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Frank Lampard and Pancakes

Frank Lampard gives Chris his verdict on Claudio Ranieri and his ITV show Play To The Whistle. On Shrove Tuesday, Chris sees if he can cook a pancake in the microwave.

Frank Lampard gives Chris his verdict on Claudio Ranieri and tells us about his ITV show Play To The Whistle. On Shrove Tuesday, Chris enlists the help of the UK's Microwave Technology Association chairman Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson to see if you can cook a pancake in the microwave. Fan of the pan, Orlando Murrin tells Chris about BBC Good Food's most popular recipe and his top pancake tips! Vassos chats to Claire Lamos in the sports locker and Dr Jim Harris provides the Pause For Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • KISS

    Crazy Crazy Nights

    • Now 10, Part 1 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • James Blunt

    Love Me Better

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Cher

    The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • Ed Sheeran


    • (CD Single).
    • Asylum Records.
    • 001.
  • Billy Joel

    It's Still Rock and Roll To Me

    • Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2.
    • CBS.
  • 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.
  • Space

    Female Of The Species

    • Crush (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Betsy


    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Wham!


    • Wham - The Best Of Wham!.
    • Epic.
  • John Denver

    Leaving on a Jet Plane

    • A Song's Best Friend: Very Best Of.
    • RCA/BMG.
  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

    Something Just Like This

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Steve Miller Band


    • The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban.
    • Arcade Records.
  • Taylor Swift

    Blank Space

    • (CD Single).
    • Big Machine Records.
    • 1.
  • Judy Garland

    Get Happy

    • Musical Wonderland (Various Artists).
    • Warner Strategic Marketi.
  • Saint Motel


    • (CD Single).
    • Elektra.
    • 001.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Go West

    • Pet Shop Boys - Very.
    • Parlophone.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Just Your Fool

    • Blue & Lonesome.
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Pink Floyd


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

    Just What I Needed

    • The Cars - Greatest Hits.
    • Elektra.
  • Electric Six

    Danger! High Voltage!

    • Crash! Indie Anthems 1982-2004 (Var).
    • BMG.
  • Squeeze

    Up The Junction

    • Big Squeeze: The Very Best Of Squeeze.
    • Universal/A&M.
  • The Kinks

    Waterloo Sunset

    • Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition).
    • Sanctuary.
    • 13.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Only You

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG.
    • 001.
  • Golden Earring

    Radar Love

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

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Art Historian, Dr Jim Harris:

I’ve been thinking about football.  This has been a great season for the underdog and we've reveled in the exploits of Sutton United and Lincoln City, but at Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday afternoon I witnessed a feat to match any of them.


Picture the scene. It's the quarter final of the FA Trophy, and Dulwich are 2-0 down after 18 minutes against the mighty Macclesfield Town, a team two divisions above us.


But the pink and blue army stands firm and for 90 minutes they nag, badger, tackle and pass their way back into the game and a magnificent, 87th minute equalizer.  The replay is at Macclesfield tonight.

It was fantastically exciting, as only a real underdog story can be. We love it when the little guy refuses to back down.

The thing is, though, no football team is really the underdog.  Football teams, even at the lowest levels of the game, have networks of support around them.  They have fans and volunteers and whole communities urging them on, watching the games, sharing the triumphs and disasters.

No, the real underdog is the one without any of those things.  The real underdog is alone.

 But Christians believe (and so do other faiths for that matter) that God is for the underdog, that God supports not the mighty, but the minnow, not the powerful but the powerless.

 The Bible makes it very clear who he favours: "He defends the cause of the orphan and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you."  These are real underdogs: those who have lost their families.  Refugees.  And God is for them.  Mary, Jesus’ mother knew that when she sang that, "He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble."

 In a world where it often seems that the strong are getting stronger and the weak are getting weaker and where the ‘foreigner residing among us’ is not loved, I reckon that’s worth remembering.

 And in a world where, really, a football match is just a football match, I hope it’ll give me some perspective on tonight’s game at Macclesfield.  Even if I do secretly hope God is rooting for Dulwich Hamlet.



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