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How Low Can You Go?

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 February 2013

It's all happening in the studio with a limbo line and press up challenge! Bum up or down?

We hear from the much missed Father Brian D'Arcy, post knee surgery.

Our mystery guest, Kaniki, provides his top tips to bending backwards under the bar for limbo.

Legendary singer, Petula Clark gives her history lesson for today's On This Day.

And Sarah Joseph provides her pearls of wisdom for Pause for Thought.

Music Played

27 items
  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Arlissa

    Arlissa Sticks & Stones

    (CD Single), London Records, 1

  • Image for Prince

    Prince When Doves Cry

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Is It Like Today?

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp Breakfast In America

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, Polygram Tv

  • Image for ZZ Top

    ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin'

    Top Gear 2 - Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for The Robert Cray Band

    The Robert Cray Band A Memo

    (CD Single), Provogue Records, 1

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Downtown

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Never Be Lonely

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World

    This Is My Song - Love Songs Of The 6, Old Gold

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Be A Boy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Peter Gabriel

    Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer

    Now 1986 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash I Walk The Line

    Johnny Cash - Man In Black, Columbia

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Songbird

    (CD Single), Big Brother Records

  • 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 Bastille

    Bastille Pompeii

    (CD Single), Virgin Records

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Lost In France

    Misty Blue - Love Songs Of The 70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Peter Frampton

    Peter Frampton Show Me The Way

    And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1, Debutante

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Whispers In The Dark

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Booker T. & The MG’s

    Booker T. & The MG’s Soul Limbo

    Cafe Latino (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp Jack And Diane

    John Cougar - American Fool, Mercury

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Nathan Jones

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Blow Monkeys

    The Blow Monkeys It Doesn't Have To Be This Way

    The Blow Monkeys - Choices, RCA

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye What's Going On

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Just Give Me A Reason (feat. Nate Ruess)

    The Truth About Love, Sony Music, 1

  • Image for David Essex

    David Essex Gonna Make You A Star

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

  • Pause for Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    Scientists announced yesterday that fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the Indian Ocean. Apparently, about 750 million years ago all of the Earth's land was joined into a single vast supercontinent called Rodinia. A build up of heat caused the Earth's crust to stretch and weaken before rupturing and tearing Rodinia apart. The land came back together, and we had the supercontinent of Pangaea more than 200million years ago, but it pulled apart as well.

    If you look at a map of Pangaea you will see India joined to Australia, Africa and Europe joined to North America, as well as each other. We were all one. Can you imagine if we were all joined together today? Would that cause us to see each other differently? Would we feel less divided?

    I have never really understood the idea of seeing somebody else as "the other". I was brought up with the mantra, "my race is the human race" - and that has always worked for me. I like being a human, and I figure other people must like being human too.

    Which is why I can't figure out why people always want to focus on differences, on what separates us. That is not to say I am scared of difference. I love the beauty of diversity. I like the fact that people speak in different languages, eat different food, wear different clothes. A garden would be really boring if it only had one type of flower, so it seems to me that all our differences make life a lot more interesting.

    Indeed the Qur'an reminds, "Oh humanity! We have created you from a male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another."

    At the end of the day we all want to be treated with dignity, to have food and shelter, to live a life with peace and stability, to love and be loved.

    Geographically we may be divided, but is there any reason that we need to be so separate from each other? Can we remember that our countries and continents used to be one? Can we remember that we all come from The One?


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