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Your Sports News Please!

This morning the show featured Steam paddle boats, a singing child, and a very, very personal sports bulletin.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Scissor Sisters


    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • John Newman


    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • Otis Redding

    I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)

  • World Party

    Message In The Box

    • (CD Single).
    • Ensign.
  • Keane

    Crystal Ball

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • The Banana Splits

    The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

    • Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists).
    • TVT Records.
  • Santana

    Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)

    • (CD Single).
    • Arista.
  • James Blunt

    Bonfire Heart

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Rainbow

    I Surrender

    • Purple Rainbows.
    • EMI.
  • Andy Burrows

    Keep On Moving On

    • (CD Single).
    • Play It Again Sam.
    • 1.
  • Bob Lind

    Elusive Butterfly

    • Chartbusters USA Volume 1 (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Emma Stevens


    • (CD Single).
    • Rising Tide Music.
    • 001.
  • Todd Rundgren

    I Saw The Light

    • My Girl (Original 1992 Film S/Track).
    • Epic.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 16.
  • The Doors

    Touch Me

    • The Best Of The Doors.
    • Elektra.
  • Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell

    How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    • Cool Couples (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Zac Brown Band

    Island Song

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Jason Mraz

    I'm Yours

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • The Beatles

    Words Of Love (Live at the BBC Vol 2)

  • Status Quo

    Rockin' All Over The World

    • Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Boz Scaggs

    What Can I Say

    • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees.
    • CBS.
  • Boz Scaggs

    What Can I Say

    • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees.
    • CBS.
  • Amii Stewart

    Knock On Wood

    • Soul Years 1979 (Various Artists).
    • Knight Records.
    • 2.
  • Peter Gabriel


    • Now 24 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Dave Stewart & Martina McBride

    Every Single Night

    • Lucky You.
    • Kobalt.
    • 1.
  • Toto


    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • The Primitives


    • Into The Eighties - Various Artists.
    • Global Television.
  • Jane Wiedlin

    Rush Hour

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • Kings of Leon

    Wait For Me

    • Mechanical Bull.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • ABBA

    Lay All Your Love On Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 005.
  • Sam Cooke

    Wonderful World

    • Sam Cooke - The Man & His Music.
    • RCA.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Rev Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond.


At the weekend I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. Last year her grandson was critically ill and required intensive long-term hospital care. Her husband was so grateful to the NHS for saving his grandson’s life he wanted to do more than simply send a thank you card and flowers. Last week he went into hospital to donate one of his own kidneys in gratitude for what they’d done. He’s recovering now at home and somewhere in London a woman he doesn’t know, is alive because she’s been given his kidney. I’m blown away by what he’s done, and why he did it. In recent times we’ve heard much about NHS staff who’ve failed to give patients the care they need. Yet there are far more doctors and nurses, often working under severe stress, who on a daily basis continue to save lives, heal sick patients and support those who are dying. The bad news stories mask their great work and so today I want to honour them. I’m also conscious that despite being one of the wealthiest nations in the world, too many of us find it too easy to grumble about what we think is going wrong in our society. I sometimes think those who complain the most are the ones who do the least to help put things right, so I also want to also honour people like my friend whose gratitude for what they’ve experienced leads them to extraordinary acts of self-giving generosity. In one of his famous prayers, the 16th century saint, Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, asked God to teach him, ‘to give and not to count the cost’. This isn’t about not taking seriously the sometimes major personal consequences of what we do for the sake of others. It’s about having the courage to pay the price because you see a greater need that you can meet. Chris, I don’t know if I could do as my friend has done, but I find his example profoundly moving, greatly inspiring and deeply challenging.


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