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Robert Plant, Ant and Dec, Mamas Gun

Chris gets that Friday feeling going with Robert Plant, Ant and Dec, and Mamas Gun, who play live in the studio.

Chris gets that Friday feeling going with Rock royalty and Led Zep legend Robert Plant, who is talking about his new album Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar, Ant & Dec pop by ahead of their Saturday Night Takeaway tour and there's live music from Mamas Gun, whose latest song Red Cassette we've been playing and loving!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • The Animals

    House Of The Rising Sun

    • The Hits Of 1964 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Shirley Bassey

    Goldfinger

    • Heartbeat - The 60's Gold Collection.
    • Global Television.
  • Eric Clapton

    Call Me The Breeze

    • The Breeze.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Talk To The Animals

    • Sammy Davis Greatest Hits.
    • Curb.
    • 1.
  • Dire Straits

    Money For Nothing

    • Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits.
    • Vertigo.
  • Duran Duran

    Girls On Film

    • Duran Duran - Decade.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • The Faces

    Ooh La La

    • Driving Rock Ballads (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Peter Gabriel

    Sledgehammer

    • Now 1986 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Richard Hawley

    Tonight The Streets Are Ours

    • (CD Single).
    • Mute.
  • Michael Jackson

    Loving You

    • Xscape.
    • Epic.
    • 3.
  • The Monkees

    (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

    • The Definitive Monkees.
    • Warner Strategic Market.
    • 8.
  • Matt Monro & The John Barry Orchestra

    Born Free

    • The Best Of John Barry: Themeology.
    • Columbia.
  • Billy Ocean

    Red Light Spells Danger

    • Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F.
    • Jive.
  • Robert Plant

    Rainbow

    • NONESUCH RCORDS.
  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

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

    Caught In The Moonlight

    • (CD Single).
    • EastWest.
    • 1.
  • T. Rex

    I Love to Boogie

    • T. Rex - The Singles As & Bs.
    • Repertoire.
  • Danny Williams

    Moon River

    • The Hits Of 1961 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.

Pause For Thought

From Rev’d Richard Coles, cleric and broadcaster:

Great place for a vexillologist, I thought as I roamed the streets of Glasgow last week.

 

As you know, a vexillologist is a student of flags, but you would have to be a very diligent one to recognise more than one in twelve of the contesting nations in the Commonwealth Games. I say nations, I’m not sure the Bailiwick of Guernsey can quite claim an equal space on the world’s stage with, say, India, but who am I to rain on their tiny parade?

 

Some flags do the job with admirable economy. The red maple leaf of Canada, for example, should win a prize for clarity; Tonga’s use of the Red Cross’s symbol needs a little explanation; but we should tread carefully, for flags are not only identifiers, they are symbols of a nation’s hopes and aspirations. Who hasn’t been moved by the tears of contestants from tiny places as they watch from the podium their flags hoisted high?

 

On Sunday evening another flag will be hoisted high in my church, the standard of the Royal Anglian Regiment Association. A hundred years after first exchange of fire in the First World War we will remember all those who died for king and country, 133 of them from my parish. Some of their banners are now very tatty indeed, faded with age, fretted by shot and shell, telling not of the heights of human achievement, but the depths of human savagery. Not that we needed much reminding of that in the last few weeks.

 

So what are they doing in church? To seek a blessing on human savagery would be beyond blasphemy, but that’s not why they’re here at all; they’re here to be laid down at the threshold of another country, a place without a flag or an army or a national squad, a place where the Prince of Peace prevails, and where war and suffering and strife is done for good.

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