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20150202

Dan and Sarah meet Alex Lewis, who is dedicating his life to fundraising, after losing his arms, legs and lips to a bacterial infection. Plus, author and food blog sensation Ella Woodward, the skier who has recovered from a broken back, and the culmination of our month long challenge to help a family cut their sugar intake.

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Harry Rednapp resigns from QPR because he says a knee operation will affect his ability to manage, we speak to Carl Froch about vacating his IBF super-middleweight crown, plus the winner of the world's biggest engineering prize, medical bioengineer Dr Robert Langer.

In TV, Dan and Sarah speak to Channel 4's Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt, and to Michael Cockerell about his documentary "Inside the Commons".

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Dan Walker and Clare McDonnell present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Dan Walker and Sarah Brett are joined by the Retail Marketing Consultant, Mary Portas, to discuss her new Autobiography 'Mary Portas' A Shop Girl. Plus after 3pm, Jo Milne who had Cochlear Implants last year allowing her to hear for the first time and is now an Ambassador for The Hearing Fund UK. She talks about her journey and her new memoir 'Breaking The Silence'.

20150303

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett are joined by the singer, Frant Sinatra Jr who is touring the UK with a series of commemorative centennial concerts in honour of his father. Guests also include, Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs and Actor Russell Tovey on his role in the new BBC Drama 'Banished'.

20150304

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present news, sport and engaging conversation. They talk to Death Penalty Investigator Rene Denfield, about her first novel The Enchanted.

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Dan Walker and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150317

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett speak to actress Anne Charleston, who plays Madge in Neighbours, on the soap's 30th Anniversary. Plus Caitlin Moran on her sitcom 'Raised by Wolves' and writer of 'Ordinary Lives', Danny Brocklehurst.

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Dan and Sarah speak to a nurse in Sierra Leone who lost 5 out of 7 members of his family to Ebola and almost died himself. Plus Jill Leovy, a reporter with LA Times, talks about her book 'Ghettoside: investigating a homicide experience' which is about her life embedded with the Los Angeles Police department.

After 3pm, Jamie Lambert, from Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro on recovering from an eating disorder and TV Host Jeff Brazier on how becoming a single dad after Jade Goody died led him to become a qualified life coach.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, and conversation. Including guests Calum Best - talking about his book Second Best, and broadcaster Kirsty Wark.

20150331

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, and conversation. Guests include theatre director and actor Sam West talking about his new production After Electra.

20150401

Sarah Brett presents live from the National Videogame Arcade - a new tourist attraction in central Nottingham designed to teach kids and grown ups about how videogames work, and the history of the industry in the UK.

She goes behind the scenes of the UK's booming games industry, hear exclusive figures on what developers want the next government to do to help them, and hosts a debate on gaming with a live audience. Sarah will also launch a game she has helped to design, and have it judged by some of the UK's most experienced game designers.

Also in the programme, Dan Walker speaks to US Actor B J Novak on his Children's book "The Book with No Pictures.".

20150402

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, and conversation. Guests include actress Brenda Blethyn on the new series of Vera.

And Korean American author Suki Kim talks about her book "Without You, There is No Us". Suki is a Korean-American author who taught English for six months in 2011 at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. During that time she secretly took notes about her experience - which forms the basis of her memoir.

20150407

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Guests include Norwegian author and Spurs fan Jo Nesbo on his new novel Blood on Snow.

20150408

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Guests include six times snooker world champion Steve Davis OBE on his memoir Interesting: My Autobiography.

20150409

Sarah Brett is live in Norwich for 5 live's election coverage, speaking to market traders, care workers and an election song written for Afternoon Edition - to inspire young voters.

And Dan Walker is live in Aintree at the opening day of the Grand National Festival at Aintree for coverage of the first day of racing.

20150413

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Guests include comedian Ed Byrne, Calum Best taking about his new book, and a women's netball team test how many calories they consume in alcohol in a week.

20150414

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Guests include Mortician Caitlin Doughty who encourages people to confront death rather than fearing it in her book Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. Plus Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson on their new satirical TV programme Newzoids.

20150415

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Guests include singer and actor Will Young talking about his new Album 85% Proof.

20150416

Sarah Brett presents live from a college in Enniskillen as 5 live's election coverage continues. Plus guests and conversation with Dan Walker.

20150420

The SNP promise an end to austerity and no renewal of the Trident Nuclear Deterrent at the launch of their manifesto. A woman who terminated her pregnancy because of hyperemesis gravidarum or extreme sickness says more needs to be done to help women like her get the treatment they need. The actor Christopher Eccleston talks about his new drama Safe House, his love of football and looking after his father who suffered from Dementia. Plus 'the blind man of Hoy' - Red Szell - who conquered the 449 foot sandstone column in the Orkney Islands despite his disability.

20150421

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett talk to actor and former Doctor Who Christopher Ecclestone on his new drama Safe House. Plus award-winning journalist Christina Lamb talks about her new book detailing her experience in Afghanistan, called Farewell Kabul.

20150422

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett talk to Bradford FC fire survivor Martin Fletcher about his book, 56: The story of the Bradford Fire.

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Dan and Sarah talk to Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsop talk about their new TV show 'Kirstie and Phil's love it or list it'.

20150429

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker speak to the author Vikram Seth on his book of poetry Summer Requiem. Plus the biggest stories in tech, gaming and social media.

20150430

Dan Walker is live from Bolton West for an election special. Plus Bolton manager Neil Lennon and British actor Tom Hughes on his new role in Cold war thriller The Game.

20150504

Colin Paterson and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150505

Paul Abbott, the Bafta-winning screenwriter behind Clocking Off, State of Play and Touching Evil, talks about his new series No Offence.

20150506

Cathal Smyth, the former Madness band member, talks about his new solo album which was inspired by his divorce and a spell in rehab.

