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20100104

20100104

Former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody talks about his autobiography Method In My Madness. And comedian Tom Wrigglesworth explains how he took on Virgin trains and got an Edinburgh show out of it.

The TV Review team check out So You Think You Can Dance and Bill Bailey's Birdwatching Bonanza.

20100105

20100105

The Hairy Bikers discuss their new BBC2 series Mum Knows Best.

Plus, the latest twist in the tale of Iceland's economic meltdown, the impact of heavy snowfall around the UK and a look at the impact of the proposed decimalisation of the betting industry.

Including Rupert Issacson on his new book The Horse Boy plus doctor and consultant psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple on working in an inner city hospital and nearby prison.

20100106

20100106

Former England rugby union international Brian Moore talks about his new autobiography. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - the biopic of Ian Dury is out this week, a decade after his death. What is the legacy of the man and the musician?

Includes reaction to and analysis of the first Prime Minister's Questions of the New Year and regular updates from the Third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

20100107

20100107

Jimi Mistry talks about his new film Exam and neuroscientist Dr Kerry Spackman discusses his book The Winner's Bible. Plus coverage of the end to the 3rd Test in South Africa.

20100108

20100108

Des Kelly, Mick Dennis, Nigel Adderley and Steve Davies join Phil's Sports Team to discuss the Africa Cup of Nations and the Masters Snooker.

20130624

UK tourists are fined by Portuguese police for playing bingo for biscuits in a bar.

20130710

The MPs' expenses watchdog will recommend a pay rise for MPs to £74,000 but will say there should be cuts to other allowances. Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds' worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year. Phil looks back at the first day of the Ashes Series.

20130904

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow. Text: 85058 (charged at your standard message rate).

20130910

The latest from the UN on the Syria crisis

Reaction to Ed Miliband's speech to the TUC

Philip Pullman talks about his latest book

Chef Nisha Katona on the great British curry.

20130911

The BBC understands the Government will formally announce details of its plans to privatise Royal Mail on Thursday. The company will be listed on the London Stock Exchange - valued at between 2-3 billion pounds.

As Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov over next steps on Syria, a member of the defence committee in the Russian Parliament tells Phil there is currently no detail in the plan to make Syria's chemical weapons safe - and they were actually used by mercenaries hired by the West, not by the regime.

Sir Jackie Stewart talks about James Hunt, Niki Lauda and the new Hollywood film "Rush"

Plus it's Team Talk with Football Focus's Dan Walker, and 5Live's Conor McNamara.

20130923

The latest from Kenya as the authorities try to end the terrorist siege in Nairobi.

Labour delegates tell 5 live what they want to hear in Ed Miliband's conference speech.

Should children under eight be banned from beauty pageants?

Plus, cricket expert Simon Hughes on England's Ashes touring party.

20130924

Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey talks to Phil about his controversial new book, his fight with cancer, being friends with Jose Mourinho and how he feels the end of his career was soured. He also says he was disappointed never to have refereed the FA Cup final.

20131001

Reaction to US shutdown, new plans for GPs and Danny Dyer is going to be the new Landlord in Eastenders.

20131002

A 21 and 23 year old react to David Cameron's plans that benefits paid to people under the age of 25 could be cut in an effort to reduce long-term worklessness. Plus your best and worst proposals.

20131007

As the three main political parties reshuffle their teams, Phil brings you all the comings and goings on political reshuffle day. Former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson on the Royal Mail share offer. Plus entertainment news in Back Row.

20131009

Phil speaks to an expert in conflict negotiations after the Pakistan Taliban leader, Hakimullah Mehsud tells the BBC he's open to "serious talks" with the government in Islamabad. Plus he gets the latest from the British Pilots' Union, BALPA on the new European flight regulations and speaks to Adil Ray about Citizen Khan, his comedy series on BBC One.

20131014

Police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance say it has "all the hallmarks of a pre-planned abduction". Charlotte Church criticises the "juvenile, male-dominated music industry". And Royal Mail shares start trading unconditionally on the London Stock Exchange.

20131015

A former top police officer analyses the latest revelations following the "plebgate" row. England qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil. Phil is joined by a sleep expert to give advice to listeners.

20131016

Breakthrough in America - politicians have struck a deal to end the shutdown. Breakdown at Royal Mail - postal workers have announced a strike. Phil gets reaction to England's qualification for the World Cup finals in Team Talk.

20131021

As another energy company increases prices, listeners get advice on switching suppliers. Criticism of the FA commission to improve the England football team.

20131021
20131022

Sir John Major intervenes in the row about rising energy prices. Sir Alex Ferguson says David Beckham had to leave Manchester United because he was 'bigger than the manager'. Phil gets advice on buying and selling homes with his midnight expert.

