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Which Sports Rights Can We Buy?

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 29 April 2013

Chris and co discuss which sports rights might be going cheap if we had a TV channel!

Reginald D. Hunter gives us a history lesson in On This Day.

We meet AJ Jacobs, the man who wrote a book about his life when Living Biblically For A Year!

10-year-old Lynne from Oxfordshire tells us about going to the Tate Modern for the first time today. She'll be back tomorrow to tell us how it went!

And Sarah Joseph, editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine, makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and The Attractions Radio Radio

    The Very Best Of Elvis Costello, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for Moby

    Moby Porcelain

    (CD Single), Mute Records

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Can't Stop This Thing We Started

    Bryan Adams - The Best Of Me, Mercury

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles We Can Work It Out

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Eleanor Rigby

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for fun.

    fun. All Alone

    Some Nights, Fueled By Ramen, 1

  • Image for Ben Folds Five

    Ben Folds Five Battle Of Who Could Care Less

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath Paranoid

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles Love Song

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Showaddywaddy

    Showaddywaddy Under The Moon Of Love

    The Best Steps To Heaven, Tiger

  • Image for Ben Folds Five

    Ben Folds Five Underground


  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams Get Lucky

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz California

    Lenny Kravitz - Baptism, Parlophone

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel Mrs Robinson

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for Jake Bugg

    Jake Bugg Lightning Bolt

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Love Came Looking For Me

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Laura Branigan

    Laura Branigan Self Control

    Now 1984 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Another Saturday Night

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog When You Really Loved Someone

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro Born Free

    The Best Of John Barry: Themeology, Columbia

  • Image for Matt Monro

    Matt Monro On Days Like These

    Matt Monro Sings Don Black, EMI

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers China Grove

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Paint It Black

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

    All That Echoes, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Verve

    The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

    Now 37 (Various Artists), Now

  • Pause for Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    I was in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, this weekend for a conference. Just a two hour flight from London, it is a modern, cosmopolitan city, reminiscent of Paris with its many cafes. A bustling market in the centre of the old town draws tourists and locals alike.

    Yet 20 short years ago this region was ripped apart by a terrible war. One young man I met said he spent his first years of primary school locked in a basement-hiding. "We had no food" he said, "we had only our pride."

    Croatia and Slovenia were the first countries to break away from the former Yugoslavia, quickly followed by Macedonia and Bosnia Herzegovina. It was a bloody war which followed, with terrible ethnic cleansing and massacres took place.

    We often remember the First and Second World Wars and the mantra of "never again" is repeated in hushed tones at regular memorials. Yet in this area of Europe, neighbour turned on neighbour, brother on brother, in a bitter feud that drew on hundreds of years of history, despite the fact that it appeared so called religious identities were dormant and communities were fully integrated.

    After the breakup of these countries, ultra-nationalists managed to draw on the weakness and instability, and spun a narrative of division.

    Walking through Zagreb whilst casting my mind back to the news broadcasts of twenty years ago, I am struck by how easy it is for us to turn on each other. We have to protect ourselves from such a possibility, not by hiding our differences, or attempting to create homogenised cultural frameworks, but by working with our differences, and embracing them as beautiful. One may not be a brother or sister by family, or ethnicity, or faith, but we all belong to the human family, and that relationship must be recognised to preserve us from repeating the bloody histories of our past.


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