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Anne Hathaway, Counting Crows, Oliver Jeffers, Hugh Bonneville and David Gilmour

Chris gets that Friday feeling going with Anne Hathaway, Counting Crows, Oliver Jeffers, Hugh Bonneville and David Gilmour.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Elmer Bernstein

    The Great Escape

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • The Essential Elmer Bernstein.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 1.
  • David Bowie

    Space Oddity

    • Space Oddity.
    • RCA.
  • Boyzone

    The Whole Of The Moon

    • Sounds Of The 80s.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Talk To The Animals

    • Sammy Davis Greatest Hits.
    • Curb.
    • 1.
  • Paloma Faith

    Ready For The Good Life

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Florence + the Machine

    You've Got The Love

    • Now That's What I Call Music 74 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 5.
  • Bobby Goldsboro


    • The Hits Of 1968 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Ron Goodwin

    633 Squadron

    • Hello Children Everywhere Vol.3 (Disc.
    • EMI.
  • The Human League

    Don't You Want Me

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Rick James

    Super Freak

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Pink Floyd


  • The Police


    • The Very Best Of Sting & The Police.
    • A&M.
  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

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

    Way Down

    • Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • Rumer


    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 001.
  • Simple Minds

    Honest Town

    • (CD Single).
    • Caroline International.
    • 1.
  • The Specials

    Ghost Town

    • The Ultimate Eighties (Various).
    • Hit Records.
  • R. Dean Taylor

    There's A Ghost In My House

    • And They Danced The Night Away.
    • Debutante.
  • The Who

    Be Lucky!

    • Who Hits 50.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Brian Wilson & Various Artists

    God Only Knows

    • (CD Single).
    • BBC Music.
    • 4.
  • The Zombies

    She's Not There

    • The Godfathers Of Britpop.
    • Polygram Tv.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Rev’d Richard Coles, cleric and broadcaster:


The theological college I went to in Yorkshire was attached to a monastery, the Anglican Community of the Resurrection. If that conjures for you the majestic abbeys of Fountains and Rievaulx, it is actually an old brewer’s mansion between the M62 and a chemical plant, and many of its monks were actually Old Etonians, but that’s by the by.


One day there I saw a man walking by the church and thought “funny, he looks like the world famous South African trumpeter Hugh Masakela”. I then discovered that it was the world famous South African trumpeter Hugh Masakela, who was researching a musical about Archbishop Trevor Huddlestone, one of the leaders of the fight against apartheid, who’d been a monk there.


An odd subject for a musical, I thought, but it turned out that when Huddlestone was in charge of the community’s house in Johannesburg, Masakela, then a teenager, asked for help to start a band in the tough township he lived in. So Huddlestone, with rather touching naiveté, wrote to the most famous trumpeter he could think of, Louis Armstrong in America, and told him about these boys. Louis Armstrong not only sent him a trumpet but also provided instruments for everyone else. One day Huddlestone invited the boys round to tea and when they walked into the parlour there were the instruments set out for them - and the young Masakela burst into tears.


I often think of this community of upper class Englishmen in cassocks living quietly in a monastery in Yorkshire in the fifties and sixties, so outraged by the iniquity of apartheid that they devoted their lives to fighting it, and loving its victims, and  getting arrested and imprisoned and exiled for their troubles. And I think of Trevor Huddlestone and a fifteen year old African boy in tears because someone he had never met gave him a trumpet, and I think of the story of Joshua breaking down the walls of Jericho with trumpets and of the power of music to gladden our hearts and set us free.


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