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Richard Allinson sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 February 2014

Richard Allinson sits in for Chris Evans. Today he's joined by last year's gold medal 500 Words winners: Roxanna Toyne and Olivia Hunt. Plus, the Gobsmackers, Moira's Golden Oldie, the Big Screen Belter and Father Brian D'Arcy with a Pause For Thought.

Music Played

31 items
  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles Manic Monday

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Into The Blue

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 001

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Heroes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Alphabeat

    Alphabeat Fascination

    (CD Single), Copenhagen

  • Image for Roxette

    Roxette The Look

    Now 15 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Jerry Lee Lewis

    Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire

    The Essential One & Only Jerry Lee Le, Trax Records

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Paperback Writer

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 3

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    The White Album, Parlophone, 7

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield Carry On

    (CD Single), Monkeynatra, 001

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Hotel California

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Spirits In The Material World

    The Police - Message In A Box (Cd 3), A&M

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck and Cliff Richard Since I Lost My Baby

    (CD Single), Cone Head, 001

  • Image for Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles Love Song

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red The Right Thing

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for Joss Stone

    Joss Stone Super Duper Love

    (CD Single), Relentless Records

  • Image for Everything but the Girl

    Everything but the Girl Missing (Remix)

    Passion (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long

    AC/DC - Back In Black, EMI

  • Image for Stereophonics

    Stereophonics Mr Writer

    (CD Single), V2

  • Image for Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright Me And Liza

    (CD Single), Universal, 001

  • Image for 10cc

    10cc I'm Not In Love

    The Singles, PID, 1

  • Image for George McCrae

    George McCrae Rock Your Baby

    The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various), Premier

  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Just Like Fire Would

    High Hopes, Columbia, 001

  • Image for Thompson Twins

    Thompson Twins Hold Me Now

    80s Mania (Various Artists), BMG, 3

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Jolene

    Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup

    Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves Walking On Sunshine

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for American Authors

    American Authors Best Day Of My Life

    (CD Single), Def Jam, 001

  • Image for The Chi-Lites

    The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her

    Missing You (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Babybird

    Babybird You're Gorgeous

    This Year's Love (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Pause for Thought

    Brian Darcy

    From Father Brian D’Arcy a Catholic Passionist priest:

    I have a disturbing fault to confess Richard. I allow myself to be paralysed by the magnitude of problems I have to face far too easily. Because I can’t make a significant contribution, I wrongly decide to do nothing. I now see that I should do what I can anyway - even when I can’t do everything. Little things do mean a lot. In the Bible the widow’s mite is more pleasing than the rich man’s fortune.

    I’ve decided to make a major adjustment to how I live and act. It began when I gave myself permission to change my mind about problems and indeed people.

    To change is to grow; to be perfect is to change often. To be willing to change is to acknowledge I’m not perfect - that I’m still a work in progress.  Put bluntly: Change your mind and you can change your life.

    Look at it this way: If I keep on doing the same things in the same way, I should not be surprised to get the same results. When I look at life differently the possibilities are endless.

    I become strong only when I embrace my weaknesses; I cannot be a teacher unless I can be taught; Wisdom comes when I learn from my foolishness; I laugh longer and louder when I learn to laugh at myself.

    So change your mind about that person who irritates you, or the Family member who has let you down. Just for a moment see life as they see it; try to understand what life has done to them.

    In the same way that physical exercise is essential for a healthy body, the challenge to change keeps our brains, our spirits and our emotions healthy. You see how to change when you change the way you see.

    What I am is God’s gift to me; what I become is my gift to God. And it all begins with a simple decision – be humble enough to change.


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