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Aidan Turner Talks Poldark

Poldark actor Aidan Turner talks to Chris about the new series on BBC One.

On our terrific Tuesday show, amazing Anna announces that she's a champion of the children's Choir of The Year competition...

Star of Poldark Aidan Turner talks to Chris about the new BBC One series which started on Sunday...

And we have a hoot with Lloyd Buck as he enthuses about owls following BBC Two's 'Super Powered Owls'...

Today's show is dedicated to anyone who has decided to think a bit more from time to time...
And today's show is entitled: know yourself, let your loved ones change you, decode the messages of beauty and like a cow, don't worry about what others think. You are who you are, you is who you is, you do what you can and help those do what they can't without you!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

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  • Steve Miller Band

    Abracadabra

    • The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban.
    • Arcade Records.
  • Blue

    King Of The World

    • Colours.
    • Sony Music.
    • 001.
  • The Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Sugar Ray

    Every Morning

    • (CD Single).
    • Lava/Atlantic.
  • INXS

    Need You Tonight

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • The Banana Splits

    The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

    • Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists).
    • TVT Records.
  • Free

    All Right Now

    • Back To The 70's (CD1) (Various).
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Bryan Ferry

    Driving Me Wild

    • Avonmore.
    • BMG.
    • 001.
  • Bruce Channel

    Hey! Baby

    • Rediscover The 60's - Sealed With A K.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Shires

    Nashville Grey Skies

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
    • 001.
  • The Move

    Fire Brigade

    • Move.
    • Esoteric Recordings.
    • 014.
  • The Move

    Fire Brigade

    • Move.
    • Esoteric Recordings.
    • 014.
  • Petula Clark

    Sailor

    • 60's Number Ones Vol 1.
    • Old Gold.
  • Van Morrison & Michael Bublé

    Real Real Gone

    • Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue.
    • RCA.
    • 001.
  • Nick Lowe

    Cruel To Be Kind

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
    • 9.
  • New Order

    Regret

    • Glorious (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Dean Martin & Helen O’Connell

    How D'Ya Like Your Eggs In The Morning?

    • Cool Couples (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Taylor Swift

    Style

    • 1989.
    • Universal.
  • Wham!

    I'm Your Man

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

    Story Of My Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco Music.
  • Elton John

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • The Police

    Can't Stand Losing You

    • The Very Best Of Sting & The Police.
    • A&M.
  • Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

    Good Time

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • MIKA

    Grace Kelly

    • (CD Single).
    • Casablanca.
  • Shaun Escoffery

    Nobody Knows

    • In The Red Room.
    • Dome Records.
    • 3.
  • James

    Sit Down

    • True Brit (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • The Wonder Stuff

    The Size Of A Cow

    • Now 1991 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
  • Lady Antebellum

    Long Stretch of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • X‐Press 2

    Lazy (feat. David Byrne)

    • (CD Single).
    • Skint.
  • Blondie

    Hanging On The Telephone

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
    • 1.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From comedian & writer Paul Kerensa:

140 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell invented a telephone. A triumph! He had no one to call, so he made a second telephone. 139 years ago today, Bell made the world’s first phone-call, saying: “Mr Watson? Come here. I want to see you.”  I’d like to think Watson walked in, saying “You called?” before realising that “Hang on a second, we just had a phone-call!” 

18 years earlier, the first transatlantic telegraph read: “Europe and America are united by telegraphy. Glory to God in the highest; on earth, peace and good will toward men.”

Britain’s first mobile phone call, in 1985, was made by comedian Ernie Wise. Bring me sunshine, indeed – bring me a mobile phone the size of a briefcase.

And the first text message on Dec 3rd 1992 read ‘Merry Christmas’. Truly ahead of its time – Dec 3rd is 3 weeks before Christmas.

These transmissions had the privilege of being the first of their kind. You and I can’t claim to have made history in the same way. We’ve all at some point been the youngest person on the planet, but otherwise we can only claim to have made the world’s most recent phone-call, or text message. What we can have power over, is if these phone-calls and texts are a force for good.

Red Nose Day approaches and we’ll see those phone numbers in the corner of our screens. We can change lives by just texting a few numbers. So happy birthday, phone! You’ve given us what I see as God-given opportunities. Martin Luther King said about the parable of the Good Samaritan: “The first question the priest and Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man who’s been robbed, what will happen to me?” The Good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

Europe and America were united by telegraphy, but this Friday night Britain and Africa are united in bold ambition: our calls and texts sending, as that first telegraph said, “peace and good will toward men”. Making our most recent, or next, phone-call count – that is our privilege.

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