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Katy Perry, Vic Reeves and Jools Holland

Wake up to Friends' Phone-in Friday with Zoe Ball! This morning Katy Perry, Vic Reeves and Jools Holland phone in for a catch up!

Wake up to a star-studded breakfast with Zoe Ball! Vic Reeves phones in to talk about the new gardening show he is hosting called The Big Flower Fight. All the way from LA Katy gives Zoe a bell to chat about her new single 'Daisies'. Jools Holland is on the show ahead of his BBC Radio 2 show returning on Saturday night at 8pm, he shares details of his new series of 'Later...' and shares a tune on the piano that he wrote about his dog Morris!

With the usual team of Tina Daheley and Richie Anderson, Zoe and the team have the best start to your morning. With celeb guests, quizzes, headlines, tunes chosen by listeners, and more music that you can shake a glitterball at!

There's also a daily Pause For Thought from Paul Kerensa and listeners on the line, as Zoe entertains the nation with fun for the family!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 May 2020 06:30

Music Played

  • John Parr

    St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    • Now 1985 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Ava Max

    Kings & Queens

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Barry Manilow


    • (Single).
    • Arista.
  • KT Tunstall

    Suddenly I See

    • (CD Single).
    • Relentless Records.
  • Del Amitri

    Roll To Me

    • Twisted.
    • A&M.
    • 007.
  • Duran Duran

    Girls On Film

    • Duran Duran - Decade.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Candi Staton

    Young Hearts Run Free

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Live Lounge Allstars

    Times Like These

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic/Parlophone/Warner/Columbia/Island/Polydor/Virgin.
  • Simply Red

    Ain't That a Lot of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • East West Records.
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Jimmy Mack

    • Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • One Direction

    What Makes You Beautiful

    • (CD Single).
    • Syco Music.
  • Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey

    Together In Electric Dreams

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists.
    • Telstar.
  • James Blunt

    The Greatest

    • Once Upon A Mind.
    • Atlantic.
  • Destiny’s Child

    Independent Women, Part I

    • Destiny's Child #1's.
    • Columbia.
  • Jonas Brothers

    X (feat. Karol G)

    • (CD Single).
    • Republic Records.
  • Nell Bryden & BBC Concert Orchestra

    Sirens (Radio 2 House Music, 14/05/2020)

  • BBC Lockdown Orchestra

    You Got The Love (feat. The Midnight Massive)

  • Prince


    • 4Ever.
    • Warner Bros.
  • The Killers


    • Imploding The Mirage.
    • Island Records.
  • Blue

    All Rise

    • Now 49 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Matthew Wilder

    Break My Stride

    • Love & Pride - A Kick Up The 80's: Vo.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Hues Corporation

    Rock The Boat

    • Million Sellers Vol.14 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Belinda Carlisle

    Heaven Is A Place On Earth

    • A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin.
  • Katy Perry


  • Phil Collins

    You Can't Hurry Love

    • Singles.
    • Rhino.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Living In A Ghost Town

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • The Divine Comedy

    Something For The Weekend

    • Fresh Hits 96 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Music TV.
  • The Pointer Sisters

    Jump (For My Love)

    • The Best Of The Pointer Sisters.
    • RCA.
  • Jools Holland

    Morris Dance (Radio 2 Session, 15 May 2020)

  • Chris Rea

    On The Beach

    • The Best Of Chris Rea.
    • East West Records.
  • Atomic Kitten

    Whole Again

    • (CD Single).
    • Innocent.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought
From comedian & writer Paul Kerensa:
I don’t know about you, but oddly being at home, I’ve seen more of other people’s homes than I used to. Musicians, journalists, comedians, vicars, fitness instructors (that’s exhausting, watching my kids exercise)... More domestic vloggers than ever. It’s like Through The Keyhole gone large. Behind whoever’s presenting, it’s either bookshelves – and I do like to browse their books – or the house’s whitest wall. Yet finding those perfect backgrounds can be tricky. I watched a church minister deliver an inspiring message, against his plainest wall – but in taking down pictures, he’d revealed hooks and peeling paintwork, which clearly bothered him. 
So he kept positioning his head to block out the blemishes, angling the camera to give a false, nicer impression. His quest for the purest cleanest background rather obstructed his message. Most of us aren’t presenting online, but we present ourselves, to our fellow humans. I’m sure we all worry what people think about us – what’s in our own backgrounds, our lives, our back stories. How we sound. Whether we’ve read the right books. Does our experience, or lack of it, show? A millennium-and-a-half ago, St Augustine wrote: “Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.” I suppose in other words, untarnished backgrounds are rare. 
Ask the home-based presenters looking for that perfect wall. To begin with, our lives may have been pure, blank canvases. But life adds dents, dints, hooks and nails: family photos, corkboards with unfinished to-do lists, blemishes on the paintwork. A literal example: There’s a mark on our staircase wall, from when I tried attaching the baby’s metal stairgate. I ended up throwing it, in a sleep-deprived outburst. A decade later, that dent’s still there: a reminder, whenever I pass, that was then, this is now. I’ve thrown nothing but the odd tantrum since. So I’ll do my best to think less of the background, and more of the person in front of me. Forget how many books someone’s read, or any dents on their backdrop. My background’s not whiter-than-white either. Forget the imperfections behind me... I’ve got imperfections ahead to think about.


  • Fri 15 May 2020 06:30

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