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Dine and Disco Competition

Chris launches the competition to win a pair of tickets to attend Dine & Disco 2016. There's talk of roast potatoes and Chris chats to Dr Helen Czerski about the science of colour. Plus we hear claims to 'Greatest Living....' in today's top tenuous.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Nov 2015 06:30

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Music Played

  • Pretenders

    Back On The Chain Gang

    • The Pretenders - The Singles.
    • WEA.
  • Adele

    Hello

    • (CD Single).
    • XL Recordings.
  • Bob Dylan

    Positively 4th Street

    • Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
  • Curtis Mayfield

    Move On Up

    • The Old Skool Reunion (Various Artis.
    • Global Television.
  • The Script

    Superheroes

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Olivia Newton‐John & Electric Light Orchestra

    Xanadu

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    When I Was A Boy

    • Alone In The Universe.
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Elton John

    Crocodile Rock

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Badly Drawn Boy

    All Possibilities

    • (CD Single).
    • Twisted Nerve.
  • Anthony Newley

    Pop Goes The Weasel

    • Anthony Newley's Greatest Hits.
    • Deram.
  • One Direction

    Perfect

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco.
  • The Stone Roses

    Waterfall

    • (CD Single).
    • Silvertone.
    • 8.
  • T. Rex

    Children of the Revolution

    • Tanx + Zinc Alloy.
    • Edsel.
    • 006.
  • Paul Weller

    That Dangerous Age

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • The Farm

    Groovy Train

    • True Brit (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Take That

    Hey Boy

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Art of Noise

    Kiss (feat. Tom Jones)

    • Tom Jones - Greatest Hits.
    • Universal.
    • 15.
  • Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey

    Together In Electric Dreams

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists.
    • Telstar.
  • ABBA

    One Of Us

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 016.
  • Coldplay

    Yellow

    • Glorious (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • The Shires

    I Just Wanna Love You

    • (CD Single).
    • Decca Nashville.
  • Golden Earring

    Radar Love

    • Hot Love - Sounds Of The 70's, Part 1.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Doors

    Riders on the Storm

    • (Single).
    • Elektra.
  • Olly Murs

    Kiss Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco.
  • Eddie Floyd

    Knock On Wood

    • Rediscover The 60's & 70's (Various).
    • Old Gold.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Never Going Back Again

    • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 10.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Rabbi Pete Tobias of the Liberal Synagogue, Elstree:

Recently while watching Watford play I’ve been noticing similarities between my Saturday afternoon experience and the one I share with my community earlier the same morning. There are familiar rituals like the music and the presentation of the teams at the start of the game. There are the tribal symbols of coloured hats and scarves, and the familiar chants with which the majority join in.

At both venues there’s a remarkable sense of community as well. In my synagogue we regularly mention those members of the congregation who are sick or who have suffered a bereavement and offer them support. And last season a Watford fan, Nic Cruwys, was horribly beaten up at an away game in Wolverhampton, and his struggle to return to health – now almost achieved – was acknowledged at every game with a minute of applause, and backed up by a fundraising campaign started by a Wolves supporter. And just a couple of places along the row where I sit there are two empty seats. Last season they were occupied by two fans, Chris Dyer and his fiancée Gina van Dort. They went on a summer holiday to Tunisia and Chris was killed in the terrorist attack, while Gina was badly injured. No amount of chanting or applause can mend that, but Chris’ memory was honoured at the first game of the Premiership season.

But despite those similarities, I think that my attempt to equate football and religion ends there. Because although they both offer an opportunity to be part of a like-minded community and even allow us to indulge our basic human yearning to be part of a tribe, they ultimately have different goals.

Football’s goals are pretty obvious: score more of them than the opposition. Those of religion are less clear-cut and more difficult to achieve. Perhaps the key difference is that the aim of religion is not to beat the opposition, but rather to develop and promote ways to live in harmony with it. In a world where football fans can get beaten up for supporting the wrong team or murdered by those professing to hold different beliefs, that quest for tolerance and peace is all the more necessary: a goal that’s definitely worth cheering.

 

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