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Knock, Knock, Knocking on Number 10!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 20 May 2013

We meet Dr Anthony Seldon who enlightens on the door at 10 Downing Street...

Major Tim Peake calls the show having been announced as the first official British astronaut!

Jamie Cullum is on the phone too, in the glamorous location of the duty free shop at Lisbon airport...

Chris Tarrant takes us back in time with On This Day...

7-year-old Toby tells us about going to the Chelsea Flower Show. He'll be back tomorrow to tell us all about it.

And Sarah Joseph makes us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Modern Love

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Exile

    Exile Kiss You All Over

    Billboard Top Hits: 1978 (Various), Rhino

  • Image for The Cars

    The Cars My Best Friend's Girl

    The Cars, Elektra

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Up All Night

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles We Can Work It Out

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles A Day In The Life

    The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 6

  • Image for Texas

    Texas The Conversation

    (CD Single), PIAS UK, 1

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Positively Fourth Street

    Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits, Columbia

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr Contact

    100 All Time Classic Dance Hits Of The 1970s (Various Artists), Connoisseur, 18

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

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

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden What Does It Take?

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea The Road To Hell

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Love Train

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Have I Told You Lately (Live)

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Laura

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Louise

    The Human League - Greatest Hits, Virgin

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Paint It Black

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of a Muslim lifestyle magazine.

    I was reading two diverse articles this weekend.

    The first was on Amelia Earhart. 81 years ago today she began the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot.

    The second was a story of plus size model, Jennie Runk. She is a size 16, and described her feelings of inadequacy when, at 13 years old and 5’9” tall she was a size 10 or 12.

    These two stories came together in my mind as I pondered role models for my daughters. Who could I point out to them that would inspire them to challenge themselves? Who would light a spark in their being? I really struggled to find someone in popular culture I wanted to draw their attention to.

    There are plenty of women role models. There are great women: writers, engineers, doctors, teachers, astronauts even. Yet they tend not to be the images our daughters see. Go into any newsagents and look at the magazines that are for our daughters. It will be high-gloss lipstick, shoes, diets, and celebrity gossip which feature.

    We somehow think that we have reached some era of women’s liberation, freed from the bondage of patriarchy experienced by our grandmothers. Yet this is too simple a picture.

    81 years ago a woman was pioneering flight across the Atlantic, whilst today I see a world in which my daughters are literally bombarded with imagery of women judged for how they look; a world where a plus size model makes a headline.

    It is a world I am familiar with. My mum ran one of the world’s top model agencies, so I grew up in a world where everyone was thin, and everyone was beautiful. Fortunately for me, the experience made me search out what made each model different, and I learnt to differentiate people on the substance of their character.

    Amelia Earhart had plenty of character. She was a pioneer. She took risks. She was prepared to fail. This is what our daughters, and even our sons, need. The time is right to revolt against the endless superficiality that we face. The time is right for many more Amelia Earhart’s.


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