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Sara Cox sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 10 July 2014

Sara Cox sits in for Chris Evans, hosting a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

33 items
  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John I'm Still Standing

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay A Sky Full Of Stars

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for George Thorogood & The Destroyers

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers and George Thorogood Bad To The Bone

    100% Blues & Soul (Various Artists), Telstar, 4

  • Image for The Lovin' Spoonful

    The Lovin' Spoonful Summer In The City

    The Lovin' Spoonful Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael Faith

    George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen, Epic

  • Image for Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

    Awesome 2 - Various Artists, EMI

  • Image for MKTO

    MKTO Classic

    (CD Single), Sony Music

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys West End Girls

    Now That's What I Call Music '86, Now

  • Image for The Fratellis

    The Fratellis Whistle For The Choir

    (CD Single), Island

  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis She's Electric

    What's The Story Morning Glory -Oasis, Creation Records

  • Image for Guy Mitchell

    Guy Mitchell Singing The Blues

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers Walk Me To The Bridge

    Futurology, Sony Music, 001

  • Image for The Kooks

    The Kooks She Moves In Her Own Way

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Lipps, Inc.

    Lipps, Inc. Funky Town

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante

  • Image for LaBelle

    LaBelle Lady Marmalade

    More Monty (Various Artists), Rca Victor

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You

    The Kinks - The Definitive Collection, Polygram Tv, 6

  • Image for Ryan Paris

    Ryan Paris Dolce Vita

    The Holiday CD - Various Artists, CBS

  • Image for La Roux

    La Roux Uptight Downtown

    (CD Single), Polydor, 001

  • Image for Culture Club

    Culture Club Karma Chameleon

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Joe Jackson

    Joe Jackson It's Different For Girls

    Joe Jackson - I'm The Man, A&M

  • Image for Grace Jones

    Grace Jones Slave To The Rhythm

    (CD Single), ZTT

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Never Going Back Again

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Warner Bros, 10

  • Image for America

    America Ventura Highway

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Try

    Blue Smoke, Sony Music

  • Image for Cast

    Cast Walkaway

    Crush (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Swing Out Sister

    Swing Out Sister Surrender

    It's Better To Travel, Phonogram

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow Open Arms

    (CD Single), Fiction, 1

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann 5-4-3-2-1

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Clash

    The Clash London Calling

    Billy Elliot O.S.T. - Various Artists, Polydor

  • Image for Lou Reed

    Lou Reed Perfect Day

    Lou Reed - NYC Man, BMG

  • Image for Ben Watt

    Ben Watt Forget

    (CD Single), Caroline International, 1

  • Image for McAlmont & Butler

    McAlmont & Butler Yes

    Bridget Jones's Diary 2 (Various), Mercury

  • Pause For Thought

    Ruth Scott.jpg

    From Rev Ruth Scott, Anglican Vicar in Richmond:




    A couple of days ago a teenager came to me in great distress because someone had told her that unless she believed particular things, God would make her burn in hell-fire. That tyrannical image couldn’t be further from my own understanding of God. It reminded me of when I had an interview for a job as a Chaplain, I was offered the position, but the panel had one concern: “You didn’t mention God once in our conversation. Why was that?” I talked about how when we say the word ‘God’, we think we’re discussing the same reality, but, more often than not, we mean very different things by it, so I prefer to find out how individuals and communities define that word before I use it with them.  Equally, I get fed up when committed atheists tell me they no longer believe in the God they assume I believe in, when I long ago gave up belief in the Aunt-Sally-of-a-deity they rightly reject. So much damage is done in our world by people who are dogmatic and dictatorial about what they do or don’t believe the word ‘God’ stands for. As we talked, my teenage visitor could see how our pictures of God often say more about our limitations than about God. And I told her the story of the elephant and the rat.



    An elephant was once bathing in a waterhole when a rat came along and demanded he get out of the water. “Why?” asked the elephant. “I’ll tell you if you get out of the pool,” replied the rat. “I won’t,” said the elephant, and continued enjoying his swim. Eventually he lumbered up the bank on to dry land. “Now,” he said to the rat, “why did you want me to get out of the water?” “I wanted to see if you were wearing my swimming trunks.”



    If you’re wondering what the elephant and the rat have to do with our understanding about God it’s this: God will no more fit into our ideas about Him than an elephant will fit into the trunks of a rat.


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