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Dan and Sarah speak to the author of Born Survivors, Wendy Holden, with Hana Berger Moran and Eva Clarke who were born in Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945.

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Tracey Thorn talks about her new book Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing. She discusses music and the art of singing and writing.

20150518

Emma Barnett and Colin Paterson present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150519

Emma Barnett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150520

Emma Barnett and Colin Paterson present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150521

Ricky Hatton speaks frankly about his experience of depression, the end of his boxing career and life in Las Vegas. Plus Director Danny Boyle on arts funding and his Steve Jobs biopic, and in the Big Share, the "baby whisperer" lecturer, who helped a young mum in his class, we find out what a dad-bod is, and the furore over high-heels in Cannes.

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Sarah Brett presents an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation.

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Interviews, news and conversation with Dan Walker and Sarah Brett, as Chris Warburton reports on the conclusion to a real-life heart transplant that we've been following throughout the day.

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Spoken word artist and author Steven Camden, otherwise known as Polarbear, talks about his latest young adult novel. Plus Dan and Sarah talk to two cancer patients who are undergoing drug trials.

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Jamaican novelist Marlon James talks about his third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. Plus former Dragons' Den investor and entrepreneur Hilary Devey talks to Dan and Sarah about persuading bosses to let their staff take over in her new series.

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Businesswoman and former boxing manager Shaa Wasmund talks to Sarah and Dotun about her book Do Less Get More.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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The primary school head who's banned cartwheels in the playground defends her decision, saying "children all develop at different stages and they need to be taught in a structured manner how to perform things".

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Judy Finnegan talks to Dan Walker and Sarah Brett about publishing her second novel I Do Not Sleep.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker talk to former FIA president Max Mosley about his book Formula One and Beyond.

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Dan Walker and Clare McDonnell talk to former Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman about his new album Back to Basics. Plus writer and editor of The Bookseller Magazine Cathy Rentzenbrink on her memoir The Last Act of Love.

20150713

Sarah presents from a Bradford school, which Ofsted inspectors put under special measures for not doing enough to protect its students from the risks of radicalisation. Plus Annie Nightingale will talk to Dotun about her 50 years in broadcasting and a new documentary on her life in music.

20150714

Former Middlesex bowler Simon Hughes, best known as "the Analyst", talks to Sarah and Dotun about his insight into what singles out a truly great batsman.

20150715

Dotun and Sarah chat to singer Joss Stone on her new single and tour, becoming an actress as well as a singer, and being friends with Prince Harry. Plus Dan Walker inserts with golf interviews ahead of the Open at St Andrews.

20150721

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker talk to singer-songwriter Sarah Harding about her latest single and her new role in Coronation Street.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker speak to the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Schulman.

20150723

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker chat to comedian and novelist Julian Clary about his latest book, The Bolds.

20150727

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo talk to the BBC's Political Editor Nick Robinson about his book which charts his coverage of the general election.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo talk to novelist Louis de Bernieres about his latest book The Dust That Falls. Plus actress Lesley Joseph on learning how to herd sheep in ITV's Flockstars, and Bafta-winning screenwriter Amanda Coe on her drama Life in Squares.

20150729

Cult American band They Might Be Giants talk to Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo about their new project called Glean.

20150730

Tracy Beaker author Dame Jacqueline Wilson talks to Dotun and Sarah about her new book, Katy.

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Dan and Sarah present live from the only permanent holiday home for young carers in England. They speak to a young girl who cares for her mum and younger sister and discuss whether Government benefit rules are affecting her getting an education.

Plus Tony Little, retired Eton Headmaster talks about his book called 'An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education'.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20150804

Comics writer Warren Ellis tells Dan and Sarah the opening of the first James Bond comic for 20 years, plus how he named his Serbian villain.

The return of our cancer patients, as they continue their drugs trials.

Live commentary of two more British gold medals at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, and the TV club pays tribute to Cilla Black

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It's one year until Rio 2016. Olympic champions Rebecca Adlington, Nicola Adams and Ed Clancy spoke to Dan and Sarah about their hopes for the Games next summer. And the British Olympic Association's Bill Sweeney responds to Lord Coe's comments on doping in athletics.

Plus, after Leicestershire Police confirm they carried out a three-month trial where they only answered attempted burglaries at even-numbered houses, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Sir Clive Loader, says he's "disappointed" to hear about the trial and most certainly would not have advocated it had he known beforehand.

20150806

Lots of updates on the debacle that was Australia's first innings in the fourth test at Trent Bridge, plus John Simm on his new play at the National Theatre, escaping overkeen Dr Who fans, and how he's more sedate than in his "Human Traffic" days in the 1990s.

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Eleanor Oldroyd and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Today's guests include journalist and presenter Anna Richardson on what happened when she released her own naked pictures on to the internet to learn more about "revenge porn". Actor Daniel Mays, who stars in The Red Lion at the National Theatre. And our health phone-in is on the topic of self-esteem.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Featuring, on the 75th anniversary of the "hardest day" of the Battle of Britain, veterans, experts and the sound of dozens of Hurricanes and Spitfires taking to the air from Biggin Hill.

Plus journalist and broadcaster Paul Mason on his book "Capitalism a Guide to our Future." And from 3pm, it's our TV Club with Hallie Rubenhold, writer of A Scandalous Lady, and John Kearns star of Top Coppers.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Young women from Girlguiding UK speak about the mental health of girls in the UK.

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Sarah and Dan speak to the headteacher of the school in the new Channel 4 documentary Educating Cardiff, and Ray Winstone and Amanda Redman talk about The Trails of Jimmy Rose.

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Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Sarah and Colin speak to Franz Ferdinand, and Sparks discuss their new album and tour.

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German football reporter Gunter Koch on how Bundesliga teams are welcoming newly arrived refugees to the terraces. Also, foreign correspondent Jason Burke on the ideology and ambitions of the self styled Islamic State terrorist organisation.

