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Dermot O'Leary sits in

Wake up and embrace the day with Dermot O'Leary and the team.

Wake up and embrace the day with Dermot O'Leary and the team.

Along with Tina Daheley on news, Richie Anderson on travel and Mike Williams on sport, she 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 and listeners on the line, as Dermot entertains the nation with fun for the family!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 Aug 2020 06:30

Music Played

  • Bryan Ferry

    Let's Stick Together

    • Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life.
    • Eg.
  • Kylie Minogue

    Say Something

    • DISCO.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd..
  • James Ingram & Michael McDonald

    Yah Mo B There

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Girls Aloud

    Can't Speak French

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Sia


    • Now That's What I Call Music! 88 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • ABBA

    Summer Night City

    • Abba - More Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
  • Joel Corry & MNEK

    Head & Heart

    • (CD Single).
    • Perfect Havoc.
  • The Cardigans

    My Favourite Game

    • Q The Album (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • Ed Sheeran

    Shape Of You

    • ÷ Divide.
    • Atlantic.
  • Cat Stevens

    (Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard

    • The Very Best Of Cat Stevens.
    • Island.
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

    AKA... What A Life!

    • (CD Single).
    • Sour Mash Records.
    • 1.
  • Keith Urban


    • The Speed Of Now Pt. 1.
    • Capitol Nashville.
  • Diana Ross

    Love Hangover

    • Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Erasure

    Nerves Of Steel

    • The Neon.
    • Mute.
  • Martha and the Muffins

    Echo Beach

    • The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist.
    • Virgin.
  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • The Killers

    My Own Soul's Warning

    • Imploding The Mirage.
    • Island Records.
  • Rod Stewart

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    • The Best Of Rod Stewart.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Take That

    Never Forget

    • Now That's What I Call Music 1995 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Don't Stop

    • 50 Years - Don't Stop.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 009.
  • Will Ferrell & My Marianne

    Husavik (My Hometown)

    • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Arista.
  • Sugababes

    Push The Button

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Tom Walker

    Just You & I

    • What A Time To Be Alive.
    • Relentless Records.
  • Kirsty MacColl


    • The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist.
    • Virgin.
  • Reef

    How I Got Over

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG.
    • 1.
  • Ava Max

    Kings & Queens

    • Heaven & Hell.
    • Atlantic.
  • Basement Jaxx

    Do Your Thing

    • (CD Single).
    • XL.
    • 12.
  • Katie Melua

    A Love Like That

    • Album No. 8.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Keane

    Somewhere Only We Know

    • (CD Single).
    • Transcopic Records.
  • Owl City


    • (CD Single).
    • Island Records.
    • 1.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought
From Sheridan Voysey, Writer: 
A few years ago, researchers did a fascinating experiment. Wanting to know when people would step in to help a stranger, they asked participants to watch a woman named Elaine experience a series of mild electric shocks. The observers were told a little about Elaine beforehand, including her personal values and interests. The experiment began. But in a pre-arranged dramatic twist, Elaine started exaggerating her response to the shocks, prompting an assistant to walk in and suggest one of the observers take her place. It turned out those who shared Elaine’s values and interests were four-times more likely to step in than those who didn’t. 
Of all the stories Jesus told, the Good Samaritan is probably his most famous, inspiring artists from Rembrandt to Billy Bragg, and the creation of innumerable hospitals and charities. A man is beaten up and left for dead. A priest walks past and does nothing. So does a lawyer. Then a Samaritan comes by. In that day he’s despised because of his race and beliefs, but he carries the beaten man to hospital and pays for his recovery. The story is shocking because it goes against the tendency revealed in that experiment. A person steps in who is least like the person he helps. 
True Good Samaritan acts are equally shocking when they happen today. I think of the group of Israeli women who smuggled some Palestinians onto a West Bank beach so they and their children could swim in the sea—a small gesture that came at great personal risk. I think of the Muslim man in New York who stepped in when a Jewish couple was racially abused, and our own Patrick Hutchinson—a black protestor stepping in to carry a white counter-protestor to safety. Given our propensity to only help people like ourselves, I can imagine Jesus pointing to each of these people and saying, “That’s what I mean.” Black, white. Liberal, conservative. Believer of this kind or that. In a time of raised voices and clenched fists, maybe the real measure of our humanity is whether we can step in to help those who don’t look, think or believe like us.


  • Tue 11 Aug 2020 06:30

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