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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

  • KISS

    Crazy Crazy Nights

    • Now 10, Part 1 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Will Young

    Thank You

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Will Young

    Thank You

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Take That

    Rule The World

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • The Animals

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

    • The Hits Of 1965 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Avril Lavigne


    • Avril Lavigne - Let Go.
    • Arista.
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions

    Radio Radio

    • The Very Best Of Elvis Costello.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Jess Glynne

    Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
    • 001.
  • Kate Bush

    Hounds Of Love

    • Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love.
    • EMI.
  • Gregory Porter

    Liquid Spirit

    • Liquid Spirit.
    • Decca.
    • 001.
  • Val Doonican

    The Special Years

    • The Very Best Of Val Doonican.
    • Music Club.
    • 3.
  • Scouting for Girls

    Life's Too Short

    • East West.
  • Huey Lewis and the News

    Hip To Be Square

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Lianne La Havas

    What You Don't Do

    • Blood.
    • Warner Music.
  • Nickelback

    How You Remind Me

    • Beautiful Game (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • ABBA


    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 011.
  • Jake Bugg

    Lightning Bolt

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • John Newman

    Come And Get It

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 001.
  • Dodgy

    Good Enough

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

    Ice Ice Baby

    • Vanilla Ice - To The Extreme.
    • Sbk.
  • The Jackson 5

    I Want You Back

    • The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 1.
  • Womack & Womack


    • And They Danced All Night.
    • Debutante.
  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Elton John

    I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Adam Lambert

    Ghost Town

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • P!nk

    Get The Party Started

    • The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var).
    • BMG.
  • Sam Smith

    I'm Not The Only One

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
    • 5.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

Last week I was travelling through the counties of Cheshire and Derbyshire and I thought to myself ‘what a lovely country we live in’. I began to sing the song or hymn we all know so well – it is sung always on the last night of the Promenade Concerts. ‘And did those feet in ancient times walk upon England’s mountains green’ and ends ‘we will not cease from mental fight till we have built Jerusalem in England’s green and pleasant land.’

Pope Francis has written a letter recently about the environment and issues that threaten ‘this green and pleasant land’ and we do well to heed his words.  He refers to his namesake Saint Francis who wrote a wonderful Canticle of the Sun in which God is praised for the creation of the different creatures and aspects of the earth.  It prompts us to think of what part you and I might play to preserve and enhance our earthly home.

The Pope suggests that we ought to think of living a simpler life style. You know the saying ‘less is more’. In his letter, he advises that we should try to live in moderation and learn to be happy with little. He signals towards a return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things and be grateful for all the opportunities that life may offer us. Then we would be doing our bit not only to care for the environment and our earthly home, but also to make even the tiniest contribution, as William Blake says, ‘to build Jerusalem in England’s green and pleasant land’.


  • Thu 30 Jul 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.