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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

Last on

Wed 17 Jun 2015 06:30


Music Played

  • Three Dog Night

    Mama Told Me Not To Come

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

    I Can Change

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 001.
  • a‐ha

    The Living Daylights

    • The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Mike + the Mechanics

    Over My Shoulder

    • Mike & The Mechanics Hits.
    • Virgin.
  • Linda Ronstadt

    (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    • Asylum.
  • Dodgy

    Staying Out For The Summer

    • The No.1 Summer Album (Various).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Bachman–Turner Overdrive

    You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • Blur

    Ong Ong

    • The Magic Whip.
    • Parlophone.
    • 011.
  • Anita Ward

    Ring My Bell

    • Songs Of Love.
    • Big Break Records.
    • 9.
  • Dodgy

    Staying Out For The Summer

    • The No.1 Summer Album (Various).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Frank Sinatra

    Strangers In The Night

    • Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years.
    • Reprise.
  • Andreya Triana

    That's Alright With Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Counter Records.
    • 001.
  • Semisonic


    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Steppenwolf

    Born To Be Wild

    • Rock Anthems Volume 2 (Various).
    • Dino.
  • Guns N’ Roses

    Live And Let Die

    • Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I.
    • Geffen.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Crosstown Traffic

    • The Jimi Hendrix Collection.
    • Universal.
  • Stereophonics

    C'est La Vie

    • (CD Single).
    • Stylus Records.
    • 001.
  • Matt Monro

    On Days Like These

    • Matt Monro Sings Don Black.
    • EMI.
  • Lenny Kravitz


    • Lenny Kravitz - Baptism.
    • Parlophone.
  • Don Henley

    The Boys Of Summer

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Chris Rea

    The Road To Hell

    • The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ....
    • Columbia.
  • Garbage

    The World Is Not Enough

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
  • Nancy Sinatra

    You Only Live Twice

    • The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa.
    • EMI.
  • Wilson Pickett

    Mustang Sally

    • Atlantic Rhythm & Blues - Vol 6: 1966.
    • Atlantic.
  • Meat Loaf

    You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

    • The Very Best Of Meatloaf.
    • Virgin.
  • Kid Rock

    All Summer Long

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 1.
  • Shaun Escoffery

    Perfect Love Affair

    • In The Red Room.
    • Dome Records.
    • 001.
  • Monty Norman

    James Bond Theme

    Performer: John Barry and His Orchestra.
    • The Best Of James Bond 30th Anniversa.
    • EMI.
  • Status Quo

    Down Down

    • Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status.
    • Polygram Tv.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From comedian & Writer Paul Kerensa:

As a stand-up comic, I sometimes present industry awards. It’s a lot like the awards shows you’ve hosted, Chris, only not televised, and instead of Best Live Act, it’s Best Travel Agent in Taunton and West Somerset, or in the case of one ‘building awards’ ceremony, Best Supporting Wall.

So it was a privileged surprise last week to host a ceremony a little more community-focused: celebrating Adult Learning. I'd guessed it would mostly be cookery classes and pottery. But this forgotten world was filled with generosity; it was humbling to meet learners and tutors who hadn’t given up on themselves, or others. A carer going above and beyond in renewed confidence... a care home training its staff in dementia care... Every recipient wowed us with their dedication and humility. A single mum from hostel housing has trained up: she now advises the financially vulnerable herself. I met some octogenarian marathon runners, in a gym programme for the elderly. And an English teacher working with the poorest refugee communities, particularly East African women with no education or English. They learn language and life skills, meaning they can now open bank accounts, and gain new freedoms.

Each celebrated learner and teacher exhibited hope. It reminded me of St Paul’s words: “These three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is...” ...Well it’s not hope, it’s love. But to actively give hope to strangers – to illiterate refugees, to the financially unskilled, to elderly gym wannabes – that’s surely one of the most loving things you can do. So yes, hope is vital. But to give hope, that’s love.

When we leave school, armed with algebra, oxbow lakes, and French phrases from Tricolore 4a, we don’t stop learning. My children are about to start their education, but the Adult Learners taught me what you can learn beyond the childhood classroom. After handing out the awards, I arrived home to see my kids watering sunflowers, learning about – and amazed at – how much they might grow. I hope they learn that if something is nurtured, it can grow far beyond your expectations. May we all keep growing, even if we hit a ceiling, a wall, or even the Best Supporting Wall.


  • Wed 17 Jun 2015 06:30

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.