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Michael Moore and Nick Heyward

Michael Moore talks to Chris about his travels through Europe for new documentary Where to Invade Next, and Haircut 100's Nick Heyward discusses the band's 1982 hit Fantastic Day.

Michael Moore talks to Chris about his new documentary Where To Invade Next and his travels through Europe. Haircut 100's Nick Heyward is on the phone discussing the band's 1982 hit Fantastic Day and its continued popularity as a feelgood summer anthem. Plus Chris puts together a medley of Abba hits after their first public performance in thirty years, Vassos speaks to England Women's Head Coach Mark Sampson ahead of their Euro Qualifying match against Serbia and Kate Bottley has a Pause For Thought about the importance of our names.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • The Psychedelic Furs

    Pretty In Pink

    • Teenage Kicks (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Shaun Escoffery

    When The Love Is Gone

    • (CD Single).
    • Dome Records.
  • Donna Summer

    Hot Stuff

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

    Change

    • True Brit (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Will Young

    Love Revolution

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 001.
  • The Banana Splits

    The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

    • Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 5: In Living Color (Various Artists).
    • TVT Records.
  • Michael Bublé

    It's A Beautiful Day

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Sigma

    Cry (feat. Take That)

    • (CD Single).
    • 3Beat.
    • 001.
  • Hanson

    MMMBop

    • Now 37 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • The Mamas & the Papas

    California Dreamin'

    • The Best Of.
    • MCA.
    • 2.
  • Stereophonics

    Mr And Mrs Smith

    • (CD Single).
    • Ignition Records.
  • ABBA

    Dancing Queen

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 001.
  • ABBA

    S.O.S.

    • Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
    • 010.
  • ABBA

    Super Trouper

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 006.
  • ABBA

    Take a Chance on Me

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 003.
  • ABBA

    Does Your Mother Know

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 015.
  • Bellowhead

    Roll The Woodpile Down

    • Broadside.
    • Navigator Records.
    • 003.
  • Queen

    Somebody To Love

    • A Day At The Races.
    • Island.
    • 6.
  • Lemar & Joss Stone

    Someday We'll Be Together

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG.
    • 001.
  • Razorlight

    America

    • (CD Single).
    • Vertigo.
  • Boney M.

    Sunny

    • The Magic Of Boney M.
    • Sony BMG.
    • 14.
  • Van Morrison

    Moondance

    • The Very Best Of Van Morrison.
    • Polydor.
  • Haircut One Hundred

    Fantastic Day

    • Pelican West - Deluxe Edition.
    • Cherry Pop.
    • 007.
  • Haircut One Hundred

    Love Plus One

    • Pelican West - Deluxe Edition.
    • Cherry Pop.
    • 002.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Dark Necessities

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Billy Joel

    We Didn't Start The Fire

    • Billy Joel - The Ultimate Collection.
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Born In The USA

    • Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA.
    • CBS.
  • All Saints

    This Is A War

    • (CD Single).
    • London.
    • 001.
  • Vangelis

    Chariots of Fire

    • Moods (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Kylie Minogue

    All The Lovers

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Revered Kate Bottley, Vicar of the churches of Blyth, Scrooby and Ranskill:

I had a brilliant weekend.  I got to go to a wedding, you might think as a vicar this is not an unusual thing, and that’s true I go to weddings most weekends, but this one I was not just the vicar I was also a guest, two dear friends, finally getting hitched. But there was a little bit of a problem, I as the marrying vicar was in danger of getting the groom’s name completely wrong. The groom was my friend Trevor, now Trevor is not actually his name, his real name is William, but everyone, for reasons long forgotten call him Trev. I had to really concentrate to call him by the right name during the service, I managed to get through it without a mistake but I did notice that his gorgeous bride, Megan did hold her breath each time it came to me saying his name, it all worked out fine and Megan definitely married William and not ‘Trev’.

 

I suspect like me, Chris you’ve had a few names in your time, at school I was known as Ginners, at college I was ‘Bob’ for reasons too complicated to explain, I could be called a lot worse. My real name, Kate, was after my Grandmother, and it means, now don’t laugh, ‘Pure one’, I’ve Christened lots of  children in my time with carefully chosen, meaningful names that it would be wonderful for them to live up to, for the Hopes to be hopeful, for grace filled Graces and the Benedicts to be a blessing.

 

The bible talks about human beings not only loved by God but also known by name. The idea that the creator and sustainer of the universe itself knows your name is something I find amazing, comforting and a little bit scary too, but it does take the pressure off trying to make a name for ourselves.

 

Whether you are a royally named Vassos or a ‘pretty complexion’ Lynne or even a handsome ‘Ken’, whether you love your name or hate it, names matter, we are loved and known by our name and it’s how in time we’ll be remembered too.   So congratulations to William and Megan, the new Mr and Mrs Ashley and when the time comes for hopefully a christening and it’s a girl  I think ‘Kate’ has a lovely ring to it, don’t you?

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