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A-hA are back, five years after splitting up, with a new album and a world tour. They say the thought of recreating their world record breaking concert in Rio 24 years ago is one of reasons they got back together.

Britain's National Sperm Bank is starting a recruitment campaign to encourage more people to become donors. Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston says it could be dangerous to have more and more people growing up not knowing who their biological fathers are.

20150902

Dotun and Sarah meet one of the world's leading experts on cancer and the man who treated Steve Jobs, David Agus. Plus Pete Tork and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees talk about their upcoming concerts in the UK.

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Sarah and Dan talk to author David Lagercrantz about his 4th book in the Millennium Series called 'the Girl in the Spiders Web'. Plus Celebrated Fashion Photographer Jim Lee speaks about his memoirs Life in B&W.

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Sarah Brett is live from Teleti railway station in the Hungarian capital Budapest to hear why, and how, thousands of people from North Africa and the Middle East are travelling through the country to get to northern Europe. Also, Former Formula 1 Grand Prix winner, Mark Webber, says although he is "proud" of what he did in the sport, it doesn't give him "the goose bumps" anymore.

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The author Anthony Horowitz on his new James Bond Novel Trigger Mortis, his comedy about Saddam Hussein, and how the Iraq War has tainted British politics.

Bear Grylls on filming a TV show with the President of the United States in Alaska, without putting him in danger.

And Vicky McClure on reviving her character Lol, for This is England '90.

20150909

We were live in Scotland where the Queen was greeted by cheering crowds as she travelled from Edinburgh along the new Scottish Borders Railway on the day that she becomes Britain's longest serving monarch. We heard from the Schools Minister Nick Gibb who told us that parents of summer born children should be given the option of holding their children back a year... Michael Palin was our big guest, he told us his thoughts on the migrant crisis and talked us through his new diary "Travelling To Work"... And Brit Pop frontman Jarvis Cocker told us that he'd like to have a go at doing some horse racing commentary on 5 Live.

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Three of the Jacksons - Jackie, Tito and Marlon - join Dan and Sarah to talk about their Prom concert, and appearing at Bestival.

Pat Barker on her new novel set during the London Blitz, Noonday,

and cricket legend David Lloyd - Bumble - on why he no longer cares about cricket rights.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Dan Walker and Sam Walker talk to author Sebastian Faulks about his new novel 'Where My Heart Used to Beat'.

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Dan Walker and Sam Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Latest news and sport with Dotun Adebayo

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Dotun and Sam chat to Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnall who has written a novel called 'Killing Monica'. Plus Actor and DJ Craig Charles talks about his Funk and Soul classics CD, Red Dwarf and Coronation Street.

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Dan Walker and Sam Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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As four British people face United Nations sanctions for fighting or actively recruiting for the so-called Islamic State in Syria, we talk to human rights lawyer AAMER ANWAR and CHARLIE WINTER, the senior researcher on Jihadis at the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation. VALERIE SHAWCROSS, The Labour Transport spokesperson on the London Assembly reacted to London's decision to pull out of the 2017 Tour De France. We heard Jeremy Corbyn deliver his first speech as leader at The Labour Party Conference. Author Emma Kennedy was here to tell us about her new TV show based on her youth. We asked if Doctor Who could be played by a woman and what you'd do if you only had 34 days left on earth, which is the premise of the new comedy drama You, Me and The Apocalypse.

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As Russian airstrikes began in Syria Igor Sutyagin, a Russian strategic analyst, gave his views on why President Putin had been so quick to act. We discussed Saturday jobs as the CIPD, the professional body for HR departments, told us that many young people are now leaving education without any "employability skills" which they can get from part time work or volunteering. Alexander Armstrong was here to talk about Pointless, Danger Mouse and his new book based on his 8000 mile journey across the Arctic.

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Dan Walker presents live from the Cardiff Arms Park fanzone ahead of Wales v Fiji. Plus American country music star and five-time Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes.

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We had live reaction to the chancellor GEORGE OSBORNE'S speech at the conservative party conference. Merseyside Police Chief Constable SIR JON MURPHY launched a manhunt after a police officer was killed after being hit by a stolen pick-up truck. On the day that plastic bag charging came in to force in England we were live at a rubbish dump to hear just how long it takes for a bag to decompose. We heard from the political sketch writer ANN TRENEMAN who told us about stalking politicians and gave her thoughts on who might be the next PM. The Chelsea Ladies Manager EMMA HAYES was this week's sporting hero. And in the final hour of the show we debated whether cannabis should be legalised ahead of a Commons debate next week.

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Dan Walker and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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"I remember going dizzy and then just blacked out". Alex had a heart attack during a PE lesson when he was 15 and was saved because the school had a defibrillator. The British Heart Foundation say thousands of lives could be saved if all children were taught CPR.

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Following the publication of The Dutch Safety Board's investigation in to the MH17 crash we spoke to Barry Sweeney who lost his son Liam when the plane came down. We were joined by music legend Sir Tom Jones who was here to talk about his new book, life after The Voice and Welsh rugby. And after 3 it was our TV Club, this week we reviewed Homeland, The Walking Dead and The Apprentice and we heard from filmmaker Roger Graef who 50 years ago documented the life of four-year-old Brett Neilsen, who was born with no arms due to his mother being given Thalidomide when she was pregnant, they've been reunited for a new programme 50 years on.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. On today's show they are joined by Sir Tom Jones who talks about his autobiography and his new album, and Gulwali Passarlay, who is an Afghan refugee who spent a year travelling alone to reach the UK at the age of 12.

20151014

Wrestlemania legand Hulk Hogan tells Dan about why he regrets using a racist word, and why it's the biggest mistake of his career. Also, Withnail and I writer Bruce Robinson on his investigation into the infamous Whitechapel murders, and identifying Jack the Ripper.

