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George Michael World Exclusive

Chris has a world exclusive first play of a new single from George Michael, a collaboration with Nile Rodgers recorded before the singer's passing last year.

Chris has a world exclusive first play of a new single from George Michael, Fantasy, a collaboration with Nile Rodgers recorded before the singer's passing last year. Kirstie Allsopp stops by the studio to share recipes from her first cookery book Kirstie's Real Kitchen and reveals how to rescue the bakes that have gone wrong. Chris also talks to the Guinness Book of Records editor Craig Glenday about what records could be broken at Carfest 2018. Plus they discuss the amazing achievements that have made it into the latest edition of the book, including the woman with the longest eyelashes and the cat with the longest tail!

Vassos speaks to NFL pundit and former player Osi Umenyiora ahead of the upcoming season, Chris goes crazy for Big Carl the Tuba and today's show is dedicated to anyone who's dog just sneezed.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Bonnie Tyler

    Holding Out For A Hero

    • The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • The Fizz

    Dancing In The Rain

    • (CD Single).
    • MPG.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Jumpin' Jack Flash

    • The Rolling Stones - Remastered.
    • Abkco.
  • The Script

    Hall Of Fame (feat. will.i.am)

    • #3 (Deluxe Edition).
    • Sony.
  • Yazoo

    Situation

    • Alison Moyet Singles.
    • Columbia.
  • Prince

    1999

    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Steps

    Neon Blue

    • (CD Single).
    • Steps Music.
  • Shania Twain

    Man! I Feel Like A Woman!

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Limmie & The Family Cookin’

    You Can Do Magic

    • Afrodisiac (Various Artists).
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Liam Gallagher

    For What It's Worth

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

    • Rule The World: The Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 4.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man

    Human

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Slade

    How Does It Feel?

    • Slade - Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • George Michael

    Fantasy (feat. Nile Rodgers)

    • (CD Single).
    • CMG.
  • Van Morrison

    Transformation

    • Roll With The Punches.
    • Exile.
    • 001.
  • Blur

    Girls & Boys

    • Now 28 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Britney Spears

    Baby One More Time

    • Now 44 (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • The Farm

    All Together Now

    • Smash Hits Massive! (Various Artists).
    • Dover Records.
  • Jake Bugg

    How Soon The Dawn

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin/EMI Records.
  • The Jam

    A Town Called Malice

    • Jam Story.
    • Universal.
  • Wah!

    The Story Of The Blues (Part 1)

    • (CD Single).
    • When!.
  • James Blunt

    Don’t Give Me Those Eyes

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • TTD

    If You Let Me Stay

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis.
    • Columbia.
  • Neil Sedaka

    Oh Carol

    • The Very Best Of Neil Sedaka.
    • Universal Music Tv.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Leslie Griffiths, Methodist Minister:       

 It’s impossible to turn the television on these days without seeing crowds of people on the move. Last week the migrations were cause by floods in India and America. This week, it’s the tens of thousands of people fleeing from Burma into Bangladesh. It seems to get harder and harder to keep the human dimension of these tragedies alive – everything gets turned into politics or statistics. Men, women and children get lost under the sheer weight of numbers or events. And yet, I believe it’s important for us all to dig deep and to keep the human cost of these tragedies uppermost in our minds.

 This came home to me a few years ago when I was visiting my beloved Haiti just after a truly dreadful earthquake had struck in which a quarter of a million people perished, I was part of a group visiting one of the tented communities housing those who’d been displaced by the disaster and I remember trying to engage in conversation with the victims as they sat gloomily in their tents. But what do you say to such people? I remember one woman particularly – hunched on a simple stool, a child across her lap, her face drained of life, her body language resistant to interference by the likes of people like me. I asked her name. That seemed safe enough. She muttered something but I failed to understand. I repeated my question and, this time, I got it right. “Dieula,” I said and, at that, a miracle occurred. Just hearing someone utter her name, the life came rushing back into her face, her eyes sparkled, she told me off for being so deaf the first time, we shared the joke. Someone who, to all intents and purposes, was dead had come alive again.

 I think of Dieula every time I see displaced people on the move. And I remember a word of Jesus too: each time you respond to the needs of anyone in distress, - the homeless, the hungry, people in prison, - you’re right on the button and in tune with what I’m all about; it’s as if you were doing it for me. 

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