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Liam Gallagher, Sam Claflin and Rob Beckett

Rob Beckett and Sam Claflin join a star-studded Friends Round Friday with Zoe Ball. Plus live music in the studio from Liam Gallagher!

Wake up to a star-studded Friends Round Friday with Zoe Ball. Comedian Rob Beckett tells Zoe how he is preparing for his stand-up tour, Wallop. Sam Claflin pops-in to talk Peaky Blinders Season 5 and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performs live in the studio on the day his solo album Why Me? Why Not. is released, including a very special duet!

Along with Tina Daheley on news, Jules Lang on travel and Hugh Ferris 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 and a Pause For Thought from Reverend Kate Bottley as Zoe entertains the nation with fun for the family!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Sep 2019 06:30

Music Played

  • Eurythmics

    There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)

    • The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Simply Red

    Thinking Of You

    • Blue Eyed Soul.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Michael Bublé

    Haven't Met You Yet

    • Crazy Love.
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Jennifer Lopez

    Ain't It Funny

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic/Sony.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    • Fantastic 70's (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Stevie Wonder

    I Wish

    • Songs In The Key Of Life (Vol.1).
    • Motown.
  • Keane

    Love Too Much

    • Cause & Effect.
    • Island.
  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    That's the Way (I Like It)

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Kygo vs Whitney Houston

    Higher Love

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA Records.
  • Judy Clay & William Bell

    Private Number

    • Heartbeat: Love Me Tender (Various).
    • Global Television.
  • Blondie

    Atomic

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
  • Lizzo

    Good As Hell

    • Coconut Oil.
    • Nice Life.
    • 5.
  • Ed Sheeran

    Shape Of You

    • ÷ Divide.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Script

    The Last Time

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony Music.
  • Kim Carnes

    Bette Davis Eyes

    • And The Road Goes On Forever Vol 1.
    • Debutante.
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Dancing In The Street

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Wham!

    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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

    Beautiful Stranger

    • Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2.
    • Maverick.
    • 13.
  • Ava Max

    Torn

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Gabrielle Aplin & JP Cooper

    Losing Me

    • Dear Happy.
    • Never Fade Records.
  • Kym Sims

    Too Blind To See It

    • The Divas Of Dance (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Goo Goo Dolls

    Indestructible

    • Miracle Pill.
    • Warner Music.
  • Tavares

    Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

    • 20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario.
    • MFP.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought
From the Reverend Kate Bottley: 
So you might know that recently I’ve taken up outdoor swimming. And as well as a whole load of gear (and not really much idea) the other thing I’ve gained is a community of like minded souls who embrace the cold and love the cake. Through the summer we’ve welcomed the fair weather fellows but now the temperatures in and out of the water are getting into single figures, it isn’t just the mercury that’s dropping, the numbers of dippers are too. The general consensus being that it is some sort of insanity to want to swim in cold water. Well, ever the one to take things a bit too far, this weekend me and 500 other people are going for a swim…at sunrise…in the north sea…completely and utterly naked. Yes, that’s right, not even the vicar’s knickers. 
It’s all for a very good cause of course, The North East Skinny Dip raises awareness and funds for mental health charities. The bible has a promise about the rough waves ‘When you pass though the waters I am with you and the waters will not overcome you.’ All well and good, but as I recall it’s walking on water that’s the Divine’s forte, not swimming in it. So where will God be while I’m braless in the brine? 
Well, for me God is present in my pals, because the truth is that not only would I struggle to keep my head above water without God, I would without doubt drown in the pressures of life without those who I swim beside. The friends who check I’m not about to go under, help me find the peace in a troubled sea, keep me waving not drowning. I just need to remember to ask for help when I need it. Swimming in cold water you get used to people saying ‘You must be mad!’ but actually it’s doing stuff like that helps me not to be. So on Sunday morning I’ll grab the hands of the people next to me, strangers and friends and brave the waves together. I’ll also be chatting live to Jason Mohammed on Good Morning Sunday, at around 8.20am and you and me both will be thanking the good Lord that when it comes reporting a skinny dip it’s radio and not telly.

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