Plus in the Big Share, Warwick Davis on how hundreds of thousands of the good folk of twitter are keeping an eye out for his stolen caravan.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Bruce Robinson, the creator of Withnail and I joins them to discuss his new book about Jack the Ripper.

20151015

Matt Berry on Toast of London and working with John Hamm. Jean Claude Van Damme fears the world is in danger of ending in 50 years time. And David J Peterson talks Dothrakian, Klingon and Elvish ahead of his new book The Art of Language Invention.

Comedian and musician Matt Berry drops in to talk to Sarah Brett and Dan Walker about his new tour with his band The Maypoles. Plus news, sport and engaging conversation.

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MPs Jonny Mercer, Tim Farron, Mike Gapes and UKIP's London Mayoral candidate Peter Whittle discuss UK border security, diplomacy and air strikes in Syria.

Peter Andre on "Come fly with me" his new album of Sinatra and swing classics, growing up as an immigrant in Australia, and being terrified of dropping his partner on Strictly.

Plus on our lifestyle phone-in, should it be easier to get a quickie divorce, without having to pin the blame on your partner? Callers tell us how they had to make-up stories about affairs to get through the process more quickly.

Peter Andre drops by to talk to Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo to discuss his new Rat Pack themed album, Come Fly With Me, plus a discussion about whether getting a divorce could be made easier.

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Musician James Morrison on his new album, and his concerns about security at gigs following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Also, in the TV club, Dan and Sarah talk to the family who had a GP living in their home for "Doctor in the House", review the revamped horror tale "The Frankenstein Chronicles" on ITV encore, and preview the new series of the cult comedy Toast of London.

Andy Hamilton on his stand-up tour Change Management, why news programmes are determined to frighten us and why he doesn't use social media.

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news and chat with the comedian Andy Hamilton who talks about his new tour Change Management. They preview and review this weeks TV.

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Eastenders star Danny Dyer tells Dan and Sarah about what it was like to land the job behind the bar of the Queen Vic, how he took some terrible film jobs to pay the bills, and why he likes people who look interesting, rather than perfect.

Plus in the Big Share, how reaction to the terror attacks in Paris have dominated social media since Friday, the Yorkshiremen who were determined to finish their pints - no matter how bad the weather, and the reaction to Nigella's burnt lettuce dish with fishy bits and a fried egg.

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo are joined by Bob Gale, the co-writer of Back to the Future who is talking about the film series 30th anniversary, plus Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott discuss their new album and their biggest tour to date.

Dotun Adebayo and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Stereophonics front man Kelly Jones on playing in Paris and the band's new album. Queen singer Adam Lambert on going from second place in American Idol to fronting one of the biggest bands of all time. It's one of the UK's fastest growing women's sports, but what exactly is Roller Derby?

Dotun Adebayo and Caroline Barker present today's Afternoon Edition and are joined by former England cricket star Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff talking about his new autobiography, Second Innings: My Sporting Life. Music producer Naughty Boy also chats about his collaboration with Beyonce.

Caroline Barker and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Michael Calvin (Living on the Volcano) and David Goldblatt (The Game of Our Lives) react to being shortlisted for The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.

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Cyclist Geraint Thomas on the pain and sacrifice he went through to get to the top of the sport - plus, when we were on air, a NASA probe skimmed the surface of one of Saturn's moons, to try to find evidence of life.

Plus, in the big share, the twitter account parody of the ridiculous advice given to working mums, and the grower of the USAs biggest pumpkin.

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We brought you: the latest on the school stabbing in Aberdeen; new dates for the release of The Chilcot Inquiry report and the end of China's one child only policy. Canon Andrew White was our big guest today, known to many as the Vicar Of Baghdad, the Church of England priest, who became a fixture of the conflict in Iraq told us how 12 months ago, he was forced to leave his post as the threat from Islamic State became too great. We were also joined by John Niven the former music industry A&R man during the emergence of Britpop. He wrote a fictionalised version of his exploits in the music industry during the 1990's called "Kill Your Friends". That book's now been made into a film of the same name and he came in to tell us all about it. And finally we talked to documentary maker Anthony Wonke whose next film, released soon, provides an intimate portrait of the man voted the best footballer in the world, Ronaldo.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker are joined by boxer Tyson Fury, who is talking about his rearranged fight with Vladimir Klitschko, Elbow front man, Guy Garvey, also joins to discuss his first solo album and tour, plus health and lifestyle phone-in discussion topic: Are we failing autistic adults?

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Ricky Tomlinson chats to Sarah Brett and Dan Walker about his new play 'United we Stand', Rod Stewart shares his thoughts on his new album 'Another Country', plus reviews and previews of the biggest new TV shows.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker featuring guests Patricia Cornwell on her new novel, 'Depraved Heart' and The Big Share rounds up the 5 best social media stories of the week and interviews the people behind them.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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"You cant go in there with a pneumatic drill": why "thermal anomalies" found in the Great Pyramid at Giza may remain a mystery.

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Dan Walker and Sarah Brett chat to ECB's head of women's cricket Claire Connor. Plus England fast bowler Stuart Broad on his book Broadside, How We Regained The Ashes.

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Liam Fray from Manchester indie band the Courteeners, on their sell-out tour and how their big moment at Old Trafford was overshadowed by Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

Plus earlier this year, in a radio first, we witnessed Stephen Halsey's transplant operation, when he received a donor heart - we catch up with him again, to see how his recovery is progressing.

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General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the US forces in Afghanistan, talks IS, Iraq and Syria. Boxer David Haye on his return to the ring. And actor Rachel Stirling on her new TV series, Capital.

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Mark and Sue Donnelly speak for the first time about forgiving the drink driver who killed their 26 year old son Stephen in a car crash.

Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo chat to cricketer Joe Root about his England career and his book Bringing Home the Ashes.

