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Love Is in the Airwaves

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 February 2013

Cupid has stormed the studio for Valentine's Day and the team are spreading the love!

From romance and roses to date disasters, we have you covered!

Live from LA, Ian Hunter talks mouse motors as the Miniature Effects Supervisor on Stuart Little 2 for today's Mystery Guest.

Day 4 of the On This Day's Top Team special and Golden Graham grabs the mic to bestow his history lesson.

Sharon Grenham Toze brings heart felt words and heart shaped biscuits in today's Pause for Thought.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Rebel Rebel

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Dido

    Dido No Freedom

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Nilsson

    Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'

    Million Sellers Vol.10 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Stayin' Alive

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann 5-4-3-2-1

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream

    Tom Petty - Greatest Hits, MCA

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Indian Summer

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for The B-52s

    The B-52s Roam

    Cosmic Thing - The B52's, Reprise

  • Image for Chris Isaak

    Chris Isaak Live It Up

    Beyond The Sun, Rhino, 1

  • Image for Johnny Tillotson

    Johnny Tillotson Poetry In Motion

    60's Number Ones Vol 1, Old Gold

  • Image for The Overtones

    The Overtones Love Song

    Higher, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops It's The Same Old Song

    The Four Tops - The Ultimate Collecti, Motown

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam Start!

    Sound Affects, Polydor, 12

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Our House

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Crazy Horses

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Shocking Blue

    Shocking Blue Venus

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore

    Cliff Richard - Private Collection, EMI

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban Brave

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone A Taste Of Honey (Live)

  • Image for Howard Jones

    Howard Jones New Song

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Parlophone

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay

    Into The Eighties - Various Artists, Global Television, 3

  • Image for Edwyn Collins

    Edwyn Collins A Girl Like You

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • Pause for Thought

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

    I know a lot of people really don’t like Valentine’s Day, not just because of the pressure to buy stuff that Sarah mentioned yesterday, but because they’re single for whatever reason, or maybe a long way away from their partner. I’m not really one to talk about romance, I’ve got a dreadful track record (!), and I remember when I was newly single with small kids it felt like everybody else was all loved up and I was the odd one out.

    But you know, the original St Valentine had nothing to do with red roses in the first place! We don’t actually know very much about this chap called Valentine – in fact, there are at least 2 possible candidates from Roman times, but the most likely one was a bishop, who was executed for his Christian faith on the 14th February. The legend goes that while the Bishop was in prison he befriended the jailer’s daughter. On the night before he died he’s said to have sent her a message of thanks, and signed it ‘from your Valentine.’ That’s supposedly where the tradition of card sending came from.

    Well, a central pillar of Valentine’s faith, one that I share, is that love is the bedrock of life. But unlike all the hearts and flowers and soppy sonnets that’ve grown up over the years, this is a kind of love that isn’t just about lovers. It’s something we can all put it into practice. It’s what ancient Greek philosophers would have called agape – a much wider kind of love that puts the well-being of another person above your own. It means you try to understand, help and find compassion for others, even people you think are pretty unloveable.

    Not an easy one. But Lent started yesterday, and as I’m totally useless at giving things up, I’ve decided to take inspiration from the original St Valentine instead. I’m going to try to spread the love around a bit, and put someone else’s needs above my own at least once every day. And I’ll get extra points if they’re someone I normally find really difficult!

    Whether or not there’s a romantic dinner on the cards for us tonight, our lives need not be without love. In fact, they can be awash with it! And if we apply the principles of friendship and selflessness to all our encounters, then even the romantic ones should go a bit better. Because in the end, it’s not one single relationship that defines us; rather it’s whether our lives are filled with quality relationships across the board.


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