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Sara Cox sits in for Chris Evans with a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Four Tops

    Loco In Acapulco

    • Their Greatest Hits.
    • Telstar.
  • Ed Sheeran & Rudimental

    Bloodstream

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 002.
  • Barry Gray

    Captain Scarlet

  • Amy Macdonald

    This Is The Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Vertigo.
  • America

    Tin Man

    • America's Greatest Hits - History.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Spencer Davis Group

    Keep On Running

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
    • 1.
  • Paloma Faith

    Beauty Remains

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Wham!

    Young Guns (Go For It!)

    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • Tom Jones & Seasick Steve

    You Gotta Move (Radio 2 Session)

  • Gloria Gaynor

    I Will Survive

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    Boogie Shoes

    • Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band.
    • Chrysalis.
  • Madonna

    Material Girl

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 2.
  • Madonna

    Papa Don't Preach

    • Madonna - The Immaculate Collection.
    • Sire.
    • 4.
  • Madonna

    Like A Virgin

    • Celebration.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 7.
  • Madonna

    Hung Up

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Madonna

    Ghost Town

    • Rebel Heart.
    • Interscope.
  • Candi Staton

    Suspicious Minds

    • Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist.
    • Global Television.
  • Sheryl Crow

    A Change Would Do You Good

    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • The B‐52s

    Love Shack

    • Now 1990 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
    • 3.
  • Garth Brooks

    You Wreck Me

    • Man Against Machine.
    • RCA.
  • Coldplay

    Clocks

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • American Authors

    Best Day Of My Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Def Jam.
    • 001.
  • Commodores

    Brick House

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

    Low Rider

    • Blaxploitation: The Sequel Vol.2.
    • Global Television.
  • Genesis

    Jesus He Knows Me

    • Genesis - Turn It On Again.
    • Virgin.
  • Simple Minds

    Midnight Walking

    • (CD Single).
    • Caroline International.
    • 001.
  • Luciano Pavarotti

    Nessun Dorma

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Luciano Pavarotti

    Nessun Dorma

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Back To Black

    • Back To Black.
    • Universal Records.
  • Blondie

    Heart Of Glass

    • Billboard Top Hits: 1979 (Various).
    • Rhino.
    • 13.
  • Little Richard

    Tutti Frutti

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Lulu

    Faith In You

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
    • 001.
  • Kool & The Gang

    Get Down On It

    • Eighties Legends (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
    • 2.
  • Justin Timberlake

    Mirrors

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
    • 1.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Leslie Griffiths, Methodist Minister:       

This is the week of weeks for Christians – the time when we remember the last days, the last hours and the last minutes in the life of Jesus. It was a time full of terrible suffering – not just physical pain but humiliation and dehumanising mockery too. And yet we look to the events of this week for hope and inspiration and a reminder of the nature and the power of love. Year after year I stand amazed at the capacity of Jesus, dying in agony, to care for others. He commends those baying for his blood to God’s mercy; he gives hope to the criminal dying alongside him; and he makes sure that his mother will be properly cared for once he’s dead. “Look after her,” he urges his closest friend.

The force of this incident came home to me some years ago when I was chaplain to an adolescent cancer ward. I remember standing with a teenage boy and his distraught mother while a consultant tried to tell them there was nothing more that could be done for him. The doctor stumbled over his words, he just couldn’t find the right phrases. It was so embarrassing. Then the boy spoke up. “It’s all right,” he said, “I know the score; I’ve had long enough to think about it. I’m not afraid, I’m ready to die, I’ll be OK.” And then he took my arm and put it around his mother’s shoulders. “It’s me mum I’m worried about,” he said, “You will look after her when I’m gone won’t you Vic?” He called me Vic, short for Vicar. I nodded.

You don’t have to be religious to see how that young man offered a perfect illustration of what happened with Jesus on the cross. He showed how love can overcome anything that life throws at us. Jesus died on his cross; yet love was the winner at the end of the day.

Broadcast

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