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Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah and Dan chat to celebrity chef Tom Kerridge on his book 'Tom's Table and Christmas cooking tips'.

Plus Ross McEwan the chief executive of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, on whether he thinks it is time to forgive the banks.

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Irish comedian and TV presenter Dara O Briain chats to Dan and Sarah about his career and his latest DVD release 'Crowd Tickler - Live 2015'.

Plus as the government plans to ban legal highs, Afternoon Edition will speak to Chester police to see the impact they are having on some users.

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Kadz Needham on growing up in a gang in Peckham: "By the time I was 13 I got remanded and sentenced to 3 years, which involved 47 charges....I knew I wasn't going to finish school and everyone said I was going to be a lost cause....you say I'm going to make it on the streets, I'm going to be the best gang member there ever has been".

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker chat to actress Myanna Buring about her role in Prey with Philip Glenister.

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Dan Walker and Sarah Brett chat to musical theatre actor Maria Friedman about playing Mother Abbess in Sound of Music Live.

20151217

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker chat to Mercury Prize-winner Benjamin Clementine.

20151221

Dotun Adebayo and Caroline Barker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20151222

Dotun Adebayo and Caroline Barker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20151223

Dotun Adebayo and Caroline Barker chat to the manager of the England Women's national football team, Mark Sampson. Plus Jools Holland and singer Ruby Turner talk about their album 'Jools and Ruby', and this year's Hootenanny.

20151224

Dotun Adebayo and Caroline Barker speak to Russell and Kerry Howard about their one-off festive comedy drama, A Gert Lush Christmas. Plus Jay Grace, the director of 'Shaun the Sheep', talks about a Boxing Day special, 'The Farmer's Llamas'.

20151229

Colin Paterson talks to six actors from the original trilogy to find out how Star Wars changed their lives. DJ Hattie Pearson joins Colin and Charlie Charlton for a look back at the big music stories of 2015 and who to watch out for next year. Manchester band Blossoms are live in the studio.

20151230

Colin Paterson and Charlie Charlton talk to MPs elected for the first time in May 2015 about their first few months in the House of Commons. Plus actor and comedian Eddie Izzard chats about his January tour 'Force Majeure'.

20151231

Colin Paterson and Charlie Charlton chat to Australian actor and singer Jason Donovan, and to illusionist Darcey Oake about his most difficult escape to date.

20160104

Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanayake present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160105

Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanayake present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160106

Nihal Arthanayake and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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20160111

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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20160113

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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David Aaronovitch on "Party animals", his memoir of growing up in 1960's Hampstead with his communist parents. Also, Peter Richardson on "Red Top", his new Comic Strip satire on the phone hacking scandal.

20160119

Indie Band The Maccabees chat to Sarah Brett and Dan Walker about their UK tour and life on the road.

20160120

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett chat to comedian Kevin Hart and rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube about their latest film 'Ridealong 2'. Plus former Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh chats about her role as a woman with terminal cancer, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'WIT'.

20160121

Comedian and Peep Show actor Isy Suttie chats about her book. Sarah Brett visits Queen Elizabeth Hospital's facial reconstruction unit and talks to surgeons and patients.

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Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson chat to Suede's frontman, Brett Anderson, about the band's new film and album 'Night Thoughts'. Plus actress Jennifer Ellison talks about ditching sugar for two weeks for the new ITV show 'Sugar Free Farm'.

20160127

Dan Walker and Sarah Brett chat to Cold Feet Writer Mike Bullen about the return of the show and his novel 'Trust'.

20160128

"I've had to become older at a young age" Kaci,11, cares for her mum who has spine disease. The Carers Trust says 80% of these young people are missing out on key childhood experiences.

Stephen McGann, The Call the Midwife star who also has a book out, 'Doctor Turner's Casebook', based on the drama.

Freeskier Angel Collinson tells the tale of falling a thousand feet down an Alaskan mountain and walking away with just two sprained fingers.

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Sarah Brett and Dan Walker chat to award-winning singer and songwriter Phil Collins.

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Colin Paterson and Sarah Brett present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160204

Van Morrison has just been knighted in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace - he told us it's an honour for his body of work over the last 53 years.

Plus Evander Holyfield on what it was like to be bitten by Mike Tyson, how Frank Bruno should hang up his gloves for good, and why Anthony Joshua is the heavyweight to watch.

And former Wisconscin prosecutor Michael Griesbach on his book about the events depicted in the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer".

20160208

Sarah Brett presents an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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20160210

Sarah Brett and Charlie Charlton chat to street artist Ben Eine about his picture that was given to President Obama as a gift by David Cameron. Plus actor and singer-songwriter Laurence Fox talks about his debut album.

20160211

Sarah Brett and Charlie Charlton present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. They talk to TV celebrity chef James Martin.

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The next 24 hours will establish whether David Cameron can get the other 27 EU leaders to back his renegotiation demands, we heard live reaction at the summit in Brussels. We debated Meningitis vaccines as more than 400 thousand people have now signed an online petition, calling for all children under the age of 11 to be vaccinated against the virus on the NHS. It follows a campaign by the family of two-year-old Faye Burdett from Kent, who died on Sunday. Journalist Rosalind Powell was here to talk about adoption, the topic of her new book How I Met My Son. And as food habits are changing we asked our listeners what they're eating for lunch.

Colin Paterson and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160222

As David Cameron prepares to present his case for the UK remaining within the EU Afternoon Edition did some EU myth busting.

In a 5live exclusive we challenged a class of 10 and 11 year olds to do a weeks digital detox and then heard how they got on.

Rimla Akhtar, who is the first ever Muslim woman to sit on the FA council was here. She received an MBE for her services to equality and diversity in sport - and her achievements don't stop there. She captained the British Muslim Women football team and is the chair of the Muslim Women's Sport Foundation.

