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Paralympics and World Ploughing 2016

Chris crosses around the nation to speak to four behind the scenes heroes of our ParalympicsGB hopefuls, and David Chappell is on the phone live from World Ploughing 2016.

Chris speaks to four heroic helpers behind the scenes of ParalympicsGB to hear how our medal hopefuls have prepared for Rio. David Chappell is on the phone live from World Ploughing 2016 in Yorkshire where he is attempting to defend his British title and compete in the National Ploughing Contest. Plus Ruud Gullit drops by to tell us all how to watch football, the top tenuous is dedicated to your own champion wins and we Pause For Thought with Rabbi Julia Neuberger about the beauty of weddings.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

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  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Don't Bring Me Down

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
    • 4.
  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    Come With Us

    • Familia.
    • Re/Essential.
    • 001.
  • Whitney Houston

    Queen Of The Night

    • The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album.
    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
    • 5.
  • Justin Bieber

    Love Yourself

    • Purpose.
    • Def Jam.
    • 5.
  • Paul Weller

    That Dangerous Age

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • Gnarls Barkley


    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Betsy

    Lost & Found

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 001.
  • Kate Bush

    Hounds Of Love

    • Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love.
    • EMI.
  • Barenaked Ladies

    One Week

    • New Hits 99 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Music TV.
  • Sandie Shaw

    Puppet on a String

    • Sandie Shaw - The Collection.
    • Castle.
  • Jodie Abacus

    I'll Be That Friend

    • I'll Be That Friend.
    • Ministry Of Sound.
    • 1.
  • Kylie Minogue

    Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Blondie


    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
  • George Michael

    Too Funky

    • George Michael - Ladies & Gentlemen.
    • Epic.
    • 8.
  • Al Stewart

    Year Of The Cat

    • A Piece Of Yesterday: The Anthology.
    • EMI.
  • KT Tunstall

    Maybe It's A Good Thing

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Shed Seven

    Going For Gold

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 7.
  • Take That

    Could It Be Magic

    • Take That - Greatest Hits.
    • RCA.
  • The KLF

    Justified & Ancient (Stand by The JAMs) (feat. Tammy Wynette)

    • (CD Single).
    • K.L.F. Communications.
  • The Housemartins

    Me And The Farmer

    • The People Who Grinned Themselves....
    • Go! Discs.
  • LeAnn Rimes

    How To Kiss A Boy

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Zac Brown Band

    Jump Right In

    • (CD Single).
    • Southern Ground.
    • 1.
  • Guns N’ Roses

    Sweet Child O' Mine

    • The Hits Album 10 (Various Artists).
    • Hits Album.
  • Bon Jovi

    Livin' On A Prayer

    • Music Of The Millennium (Various).
    • Universal Music Tv.
    • 1.
  • Van Morrison

    Too Late

    • Keep Me Singing.
    • Exile.
  • Queen

    We Are The Champions

    • News Of The World.
    • Island.
    • 2.
  • The Dixie Cups

    Chapel Of Love

    • Sweet Talkin' Guy - Sound Of 60's Gal.
    • Old Gold.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Julia Neuberger, Senior Rabbi at the west London Synagogue:

It’s wedding season right now. Two Jewish weddings in rapid succession, one big one in Nice, in the most glorious venue overlooking the sea, and the other tiny, in a country house approached through a wildflower meadow. Both were gorgeous in different ways. But after movies such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Monsoon Wedding- and there are parallels in big fat Jewish, C of E, Hindu, Catholic, Sikh or Muslim ones - I’m left wondering about present day marriage. We human beings obviously need rituals to mark certain stages of life. Birth- baptism, baby naming or circumcision; maturation- confirmation, bar or bat mitzvah; deaths and funerals, and of course pairing off. Weddings have got bigger and fatter. Is that because so many people choose NOT to get married in western society, so, if you DO, you want to make a point? Is it just an excuse for a huge party, the like of which you’ll never have again? Or is it, could it be, the rebirth of romance? I think it’s a mixture of all these, parties, dresses, flowers, food and drink……. But underneath all the expense and the flummery, something important is going on, as we’re seeing the numbers of religious weddings grow again after a long lull. Those young people who DO decide to get married want a public statement of their vows to each other. They want the congregation to be their witnesses. They feel a need for the religious ritual. It’s NOT just about having a pretty setting. It’s about commitment- to each other and to a religious community. And, in an age when divorce was rising till recently, where marriage was and for many still is optional, it is heartening to see a real growth, in our community at least, of people wanting to make that public commitment, in the sight of God and their families and friends, genuinely expecting to stay together their whole lives. The beautiful settings are great. But what matters is a new season of serious intent, religious vows, and a deep commitment to making marriage work.


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