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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

  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Mr. Blue Sky

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Frontiers Records.
    • T1.
  • Sheppard

    Geronimo

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca.
  • Dire Straits

    Money For Nothing

    • Sultans Of Swing - Best Of Dire Straits.
    • Vertigo.
  • Texas

    Halo

    • Texas - The Greatest Hits.
    • Mercury.
  • Bill Withers

    Ain't No Sunshine

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Monaco

    What Do You Want From Me?

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Robert Palmer

    Addicted To Love

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

    Higher Than Higher

    • III.
    • Polydor.
    • 6.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Paint It Black

    • The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks.
    • Abkco.
  • Johnny Marr

    Easy Money

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Albatross

    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 004.
  • Florence + the Machine

    Ship To Wreck

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 001.
  • Tom Tom Club

    Wordy Rappinghood

    • (Single).
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • Derek and the Dominos

    Layla

    • The Cream Of Eric Clapton.
    • Polydor.
  • MIKA

    Talk About You

    • (CD Single).
    • Casablanca.
    • 001.
  • Sheryl Crow

    A Change Would Do You Good

    • Woman (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv/Sony Tv.
  • Dodgy

    Good Enough

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Pulp

    Common People

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • Judy Garland

    Get Happy

    • Musical Wonderland (Various Artists).
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Simply Red

    Shine On

    • (CD Single).
    • East West.
    • 002.
  • Duran Duran

    Hungry Like The Wolf

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

    I'm Your Man

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Jools Holland, Ruby Turner & The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

    Jumpin' In The Morning

    • Golden Age Of Song.
    • Rhino.
    • 001.
  • Colm Wilkinson & Michael Ball

    One Day More

    • Les Miserables - Original London Cast.
    • First Night Records.
  • Three Dog Night

    Mama Told Me Not To Come

    • 25 Years Of No.1 Hits - Vol.1 (Vario.
    • Connoisseur Collection.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

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

I’m often asked what I have to do as a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen and the answer is that I have to preach a sermon at a royal residence once a year; I’ve preached several times at St James’s Palace where you’re going tomorrow and Marlborough House and, once I’d got over my nerves and realised that congregations are all much the same – what they want is to hear a good story - I’ve really enjoyed myself. But I also get invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace every year and my husband and I are going this afternoon.

It’s so nice! A gorgeous setting with bands playing and endless tea and tiny cakes and everyone’s in their finery – some in national costume, others in impossibly smart uniforms and of course the ladies hats are legendary. We pray for warm sunshine – one year, it absolutely poured with rain and my scarlet wool cassock got soaked and stretched so I had a little train dragging in the mud behind me and we smelt like wet dogs all the way home!

A number of guests are presented to Her Majesty and members of her family and that’s how my husband Christopher came to ask one of the Royal Dukes what job he did……….

But, for me, the best bit is chatting to other guests and hearing their stories; one lady was working on a supermarket checkout when her husband ran in to tell her they’d got the invitation – she was so  thrilled; another couple told how they’d spent many years raising money for research into the rare disease which killed their son; their invitation was a small recognition of their devotion. The man who was Mayor of a town just as his father and grandfather had been, Bishops, politicians and actors, everyone’s ready to share something of the story of their lives and what brought them to this day.

And it’s those stories – stories of faith, stories of love and loss, struggles and joys, which connect us as human beings; stories with their facts and their fantasies, like the winning stories we’ll hear tomorrow, which help us to understand ourselves and each other – and maybe something about God too!

Broadcast

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.

500 Words

500 Words

BBC Radio 2's story-writing competition for kids.