And we also had our Sports Club in which we took a closer look at this weekends sporting heroes.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160223

We took a closer look at gridlock on our roads after new figures were given exclusively to 5live Afternoon Edition suggesting that traffic delays because of congestion have gone up 16% in the last 8 years.

Model Lily Cole - who has a double first from Cambridge - spoke to us about turning her attention illiteracy.

Multi-talented musician Nitin Sawhney was here to talk about DJing, songwriting, producing and compositions for full orchestras. He's collaborated with Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Sting and Ellie Goulding, and his 11th studio album, Dystopian Dream is out now.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160224

We brought you the verdicts in the Rotherham abuse case. Three brothers, their uncle and two women were convicted of taking part in the sexual exploitation of girls in the town. We spoke to Alec Ross former advisor to Hillary Clinton. Father John Misty was here to talk about his music ahead of The Brits. And it was The Big Share, this week we discussed selfies with animals, the doctor producing a Dancehall video to try to stop the spread of Zika and cheap bus travel.

20160225

Pam St Clement tells us about her years as Pat from Eastenders, from her first appearance to her last, dramatic exit, and her memoir, "The End of an Earring"

Plus, it's our first trip down memory lane with our monthly quiz, looking back on the big stories and fun themes that caught the attention of our quiz team in February.

20160229

Sarah Brett and Jonathan Overend present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160301

Sarah Brett and Jonathan Overend present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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Sarah Brett and Jonathan Overend present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160307

Sarah Brett and Jonathan Overend chat to British journalist, writer, broadcaster and food critic Jay Rayner.

20160308

Sarah Brett and Jonathan Overend talk to Lord Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England and lifelong Aston Villa fan, about his new book The End of Alchemy.

Plus, This is England's Michael Socha talks about extraterrestrials in The Aliens.

20160309

Caroline Barker and Jonathan Overend talk to performance poet, hip-hop artist and DJ Scroobius Pip about his new EP. He worked with a refugee to tell her story through music.

20160310

Sarah Brett presents live from Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage.

Jonathan Overend talks to Maysoon Jayyusi, manager of the first all-woman car driving team in the Middle East, and Amber Fare, who is director of Speed Sisters, a documentary about the team.

Plus, comedian Alexei Sayle chats about his memoir Thatcher Stole My Trousers.

20160314

We reported on the propsed Turkey visa changes and we were live at live at Newcastle Airport to talk about the impact that cuts to Airport Duty Tax in Scotland could have on the northern hub. We spoke to Maria Toorpakai a professional squash player and Pakistan's top female player. She was also born in what she calls "the most dangerous part of the world" - the Taliban heartland of Waziristan. It's an area where girls rarely left home and were forbidden from playing sport, so as a young girl Maria had to disguise herself as a boy when she first took up the sport. She's written a book about her life growing up - called A Different Kind of Daughter - the Girl Who Hid From the Taliban in Plain Sight. And the band The Coral played live. They're back with a new album and tour after five years.

20160321

Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson presents an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160322

Eyewitness interviews following two explosions at Brussels international airport and one at the Maalbek metro station. also the CEO of San-Luc's Hospital in Brussels, Renauld Mazy, on the treatment being given to casualties of the Brussels attacks.

20160323

Harry Parker lost both of his legs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. His debut novel, anatomy of a soldier, tells the story of an army captain's battle for survival from the perspective of 45 objects. Keep Britain tidy says there is more rubbish by UK motorways and is starting a new campaign to get it cleaned up. A surgeon at Saint Luc's University Hospital in Brussels explains how he and his colleagues treated victims of the terror attacks.

20160324

Singer Alessia Cara performs live and chats to Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson about her new single.

20160328

We discussed when is the right time to end a boxing match with IBF British, Commonwealth and European middleweight champion, Darren Barker, after Nick Blackwell suffered a bleed on his brain following his fight against Chris Eubank Jr at Wembley Arena on Saturday. We heard from Michael Nazir- Ali the former Bishop of Rochester who now lives in Lahore he spoke about the suicide bomb attack near a children's playground yesterday that killed more than seventy people. We tracked storm Katie and the destruction she has caused over the bank holiday weekend. And we were live at The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry to learn more about the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

20160329

Discussion on the Egyptair hijacked flight from Saudi Arabia to Cairo. We spoke to The Times Correspondent in Nicosia MIKE THEODOULOU and MIKE VIVIAN who used to be head of flight operations at the Civil Aviation Authority, he also advised Virgin Atlantic on security. We held a discussion on gun crime and how many young people are now carrying weapons with ERROL LAWSON who is a former gang member and DR DAVID LOWE who is a policing expert at Liverpool John Moores University and has worked as a counter terrorism police officer in the north west of England. We asked whether theatre should remain on the stage rather than being streamed to cinemas? MICHAEL BILLINGTON who is the Guardian's theatre critic thinks screenings are a good thing, but BARRIE RUTTER, founder and artistic director of touring company Northern Broadsides disagrees. Our big guest was the band James who are headlining at Glastonbury this year. And we had our TV Club in the first hour.

20160330

We spoke to Dr Adam Marshall who is acting director general for the British Chambers of Commerce about our steel industry. We asked the people of Hull whether they'd be interested in taking part in a naked photo shoot for Spencer Tunick's next project. David Austin from The British Board of Film Classification told us that Watership Down should be reclassified from a U certificate to a PG following a number of complaints made to Channel 5 at the weekend. Peter Kosminsky, the director of Wolf Hall, which is leading the BAFTA nominations this year joined us to express his excitement ahead of the award ceremony. And our big guest today was Lucy Hawking, daughter of Stephen. She was talking about her new childrens book, George And The Blue Moon.

20160331

Peter Alliss and Barry Cryer pay tribute to their close friend Ronnie Corbett, who's died aged 85. Plus, the award-winning photographer Nick Danziger tells us about tracking down 11 women he first photgraphed in war zones around the world in 2001.

