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Patrick Kielty sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 October 2013

It's a jam-packed Friday Eve, as Patrick Kielty talks Country Music Awards with Whispering Bob and learns about the life of an endurance athlete.

Patrick's chatting to Bob Harris, a connoisseur of country music, because both presenters are heading to Nashville, to get behind the scenes of the 2013 Country Music Awards (coverage on Radio 2 from Wednesday 6th November). As a Nashville newbie, Patrick gets some top tips from Bob Harris (as well as messages of support from Sheryl Crow and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley.

As Radio 2's Living Alone Well season continues, we hear more about solo success from the 100km world champion Lizzy Hawker.

And, amongst the Kielty's Crackers, and 80s Aces on the playlist, we hear the new song from Dido!

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for T. Rex

    T. Rex 20th Century Boy

    Tanx + Zinc Alloy, Edsel, 009

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Go Gentle

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Thunderstruck

    Iron Man 2 OST, Columbia, 420

  • Image for Natalie Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia Torn

    1999 Grammy Nominees (Various Artist, Elektra

  • Image for The B-52s

    The B-52s Love Shack

    Now 1990 - The Millennium Series, Now, 3

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Loved Me Back To Life

    (CD Single), Columbia

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel The River Of Dreams

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III, Columbia

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers That Lady

    Blues And Soul: The Soul Years 1966-1999: Vol.3 1972-1973 (Various Artists), Connoisseur, 5

  • Image for Brian Hyland

    Brian Hyland Sealed With A Kiss

    Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection, Global Television

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Paint It Black

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow Let Me Go

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for ABBA

    ABBA Take A Chance On Me

    Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition), Polar, 003

  • Image for Noah and the Whale

    Noah and the Whale Tonight's The Kind Of Night

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for Genesis

    Genesis Invisible Touch

    Genesis - Turn It On Again, Virgin

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Need You Now

    Need You Now, Capitol Nashville, 1

  • Image for Deacon Blue

    Deacon Blue Wages Day

    Deacon Blue- Our Town (Greatest Hits), Columbia

  • Image for China Crisis

    China Crisis Wishful Thinking

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

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Higher Than The Sun

    (CD Single), Island, 001

  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music The Same Old Scene

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Rosanna

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Inner Smile

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Mr. Brightside

    Lizard King

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Let It Rain

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Too Late For Goodbyes

    The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various), Charisma

  • Image for Fun Boy Three

    Fun Boy Three and Bananarama Really Saying Something

    Bananarama - Deep Sea Skiving, London

  • Pause for Thought

    Sarah Joseph

    From Sarah Joseph, Editor of Emel, the Muslim lifestyle magazine:



    My twelve year old daughter makes wonderful tea. And for me—an ardent tea lover—this seems like a particularly good skill to have. I was complimenting her on her talent when she replied, “I do it because it’s the right thing to do, not because I like doing it.” Her comment made me happy, surprised and sad all in one!

    I was really pleased she had a strong sense of duty. Not everything we do in life will be enjoyable, but there are many things which have to be done, so it is best to just get on and do them. I was delighted and proud that she understood that, and I am grateful that I have a daughter who put good conduct above personal wants. I was doubly proud as she carries out her task with excellence – for she really does put a lot of effort into making a good cup of tea. Which is why her comment surprised me.

    She puts so much care into her tea making, that it seemed more than just an act of obligation. I love making people tea, and getting it just right. A good cup of tea has a balance of ingredients and timing which is personal and different to each person, so trying to make a cup just as a person likes it is a genuine labour of love and compassion. She understands that and makes each person’s tea with a mindfulness of how it will be received, and thus I was surprised she said she did not like doing it, which in turn made me sad that she did not seem to derive true happiness from service.

    Maybe this is something which develops over time. It certainly requires mindfulness and grace. I believe personal happiness can be found in the everyday tasks done with love. There’s a whole chapter of the Qur’an called Small Kindnesses, and says the person who denies small kindness to others gives the lie to religion. Everything from changing a nappy, cooking a meal, and making a cup of tea can be a source of happiness, we just need to make a genuine intention to do good and engage with the human soul who is the beneficiary of our deeds.  


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