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On a brass-ic day, we need porridge!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 10 October 2013

It's trumpeting and tromboning time as brass buff Frank Renton reels off some music making instruments and as things get a bit nippy outside, World Porridge champion Nick Barnard comes over all oatey and datey with his delicious recipes to warm us up...

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    Elvis Costello She

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    Deacon Blue Dignity

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  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Wonderwall

    What's The Story Morning Glory -Oasis, Creation Records

  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex Jeepster

    Electric Warrior (Deluxe Edition), A&M, 3

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    Status Quo Go Go Go

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  • Image for Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath Paranoid

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Dear Darlin'

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five Bits & Pieces

    Glad All Over Again, EMI

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    James Blunt Bonfire Heart

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

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    The Human League Love Action (I Believe In Love)

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    The Supremes You Can't Hurry Love

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    The Bluetones Slight Return

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison My Sweet Lord

    All Things Must Pass, EMI, 4

  • Image for Gavin DeGraw

    Gavin DeGraw Best I Ever Had

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire Got To Get You Into My Life

    The Very Best Of Earth Wind & Fire, Telstar

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    The Stylistics Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)

    70's Number Ones Vol 3, Old Gold

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    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Tijuana Taxi

    Definitive Hits, A&M, 1

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    Modern Romance Best Years Of Our Lives

    The Platinum Collection, Rhino

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Pick Up The Pieces

    The Best Of The Average White Band, Hit Label

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    The Beatles All You Need Is Love

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 6

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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer Fanfare For The Common Man

    The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Atlantic

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    Curtis Mayfield Move On Up

    The Old Skool Reunion (Various Artis, Global Television

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Kevin Carter

    Polygram Tv

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    Shirley Bassey Goldfinger

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

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    Herb Alpert This Guy's In Love With You

    The Best Of The Brass, A&M

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    Elton John Island Girl

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Chic

    Chic I Want Your Love

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Lawson

    Lawson Juliet

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith Stone Cold Sober

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Garbage

    Garbage Stupid Girl

    (CD Single), Mushroom

  • Image for Icehouse

    Icehouse Hey Little Girl

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

  • Image for Toploader

    Toploader This Is The Night

    (CD Single), Underdogs Management Ltd

  • Image for The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers It Keeps You Runnin'

    The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers, Warner Bros

  • Image for The Elgins

    The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.5 (Various), Motown, 6

  • Pause for Thought

    Julia Neuberger

    From Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the West London Synagogue.


    Last Friday evening, at our Sabbath service, we dedicated a new and beautiful prayerbook which has been donated to us, with new illustrations and type setting, by a very generous synagogue member. Now, there is something hugely important about using a prayerbook, or any book for that matter, which gives us pleasure. There’s a real benefit to be gained- and that’s why ebooks will never satisfy everyone- from the tactile pleasure of fine quality paper, beautiful print, and beautiful illustrations. The fact we’re handling something beautiful makes us feel good about the words we’re saying, the emotions we’re feeling, and adds to the quality of our prayer. It’s no coincidence that our mediaeval ancestors produced the most gloriously illuminated manuscripts of holy books. It gave them pleasure to read and handle them- but it was also, in their minds, to the glory of God. And that feeling remains when we’re producing a new prayerbook.

    What then of the miracle that modern technology has brought us in book production, and e-readers? Well, as most of us were rejoicing in our new book, celebrating fine paper, gorgeous end papers, and great illustrations of synagogues around the world, some of our members who have poor vision were asking us for an e-version, so that they could expand the size of the text, and share the pleasure with us. And they are right- that’s exactly what we need to develop. We need to celebrate the old pleasures- good paper, fine artwork, great typography- but if it doesn’t include everyone, we need to use new technology, which lets people with sight problems join in too.  We don’t need to choose one or the other. We can- in all seriousness- have the best of both worlds. And with our new prayerbook, we’ve got the chance to do just that, to use old and new technology to enhance our prayers, to learn more about our history from the illustrations, and that way, as that’s its purpose, to learn to live a better life!


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