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Berries, berries all around and all so sweet to eat!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 21 May 2013

We meet a man who really knows his summer fruits, who tells us why strawbs are sweeter this year!

We speak to 7-year-old Toby who was allowed into the Chelsea Flower Show early...

We learn all about the memory and how to remember... y'know... that thing you have to remember...

Stooshe give us a history lesson in On This Day...

We take your Top Tenuous stories about making friends with mannequins (in tribute to Noel Edmunds and his newest friend).

And Rabbi Pete Tobias returns to make us Pause For Thought.

Music Played

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    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

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    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

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  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Long Tall Sally

    Little Richard - British Hit Singles, Ace

  • Image for Semisonic

    Semisonic Chemistry

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Richard Hawley

    Richard Hawley Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    (CD Single), Mute

  • Image for Dodgy

    Dodgy Good Enough

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips Home

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Thriller

    Diana-Michael-Gladys-Stevie (Compilat, Priority

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé My Kind Of Love

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Robert Knight

    Robert Knight Love On A Mountain Top

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin, 7

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog When You Really Loved Someone

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

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    The Four Seasons Who Loves You

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

    Green River, Fantasy, 1

  • 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 Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors Light My Fire

    The Very Best Of The Doors, Elektra

  • Image for The La’s

    The La’s There She Goes

    Love - 38 All Time Love Classics, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart You Wear It Well (Live)

  • Image for Depeche Mode

    Depeche Mode Soothe My Soul

    Delta Machine, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Tanita Tikaram

    Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition

    The Best Of Tanita Tikaram, East West Records

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Valerie

    Pure Rock Ballads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Bad Manners

    Bad Manners Lip Up Fatty

    The Best Reggae Album In The World..., Virgin

  • Image for Stooshe

    Stooshe Slip

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Warren Zevon

    Warren Zevon Werewolves Of London

    Drive Time (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Captain & Tennille

    Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together

    Captain & Tennille - Scrapbook, Spectrum

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree.

    It's a busy time for rabbis. Nothing to do with Jewish festivals - there's a lull between now and September. It's because Judaism is on the National Curriculum this half term and rabbis are overwhelmed with invitations to talk to schools about our religion.

    Last week I talked about the festival of Shavu'ot in a Church of England Infant school. It's also known as Pentecost, the festival of weeks. In Christian tradition, it's the time, 50 days after Easter, when the Holy Spirit descended. In Jewish tradition, it commemorates God giving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

    I recounted this infant assembly the story of a brave man who climbed the fiery mountain to meet God. I asked if they knew who the man was. 'Jesus!' said one. 'Joseph!' said another. 'No,' said I. 'His name begins with an 'M'. 'Mary!' another child shouted. I explained the Bible story of Moses going up the mountain and coming down with God’s teaching.

    Later that week I visited another primary school; Summerswood School where I go regularly - I first went there almost ten years ago, and planted a tree for our Jewish spring festival.

    As usual I was talking about religion and being a rabbi. And in the classroom I saw a variety of faiths, and heard thoughtful questions about what it means to be a religious leader. It made me think that although religious stories often seem to be about legendary people (whatever their names are) engaged in miraculous activities connected with things that go up to and come down from the sky, the purpose of religion was embodied in that tree that I planted nine years ago. It’s about all living things having roots and striving to grow. Different cultures may have different stories and festivals to help them do that, but the heart of all religion is about helping human beings to grow and become the people we are able to become.


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