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Heston Blumenthal, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Grint, Katherine Jenkins, Glenn Tilbrook

Chris gets that Friday feeling going with Heston Blumenthal, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Grint and Katherine Jenkins. Plus, Glenn Tilbrook performs live in the studio.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 May 2014 06:30

Music Played

  • Adam Ant

    Goody Two Shoes

    • Wave Party (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
    • 15.
  • Sara Bareilles

    Love Song

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Chic

    Good Times

    • The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra.
    • Columbia.
  • Chromeo

    Jealous (I Ain't With It)

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Coldplay


    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Talk To The Animals

    • Sammy Davis Greatest Hits.
    • Curb.
    • 1.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Embrace

    Follow You Home

    • (CD Single).
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 001.
  • Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • Gnarls Barkley


    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Norman Greenbaum

    Spirit In The Sky

    • Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Inspiral Carpets

    This Is How It Feels

  • Michael Jackson

    Love Never Felt So Good (feat. Justin Timberlake) (feat. Justin Timberlake)

    • Xscape.
    • Sony Music.
  • Marcello Minerbi

    Zorba's Dance

    • Sleepy Shores - Instrumental Classics.
    • Old Gold.
  • Imelda May

    Inside Out

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Kylie Minogue

    I Was Gonna Cancel

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
    • 003.
  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • Rodriguez

    I Wonder

  • B.J. Thomas

    Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    • The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach.
    • Polygram Tv.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen:



I’ve got a big day tomorrow! His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury wants to have his photo taken with me! Well, me and about 690 other women too, of course, cos we’re the women who were made priests in the very first ordination services twenty years ago this year! And it just so happens that my ordination service was on April 30th, and then I celebrated Mass, the communion service, for the first time, the next day, May 1st. It was amazing! I wept most of the time – just couldn’t believe it, then I accidentally set fire to the sanctuary carpet and tripped and threw red wine over the new linen altar cloth!


Tomorrow we’ll have a picnic, a walk and a service to celebrate. (I’ll bring the fire extinguisher…)


Hot on the heels of our ordination came The Vicar of Dibley – who many thought was based on me, but you know I couldn’t cope with all that rural stuff – but certainly I felt that Geraldine Granger was more gutsy that any sitcom priest before or since – she talked human, as they say, and was down to earth and I think that’s something women bring to the table – communion or otherwise! 


Where would we be without our strong women? Like Katherine Jenkins,  Imelda herself and the sort of characters she plays, like Vera Drake and Margi in Good People.  And of course there’s Boadicea through Julian of Norwich (yes, she’s a woman) to Mary Seacole and now Ann Maguire; each in her own way has brought divine gifts which have benefited humanity, demonstrated a credible but different way of being and shown us another aspect of God’s face.


I saw how Church meetings became less blokish, somehow broader, more considerate and compassionate – more interesting, actually - once women became involved on a sort-of equal basis  - but I must just say that I wouldn’t want to see only women priests, any more than I’d want to see only male chefs, it’s the diversity and complementarity [is this a word?] that’s fun.


I want my grandchildren, boys and girls, to have a wide variety of wonderful role models and to know that there’s so much more to humanity than man.



  • Fri 2 May 2014 06:30

Farewell Chris Evans: The best bits from his last shows at Radio 2

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After eight years of hosting the Breakfast Show, Chris Evans leaves Radio 2.

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