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The Voice of BBC Radio 4 features on Voice Week

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 18 April 2013

It's Voice Week on Radio 2 and we hear from the voice of BBC Radio 4!

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Magnetized

    (CD Single), Nova, 1

  • Image for Blue Mink

    Blue Mink The Banner Man

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Billie Jean

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for INXS

    INXS New Sensation

    INXS - Kick, Mercury

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight

    Onka's Big Moka - Toploader, Sony Soho Square

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé It's A Beautiful Day

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Bucks Fizz

    Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up

    Chegger's Choice (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar

    Good Things, Stones Throw Records, 1

  • Image for The Everly Brothers

    The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Love Came Looking For Me

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum Runaway Train

    Drivin' With Johnnie Walker (Various), Eastwest Records

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Sunday Girl

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold, 9

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Dave Edmunds

    Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts

    The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Bicycle Race

    Jazz, Island, 4

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Back For Good

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees Night Fever

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream It's Alright, It's OK

    (CD Single), Ignition, 1

  • Image for Lionel Richie

    Lionel Richie Running With The Night

    Body & Soul: Heart & Soul II (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul

    Snap It Up! (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Blue

    Blue Hurt Lovers

    (CD Single), Blueworld, 1

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Tell Her About It

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Madness

    Madness My Girl

    Madness - Complete Madness, Virgin, 2

  • Pause for Thought

    From Archbishop of York, John Sentamu.

    Chris - you know, I come from a large extended family in Uganda, so, we experienced a lot of funerals. My father would say, “Death is the most democratic institution – it doesn’t discriminate. None of us can opt out of dying. But we never die alone: in dying we join the community of those who have gone before us.”

    Some go through awful experiences before death. My mother, sadly had a long battle with cancer of the throat; but my dad died at the age of 98 after a very short illness. Oh yes, death is the most democratic institution!
    As John Donne said, “Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.”

    When death happens, there may be mixtures of emotions – memories of happy times, of youth and hope; or pain for what has been lost or wasted. There may be anger for past hurts which can’t be resolved or a need to face the reality of our mortality.

    Of course many don’t want to face that reality. It’s too upsetting and we’d rather avoid it. But if we run away from it, we lose sight of the fact that not fearing death is part of a life well-lived.

    Chris, I don’t want to upset you or your listeners by talking about death. I’m not even here to warn you to get your spiritual life in order – or else! I just want us to pause and remember that death is the doorkeeper who leads us into our true reality. I believe death is not the end. The end is life in God.

    The Easter story shows us the greatest lover of people who ever lived and died, refusing to let love get squeezed out. Jesus faced death - not through gritted teeth – but courageously, by caring for those around him.


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