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Sir Winston Churchill's Granddaughters and Board Games

Chris is joined by Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughters Celia Sandys and Emma Soames and explores classic board games with Dicky Deurden from Chance & Counters cafe in Bristol.

Chris is joined by Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughters Celia Sandys and Emma Soames. He finds out what they think of Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour and what their famous grandfather meant to them. We explore classic board games like Battleship, KerPlunk and Scrabble with Dicky Deurden who is the Head of Games at Chance & Counters cafe, a board game cafe in Bristol which has over 800 games! Vassos is joined in the Sports Locker by boxer Lawrence Okolie. Senior Rabbi Julia Neuberger is back with Tuesday's Pause For Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Jan 2018 06:30

Music Played

  • Barry White

    You're the First, the Last, My Everything

    • Barry White - The Collection.
    • Mercury.
  • Toto

    Spanish Sea

    • 40 Trips Around The Sun.
    • Sony Legacy.
  • Tom Petty

    Free Fallin'

    • Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever.
    • MCA.
  • Duffy


    • (CD Single).
    • A&M.
  • The Coral

    In The Morning

    • (CD Single).
    • Deltasonic.
  • 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.
  • Sister Sledge

    Lost In Music

    • Disco Inferno (Various Artists).
    • East West.
    • 9.
  • Tom Speight


    • (CD Single).
    • Kobalt.
    • 001.
  • Santana

    Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)

    • (CD Single).
    • Arista.
  • Frank Sinatra

    That's Life

    • My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra.
    • Reprise.
  • Catherine McGrath

    Talk Of This Town

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Chaka Khan

    Ain't Nobody

    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • Boston

    More Than A Feeling

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • Gregory Porter

    Liquid Spirit

    • Liquid Spirit.
    • Decca.
    • 001.
  • The Boo Radleys

    Wake Up Boo!

    • Various Artists - Untitled.
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Bruno Mars

    Finesse (Remix) (feat. Cardi B)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Coldplay

    Viva La Vida

    • Viva La Vida Or Death & All His Friends.
    • Parlophone.
    • 1.
  • Prince & The Revolution

    Let's Go Crazy

    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Adventures

    Broken Land

    • The Sea Of Love (Expanded Edition).
    • Cherry Red Records.
  • Bobby Brown

    Two Can Play That Game

    • Now 30 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Joseph J. Jones


    • (CD Single).
    • Communion.
  • Journey

    Don't Stop Believin'

    • Rock Of America (Various Artists).
    • Trax Label.
  • Orange Juice

    Rip It Up

    • Rip It Up (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • Hoseah Partsch

    Paper Planes

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin/EMI.
  • The Who

    My Generation

    • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
    • Polydor.
    • 004.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

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

My colleague Jonathan has written a book about all the things he has learned from his dog. which has really touched a nerve. So my congregation is organising a book launch, with both Jonathan and his dog, Mitzpah, there. One of the organisers suggested we invited people to bring their dogs too! I was mildly nervous of this. How would we stop them fighting? Or marking out their territory  so that our synagogue hall would smell, and need a massive clean up? So I discussed it with Jonathan, who ruled it out for just those reasons. Yet some churches hold pets’ services, and manage, and we also know, with an epidemic of loneliness sweeping the country, that a dog can be a man’s- or a woman’s- best friend.

So, though sadly we won’t invite the dogs, it’s got me thinking. In a society where increasingly people live alone, where people often speak to no-one for days on end, the faithful companions, dogs and cats, become hugely important. It’s not so much what they teach us, though that will no doubt be a great deal. It is what we learn about our human need for touch and companionship from those animals, and how we can rethink the lack of touch in human encounters. Dying people often say they find a hand held or a back stroked the most comforting, the best of care. Yet we restrict how much health professionals touch their patients. Older people touch and stroke their dogs and cats, yet sadly for obvious health reasons, they cannot take them into hospital. Bible stories are full of human touching, for vows, for comfort, and in reconciliation, like Jacob and Esau embracing after a long enmity. We human beings, like our cats and dogs, are animals. We need to touch each other – appropriately of course! And touch removes loneliness, at least in the short term. So there’s much to learn from those Biblical brothers- and we should probably do more hugging, more hand holding, but, these days, only with consent!   


  • Tue 23 Jan 2018 06:30

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