Friday night extra 13.10.17 with guests Betsy Scott & Sharon Paul.

Betsy Scott and Sharon Paul Oct 17

Tonight my guests were Sharon Paul and Betsy Scott. They have both recently completed the two year course in Christian Studies run by the Diocese of Chelmsford. They told us it is 30 years since this course began and over 2,000 people have been students. They both said how much they had enjoyed it. They described a typical evening, which included prayer, chocolate biscuits and marshmallows, good fellowship and fascinating theology. The course had clearly been important within their journeys of faith. It was a significant step along the way as they sought to know more about God’s desires for their lives. They had chosen two interesting tracks for us to hear. They were also converts to Phoenix98FM!

Tonight’s playlist

Booker T & MGs – Crazy

Katie Melua – A million bicycles

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw – Keep my eyes on you. This track is from the soundtrack to the film ‘The Shack’ and was chosen by Sharon.

Hillsong Worship – What a beautiful name – chosen by Betsy.

Shires – Made in England

Andrew Gold – Thank you for being a friend

Imagination – Just an illusion

Shakatak – Easier said than done

Tornados – Telstar – requested by Phyl

Steeley Dan – Rikki don’t loose that number

Sophie Griffiths – A change is gonna come – an exclusive track. A soulful rendition of a classic track from 15  years old Sophie of a song written by Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke – What a wonderful world it would be.

Sandie Shaw – Long live love – requested by Patrick

Joe Stilgoe – Waterloo sunset – a welcome return play of a Friday night classic.

Lisa Harman – Save the last waltz for me – yet another exclusive play of an original track from the multi-talented Lisa.

Travelling Wilburys – End of the line – vocals from Tom Petty

Carly Simon – You’re so vain – requested by Chris, but who for?

Paul Simon – Call me Al – for birthday boy today Paul. Listeners were staggered to know Paul is 76 years old today.

Traffic – Paper sun

Steve Winwood – Valerie

Lady Antebellum – Lay our flowers down – from the soundtrack of  ‘The Shack’

George Martin – Theme 1.

Join Jonty and I next week for another two hours of good music and chat for your Friday evening entertainment.

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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the djs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix98FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics. There are also some live music performances. The little boy's dream has come true. @RevpatrickS


  • Mr Patrick Hunt

    Dear Patrick,

    This song by Enya was her follow-up to her no. 1 hit “Orinoco Flow” in 1988. It is “How Can I Keep From Singing”. I do not recall seeing this song on any of her albums, but nevertheless it is, I believe, one of her best songs. Would it be possible please to play this on your next show? I feel that the latter song has been rather neglected. If that is not possible, any other song will be fine.