20131023

Angela Merkel calls Barack Obama about 'US spying on her phone'. As Prince George is christened with seven godfathers we'll ask how important godparents are these days. Phil previews the Rugby League World Cup.

20131028
20131029

The big six energy companies explain to MPs why they've put their prices up. David Cameron defends "Mickey Mouse" degrees - should people take non-academic subjects more seriously? Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners as part of the deal setting up the current peace talks. Plus mechanic Brian Miller with advice on fixing and maintaining your car.

20131030
20131030
20131104

A terror suspect escapes from a London mosque disguised as a woman in a burka. Are you wearing a poppy? How did lethal spiders from Brazil end up in a London supermarket? Plus, arts and entertainment in Back Row with Colin Paterson and Siobhan Synnot.

20131105

Hundreds of jobs could be lost in the British shipbuilding industry. Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane are the new Republic of Ireland management team - reaction from Eamon Dunphy and Kevin Kilbane. Reports that super rats that cannot be killed by regular poisons are spreading across Britain. And the latest in Astronomy with Tim O'Brien from Jodrell Bank.

20131106

With an increased demand on A&E, are we asking too much of the NHS? As it's announced that thousands of jobs will go across Britain's shipbuilding industry, we ask local businesses in Portsmouth how they'll be affected. Are music videos sexualising children? Team Talk with Dan Walker and Conor McNamara, and Phil's midnight guest is celebrity fitness trainer Niki Wibrow.

20131111
20131111

John Major says the influence of privately educated people on society is 'shocking' - but what does it mean to be middle class in 2013?

Could ABBA reform?

Colin Paterson and Eamonn Forde join Phil for Back Row.

Plus, the latest on Typhoon Haiyan.

20131112
20131112

Women in sport, a call to use larger mannequins to help tackle eating disorders and the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey says energy firms could be compared to "greedy bankers". Phil's Big Tuesday interview is with Shaun Ryder and Aggie MacKenzie is here with advice on cleaning.

20131113
20131113

The biggest shake up of A&E in England for 40 years is announced. Phil gets reaction from a GP, an A&E consultant and patients. Plus the latest on Typhoon Haiyan. Former cricketer and broadcaster Simon Hughes talks Ashes. Team Talk has analysis of all the latest football stories with Dan Walker and Conor Mcnamara. And Phil's midnight expert is Blue Peter gardener and master of all things plant-related - Chris Collins.

20131125

The big stories of the day as Adrian Goldberg sits in for Phil Williams.

The big stories of the day as Adrian Goldberg sits in for Phil Williams, plus the latest news and sport. Text: 85058 (charged at your standard message rate).

20131216
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20140101

20140101

The big stories of the day as Colin Paterson sits in for Phil Williams, plus the latest news and sport. Text: 85058 (charged at your standard message rate).

20140102

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20140114
20140114

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow. Text: 85058 (charged at your standard message rate).

20140115
20140115

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow. Text: 85058 (charged at your standard message rate).

20140120
20140120

20140120

West Brom sponsor Zoopla have decided to end their sponsorship of the club at the end of the season over Nicolas Anelka's 'quenelle' gesture. A controversial soap storyline comes to a conclusion tonight when Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper chooses to end her life. Rapper Professor Green talks to Phil about why suicide is the biggest killer of young people.

20140121
20140121

20140121

Energy bosses accused of 'complacency' over Christmas power cuts. The West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is facing FA charges over a gesture some consider anti-Semitic. And Phil interviews one of the UK's most up-and-coming comics, Romesh Ranganathan, who used to be a maths teacher.

20140122
20140127

20140127

20140127

Environment secretary Owen Paterson faces criticism from farmers affected by flooding.

RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn, after the bank said it needed another £3.1bn for claims relating to the financial crisis.

Concerns are growing for the safety of a student who went missing four days ago.

20140128
20140210

Adrian Goldberg sits in for Phil Williams with the big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140319

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140416

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140421

20140421

Adrian Goldberg sits in with the big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140424

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140429

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140512

20140512
20140520

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140527

20140527

Students at the University of California hold a memorial service for the six students killed by Elliot Rodger last week. The broadcaster and writer Clive James talks about approaching the end of his life. Our midnight expert, Aggie MacKenzie, answers your queries on cleanliness and all things domestic.

20140528

20140528

Reaction to the news that the owner of Manchester United, Malcolm Glazer, has died at the age of 86. Senior Lib Dem, Baroness Kramer tells us the party's had "better weeks," as Lord Oakeshott quits and says they're heading for disaster under Nick Clegg's leadership. We're live in Sunderland as One Direction start their UK tour. Plus, Chris Foy and Alastair Eykyn with a special one-off edition of Rugby Talk. And the midnight expert tonight is mechanic Brian Miler.

