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2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 12 June 2013

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

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for Mott the Hoople

    Mott the Hoople Roll Away The Stone

    Mott The Hoople - Greatest Hits, CBS

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Sad Angel

    Extended Play, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin'

    Fontana: Chapter 1. The Birth (60's), Fontana, 3

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads Road To Nowhere

    Now 1985 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for U2

    U2 Sweetest Thing

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for The Human League

    The Human League Don't You Want Me

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for The Supremes

    The Supremes Back In My Arms Again

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Keane

    Keane This Is The Last Time

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for Minnie Riperton

    Minnie Riperton Loving You

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Within You Without You

    Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Apple, 8

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions Accidents Will Happen

    Elvis Costello & Attractions- The Man, Imp Records, 4

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Jackie Wilson Said

    Very Best Of Dexy's Midnight Runners, Mercury

  • Image for Altered Images

    Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love

    Wave Party (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Cry Baby

    The Lady Killer, WEA, 1

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics Thorn In My Side

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for The Boomtown Rats

    The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap

    Greatest Hits Of 1978 (Various Artis, Premier

  • Image for Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi

    Joni Mitchell, Reprise

  • Image for Vanessa Paradis

    Vanessa Paradis Joe Le Taxi

    (CD Single), Now

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Wisemen

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 4

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Oh Yeah (On The Radio)

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara I Was A Fool

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Gary Numan

    Gary Numan Cars

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Robert De Niro's Waiting

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Pause for Thought

    From Diane Louise Jordan, presenter of The Sunday Hour.

    Even though I'm not particularly materialistic, hardly a day goes past without me thinking about or spending money. Not surprising really when there're so many daily temptations and reminders about it.

    Money effects us all - whether we spend too much or worry about not having enough. It's the currency we use to meet our needs - to such an extent some of us regard spending it as retail therapy....

    So I was intrigued to hear about the guy, who keen to see if the love of money is, as the saying goes, the root of all evil, gave it up completely for a year.

    He admits the first three months were difficult.... But then found it so appealing he extended his money-free lifestyle for almost three years. And although he did without many modern day comforts he claimed he'd never been fitter, healthier and above all happier...

    Now although some of us genuinely struggle to make ends meet, and don't have the luxury of choosing to take such a radical decision, I'm fascinated that this guy somehow managed to live without any money and be as happy as I'd imagine I'd be if I had more of it!

    He found creative ways of using a fraction of each day to provide for the basics, like eating and shelter, freeing him to indulge in friendships and savour much of our beautiful landscape that I tend to miss as I scurry to work in exchange for money to do, in essence, what he does without it!!

    Now I'm not advocating such an extreme lifestyle, or saying that giving up money is the answer, but I find the difference it made to the quality of his life tantalising .

    It reminds me of the biblical line about casting off our burdens, whether physical or emotional and having the courage to appreciate and luxuriate in what's right under our nose ...


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