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Zoe Ball meets James Corden, David Walliams and Basil Brush!

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 19 February 2014

James Corden is here ahead of the BRIT Awards, David Walliams talks 500 WORDS deadlines and Basil Brush takes us back in TV time!

Music Played

27 items
  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Whatever You Want

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for American Authors

    American Authors Best Day Of My Life

    (CD Single), Def Jam, 001

  • Image for Wet Wet Wet

    Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Africa

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Texas

    Texas I Don't Want A Lover

    Texas - The Greatest Hits, Mercury

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack Life's Too Short

    (CD Single), Carrack-UK, 001

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads And She Was

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

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley One Love / People Get Ready

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Image for Acker Bilk

    Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore

    Jukebox Instrumentals Vol.2, Old Gold

  • Image for Paloma Faith

    Paloma Faith and Pharrell Williams Can't Rely On You

    (CD Single), RCA, 001

  • Image for Feist

    Feist 1234

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Whispers

    The Whispers It's A Love Thing

    The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va), Warner Strategic Market

  • Image for Ike Turner

    Ike Turner and Tina Turner River Deep Mountain High

    The Best Of The Rock'n'Roll Years Vo, BBC

  • Image for Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello and Elvis Costello & The Attractions I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Céline Dion

    Céline Dion Water & A Flame

    Loved Me Back To Life, Sony Music, 001

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini 10/10

    Sunny Side Up, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Ram Jam

    Ram Jam Black Betty

    25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll: 1977 (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection, 2

  • Image for Arctic Monkeys

    Arctic Monkeys When The Sun Goes Down

    (CD Single), Domino

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Firework

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Bright Eyes

    Bright Eyes First Day Of My Life

    Saddle Creek

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston How Will I Know

    The Best Of, Arista

  • Image for Queen

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls

    Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Angels

    The Best 90's Album In The World...Ev, Virgin

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Into The Blue

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 001

  • Image for The Blackbyrds

    The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm

    Afrodisiac (Various Artists), Universal Music Tv

  • Image for China Crisis

    China Crisis Wishful Thinking

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

  • Pause For Thought: Leslie Griffiths

    Leslie Griffiths

    From Leslie Griffiths, Methodist Minister:

     

    Steve McQueen’s film “Twelve Years a Slave” is a BAFTA winner. Brilliant! It’s so brave and honest. It deals with painful experience but remains a good story. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o and so many others inject a film that looks unflinchingly at slavery with huge doses of their own humanity. And that’s the secret. This is not an on-screen sermon. Nor a documentary. Nor simply social commentary. It goes well beyond all that. It’s the story of a man who’s free and black, a very hard combination to pull off in Pre-Civil War America. He was tricked into slavery, separated from his loved ones, subjected to humiliation and torture, treated as a piece of property. It’s all so gruesome and yet it’s gripping, deeply affecting, and triumphant. It left me with some painful questions.

     

    How could Christian people, people who said their prayers, read their Bibles, went to church, do such things to their fellow men and women? If I felt that my Christian faith required (or even permitted) me to treat others like that, I swear I’d give it up right now, I’d tear up any holy book that told me I could or should behave in that way.

     

    At one point in the film, whilst a group of kidnapped men and women were being shipped down to the plantations, one of them gritted his teeth and urged the others to be brave. “We’ve got to survive,” he said. To which Chiwetel Ejiofor replied, “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”

     

    And there’s the rub. One of the promises of Jesus came to my mind. “I’m here,” he said, “because I want people to have life, abundant life, life that raises the soul to the very gates of heaven.” That’s more like it.

     

    Survival is one thing. But life, deep-down soul-invigorating life, is what I want. And I want it for everyone regardless of colour and untainted by false ideas.

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