And we Pause for Thought with Christopher Jameson.

Music Played

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  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash London Calling

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

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis In Too Deep

    Genesis - Invisible Touch, Virgin

  • Image for Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Kid Creole and the Coconuts Annie I'm Not Your Daddy

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald This Pretty Face

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for The Miracles

    The Miracles and Smokey Robinson Shop Around

    Tamla Motown Gold (Various), Motown

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Bright Lights Bigger City

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Albatross

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi

  • Image for Gabrielle Aplin

    Gabrielle Aplin Please Don't Say You Love Me

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow One Day Like This

    (CD Single), Fiction, 1

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Charlie Brown

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • 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 Love and Theft

    Love and Theft Runnin' Out Of Air

    Love And Theft, RCA Nashville

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Girls Talk

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong, 2

  • Image for M People

    M People Moving On Up

    The Best Of M People, BMG

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Turn To Stone

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins In The Air Tonight

    Phil Collins - Face Value, Virgin

  • Image for The Merseybeats
  • Image for Joe Cocker

    Joe Cocker Fire It Up

    Fire It Up, Sony Music

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

    Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Stay With Me

    Glam Crazee - Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for Rah Band

    Rah Band The Crunch

    Supersonic 70's (Various Artists), Music Club

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Can't Stand Losing You

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Pause for Thought

    From Father Christopher Jamison, Benedictine Monk.

    The resignation of Pope Benedict16 has taken everybody by surprise but let’s pause for a moment to consider what lessons this news has for us all. Above all, Pope Benedict’s resignation is about letting go. There is a contrast here with the previous Pope, John Paul 2. He was seriously ill during his last days and yet he kept appearing in public in his wheelchair as if to say: people who are sick are valuable too, the terminally ill are part of our world, don’t hide them away. Pope Benedict, by contrast, has given his witness by letting go of the reins of power, a lesson in humility and courage. He has faced up to the reality of his situation, knowing that he could live for many more years but be unable to do the job properly. For people to face up to their own weakness requires humility and that’s the first letting go that Pope Benedict has shown us; the humility of not covering up his frailty. Having recognised his own frailty, the Pope has then seen what is best for other people and for the Church, to resign and let somebody else take over. That letting go requires courage, not gung ho courage but discrete courage, a courage that sees what is best for others and then does it. The words of St Paul describe the process of the Pope’s resignation beautifully: ‘I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.’ (Acts 20:24) Pope Benedict has accomplished the ministry he received from the Lord and now he lays it down, a lesson in letting go for all of us.


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