20140623

20140623

The latest on Michael Schumacher's stolen medical files. More reaction to the third British man in a recruitment video for the Islamic militant group, Isis. Plus, a look through the papers with Isabel Hardman from the Spectator.

20140624

20140624

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is found guilty in the phone hacking trial. His predecessor Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all charges. Milly Dowler's family lawyer says they're 'satisfied' with the verdicts. Also, Fifa's under pressure to investigate after Luis Suarez is accused of 'biting' an Italian player.

20140702

20140702

The big stories of the day with Colin Paterson in for Phil Williams, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140702

20140702

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to make the headlines tomorrow.

20140707

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20140708

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20140721

Phil looks at Steven Gerrard's retirement from International football and Alastair Cook's future as England's cricket captain.

20140722

20140722

Phil gets the latest on the Malaysian Airlines plane which crashed in Eastern Ukraine. Plus he hears a live acoustic set from Bipolar Sunshine after they performed at Longitude, Lovebox and The Beat-Herder Festivals last weekend. And Louise Casey, the woman heading up the government's Troubled Families unit tells Phil the plan for tackling social problems.

20140805

20140805

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum - we hear from listeners who are undecided ahead of next month's vote. David Cameron defends government policy on Gaza after minister Baroness Warsi quits, calling it "morally indefensible". Elsewhere a passenger is arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after military jets are scrambled to escort a plane to Manchester Airport. And after a journey that has lasted a decade, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft is now on its final approach to a comet.

20140811

20140811

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20140812

20140812

What should the UK do to combat Islamic militants in Iraq?

More details emerge about the death of Robin Williams.

The coach who spotted athletic potential in the new European champion Jo Pavey.

Music from rising singer-songwriter Luke Sital Singh.

And the new radio station targeting children as young as 3.

20140916
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20141021

Phil Williams with the big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20141022
20141110
20141111
20141117

The parents of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, murdered by Islamic State, pay tribute to their son and say they will try to forgive his killers. There's been a big jump in the number of older women drinking alcohol to excess. And Back Row analyses the new Band Aid single.

20141118
20141119

The Late News Hour with all the up-to-date details on a new UKIP immigration row, the latest FIFA whistleblower allegations, I'm a Celebrity quitter Gemma Collins and why she won't get paid her full fee, and the banning of a controversial US dating guru from entering the UK. Plus football chat in Team Talk and gardening advice with expert Chris Collins.

20141201
20141201

Phil speaks to the mother of an 11-year-old victim of a paedophile doctor jailed today who says the doctor invented her son's illness so that he could continue to abuse him over a 2-year period.

He also hears from fans and critics of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who's confirmed that he'll stand down as an MP at the next general election.

And there's more reaction to the news that Liverpool football club will 'be speaking to' Mario Balotelli after the Italian striker posted an image on Instagram containing words of an anti-semitic nature.

20141229

The big stories of the day as Jonathan Overend sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20141230

20141230
20141230

The big stories of the day as Jonathan Overend sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20141231
20150105
20150105
20150105
20150106

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150120

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150121

The government's announced that it will press ahead with the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging in England. Phil gets reaction from Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, Luciana Berger, and the smoking organisation FOREST. Tributes to Anne Kirkbride are heard at the National Television Awards - we hear what happened. Plus Phil hosts Teamtalk with guests Rachel Brown-Finnis and Conor McNamara.

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20150202

Which? Magazine tell Phil that energy companies could have made bigger cuts to gas and electricity prices last year, saving households an average of £145. An outbreak of bird flu has been declared at a commercial chicken farm in Hampshire, but tests have shown it's what's being called the 'low severity' H7 strain of the disease. And a bus passenger describes being on the top deck at the moment it struck a tree in London, ripping off the roof.

20150203

20150203

Phil presents a special programme from the Walton Centre in Liverpool dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for those who suffer brain injuries. Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospitals in the UK with an acquired brain injury and some will end up in a coma. Phil speaks to some of the country's leading doctors , patients and families who have been helped by the centre.

20150203

Phil presents a special programme from the Walton Centre in Liverpool dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for those who suffer brain injuries. Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospitals in the UK with an acquired brain injury and some will end up in a coma. Phil speaks to some of the country's leading doctors , patients and families who have been helped by the centre.

20150203

20150203

Phil presents a special programme from the Walton Centre in Liverpool dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for those who suffer brain injuries. Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospitals in the UK with an acquired brain injury and some will end up in a coma. Phil speaks to some of the country's leading doctors , patients and families who have been helped by the centre.

20150203

Phil presents a special programme from the Walton Centre in Liverpool dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation for those who suffer brain injuries. Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospitals in the UK with an acquired brain injury and some will end up in a coma. Phil speaks to some of the country's leading doctors , patients and families who have been helped by the centre.

