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Pink Floyd - World Exclusive

Chris Evans has the first play of Pink Floyd's brand new song Louder Than Words, and Bake Off winner Nancy celebrates her victory.

Enthusiastic Isabella from Brigg in Lincolnshire tells us about watching her gran, Nancy, in the Bake Off Final for the very first time...

We go crazy over covers with a whole of hour of dedicated to the #GreatestCovers picked by our learned listeners...

Bake off breadwinner, 'fancy' Nancy, celebrates her victory and tells Chris about what's next for her cake-tastic career...

As the papers reveal the cream of the British acting crop starring in a new feature length film 'covering' the beloved sit-com 'Dad's Army', today's Mystery Guest is the daddy behind Thetford's very own Dad's Army Museum, Stuart Wright...

Pink Floyd deliver a *WORLD EXCLUSIVE* of their brand new song 'Louder Than Words', which leads us to today's Top Tenuous and your desperate claims to special deliveries...

Today's show is dedicated to anyone still figuring out how to settle in...

Today's show is entitled: Not being the cool kid ends up being really cool!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Bananarama


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

    When I Find Love Again

    • Moon Landing: Apollo Edition.
    • Atlantic.
  • Blur


    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Boney M.

    Brown Girl In The Ring

    • The Magic Of Boney M.
    • Sony BMG.
    • 16.
  • Ray Charles

    Hit The Road Jack (feat. The Raelettes)

    • Ray Charles - The Collection.
    • Castle Communications.
  • Jamie Cullum

    Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (feat. Gregory Porter)

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • Dexys Midnight Runners

    Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When you Smile

    • Very Best Of Dexy's Midnight Runners.
    • Mercury.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire

    In the Stone

    • Earth Wind & Fire:Ultimate Collection.
    • Columbia.
    • 10.
  • Faith No More


    • Now 24 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • The Fratellis

    Whistle for the Choir

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Fun Boy Three

    Our Lips Are Sealed

    • Now 1983 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Guns N’ Roses

    Live And Let Die

    • Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I.
    • Geffen.
  • Kaiser Chiefs

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    • Sounds Of The 80s.
    • Warner Bros.
  • La Roux

    Kiss And Not Tell

    • Trouble In Paradise.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • John Lennon

    Stand By Me

    • John Lennon - Lennon Legend.
    • Parlophone.
  • Johnny Marr

    Easy Money

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Johnny Marr

    Easy Money

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Always On My Mind

    • Pet Shop Boys - Discography.
    • Parlophone.
  • Pink Floyd

    Louder Than Words

  • Pink Floyd

    Louder Than Words

  • Ramones

    Baby, I Love You

    • The Ramones - End Of The Century.
    • Sire.
  • Jim Reeves

    Welcome To My World

    • 25 Years Of Rock 'N' Roll 1963.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 3.
  • Spandau Ballet

    This Is The Love

    • The Very Best Of Spandau Ballet - The Story.
    • Rhino.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Whiskey In The Jar

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Mercury.
    • 10.
  • Train

    Hey Soul Sister

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Brian Wilson & Various Artists

    God Only Knows

    • (CD Single).
    • BBC Music.
    • 4.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

    • You've Got Mail (Film S/Track).
    • Warner Sunset/Atlantic.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Sarah Joseph, Editor of Emel, the Muslim lifestyle magazine:

It was Eid on Saturday. The culmination of the festival of Hajj  - one of the largest gatherings on earth.  Surprising to many is the fact that the pilgrims are fulfilling rituals that are in remembrance of the Prophet Abraham – a key figure to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are many stories about him in Muslim tradition, indeed a whole chapter of the Qur’an is named after him.

The story of his sacrifices is there. His remarkable faith in God, as well as stories of his doubts and questioning. So too are stories of how he stood up to the status quo – arguing against the injustices of the day.

In Islam, Abraham is revered as a father figure for all the prophets, and when I think about the prophets so many of them were mavericks. They were always upsetting the proverbial apple-cart.

Moses challenged Pharaoh by setting free all of Pharaoh’s slaves.

Joseph was falsely imprisoned by the ruler, but then released to save Egypt.

Jesus upturned the money lender’s tables and generally made a nuisance of himself to the Romans.

They were not really model citizens, yet our holy books promote them.

When I move ahead to modern day and think about people I admire – so many of them were thorns in the side of the Establishment. Gandhi was very irritating to the British Empire with all his non-violent resistance. Mandela was a real pain to the South African establishment by refusing to accept apartheid. Even little Rosa Parks ruffled feathers by simply refusing to sit in the back of the bus. But it is not just social revolutionaries – think of designers, think of artists, think of scientists – all questioning our acceptance of present reality as the only reality.

People often think of religion as limiting. For me – the people who are marked down as the religious greats – are often the biggest mavericks in humanity’s history. They cared enough about the earth and their fellow humans to attempt to change the world. It was not gratuitous rebellion – but a genuine concern to create a better reality. Even though the world wears me down at times – ultimately I believe we have the capacity to change things, and we should relentlessly pursue a better future for all.



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

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

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

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