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Rob Brydon and The Overtones

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 December 2013

Chris and his Breakfast Team elves bring that festive feeling to your mornings, with comic genius Rob Brydon and live music from The Overtones! It's going to be a ho-ho-ho-down!

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Wizzard

    Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Hand On Heart

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Image for Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc I Need A Dollar

    Good Things, Stones Throw Records, 1

  • Image for Bobby Helms

    Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock

    Billboard Greatest Xmas Hits, Rhino

  • Image for Passenger

    Passenger Let Her Go

    (CD Single), Nettwerk, 1

  • Image for The Darkness

    The Darkness Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden All You Had

    (CD Single), 157 Records, 1

  • Image for Daryl Hall

    Daryl Hall and John Oates Maneater

    Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat, BMG

  • Image for Tony Christie

    Tony Christie Avenues & Alleyways

    Tony Christie - Definitive Collection, Universal

  • Image for Gayla Peevey

    Gayla Peevey I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

  • Image for Black Sabbath

    Black Sabbath Paranoid

    Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell Williams Happy

    (CD Single), RCA

  • Image for Simon Park Orchestra

    Simon Park Orchestra Eye Level

    Sleepy Shores - Instrumental Classics, Old Gold

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Inner Smile

    (CD Single), Mercury

  • Image for The Ronettes

    The Ronettes I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

    A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect, Phil Spector Int

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime

    McCartney II (Special Edition), Hear Music, 7

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé You Make Me Feel So Young

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 001

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé Next To Me

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Boney M.

    Boney M. Mary's Boy Child

    That's Christmas (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Queen

    Queen I Want To Break Free

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Christmas Lights

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Run Rudolph Run

    A Very Special Christmas (Various), A&M

  • Image for Jona Lewie

    Jona Lewie Stop The Cavalry

    The Ivor Novello Winners, EMI

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Must Be Santa

    Christmas In The Heart, Columbia, 1

  • Pause For Thought: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

    Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

    Pause For Thought

    From the Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor:


    Pope Francis was named last week as ‘Person of the Year’ by TIME MAGAZINE.  He has done many surprising and very moving things over the past nine months but I like to single out the little things that he did. For example, early one morning, coming out of his room in the hostel where he lives within the Vatican, he saw one of the Swiss Guards standing outside his door.  The Pope said to him, “How long have you been standing there?”  And the guard said, “Five hours, Your Holiness”.  So the Pope returned to his room, brought out a chair and told him to sit on it.  The guard said, “I cannot do that, Your Holiness.”  Why not? “My Captain said I must stand”.  “But I thought I was the Captain – I am the Pope.  Come now, sit, you must be tired. “   He then went back into his room and somehow produced a sandwich and said to the guard, “You eat that, you must be hungry, and rest a little while”.


    It was a very small thing but not insignificant.  You see, you and I cannot change everything or comfort everyone or help everyone but we can do something small, perhaps for someone, as it were, outside the door, in the family, in the street where we live, someone who is tired, weary and needs someone to talk to - a helping hand.  Christians remember at this time of the year that in a mysterious and wonderful way, God came to be with us and help and save us.  Jesus in God-made-man and His coming changed the world.   He brings us all what we most need in our lives, namely, hope and meaning.  A very happy Christmas!


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