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Zoe Ball sits in

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 24 May 2013

Zoe Ball sits in for Chris, presenting a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Lipps, Inc.

    Lipps, Inc. Funky Town

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train

    (CD Single), Stylus Records, 1

  • Image for Savage Garden

    Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply

    The 1999 Brit Awards (Various Artist, Sony

  • Image for LaBelle

    LaBelle Lady Marmalade

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly Everyday

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha Take On Me

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams Get Lucky

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Little Richard

    Little Richard Tutti Frutti

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red The Right Thing

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Right Said Fred

    Right Said Fred Deeply Dippy

    Now 1992 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Texas

    Texas The Conversation

    (CD Single), PIAS UK, 1

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Come Back & Stay

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. Sweet Gingerbread Man

    It's A Musical World, Mgm

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Go-Go's

    Go-Go's Our Lips Are Sealed

    Go-Go's - Greatest, Irs

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle
  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross and The Supremes Someday We'll Be Together

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for B-52's

    B-52's B-52's - PLANET CLAIRE

    REPRISE

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Love Is The Drug

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys California Girls

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI, 6

  • Image for The Three Degrees

    The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Belinda Carlisle

    Belinda Carlisle Summer Rain

    Belinda Carlisle, Virgin

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Sharon Grenham Toze, an Anglican priest and prison chaplain.

    Chris, you were talking about memory earlier in the week, and how strange it is that we can sometimes dredge up obscure memories like phone numbers after years have gone by. I have the opposite problem, and it’s not a good one in my job, because I’m dreadful at remembering people’s names! I know their faces, but more than once I’ve been in the embarrassing situation of having to introduce someone and going completely blank about their name.

    I’m not quite ready to put it down to senior moments – that’s going a little too far for my ego – but I think most of us begin to get a bit twitchy about our memory as we get older, and worry whether a moment of forgetfulness is the herald of something more serious.

    A life well-lived is full of memories of course. Holidays as children, the way a smell or a piece of music takes us back to a certain moment, special days like weddings and births. In many ways our memories make us who we are. I think we’re all afraid that if we start to lose our ability to recall things, our life itself begins to lose meaning.

    Well, I’m not so sure that’s true. I’ve known a number of people with dementia of various sorts, and I wouldn’t deny that it can be a very distressing condition. But all the same I think it’s what other people remember about us that marks out the kind of person we are, and gives true meaning to our lives. Our names might not go down in history, we might not change the world, and in the end we might lose much of our physical and mental capacity.

    But we can still be memorable, and for the right reasons.

    And that’s as true while we’re hale and hearty as it is when it’s our turn to make the final journey. Do people in the here and now see us as a positive influence, a good friend, a loyal worker, a loving presence, a peacemaker – fair and even-handed? If they do, then we’ve already secured something absolutely priceless for posterity.

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