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Director Danny Boyle chats to Zoe about working with Richard Curtis on his new film Yesterday.

Wake up and embrace the day with Zoe Ball! Trainspotting director Danny Boyle chats to Zoe about working with Richard Curtis on his new film Yesterday, where there is only person on Earth who remembers The Beatles.

Plus you share your wedding tips before Mike ties the knot on Saturday!

Along with Tina Daheley on news, Richie Anderson on travel and Mike Williams on sport, Zoe and the team have the best start to your morning. With celeb guests, quizzes, headlines, tunes chosen by listeners and more music than you can shake a glitterball at!

There's also weather with Matt Taylor, Boxer Josh Warrington previews his upcoming fight, a Pause For Thought from vicar Dave Tomlinson and listeners on the line as Zoe entertains the nation with fun for the family!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Thu 13 Jun 2019 06:30

Music Played

  • Yazz & The Plastic Population

    The Only Way Is Up

    • Wanted (Deluxe Edition).
    • Cherry Pop.
    • 010.
  • Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber

    I Don't Care

    • No.6 Collaborations Project.
    • Atlantic.
  • Take That

    Greatest Day

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Sam Smith & Normani

    Dancing With A Stranger

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • The Soup Dragons

    I'm Free

    • Weekender - Various Artists.
    • Columbia.
  • OutKast

    Hey Ya!

    • Outkast - Speakerboxxx.
    • Arista.
  • Keith Urban

    Drop Top (feat. Kassi Ashton)

    • Graffiti U.
    • Hit Red Records.
  • The Beatles

    Back In The U.S.S.R.

    • 1967-1970.
    • Apple.
    • 1.
  • Ava Max

    So Am I

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Phil Collins


    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
  • The Black Keys


    • Let's Rock.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 9.
  • Kool & The Gang


    • Kool & The Gang - The Singles Collect.
    • Phonogram.
  • Sheryl Crow

    Still The Good Old Days (feat. Joe Walsh)

    • (CD Single).
    • The Valory Music Co/Big Machine Label Group.
  • Junior Giscombe

    Mama Used To Say

    • And They Danced The Night Away.
    • Debutante.
  • Haircut One Hundred

    Fantastic Day

    • Pelican West - Deluxe Edition.
    • Cherry Pop.
    • 007.
  • David Guetta

    Stay (Don't Go Away) (feat. RAYE)

    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • My Fair Lady: Original Film Cast

    Get Me To The Church On Time

    • My Fair Lady: Original Soundtrack Recording.
    • 13.
  • Chris Rea

    Let's Dance

    • Auberge EP.
    • East West Records.
  • The Beatles


    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 011.
  • The Beatles

    Hello, Goodbye

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
    • 019.
  • Marshmello

    Here With Me (feat. CHVRCHES)

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin EMI.
  • Chesney Hawkes

    The One and Only

    • (CD Single).
    • Chrysalis.
  • The Coral

    Dreaming Of You

    • (CD Single).
    • Deltasonic.
  • The Crystals

    Da Doo Ron Ron

    • The Best Of The Crystals.
    • Phil Spector Int.
  • Emeli Sandé

    Extraordinary Being

    • X-Men: Dark Phoenix O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Virgin Records.
  • M

    Pop Muzik

    • Million Sellers Vol.16 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Morrissey

    Wedding Bell Blues

    • California Son.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought
From Dave Tomlinson, writer and vicar at large: 
Yesterday, we returned from Umbria where I led a religious retreat in a beautiful Italian village, bathed in sunshine. I know…’s a tough life being a priest! Among other things, we pondered poetry by American writer Mary Oliver, who died recently. Her poems gently marry her awe at the natural world with a deep sense of spirituality. For Oliver, there is no proof of God, but in moments of nature we get the best glimpses of Something beyond ourselves. She once said that she did her best to pursue a luminous life rather than a ‘ho-hum’ life. For her, a luminous life is one where we live in the world of ordinary things but awake to the wonder within them. 
A ho-hum life, on the other hand, she saw as one where we shuffle through the days, pretty much oblivious to the magnificence all around. Last week, I decided it was time to cut the grass – following my neighbour telling me I probably needed a scythe! But when I reached for the electric lead for the mower on a shelf outside the shed, I was stunned to see a collared dove sitting on a clutch of eggs in a ramshackle nest perched on my electric cable. For a moment that felt like an hour, the dove and I gazed into each other’s eyes from a distance of about half a metre. The bird shuffled, but apparently, I was deemed ok, so I pulled up a seat and spent an extraordinarily happy few minutes contemplating this patient, nurturing mum (or dad). 
I thought about Jesus inviting us to consider the birds who live free and unfettered by worries and concerns over schedules, social media or latest fashions. I once met a man who’d lived a ruthless, bullying life, constantly trying to bend the world to how he wanted it. After a wake-up call personal tragedy, his life changed. Everyday before work he would stop by a lake and watch the ducks and swans for 15 minutes, which he said calmed his spirit and helped him approach life more compassionately, less wilfully. For me, prayer isn’t head bowed, eyes closed but living attentively with life’s simple pleasures….like, if I get the chance: staring into the eyes of a mother dove.


  • Thu 13 Jun 2019 06:30

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