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2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 23 May 2013

A fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

26 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

  • Image for Phillip Phillips

    Phillip Phillips Home

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Belle Stars

    The Belle Stars Iko Iko

    Rain Man O.S.T. (Various Artists), Capitol

  • Image for Simon & Garfunkel

    Simon & Garfunkel The Sound Of Silence

    The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia

  • Image for Ella Fitzgerald

    Ella Fitzgerald Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

    Essential Ella, Verve

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Kiss The Bride

    The Very Best Of Elton John, Rocket

  • Image for Jamie Cullum

    Jamie Cullum Everything You Didn't Do

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Swing Out Sister

    Swing Out Sister Breakout

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for JD McPherson

    JD McPherson North Side Gal

    Signs & Signifiers, Rounder, 1

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy

    Ultimate Country (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Glen Campbell

    Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Hothouse Flowers

    Hothouse Flowers Don't Go

    Emerald Rock (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 10

  • Image for It's Immaterial

    It's Immaterial Driving Away From Home

    Now 8 (Various Artists), Siren, 7

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Life In The Fast Lane

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me

    Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Sad Angel

    Extended Play, Warner Bros

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Whatever You Want

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Who

    The Who I Can't Explain

    The Godfathers Of Britpop, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Virginia Plain

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye Too Busy Thinking 'bout My Baby

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Open Your Heart

    Madonna - The Immaculate Collection, Sire, 13

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Hollywood

    (CD Single), Reprise, 1

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Believe In Me

    (CD Single), ZYX Music, 2

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond.

    Yesterday evening, returning home from a meeting in central London I heard about the tragic murder in Woolwich. I’d missed the early evening news so I looked online for more information. It was being updated every few minutes with snippets from many different sources. The accuracy of these couldn’t always be confirmed. Journalists seemed to be interviewing everyone from local eyewitnesses to national politicians.

    At a time of crisis it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of heightened emotion that comes with the territory of trauma, but it’s not very helpful. One of the striking things about Jesus in the gospels is that whenever people around him are panicking, flying off the handle, baying for blood or generally winding themselves up into a frenzy, he remains utterly calm. He creates a still and steadying space in situations of chaos. One story tells of a group of angry, self-righteous men throwing a woman at the feet of Jesus. They want to stone her to death because according to the law, that’s the punishment demanded for the crime she’s committed. Jesus doesn’t respond immediately. He holds still and his silence brings the men up short. When he finally speaks, his words inject a little humanity and sanity into the unfolding story; defusing rather than fuelling the heightened emotions of those around him.

    With this in mind, it’s important at this time that we not only respect the privacy of the dead man’s grieving family and friends, but also refrain from getting caught up in speculation and knee-jerk judgments that are more likely to be harmful than helpful. In other words, Chris, what’s needed are reflective actions not reflex reactions.


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