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Happy Easter Everyone! (And Happy Birthday Chris!)

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 March 2013

We celebrate Easter and Chris' birthday with a musical bonanza!

Also on the phone is a real-life lumberjack as our Mystery Guest...

A 10-year-old child tells us about dressing up as a painting...

Jason Plato previews the weekend's F1 action...

And the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, makes us Pause For Thought!

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    Stereophonics Have A Nice Day

    Now 49 (Various Artists), Now

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    Maroon 5 Daylight

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

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    Starship Wild Again

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    Pilot Magic

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll Vol.2 (1974), Connoisseur Collection

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    Kirsty MacColl Days

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs Lido Shuffle

    The Greatest Hits Of 1977 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

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    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Rock-A-Hula Baby

    Elvis - The Legend (Vol 2), RCA

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    Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Baccara

    Baccara Yes Sir I Can Boogie

    Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie, Disky

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    Andy Burrows If I Had A Heart

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

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    The Rolling Stones Let's Spend The Night Together

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

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    Elvis Costello and The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse You Know I'm No Good

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

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    Sammy Davis Jr. Talk To The Animals

    Sammy Davis Greatest Hits, Curb, 1

  • Image for Chris Montez

    Chris Montez The More I See You

    This Is Easy (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro On Days Like These

    Matt Monro Sings Don Black, EMI

  • Image for Free

    Free All Right Now

    Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various), EMI, 15

  • Image for Queen

    Queen We Will Rock You

    News Of The World, Island, 1

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Human

    Day & Age, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Livin' Thing

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift State Of Grace

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Mirrors

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Bob & Earl

    Bob & Earl The Harlem Shuffle

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Booker T. & The MG’s

    Booker T. & The MG’s Green Onions

    Atlantic Soul (Various Artists), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Mr. Bloe

    Mr. Bloe Groovin' With Mr Bloe

    Hits Of ... 69 & 70 (Vol.3), Polydor

  • Image for Focus

    Focus Sylvia

    The Best Of Focus, Chrysalis

  • Image for Ramsey Lewis

    Ramsey Lewis Wade In The Water

    The Greatest Hits Of Ramsey Lewis, Chess

  • Image for Eric Clapton & Chaka Khan

    Eric Clapton & Chaka Khan Gotta Get Over

    (CD Single), Bushbranch, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    From the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols.

    I can’t ever remember dreaming of a white Easter – but with Easter this weekend the snow is still around. Today, though, is Maundy Thursday, the day we remember the last supper that Jesus had with his disciples. It was during this meal that he washed their feet. Peter, big of heart and with a loud mouth, was having none of it. ‘Never!’ he said, ‘You will never wash my feet, Lord’. He changed his tune when Jesus replied, ‘If I do not wash your feet, then you can have nothing to do with me.’ ‘Then’ said Peter, ‘not only my feet but my hands and head as well!’ Typical!

    ‘Maundy’ – it’s a funny word. Some say it comes from the Latin word ‘mandatum’ meaning command. After all Jesus said, ‘A new commandment I give you: you must wash each other’s feet.’ In this he is telling us not to be too proud to serve one another lovingly with complete humility. Don’t be too posh to wash! And that is a command we all need to hear.

    Others say that the word ‘Maundy’ comes from an old English word ‘maund’ meaning to beg. This makes sense, too, because today is the day when the English monarch, in a tradition going back 800 years, gives a gift of money to those in need. In 1213, King John gave 13 pence to 13 poor men. Today, in Christ Church Cathedral Oxford the Queen will give Maundy money to 87 men and 87 women, to mark her 87th year.

    Maundy Thursday, then, is a day rich in meaning. It is another step on our journey to Good Friday, when we commemorate the greatest gift of all: the gift of Jesus’ death on the cross, freely given, to bring us God’s love, and then his rising from the tomb on Easter Sunday itself.

    Today I’ll be washing the feet of twelve Chelsea pensioners. It reminds me, and you I hope, that without our kind service of each other, life can be pretty grim, snow or no snow!

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