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Zoe Ball sits in and is joined by Imelda May, Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay

Duration:
2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 21 February 2014

Zoe sits in for Chris with Imelda May, Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay. There is further puppet-based nostalgia and Moira Stuart reveals which member of the Breakfast Team has written the best 500 WORDS story!

Music Played

21 items
  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack Life's Too Short

    (CD Single), Carrack-UK, 001

  • Image for Barbra Streisand

    Barbra Streisand Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born")

    Barbra Streisand Greatest Hits Vol.2, CBS

  • Image for Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone

  • Image for Simple Minds

    Simple Minds Waterfront

    Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min, Virgin

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Here I Go Again (Remix)

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Lorde

    Lorde Team

    Pure Heroine, Universal, 6

  • Image for Travis

    Travis Writing To Reach You

    (CD Single), Independiente

  • Image for Meck

    Meck and Leo Sayer Thunder In My Heart Again

    (CD Single), Free2air

  • Image for Marc Almond

    Marc Almond and Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for American Authors

    American Authors Best Day Of My Life

    (CD Single), Def Jam, 001

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw The Riddle

    The Essential Nik Kershaw, Spectrum

  • Image for John Newman

    John Newman Cheating

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Kodaline

    Kodaline Brand New Day

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Into The Blue

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 001

  • Image for Four Tops

    Four Tops Walk Away Renee

    The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Buzzcocks

    Buzzcocks Ever Fallen In Love

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Paul Weller

    Paul Weller You Do Something To Me

    Love Songs - 39 All Time Love Classic, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Can't Stay Alone Tonight

    (CD Single), Mercury, 001

  • Image for The Feeling

    The Feeling Never Be Lonely

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder I Wish

    Songs In The Key Of Life (Vol.1), Motown

  • Pause for Thought

    Richard Coles

    From Rev’d Richard Coles, cleric and broadcaster:

     

    “If your child asks for bread,” Jesus says to the crowds at the sermon on the mount, “who will give a stone?” Who, indeed?

     

    The government, say the bishops of the Church of England, calling for a change in welfare reform in a country where so many struggle to eat and make ends meet.

     

    The bishops, said many, after their statement last week on gay marriage and civil partnerships. The latter are now just about OK, although no service of blessing may be held to celebrate them, the former are not really OK, and certainly not to be entered into by clergy. Rather a stony response. Looks like that hat’s going back to the shop.

     

    Now, it is no surprise that the Church should be out of step with the secular world. Its commitment to Jesus Christ makes ignoring the plea of the poor very difficult; after two thousand years of thinking homosexuality a sin, rather than a mere variation of the theme of being human, change is not easy. And in some places of the world, where the church has been most active in feeding the poor, gay people are attacked and even killed. Bishops rightly remind us that this is no way to treat those made in the image of God.

     

    I too am made in the image of God, sometimes difficult to see it, but I am. And I am in a civil partnership with another priest, a blessing on both of us, even if it not officially recognised. What do I think?

     

    Well, I understand the Church’s reservations about gay marriage, and (honestly) share some of them, but I have come to believe that it is better to be uncomfortable for being more generous than we want to be, than uncomfortable for being meaner than we need to be.

     

    Because in a world where people go hungry, who hands out stones if asked for bread?   

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