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It is all about Eid and Erasure Fest!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 08 August 2013

Today, it's all about Eid, as we link up with the Asian Network and Tip Top Tommy Sandhu fills us in on the fast-breaking festival.

Following a fantastic, poptastic Erasure-medley, frontman Andy gives us a bell! Erasure-Fest is now officially in the offing, who's got the number for Wembley Stadium?!

10-year-old Joshua Jones reviews Jester Academy, Rabbi Pete Tobias delivers today's Pause for Thought. And we salute superbly-named chippies across the land, before finally turning our attention to Great Gal Britain!

Music Played

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  • Image for Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Runnin' Down A Dream

    Tom Petty - Greatest Hits, MCA

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Keep On Moving On

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam, 1

  • Image for Peter Cetera

    Peter Cetera Glory Of Love

    The Very Best Of The Greatest Love, Telstar

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Something Got Me Started

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra All Over The World

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for U2

    U2 Beautiful Day

    Now 47 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle and Melanie C Loving You

    (CD Single), Absolute, 1

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Sometimes

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for The Osmonds

    The Osmonds Crazy Horses

    The Very Best Of The Osmonds, Polydor

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Chains Of Love

    The Hits Album 8 (Various Artists), Hits

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Victim Of Love

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Oh L'Amour

    Hits!The Very Best Of Erasure, Mute Records

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Stop!

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Saturday Night At The Movies

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Valentine's Day

    The Next Day, RCA, 1

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Live Forever

    Definitely Maybe, Big Brother Records, 003

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Tell Her About It

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Joey Ramone

    Joey Ramone What A Wonderful World

    (CD Single), Sanctuary

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Atomic

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for A. R. Rahman

    A. R. Rahman Khwaja Mere Khwaja

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Always On My Mind

    Pet Shop Boys - Discography, Parlophone

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Big When I Was Little

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Althea & Donna

    Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking

    Rhythm Of The Sun (Various Artists), Telstar

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure SOS

    Abba-esque EP, Mute

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Lay All Your Love On Me

    Abba-esque EP, Mute

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Blue Savannah

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Love To Hate You

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, EMI

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl A New England

    The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various), Crimson

  • Image for The Ting Tings

    The Ting Tings That's Not My Name

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Kate Bush

    Kate Bush Hounds Of Love

    Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love, EMI

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Dusty- The Silver Collection, Philips

  • Image for Petula Clark

    Petula Clark Downtown

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Cilla Black

    Cilla Black Alfie

    Cilla Black- The Best Of The EMI Year, EMI

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Chasing Pavements

    (CD Single), XL

  • Image for Mari Wilson

    Mari Wilson Just What I Always Wanted

    25 Years Of Rock'n'Roll: 1982 (Va), Connoisseur

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler This Is Gonna Hurt

    Rocks And Honey, ZYX Music, 1

  • Pause for Thought

    From Rabbi Pete Tobias, of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree.

    We may be well into the month of August, but for those of us whose religious calendars are based on the moon, we're at the start if a new month. For our Muslim brothers and sisters, that means the end of Ramadan, and the joyful celebration of Eid.

    For Jews it's the month of Elul, the one immediately preceding the Jewish New Year. Our new year is a time of reflection and a promise to change and improve ourselves, and this month is meant to offer a time of preparation for that.

    We do this by asking questions about what we have done, how we have lived. Here are some questions, extracted from a reading from a Canadian rabbi called Jack Riemer which, for me, sum up what this period of reflection is meant to be about.

    Let us ask ourselves hard questions, for this is the time for truth.
    How much time did we waste in the year that is now gone?
    Was there love inside our home, or was the affectionate word left unsaid?
    Was there a real companionship with our children, or was there a living together and a growing apart?
    Were we a help to our partner, or did we take them for granted?
    The kind deed: did we perform it or postpone it?
    The unnecessary gibe: did we say it or hold it back?
    Did we deceive others?
    Did we deceive ourselves?
    Did we acquire only possessions, or did we acquire new insights as well?
    Did we fear what the crowd would say and keep quiet when we should have spoken out?
    Did we mind only our own business, or did we feel the heartbreak of others?
    Did we live right, and if not,
    Then have we learned, and will we change?

    Changing patterns of behaviour is one of the hardest things for people to do. But perhaps the way to begin the process of change is by asking ourselves questions like this, and answering them honestly.


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