20160404

President of Airbus UK explained why his company's sent letters to employees warning about the risks of voting to leave the European Union. There's reaction to Antonio Conte being announced as the new Chelsea manager. The producer of Kinky Boots talks about winning at the Olivier Awards. Former European Super Bantamweight champion who was placed in a coma after a fight in 1998 reacts to the news that Nick Blackwell has woken from a coma after a fight with Chris Eubank Jr.

20160405

The twice world record-holding cyclist Graeme Obree, known as the Flying Scotsman, describes the rush of winning and his belief that in order to do so 'your soul's got to want it'.

During his career he twice broke the world hour record and was the individual pursuit world champion in 1993 and 1995. He built his own bikes and invented new riding positions. He spoke to Afternoon Edition about the release of Battle Mountain - a documentary about his attempt to set a new human powered land speed record in 2013.

20160406

Boyd McCleary who was governor of the British Virgin Islands between 2010 and 2014, spoke to us about off shore accounts. We heard from the first woman to ever own on shop on London's famous Savile Row. We were live in India to get reaction on Sajid Javid's meeting with steel executives at TATA. Our big guest today was comedian Paul Whitehouse, he spoke to us about the second series of Nurses. And in our final hour we discussed the stories making it big online this week.

20160407

We were live at Aintree racecourse ahead of the Grand National on Saturday. We discussed the governments EU leaflets and the sentences given to the two girls found guilty of murdering Angela Wrightson. Our big guest today was former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

20160411

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160412

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160413

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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What would happen to the UK economy if there's a vote to leave the EU on June 23rd? No-one knows because there's no historical comparison BUT the Treasury has produced a report today which looks at 3 different scenarios following a Brexit. We heard from JULIET SAMUEL who writes for the Telegraph and is leaning towards Out and VICKY PRYCE is a former government economist who supports our continued membership of the EU. The governing body for the sport of model flying says people who fly drones should take out personal liability insurance. The British Model Flying Association has made the recommendation after a drone reportedly hit a plane yesterday. We spoke to ANDY SYMMONS from the BMFA. MARWA AL-SABOUNI was born and raised in Homs. She's stayed in the city throughout the initial anti-government demonstrations, and through the violence, the shelling and the sieges that followed. Her new book is 'The Battle for Home: The memoir of a Syrian architect'. The singer CHRIS REA was here too to talk about his new coffee table book La Passione which comes with music. And in our final hour we talked about the weekends sporting heroes.

20160419

Wrestling legend Ric 'the Nature Boy' Flair and his daughter, current WWE women's champion Charlotte, talk to Sarah and Colin about the WWE Live WrestleMania Revenge tour across the UK. Plus Warren Brown and Alistair Petrie, stars of football comedy film Kicking Off.

20160420

Singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright on his latest Shakespeare inspired project, and the highs and lows of a famous family. Plus why you're not just imagining that chocolate wrappers are getting smaller. And in our weekly look at online sensations, the fox on the bus and the solution to a fear of spiders.

20160421

The children's author Malorie Blackman on writing racy scenes for teens, and why she's against a "one size fits all" approach to changing schools into academies. Plus as the government announces more investment into GPs' surgeries, we hear the view from patients in the doctors' waiting room. Plus live music from British folk and indie band, Eliza and the Bear.

20160425

Ricky Gervais has revealed he was exchanging emails with David Bowie two weeks before his death but that Bowie kept the state of his health private. Gervais tells us how the pair had become friends over a decade ago, and had socialised in London and New York. Nevertheless, Gervais says his death came as a complete surprise. Also today,we hear from the charity claiming cuts in youth services are affecting some of the most vulnerable young people in society. Plus Nick Knowles explains why he's branched out from DIY into screenwriting.

And cyclist Dani King on the nailbiting few weeks before the selectors make their choice for Rio.

20160426

Singer and musician Bruce Foxton of The Jam chats about his forthcoming album 'Smash The Clock', which includes a collaboration with his former band mate Paul Weller.

20160427

Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson talk to Jasvinder Sanghere about her book 'Shame', which tells the story of how she fled from her family to avoid a forced marriage.

20160428

Rev Colin Chambers, who was chaplain to Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners, chats to Sarah and Colin. Plus Lenny Henry talks about his album 'New Millennium Blues'.

20160502

Sarah Brett presents an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160503

Sarah Brett and Jason Mohammad chat to musician Thomas Cohen about his solo album 'Bloom Forever'.

20160504

Sarah Brett and Jason Mohammad chat to Fran Healy and Dougie Payne from Travis about the release of their album 'Everything at Once'.

20160505

Sarah Brett talks to Lyn Rigby about the murder of her son, Lee. She has written a book 'Lyn Rigby: A Mother's Story'.

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Sarah Brett and Chris Warburton present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160511

Early hospital discharges for those with dementia, we heard from one man whose mother was released too soon. Can your employer really decide what you can wear to work? An online petition demanding a change in workplace rules has been launched by Nicola Thorp who claims she was sent home from a temp job as a corporate receptionist after refusing to wear high heels and make up. The two-time Grammy winner once described as "the next Billie Holiday", Corinne Bailey-Rae was here to talk about her new album - The Heart Speaks In Whispers - which is out on Friday. Next month she'll be touring the UK with some of the biggest names in the music world. The actor Damian Lewis joined us to talk about his new TV show Billions. And we discussed the most talked about stories online as part of The Big Share.

20160512

Sarah Brett and Chris Warburton present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160516

West Indies fast bowler Tino best on why the cricket authorities have an obsession with youth. 'I'm 34 I'm still bowling 94/95 miles an hour and I'm not playing international cricket. Why? Because, when you hit 30 in the Caribbean they say we don't want you, we want a 19 year old.

20160517

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba chat to model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy about her novel Remember My Name. Plus the CEO of TED Chris Anderson on the art of public speaking.

