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The Voice of the Clangers

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 March 2013

We meet Simon Topman, the man who made the whistles used as The Clangers voices!

10-year-old Aiden tells us about being a mascot at the Northern Ireland vs. Israel game!

Vassos had an interesting date night last night...

Billy Bragg gives us a history lesson.

And Canon Ann Easter shares some words of wisdom.

Music Played

27 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Get It On

    Million Sellers Vol.19 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Turn Back The Hands Of Time

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Image for Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes Run Fay Run

    Kill Bill Vol 1, Universal, 9

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy

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

  • Image for Train

    Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    Cailfornia 37, Sony, 5

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Mirrors

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Billy Bragg

    Billy Bragg Sexuality

    Dark Side Of The 80's (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Supreme

    (CD Single), Chrysalis

  • Image for Tommy James

    Tommy James and Tommy James & The Shondells Mony Mony

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Turn

    (CD Single), Demon, 1

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)

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

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

    (CD Single), EMI, 5

  • Image for Faith No More

    Faith No More Easy

    Now 24 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Commodores

    Commodores Still

    Mixed Emotions III (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Tangled Up

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 1

  • Image for The Motors

    The Motors Airport

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Flaming Pie

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Walking On The Moon

    The Very Best Of The Police, A&M

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars When I Was Your Man

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Scorpions

    The Scorpions Wind Of Change

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for The Four Tops

    The Four Tops I Can't Help Myself

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Republica

    Republica Ready To Go

    Live Forever (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Open Your Heart

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 13

  • Image for The Stranglers

    The Stranglers Always The Sun

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie The Next Day

    The Next Day, RCA

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Canon Ann Easter

    It’s nearly twenty years now since I went on the Radio 2 pilgrimage to the Holy Land – we had a great time! I was leader of the blue coach and we had a wonderful tour of many of the sites that are special to Christians and at each place we would stop and read the Bible story about it, maybe I’d say a prayer or a few moments’ reflection and there would just about be time to marvel at the fact that we were standing where millions of pilgrims have stood - then on to the next.

    One of the things we did that really sticks in my mind is our walk along the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Sorrows, where we followed a part of the way that Jesus might have walked, when he carried his cross to the place of his execution.

    Some of our pilgrims said to me ‘Ann, we can’t say prayers here. Look, there’s everyone doing their shopping’. But of course that’s probably exactly how it was when Jesus did it.

    And this week, Holy Week, Christians all over the world will symbolically do that walk again, a few in Jerusalem, but most of us in our churches, stopping at what are called the Stations of the Cross, usually pictures of 14 or 15 special events that happened on that day.
    We’ll stop where Jesus fell down, for example, or where an unknown woman, perhaps out buying food for the sabbath, pushed her way through the crowd and wiped the sweat and dirt off Jesus’s face. They call her Veronica and it’s said that the imprint of Jesus’s face remained on her scarf for ever.

    It was just a small thing to do. It didn’t change the dreadful course of events that day – but I reckon it meant a lot to him and Veronica will be remembered because of it.

    I think that we have opportunities like that every day; a chance to let a little love or laughter into someone else’e life. It’s worth taking the chance.


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