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Chris Evans presents a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Aloe Blacc

    I Need A Dollar

    • Good Things.
    • Stones Throw Records.
    • 1.
  • Andy Burrows

    As Good As Gone

    • Fall Together Again.
    • Play It Again Sam UK.
    • 001.
  • Ali Campbell

    I Want You

    • (CD Single).
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 001.
  • The Clash

    I Fought The Law

  • The Coasters

    Charlie Brown

    • Atlantic Soul (Various Artists).
    • Warner E.S.P..
  • The Coasters

    Yakety Yak

    • Atlantic Soul (Various Artists).
    • Warner E.S.P..
  • Culture Club

    Karma Chameleon

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Furniture

    Brilliant Mind

    • (Single).
    • Stiff.
    • 5.
  • Billy Idol

    White Wedding

    • Rip It Up (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Michael Jackson

    Come Together

  • Led Zeppelin

    Rock And Roll

    • Led Zeppelin - Early Days.
    • Atlantic.
  • Kylie Minogue

    Better The Devil You Know

    • Kylie Minogue - Rhythm Of Love.
    • Pwl Records.
  • Joni Mitchell

    Big Yellow Taxi

    • Joni Mitchell.
    • Reprise.
  • Mott the Hoople

    All The Young Dudes

    • CBS.
  • Oasis

    Champagne Supernova

    • Live Forever (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Robert Palmer

    Some Guys Have All The Luck

    • The Very Best Of Robert Palmer.
    • EMI.
  • Gregory Porter

    The In Crowd

    • Liquid Spirit.
    • Decca.
  • Queen

    Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    • The Game.
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • Slade

    Cum On Feel The Noize

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Spandau Ballet

    This Is The Love

    • The Very Best Of Spandau Ballet - The Story.
    • Rhino.
  • Starship

    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Supergrass

    Alright

    • The Best Pub Jukebox In The World (V).
    • Virgin.
  • Meghan Trainor

    All About That Bass

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
    • 1.
  • U2

    The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

    • Songs Of Innocence.
    • Island.
  • Wah!

    The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

    • Once In A Lifetime (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • The Who

    Won't Get Fooled Again

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 021.
  • The Who

    Be Lucky!

    • Who Hits 50.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • The Who

    Be Lucky!

    • Who Hits 50.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

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

 

(Today’s Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year and our Jewish Pausers are all very busy so here I am!)

 

We’ve often said how there’s a sort of new start feel to this time of the year and, for Jews, it is, because the Jewish New Year is very much about reflecting prayerfully on last year and then letting it go while, at the same time, looking ahead with hope to a new year of growing as a person and developing relationships with God and with each other.

 

But the bit I particularly like is the casting or Tashlikh, when the people go to pray near flowing water – a stream or river – and throw pieces of bread into it to represent throwing away their sins. Wouldn’t it be great to think that all those bits of me that I’m ashamed of – the nasty retort or the jealous put-down or the sneaky lie to name but a few –could be swallowed up by the sea and gone forever?

 

One of the hardest things I have to do, as a priest, is to convince people that they’re loved by God just the way they are. Some people won’t have it; they tell me about things that have been weighing on their consciences, sometimes for years and years, and it’s so sad to hear. But I’m glad they do talk about it because I can give them an opportunity to unburden themselves and be forgiven; it might be an amnesty day so they can take back all those hymn books they walked out with or it might be a more formal confession.  But, having got it off their chests, I suggest they go home and have a nice cuppa and a biscuit to celebrate a new start. Another new start.

 

Because every time we try again, God and the whole company of Heaven are thrilled and cheering; they know what we’re like but they’re hoping we’ll fail better this time!

Broadcast

  • Thu 25 Sep 2014 06:30

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

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