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Richard Allinson sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 July 2013

Richard Allinson takes it back to the 80s, with listener-led nostalgia and classic tunes. The playlist includes Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Tears for Fears, Haircut 100, Culture Club, Dexys Midnight Runners, and a-ha.

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Reelin' In The Years

    A Decade Of Steely Dan, MCA

  • Image for Zac Brown Band

    Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

    (CD Single), Southern Ground, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Roxanne

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

  • Image for Jane Wiedlin

    Jane Wiedlin Rush Hour

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Fill My Little World

    (CD Single), Universal Island

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley

    Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Is There Something I Should Know

    Duran Duran - Decade, EMI, 1

  • Image for Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart She Makes Me Happy

    (CD Single), Capitol, 1

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger (feat. Christina Aguilera)

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for A Flock of Seagulls

    A Flock of Seagulls Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

    Electric Dreams (Various Artists), Virgin, 6

  • Image for Jonathan Jeremiah

    Jonathan Jeremiah Heart Of Stone

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Josh Groban

    Josh Groban False Alarms

    All That Echoes, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The B-52s

    The B-52s Roam

    Cosmic Thing - The B52's, Reprise

  • Image for Tears for Fears

    Tears for Fears Head Over Heels

    Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down, Fontana, 5

  • Image for The Cardigans

    The Cardigans Lovefool

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie and Beth Ditto A Rose By Any Name

    (CD Single), Noble Id, 1

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Paul Young

    Paul Young Love Of The Common People

    Paul Young - From Time To Time, Columbia

  • Image for Haircut One Hundred

    Haircut One Hundred Love Plus One

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Wham!

    Wham! Club Tropicana

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie Further Away (Romance Police)

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Culture Club

    Culture Club Karma Chameleon

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Neil Diamond

    Neil Diamond Beautiful Noise

    Neil Diamond - Beautiful Noise, Columbia

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for a-ha

    a-ha The Sun Always Shines On TV

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia, 1

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 12

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons It's Time

    (CD Single), Interscope, 1

  • Image for Ace

    Ace How Long

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads And She Was

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

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond.

    SabaaH al-khayr! Good morning and apologies to Arabic-speaking listeners for my ropey pronunciation of that greeting. Richard, in preparation for some work I’m going to be doing, I’ve just started learning Arabic. I’m up to my eyes in a new alphabet, different sounds, wonderful calligraphy and a whole new vocabulary. Of course, once I’ve mastered all that I’ll still have a long way to go in terms of getting to know those for whom Arabic is their first language. Learning a language is no guarantee of being able to understand others who speak it. How we use it determines whether it fuels division or draws us together. Think about what’s been happening in Northern Ireland over recent days: Members of two communities who share the common language of English, still struggle to connect without conflict. Words have been used as weapons, hurled across riot lines along with petrol bombs and bricks. People shout across the gulf of understanding between them, and no one is any the wiser. Thank goodness for the wonderful men and women of both communities who are talking to one another, often at great personal cost, in order to bridge the divide that cuts others off from recognising their common humanity. In my experience these people have often suffered bereavement or injury as a result of bombings and shootings. Some have used violence in the past. All have come to believe that violence generally escalates rather than resolves conflict, and that you can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. At some point you have to stop shouting, sit down, start listening and begin slowly to use language as a tool for healing not for hurting one another. Salaam alaykum! Peace be with you!


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