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Fridge Fight!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 30 April 2013

Vassos causes outrage with a controversial statement about the important topic of fridges! But we have the voice of authority on the matter.

Today has become Bee-Day, as we try to work out if we are all doomed as bees have started to disappear. So enlist the help of awesome apiary expert Dave Goulson...

Little Lynne in from Farringdon, to tell as all about her trip to the Tate Modern casting a critical eye over Roy Lichtenstein.

Seasick Steve tells us what happened On This Day in history...

And Baroness Julia Neuberger shares some wise words in Pause For Thought.

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    The Police Message In A Bottle

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    Texas The Conversation

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    Gigolo Aunts Where I Find My Heaven

    Drive Time 3 (Various Artists), Dino

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Amazing

    (CD Single), Sony

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    10cc Good Morning Judge

    The Very Best Of 10cc, Mercury

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons December '63 (Oh What A Night)

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 11

  • Image for Primal Scream

    Primal Scream It's Alright, It's OK

    (CD Single), Ignition, 1

  • Image for Prince

    Prince 1999

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Lemar

    Lemar If There's Any Justice

    (CD Single), Sony Music UK

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    Esther & Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella

    The Greatest Hits Of 1968, Premier

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    Black Star Riders Bound For Glory

    (CD Single), Nuclear Blast, 1

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    Madonna True Blue

    Madonna - True Blue, Sire

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    (CD Single), Columbia, 16

  • Image for Dean Martin

    Dean Martin and Helen O'Connell How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    Cool Couples (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Vanilla Ice

    Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby

    Vanilla Ice - To The Extreme, Sbk

  • Image for Tunde Baiyewu

    Tunde Baiyewu Diamond In A Rock

    (CD Single), Waking Dreams, 1

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr H.A.P.P.Y. Radio

    Edwin Starr: The Essential Collection, Spectrum

  • Image for Johnny Hates Jazz

    Johnny Hates Jazz Magnetized

    (CD Single), Nova, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder He's Misstra Know It All

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Swing Out Sister

    Swing Out Sister Breakout

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Joshua Kadison

    Joshua Kadison Jessie

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Rick Springfield

    Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Bruce Hornsby

    Bruce Hornsby and Bruce Hornsby & The Range The Way It Is

    Life In The Fast Lane (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Tavares

    Tavares Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Pause for Thought

    From Baroness Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue.

    A few weeks ago, I was away in rural Ireland and a friend rang me to ask if I had any darning wool. She’d been to our local town, and there was none to be had. ‘Probably not, as I’m not a darner’, was my response, but I said I’d look. In my mother’s sewing box I did indeed find some beige darning wool, with ‘Stopwolle’, darning wool, printed in German on it. It must have arrived with my grandparents’ stuff just after the Second World War began. It’s an extraordinary story. My grandparents left Germany as Jewish refugees only a few days before war broke out. People leaving were only allowed to take one suitcase, and no valuables. So a Nazi official came to check they weren’t taking anything forbidden. As he stood there, he said to my grandfather: ‘Ludwig, take what you want- anything you can get into those cases. I won’t say anything.’ He’d been a fellow prisoner of war in France in the First World War. Even more amazing, after my grandparents had left, this same man, we think, and others who’d been with my grandfather in prisoner of war camp, went into the apartment and, instead of looting it, which was the norm, packed everything up and sent it on through France to England. My grandparents were living in a refugee hostel in one room when their furniture, china, glass, pictures and everything else arrived. Everything. Including the darning wool. So that card of darning wool has a story to tell. After the war, my grandparents tried to find the man concerned to thank him, but he had been killed. Yet his courage, and goodness in the face of evil , in horrible circumstances, lives on- in the darning wool, amongst other things. There’s always a reminder of goodness when it happens, and you can often see human goodness in the smallest things.


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