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A super shammy chappy!

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 April 2014

Chris chats to little Alannah Hobbs all about her very first time staying away from her parents so that she could celebrate the Brownie's 100th Birthday in Bognor...

Helping us break down the barriers on how the Tough Mudder challenge works is the Editor of Obstacle Race Magazine, Carl Wibberly...

Here to clear things up on how a new amazing self-cleaning automobile will save you hours outside with a bucket and sponge is our Mystery Guest, he is the super chamois chappy, David Jackson...

And, as we hear there's a big screen version of the classic TV sitcom Dad's Army to be made, our Top Tenuous takes us to your desperate claim to the fame of that very programme!

Today's show is dedicated to anyone who enjoyed some gorgeousity over the weekend...
And today's show is entitled: making mistakes is fine; not learning from them is the only crime!

Music Played

30 items
  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Coming Back As A Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico

  • Image for The Foundations

    The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup

    Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties, Disky

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Del Amitri

    Del Amitri Roll To Me

    Twisted, A&M, 007

  • Image for James Brown

    James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)

    Hits Of ... 65 & 66 (Vol.1), Polydor

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Eleanor Rigby

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 2

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever

    Magical Mystery Tour, Parlophone, 8

  • Image for Molly

    Molly Children Of The Universe

    (CD Single), EastWest

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Heart Of Glass

    Billboard Top Hits: 1979 (Various), Rhino, 13

  • Image for Matthew Wilder

    Matthew Wilder Break My Stride

    Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo, Old Gold

  • Image for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

    Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich The Legend Of Xanadu

    Hits Of ... 67 & 68 (Vol.2), Polydor

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Magic

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Jet

    Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl

    Hits 60 (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Nick Lowe

    Nick Lowe I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass

    The Best Of Nick Lowe, Demon Records, 6

  • Image for Jo Jo Gunne

    Jo Jo Gunne Run Run Run

    The Sound Of The Seventies (Various Artists), Warner Music TV

  • Image for Dario G

    Dario G Sunchyme

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk The Model

    Into The Eighties (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Rodriguez

    Rodriguez Sugar Man

    Sugarman, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Neil Finn

    Neil Finn Dizzy Heights

    (CD Single), Lester Records, 001

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Sylvester

    Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

    Sylvester - The Original Hits, Fantasy

  • Image for Rose Royce

    Rose Royce Car Wash

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt Postcards

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 001

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Terry Jacks

    Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun

    Million Sellers Vol.16 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys It's On Again

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 002

  • Image for Bud Flanagan

    Bud Flanagan Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler

    A-Z Of British TV Themes From 60's &, Play It Again, Sam

  • Image for The Beatles

    The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand

    The Beatles - 1, Apple, 6

  • Image for Kim Wilde

    Kim Wilde Kids In America

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Pause for Thought

    Leslie Griffiths

    From Leslie Griffiths, Methodist Minister:



    "I want to hold your hand," said Thomas, a simple request that pierced my heart. A little four-year-old was saying much more than the words suggest. "I trust you grandpa"- was the unspoken shadow message. "I love you grandpa," was the spoken one. So his little arm stretched up and I clasped his hand in mine as we went on a little walk together. Everything that has meant anything since the world began was contained in that instant. The two of us locked into a moment I wanted to last forever, a little boy able to bless his wizened grandfather with his innocence and his smiling affection. "Bliss was it in that moment to be alive and holding hands was very heaven." That’s what the poet William Wordsworth should have said.



    “I want to hold your hand”, that was the Beatles’ song that topped the charts both in America and here exactly fifty years ago. I ought to know. I was trying to attract the attention of a young lady at the time and I used to sing these words to her in the hope of getting somewhere. Holding hands is such a simple sign of affection, such a lovely way to communicate deep things to each other without saying anything. Alas, I lost that one, it just wasn’t to be.



    Yesterday in church, we were dealing with the story of Thomas, another Thomas, the one we call doubting Thomas. He couldn't believe that his friend Jesus had defied death and was somehow still with them. "Go on," said Jesus,  “put your hand out, touch me and see." Touch is the least prized of all our senses but it can communicate messages deeper than words. So it was with Thomas in the days of old. So it is with my grandson Thomas now. And so it shall be, I suspect, until the end of time.


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