20160518

"I don't have the willpower now to revise for my other science subjects". GCSE student Krista on the biology paper which asked pupils to define an "independent company". The board that set the GCSE Biology exam which thousands of pupils sat yesterday say there is 'nothing wrong' with the paper. Over 100,000 tweets were sent by pupils in the hours afterwards.

20160519

Award-winning actress and political campaigner Juliet Stevenson talks about her new film The Departure.

20160523

Sarah Brett and Adil Ray present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Guests include the CEO of TED Chris Anderson on the art of public speaking. And we hear from guests and listeners as they nominate their sporting hero of the weekend.

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Sarah Brett and Adil Ray present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

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We spoke to Richard Ashworth, Conservative MEP for South East England who talked about Channel crossings after two British men, who were pulled from a boat off the coast of Kent in the early hours of Sunday morning with 18 Albanian migrants, were charged under the Immigration Act. TV Reviewer Kevin O'Sullivan reviewed the new series of Top Gear for us and we heard a preview of tomorrows interview with presenter Rory Reid. We ran an interview with a teenager who became a donor after watching his two best friends struggle through cancer treatment. George Stafford had been friends with Harry Symons and Aiden Clarke since primary school. By sheer coincidence, Aidan and Harry were both diagnosed with different cancers a few months apart. After watching his friends endure round after round of chemotherapy, George vowed to become a bone marrow donor as soon as he was old enough. And our big guest today was ABC's Martin Fry who was here to talk about his new album and tour.

20160531

Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Singer Wilko Johnson talks to them about his cancer diagnosis, recovery, and his new book Don't You Leave Me Here: My Life and they review the week's TV.

20160601

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba chat to Oliver Kay, chief football writer at the Times, who tells the story of Adrian Doherty, the lost genius of Manchester United's 'golden generation'.

20160602

Sarah Brett and Ore Oduba present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues. Nile Rodgers from the band Chic chats about BBC music day, Chic and working with Daft Punk.

20160606

The comedian and TV presenter Karl Pilkington said he wants to 'find something else to have a go at now'. The Moaning Of Life star said 'you've got to know when to call it a day. It's about knowing when to say 'yeah that's been a good run' and move on'. Karl admitted that he's 'on the edge of the end, which isn't bad, it's just the start of something else'.

Sarah Brett and with Ore Oduba present an afternoon of news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

20160607

The man in charge of Sports Direct has admitted that some of the working practices at the company were wrong and needed changing. Mike Ashley has been appearing before MPs after accusations of bullying; unhealthy working conditions and staff being paid below the minimum wage. Plus actress Ashley Jensen on her new TV series Agatha Raisin, and why the Yorkshire cricket coach isn't a fan of leather balls.

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We spoke about BHS after the man who bought the retail giant claimed he did everything in his power to save the business. Dominic Chappell has been appearing before MPs. As the voter registration deadline was extended until midnight tomorrow we heard from Dr Victoria Honeyman

a Lecturer in British Politics at Leeds University. The journalist Bryony Gordon was here to talk about OCD and depression, the topic of her new book Mad Girl. Inspector Michael Brown, the mental health lead at the College of Policing spoke to us about restraints following the Spithood case. Our big guest was Fern Britton who spoke about life, TV and her new book The Postcard. And throughout the show we had a great response to our the question for astronaut Tim Peake, our reporter Phil Mackie managed to ask him the question in space just after 1500 which can now be seen and heard on 5live Inshort.

20160609

Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones revealed how much he knows about the ending of Game of Thrones. The drama could end in just two seasons and the actor said he'll be "very sad when it ends".

20160614

Sarah Brett and Chris Hawkins speak to a US man, Kenneth Bae who was imprisoned in North Korea for two years, about his book. Plus Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain on baking the Queen's Birthday cake and her new book Nadiya's Kitchen.

203520151112

A new series looking into the future, examining what could be affecting our lives and featuring in the news in the year 2035.

Sarah Brett and Colin Paterson present an afternoon of news, sport and engaging conversation. Including breaking news, big-name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.

203520151119

Dan and Sarah introduce the next episode of 2035, a drama set in a fictional radio news station 20 years from now with scenarios suggested by experts.

2035 - Health News20151105

The launch of a 4 part series, predicting the future of media and what will be making the news in 2035, as suggested by experts in the field, followed by studio discussion with said experts and listener calls.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker speak to Anna Foster as she reports from Sierra Leone on how the country's education system is recovering from the Ebola crisis, plus The Hairy Bikers discuss their autobiography Blood, Sweat and Tyres.

2035 - World Affairs20151126

Afternoon Edition looks into the future, examining what could be affecting our lives and featuring in the news in the year 2035, with the focus on World Affairs.

Sarah Brett and Dan Walker chat to Simon Callow about acting, writing, directing and his fascination of Orson Welles.

Heart Transplant Special20150316

Dan Walker visits Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham to meet patients waiting for a heart transplant and the skilled medical staff who treat them. Plus Sarah Brett will be in Salford with the day's news and sport and will be talking to Sport Scientist Greg Whyte, the man who trained Dermot O'Leary for his 24 hour dance challenge.

Nick Robinson20150802

Another chance to hear the BBC's outgoing Political Editor Nick Robinson talking to Sarah Brett very frankly about his cancer diagnosis, this year's election campaign, and the moment when he went on the 10 o'clock news with just "half" a voice.

Spending Review20151125

We were live in Westminster for the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review and in Liverpool for full public reaction. We were joined by David Gauke, Financial Secretary to the Treasury; Tony Haines the Managing Director of the Liverpool Business Association; UKIP's Mark Reckless; Dr Martin Williams; Peter Singleton Chair of The Police Federation; Tom McPhail Head of Retirement Policy at Hargreaves Lansdown; Leanne Wood leader of the Welsh National Party Plaid Cymru and David Cox the Managing Director of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.