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The Fresh Prince of the UK

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 23 July 2013

We celebrate the arrival of the UK's very own Fresh Prince with a topical Top Tenuous, and there's talk of calming cabbages for new mothers.

It's a sporting double with Vassos chatting to Tiger's nifty niece Cheyenne Woods, as well as Scottish super cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. And 10 year-old Katrina tells us all about rugby-rounders.

As thunderstorms hit the UK, Dr David Jones tells us why Chris thought there were worm storms in the 70s. And the Rev Ruth Scott delivers today's Pause for Thought.

Music Played

33 items
  • Image for Cornershop

    Cornershop Brimful Of Asha (Remix)

    The 1999 Brit Awards (Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Zac Brown Band

    Zac Brown Band Jump Right In

    (CD Single), Southern Ground, 1

  • Image for Bill Withers

    Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • 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 The Supremes

    The Supremes Baby Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Madness

    Madness The Prince

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

  • 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 Squeeze

    Squeeze Cool For Cats

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Start As We Mean To Go On

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Cliff Richard

    Cliff Richard Wired For Sound

    Cliff Richard - Private Collection, EMI

  • Image for Gnarls Barkley

    Gnarls Barkley Crazy

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Hot Love

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 13

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Keep On Moving On

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam, 1

  • Image for Amy Grant

    Amy Grant Baby Baby

    Now 1991 - The Millennium Series, Now

  • Image for The Zutons

    The Zutons Valerie

    (CD Single), Deltasonic

  • 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 Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Everything Has Changed

    Red, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Tori Amos

    Tori Amos Cornflake Girl

    (CD Single), East West Records

  • Image for Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette Hand In My Pocket

    (CD Single), Maverick

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Marlene On The Wall

    The Best Of Suzanne Vega, A&M

  • Image for Suzanne Vega

    Suzanne Vega Luka

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Image for Nine Stories

    Nine Stories and Lisa Loeb Stay (I Missed You)

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for The Doors

    The Doors Touch Me

    The Best Of The Doors, Elektra

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Red Light Spells Danger

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Neil Sedaka

    Neil Sedaka Laughter In The Rain

    The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Imagine Dragons

    Imagine Dragons It's Time

    (CD Single), Interscope, 1

  • Image for Will Smith

    Will Smith The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Everybody's Changing

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror

    (CD Single), Epic

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals I'm Not The Man I Used To Be

    (CD Single), Now

  • Image for Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry SLAVE TO LOVE


  • Image for Will Smith

    Will Smith The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme

  • Image for Peter Skellern

    Peter Skellern You're A Lady

    Peter Skellern - You're A Lady, London

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond.

    After months of speculation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have produced their first-born son. Apart from sending them the warm congratulations appropriate when any longed-for baby is born, I’m at something of a loss as to what to say. I know this will be a much discussed arrival. Opinions and advice about new babies and parenting will come in from all angles. Everyone’s an expert - except those of us who have been humbled by the actual experience of being parents, and simply want to be supportive and encouraging because we know just how difficult it can be. The circumstances of this royal baby’s birth highlight what is true for all babies - that each is born into a context over which they have no control, to one or more parents whose own experiences, for good and ill, will shape how they raise their child and the expectations they and others place upon their vulnerable and dependent little bundle. For this particular baby boy the privileges of his birth will be countered by the pressures of constant public attention that go with being a royal heir. On a more personal level, tiny as he may be, he will sometimes take his competent parents to the end of their tether, connecting them with feelings of inadequacy and powerlessness. He will also bring them some of their most profound moments of joy. This little prince will live on into a future of which his parents will see only a part, and his grandparents cannot imagine. Like any newborn baby his is the ‘being’ in which past, present and future, somehow come together. Such emergence of life is awe-inspiring. So to the new Royal parents, and to mums and dads across the UK who have also given birth in the last 24 hours, I say not only, “Congratulations!” but also, “Stop for a few minutes to take in this life you have brought in to being. In the eyes of your baby you will see the echo of eternity.”

  • Pause for Thought

    From Father Christopher Jamison - Benedictine Monk.

    As many people’s attention here has been on the birth of the royal baby many people like myself have also been focusing on events in Rio…here we’ll find Pope Francis on his first overseas trip as Pope. He’s there for the world’s largest youth festival, World Youth Day, and a million young people from all round the world have gathered there to celebrate it with him. People love festivals, whether it’s rock at Glastonbury or stand up on the Edinburgh fringe or prayer in Rio. So why are festivals such great events? I think it’s because festivals are all about shared humility. Humility is a word that comes from humus meaning earth. Whether it’s the mud at Glastonbury or sleeping on the church hall floor in Rio, festival goers all cheerfully end up closer to the earth, literally more grounded. Equally, the big stars are brought back down to earth because they’re alongside other great names and can’t just rely on their reputation; they have to offer the audience something special. This humble style suits Pope Francis really well. He plays down the protocol and physically reaches out to touch the crowd. So this evening he’ll open a drug rehab clinic in Rio, touching people in real distress and he’ll invite the young to go to venues across Rio to listen to other remarkable international speakers. Great festivals help us all to be more grounded and I’m looking forward to some of that here in England. For those who can’t make it to Rio, there’s World Youth Day at Home this weekend at Aylesford in Kent, where I’m going to be with a thousand other people having our own celebration and watching some of the Rio events on a big screen. Grounded in Rio, grounded in Kent: it’s all the same really!


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