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First Kisses, Desirable Daffs and Glam Mams!

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 March 2013

Sara asks for your First Kiss stories, puts the call out for another Shift Star and snaps travel daffs and big buttons with CoxyCam. Plus Audrey Jones is our Jolly Good Fellow.

Music Played

17 items
  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops Standing In The Shadows Of Love

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John Xanadu

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi Because We Can

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Message In The Box

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats

    Blown Away, Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Perfect

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Be A Boy

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Cathy Dennis

    Cathy Dennis Too Many Walls

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Neneh Cherry

      Neneh Cherry Woman

      Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Tracy Chapman

    Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution

    Tracy Chapman, Elektra

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

    (CD Single), ISO Records

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Island Girl

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis The Masterplan

    Stop The Clocks E.P., Creation

  • Image for Nancy Sinatra

    Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

    The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Tiffany

    Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Audrey Jones birthday number 1

  • Pause For Thought with author Shelina Janmohamed

    Pause For Thought with author Shelina Janmohamed

    I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the old city of Damascus in Syria on several occasions. The old city has a certain mysterious charm that hides spirituality and history at every turn.

    Today's Damascus is home to people who are seeking to take a stand against despotic rule. And a woman I believe to be one of history’s great heroines called Zainab sought to do exactly the same over 1,000 years ago in 680AD.

    The capital of the Islamic empire had recently moved to Damascus. And the newest Caliph or head of state, was a tyrant who demanded allegiance from everyone for his corrupt rule.

    But the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who was Zainab’s brother, refused to give his endorsement. He said his rule was in opposition to the Islamic values of peace, justice and equality that his grandfather established. His principled stand led to the massacre of his family and supporters in today’s modern Iraqi city of Kerbala. Which is where Zainab's story comes to the fore.

    Imprisoned by the Caliph, she is brought in chains his court in Damascus and tortured, abused and starved alongside her family and children. The Caliph was probably one of the richest and most powerful men of his day and he looks her up and down, and laughs at her humiliation.

    But it's her response that is the most inspiring part of the story. Unconcerned by the court’s pomp and the crowds watching on, she tells the Caliph that it is ‘he’ not she that is humiliated by his actions and at length she describes his despicable oppression. And through her eloquent speech she educates an ignorant nation about the true character of their leader.

    I sometimes worry about living in a world that is stacked against women realising their full potential. A world where violence and discrimination, are commonplace.

    But Zainab did not worry about any of this - her mission was to say it how it was, and send her message right to the top.

    For me, Zainab is a true heroine, a woman unafraid to speak out against those in power, a woman who understands that value and dignity come not from wealth and status, but from integrity, humility and principles.

  • CoxyCam #3

    CoxyCam #3

    The lovely daffs in Radio 2 Travel HQ

  • CoxyCam #4

    CoxyCam #4

    The buttons that make the magic happen!


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