iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Money For Nothing?

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Money For Nothing?

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 19 March 2013

Vanessa asks when advertising actually worked on you, maunder is the Word Of The Day and Dave Kynaston in St Asaph is today's Jolly Good Fellow.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Culture Club

    Culture Club Church Of The Poison Mind

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for The Shirelles

    The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow

    Memories ... Are Made Of This, Dino

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Advertising Space

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Little Big Town

    Little Big Town Leavin' In Your Eyes

    (CD Single), Humphead, 1

  • Image for LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes Can't Fight The Moonlight

    (CD Single), London/Curb Records

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    The Definitive Monkees, Warner Strategic Market, 15

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Mirrors

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

      Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water

      Bridge Over Troubled Water, Columbia

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding Respect

    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1, Atlantic

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Valerie

    Pure Rock Ballads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Dire Straits

    Dire Straits Money For Nothing

    Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits, Vertigo

  • Dave Kynaston's birthday song

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Tangled Up

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 1

  • Word Of The Day

    Word Of The Day

    Maunder – to talk in a rambling manner

  • V's bizarre new glasses

    V's bizarre new glasses

    Courtesy of Cousin Beverley!

  • Pause For Thought from Hindu Priest and author Krishna Dharma

    Pause For Thought from Hindu Priest and author Krishna Dharma

    Water, and life in all its forms, are inseparable. When we look on other planets for signs of life it’s the first thing we try to detect. Although we can last quite a long time without food we humans will die in a week without fluids. In the case of cups of tea it might be only a few hours.

    But despite its importance we can’t really create water, certainly not on the scale it is needed. Even Massive explosions make just a small quantity. When the ill fated Hindenburg –a hydrogen balloon—exploded, a good few gallons were made, but we would hardly want to replicate that very often. So far our attempts to manufacture water have not met with great success and we now face a growing global crisis of not having enough of it. Africa, Asia, Australia, even America and Europe, have all been suffering drought conditions. The world water situation is becoming so critical that wars may well be fought over it.

    In truth we depend on a higher power. Water is a natural resource we can only hope is bestowed upon us through sufficient rainfall, over which we have no control. We can only make things worse it seems. Although our technology cannot create water, it has managed to seriously deplete many freshwater sources through widespread pollution…..And the immense amounts used in manufacturing processes we could probably live quite comfortably without.

    This doesn’t have to happen. In the Bhagavad-gita, Krishna tells us that all our resources come as a result of divine grace, and that we can have abundance in all areas if we simply abide by divine direction. This is the bigger picture. That everything ultimately belongs to God and we are only temporary custodians of his property. When we treat the world with reckless abandon in pursuit of immediate profit we inevitably create calamity. Maybe if we used God’s gifts in a godly way we could avert disaster before it is too late.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss