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Alan Carr joins Zoe Ball for Breakfast!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 August 2013

We have a giggle and a gossip with the lovely chatty man, Alan Carr, whose TV show returns tonight!

Did you know Alan's dad used to manage football teams and now is the chief scout for Newcastle United?! One of those teams was Northampton Town, where Alan grew up before studying in Middlesex and moving to Manchester to follow his dream of being a comedian. We draw on his footie heritage, with a special quiz for our super sports sub Dan Walker.

Zoe also chats to the wonderful wing-walker, Tom Lackey, who is a 93-year-old-young record breaker!

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop

    The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, Warner Strategic Marketi, 2

  • Image for Booker T. & Jay James

    Booker T. & Jay James Broken Heart

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for John Paul Young

    John Paul Young Love Is In The Air

    20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario, MFP

  • Image for Danny Wilson

    Danny Wilson Mary's Prayer

    Meet Danny Wilson, Virgin

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel Piano Man

    The Very Best Of, Columbia

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Shine

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Love Is A Bourgeois Construct

    Electric, x2, 1

  • Image for Adam and The Ants

    Adam and The Ants Ant Music

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

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 1

  • Image for Peter & Gordon

    Peter & Gordon A World Without Love

    Peter & Gordon - The EP Collection, See For Miles

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J It's My Party

    (CD Single), Lava Music, 1

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz California

    Lenny Kravitz - Baptism, Parlophone

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me

    My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra, Reprise, 28

  • Image for Badfinger

    Badfinger Come & Get It

    Magic Christian Music By Badfinger, Apple

  • Image for Sammy Davis Jr.

    Sammy Davis Jr. Sweet Gingerbread Man

    It's A Musical World, Mgm

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Completely

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 1

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley His Latest Flame

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Don't Tell Me

    (CD Single), Maverick, 16

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Nights On Broadway

    Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for Scott Walker

    Scott Walker Joanna

    Best Of Scott Walker & The Walker Bro, Fontana

  • Image for Paula Abdul

    Paula Abdul Straight Up

    Choose 80's Dance (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake Take Back The Night

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem

    Aretha Franklin - Queen Of Soul, Atlantic

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Grow Old With Me

    Long Way Down, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Kenny Loggins

    Kenny Loggins Footloose

    Footloose (Original S/Track), CBS

  • Pause for Thought

    From Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen.

    All being well, this time next week, my husband Christopher and I will be on our way to a wedding in Buckinghamshire – a bit special this one, because it’s the wedding of our handsome, charming nephew Daniel and his beautiful, clever bride, Venetia.

    And because we’re both priests, Christopher and I will be doing the service together - I will be asking Daniel, on behalf of Venetia and all womankind, ‘Do you take this woman..’ and Christopher on behalf of all mankind, will ask Venetia ‘Will you take this man…’ and so on. And those vows cannot be made in private; they will be witnessed by a whole crowd of family and friends because this is their wedding, but it’s also all of our wedding, one of the most important knots in the fabric of our society.

    I’m sure that, notwithstanding a ring that won’t go on and someone’s hat that blows away, the wedding will be an occasion full of joy and fun and one we’ll all look back on fondly. With the world news so grim just now, we need signs of hope and seeing two people say that they’ll love one another til death us do part is a great reassurance that love goes on.

    Between us, Christopher and I have conducted lots of weddings and Christopher said that, for him, that moment when we pronounce Daniel and Venetia husband and wife will be the high point. We’ve done it! Cue rapturous applause and heartfelt kissing.

    But, for me, I love leading the bride into church, she’s traditionally the last person to arrive, and if I get the timing right, I’ll turn to look at them, just as Venetia draws level with Daniel and together, they walk forward to be married.

    Just thinking about it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and I reckon all of Heaven will be cheering.


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