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Sunshine, Car Fest News and...Vass-tonbury?

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 June 2013

Chris gets excited about a sunny forecast and we catch up with Caitlin, who tells us all about her Edwardian day at school.

With news of further day tickets for Car Fest - but no possibility of Vassos getting onto Worthy Farm for next week's Glastonbury Festival - Chris suggests an alternative...Vass-tonbury!

And Rev Rob Gillion delivers today's Pause for Thought.

Music Played

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  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash

    The Rolling Stones - Remastered, Abkco

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi What About Now

    What About Now, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Nena

    Nena 99 Red Balloons

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Forever In Blue Jeans

    Neil Diamond - The Ultimate Collectio, Columbia/Mca

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Live Forever

    Definitely Maybe, Big Brother Records, 003

  • Image for The Banana Splits

    The Banana Splits The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

    Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists), TVT Records

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Last Train To London

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • Image for Bananarama

    Bananarama Venus

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

  • Image for Chicory Tip

    Chicory Tip Son Of My Father

    Dance Hits Of The '60's & '70's, Old Gold

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Freewheel

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy National Express

    New Hits 99 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Baggy Trousers

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for The Bluetones

    The Bluetones Slight Return

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • 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 Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Dear Darlin'

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for Texas

    Texas I Don't Want A Lover

    Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Take A Chance On Me

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 003

  • Image for The Wurzels

    The Wurzels Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Bill Withers

    Bill Withers Lovely Day

    It's Cool (Various Artists), Parlophone

  • Image for Barenaked Ladies

    Barenaked Ladies Boomerang

    (CD Single), Raisin Records, 1

  • Image for Steve Winwood

    Steve Winwood Higher Love

    Burning Hearts (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Girls In Their Summer Clothes

    Magic, Columbia

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    Now 19 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Adam and The Ants

    Adam and The Ants Ant Music

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

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Robert Plant

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)

    (CD Single), Rounder

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music Virginia Plain

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Rob Gillion, Rector of Holy Trinity Church and St Saviours.

    I was talking about Super heroes last week, and cannot help looking to Nelson Mandela for inspiration. He is hanging in there against all odds. Some are saying he should just let go and rest in peace, but when you have been the victim of imprisonment especially solitary confinement for so many years there is I suppose an inbuilt survival instinct. But he was and is quite exceptional.

    I caught a programme on the BBC World service last week called ‘Four walls’ looking at the damage to mental health solitary confinement can do, and there are strong moves in some circles to limit the amount of time a prisoner is subjected to isolation. I would agree.

    Outside the prison walls loneliness is one of the major problems of our society. It’s different from being alone. It is good to have some time of quiet and contemplation, Jesus often took himself away to a quiet place, but most of the time he was accompanied by twelve disciples.

    I remember as a prison chaplain in Hong Kong, visiting the solitary wing and a prisoner pushed a crumpled piece of paper through the bars. On it he had drawn a pair of shoes overshadowed by bars and underneath had written ‘Why don’t you step into my shoes and find out how much it hurts. So I asked the governor if I could spend some time in prison. Unfortunately he said ‘Yes!’

    I learnt much about what it feels like to be cut off from loved ones and I spent some time in solitary even separated from the prison community was challenging. When a visitor came I had to talk to them on a telephone behind glass. Cut off from human contact is very damaging, physically emotionally and spiritually. To be denied company for years and years must be terrible.

    Nelson Mandela was the exception rather than the rule. My prayer is that we might all be aware of the dangers of loneliness and offer companionship and care where we can and a hug if appropriate!


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