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Sara Cox sits in

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 11 July 2014

Sara Cox sits in for Chris Evans and she's joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Manic Street Preachers and Alison Steadman.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Steve Miller Band

    Steve Miller Band Abracadabra

    The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records

  • Image for Foster the People

    Foster the People Coming Of Age

    (CD Single), Columbia, 001

  • Image for Bryan Adams

    Bryan Adams Everything I Do (I Do It For You)

    (CD Single), A&M

  • Image for Maxine Nightingale

    Maxine Nightingale Right Back Where We Started From

    The Soul Years 1975 (Disc 1), Knight Records

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Get A Kick Out Of You (Big Band Version)

    Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years, Reprise

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland

    The Best Seventies Album In The World.. Ever!, Virgin, 2

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack One In A Million

    Rain Or Shine, Carrack-UK, 1

  • Image for The Specials

    The Specials Ghost Town

    The Ultimate Eighties (Various), Hit Records

  • Image for Prince

    Prince and The Revolution Raspberry Beret

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Peters & Lee

    Peters & Lee Welcome Home

    70's Number Ones Vol 2, Old Gold

  • Image for Linda Scott

    Linda Scott I've Told Every Little Star


  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton and Friends Call Me The Breeze

    The Breeze, Polydor, 001

  • Image for Dodgy

    Dodgy Good Enough

    Now 34 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go

    The Best Of Chuck Berry, Music Club

  • Image for HAIM

    HAIM If I Could Change Your Mind

    (CD Single), Polydor, 001

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget You

    (CD Single), Warner Music UK, 1

  • Image for The Cure

    The Cure Friday I'm In Love

    True Brit (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Nicole Scherzinger

    Nicole Scherzinger Your Love

    CD SINGLE, RCA/Sony Music, 002

  • Image for Paul Heaton

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott Moulding Of A Fool

    (CD Single), Virgin EMI

  • Image for Morrissey

    Morrissey Every Day Is Like Sunday

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy Home (feat. SAM ROMANS)

    Featured Artist: SAM ROMANS.

    (CD Single), Universal

  • Image for Chic

    Chic Good Times

    The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra, Columbia

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Baggy Trousers

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

  • Image for Wings

    Wings and Paul McCartney Jet

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone, 2

  • Pause For Thought

    Julia Neuberger.jpg

    From Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the west London Synagogue:



    Earlier this week, a member of our congregation hosted a huge tea party for some of the older members of our congregation. It was in her garden, in a marquee, and she organised transport for everyone, so that even the frailest and most housebound of people could come. I used to think such events were a bit patronising, but I know now that this party at any rate was anything but. It was enormous- some 60 people for a massive tea. And the joy, and the buzz, and the fun, and the gossip, and the outrageous remarks, made me realise that the only thing preventing many of these older people leading a better social life was simply the isolation of being housebound and finding travel difficult. It’s not money, or ill-health, or distant family- though all of those can be issues. It’s simply practical difficulties. You should have heard the jokes, not suitable for polite radio, or the stories about nocturnal liaisons, their own and other people’s. Not to mention learned discussion about Dutch history, and stories about grandchildren too. And lots of people were wearing their best jewellery and terrific clothes; there were there to have fun.


    We’re hearing a lot- finally- about isolated older people. There’s several new charities doing telephone contacting, there’s the regular tea party charities, and there’s a real campaign growing to have a day of celebration of older people once a year, encouraging all of us to help them get out if that’s difficult for them.   But we’ll need a national shift of mind if we’re to really make this work. Older people in many care homes rarely get visited. Older people in hospital wards often talk of the isolation they experience at home. So, having had a wild time myself at our tea party this week, I’m up for reinventing the Biblical phrase: “You shall stand up in front of the grey haired”, in favour of a modern commandment “You shall ensure that your older friends and family get some fun……” Respect is one thing- and better than nothing. But it’s noticing, sharing, enjoying, joking, and caring that matter. And a gutsy full blown tea with gossip and chat, chocolate and strawberry cakes, is much nearer the mark than just standing up and showing a respect that doesn’t engage with the person concerned. 


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