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Tom Daley, Michelle Collins, Emily Watson & Right Said Fred

Tom Daley shares tips for staying healthy, Michelle Collins on Thoroughly Modern Millie and Emily Watson talks BBC thriller Apple Tree Yard. Plus Right Said Fred perform live!

Olympian Tom Daley shares his healthy living tips from his new book Tom's Daily Plan and talks about his journey from his first dive to winning two Bronze medals. Michelle Collins pops in before heading out on tour in Thoroughly Modern Millie and making her production debut with A Dark Night In Dalston. Emily Watson reveals the details of her scandalous new BBC One drama Apple Tree Yard. Plus Right Said Fred perform live in the studio.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • ZZ Top

    Gimme All Your Lovin'

    • Top Gear 2 - Various Artists.
    • Columbia.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man

    Human

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Jake Bugg

    Lightning Bolt

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 1.
  • The 5.6.7.8’s

    Woo Hoo

    • The Best Summer...Ever! (Various).
    • Virgin.
  • Katy Perry

    Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 79.
    • Now.
  • KT Tunstall

    It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am

    • KIN.
    • Virgin.
  • Sheryl Crow

    All I Wanna Do

    • The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Ronnie Hilton

    A Windmill In Old Amsterdam

    • Hello Children Everywhere: Volume 2 CD1.
    • EMI Records Limited.
    • 13.
  • Rebecca Ferguson

    Superwoman

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • The Killers

    Mr Brightside

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • The Jacksons

    Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

    • Rhythm Divine 2 (Various Artists).
    • Dino.
  • The Jackson 5

    Blame It On The Boogie

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • The Jackson 5

    Can You Feel It

    • Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various.
    • Parlophone.
  • The Weeknd

    Can't Feel My Face

    • Beauty Behind The Madness.
    • Republic.
    • 7.
  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • Izzy Bizu

    Talking To You

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • Calvin Harris & Rihanna

    This Is What You Came For

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 6.
  • Right Said Fred

    I'm Too Sexy [live]

  • DNCE

    Cake By The Ocean

    • (CD Single).
    • Republic.
    • 1.
  • Right Said Fred

    Sweet Treats [live]

  • Melanie C

    Dear Life

    • (CD Single).
    • Red Girl Records.
  • Right Said Fred

    Deeply Dippy [live]

  • Right Said Fred

    Ring Of Fire [live]

Pause For Thought

From writer Abdul-Rehman Malik:

 

My wife, son and I spent the holidays in Toronto, at my parents’ home with my two sisters, brother-in-law and ever-energetic niece and nephew. It was a full house.

 

Almost all of us got sick within the first day or two, which meant that for at least a week the house resembled a chaotic infirmary.  (Although I think none of us were as poorly as you, Chris…) At any given moment, someone was reaching for tissues, medicine or hot drinks. It’s not fun being sick, but there is no better place to fall ill than your mother’s house. We sipped herbal teas and slurped soups in front of the blazing fireplace and everyone gave up on making plans.

 

When we got bored, we ventured down into the basement. That’s when the real fun began. My parents’ basement is a Tardis-like space and it is our family’s ark. Neatly organized into boxes and suitcases of various sizes is over 40 years of our history. Old clothes, books, magazines, kitchen appliances and vinyl records have been preserved.

 

During this trip I uncovered a box of high school memories. I read through a stack of English literature and history papers. I probably heard Right Said Fred on the Top 40 while writing them. I found my graduating class photograph. I glanced at the faces to find old friends and secret crushes – people and feelings I hadn’t thought of in a long time.

 

Around me the lay the archives of my life, carefully preserved by my mother. She’s says she kept all these things because she knows they’ll matter to me. As I grow older, I want to know my origin story and understand how those early milestones helped me get to who I am now.

 

“Journeys,” said the 13th century Muslim mystic Rumi, “bring power and love back into you. If you can't go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing, and you change when you explore them.”

 

As we try out Tom’s daily plan for leaner and healthier version of ourselves, I think it’s also time for a trip to the basement of our souls. I’d be surprised if we didn’t find some long forgotten lesson from our past that’ll give us some optimism for the year to come.

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