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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

  • Huey Lewis and the News

    Hip To Be Square

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Alesha Dixon

    The Way We Are

    • (CD Single).
    • Precious Stone Records.
  • The Stone Roses

    Fools Gold

    • Precious - Various Artists.
    • Dino.
  • Altered Images

    Don't Talk to Me About Love

    • Wave Party (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Crowded House

    Weather With You

    • Crowded House - Recurring Dream.
    • Capitol.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Monday Morning

    • The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac.
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Andreya Triana

    That's Alright With Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Counter Records.
    • 001.
  • David Bowie

    Rebel Rebel

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • 10cc

    The Dean and I

    • The Very Best Of 10cc.
    • Mercury.
  • Chris Montez

    Let's Dance

    • And The Beat Goes On Vol 3 (Various).
    • Debutante.
  • Nell Bryden

    Waves (feat. Tom McRae)

    • (CD Single).
    • 157 Records.
  • Asia

    Heat Of The Moment

    • Various Artists - New Frontiers.
    • Temple Records.
  • Nena

    99 Red Balloons

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

    Good Enough

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

    Higher Than Higher

    • III.
    • Polydor.
    • 6.
  • The Corrs

    Breathless

    • (CD Single).
    • 143 Records.
  • Michael Jackson

    Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'

    • The Essential Michael Jackson.
    • Epic.
    • 7.
  • Small Faces

    Itchycoo Park

    • Sunny Afternoon - Sound Of The 60's,V.
    • Old Gold.
  • Dusty Springfield

    Son Of A Preacher Man

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • The Trashmen

    Surfin' Bird

    • Surfin' Hits.
    • Rhino.
    • 7.
  • Shaun Escoffery

    Perfect Love Affair

    • In The Red Room.
    • Dome Records.
    • 001.
  • Caro Emerald

    A Night Like This

    • (CD Single).
    • Dramatico.
    • 1.
  • Aswad

    Shine

    • Now 1994 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Grace Jones

    Pull Up To The Bumper

    • The Divas Of Dance (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • MIKA

    Talk About You

    • (CD Single).
    • Casablanca.
    • 001.
  • The Four Seasons

    Big Girls Don't Cry

    • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 7.
  • Supertramp

    Give A Little Bit

    • The Very Best Of Supertramp.
    • Polygram Tv.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Father Brian D’Arcy a Catholic Passionist priest:

When I was young I dreaded a lot of things including summer time. I spent endless sunny days revising for exams, feeling a failure because I’d done badly and then waiting nervously for the results.

That’s why I can sympathise with students everywhere anxiously trying to predict the minds of anonymous examiners, hoping to get a question they can excel in.  

I wish I had the right words to help you through this testing time, especially in this week for carers on Radio 2. However its not that simple.

I can tell you though that the attitudes which get you through exams will stand to you in the years ahead, for life is a constant search for mysterious answers.

It’s even more important still to know that failure in exams now doesn’t have mean your whole life is a failure. You have gifts and talents that are unique and special. No matter how long you live you will discover new and wonderful things about yourself. What you learn now is the foundation for a lifetime of discovery.

I was always far too nervous to do myself justice in the mayhem of an examination hall. However I realise the ability to study and research, to discern right from wrong, to be honest with myself and to stand on my own two feet were the result of the education I got at college and university. It’s in the “university- of-life”, however, that we learn the most valuable lessons.

Hard work never goes unrewarded. We can’t predict what life has in store; but remember hard work is always rewarded and the ultimate failure is to squander our god given talents.  

It took me a long time to realise that regret is harder to live with than failure is. So take your courage in your hands, give it a go, and don’t even think of failure.

And when you’re feeling stressed, remember those consoling words in St Matthew’s Gospel-: “Come to me all who are overburdened and I will give you rest.”

Just relax; do your best and leave it at that.

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