20150204

20150204

Following the resignation of Rotherham Council's entire cabinet, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner gives his reaction to a damning report into child sex abuse in the town.

Harry Redknapp, the FA Cup, and the transfer deadline all feature on Team Talk.

And Tommy Walsh answers your DIY questions.

20150204

Following the resignation of Rotherham Council's entire cabinet, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner gives his reaction to a damning report into child sex abuse in the town.

Harry Redknapp, the FA Cup, and the transfer deadline all feature on Team Talk.

And Tommy Walsh answers your DIY questions.

20150223

20150223

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150223

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150224

20150224

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150224

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150304

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150310

20150310

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150310

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150316

20150316

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150316

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150317

20150317

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150317

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150318

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150323

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150330

20150330

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150330

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150401

20150401

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150401

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150427

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150520

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150526

20150526

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150526

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150727

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150817

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150818

20150818

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150818

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150824

20150824

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150824

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150827

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150831

20150831

Colin Paterson sits in for Phil Williams.

Tom & Clio have both have been bullied in the past, and now work as anti-bullying ambassadors for the Diana Award. They tell Colin their experiences of bullying as it emerges a third of young people are worried about returning to class for the new school year because of bullying.

David de Gea's proposed transfer from Manchester Utd to Real Madrid collapses at the last moment - as reports in Spain suggest the necessary paperwork was not submitted in the correct file format. European football writer Andy Brassell explains how and why the widely anticipated multi-million pound deal fell through at the death.

Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during an event near Maidstone in Kent. Coach, commentator & former international triathlete Annie Emmerson explains what precautions are routinely taken during event planning of this kind.

Two British journalists are detained in Turkey, along with their translator, charged with helping militant groups. A row breaks out over the future of the Trident nuclear programme, after the government announces a 500 million pound investment in the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.

Plus in Back Row with Natalie Jamieson & Halina Watts: the return of The X Factor, Kanye West announces his intention to run for the White House, and tributes are paid to acclaimed horror film director Wes Craven.

And domestic goddess Aggie Mackenzie answers listeners questions in the Midnight Hour.

20150831

Colin Paterson sits in for Phil Williams.

Tom & Clio have both have been bullied in the past, and now work as anti-bullying ambassadors for the Diana Award. They tell Colin their experiences of bullying as it emerges a third of young people are worried about returning to class for the new school year because of bullying.

David de Gea's proposed transfer from Manchester Utd to Real Madrid collapses at the last moment - as reports in Spain suggest the necessary paperwork was not submitted in the correct file format. European football writer Andy Brassell explains how and why the widely anticipated multi-million pound deal fell through at the death.

Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during an event near Maidstone in Kent. Coach, commentator & former international triathlete Annie Emmerson explains what precautions are routinely taken during event planning of this kind.

Two British journalists are detained in Turkey, along with their translator, charged with helping militant groups. A row breaks out over the future of the Trident nuclear programme, after the government announces a 500 million pound investment in the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.

Plus in Back Row with Natalie Jamieson & Halina Watts: the return of The X Factor, Kanye West announces his intention to run for the White House, and tributes are paid to acclaimed horror film director Wes Craven.

And domestic goddess Aggie Mackenzie answers listeners questions in the Midnight Hour.

20150831

20150831

Colin Paterson sits in for Phil Williams.

Tom & Clio have both have been bullied in the past, and now work as anti-bullying ambassadors for the Diana Award. They tell Colin their experiences of bullying as it emerges a third of young people are worried about returning to class for the new school year because of bullying.

David de Gea's proposed transfer from Manchester Utd to Real Madrid collapses at the last moment - as reports in Spain suggest the necessary paperwork was not submitted in the correct file format. European football writer Andy Brassell explains how and why the widely anticipated multi-million pound deal fell through at the death.

Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during an event near Maidstone in Kent. Coach, commentator & former international triathlete Annie Emmerson explains what precautions are routinely taken during event planning of this kind.

Two British journalists are detained in Turkey, along with their translator, charged with helping militant groups. A row breaks out over the future of the Trident nuclear programme, after the government announces a 500 million pound investment in the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.

Plus in Back Row with Natalie Jamieson & Halina Watts: the return of The X Factor, Kanye West announces his intention to run for the White House, and tributes are paid to acclaimed horror film director Wes Craven.

And domestic goddess Aggie Mackenzie answers listeners questions in the Midnight Hour.

20150831

Colin Paterson sits in for Phil Williams.

Tom & Clio have both have been bullied in the past, and now work as anti-bullying ambassadors for the Diana Award. They tell Colin their experiences of bullying as it emerges a third of young people are worried about returning to class for the new school year because of bullying.

David de Gea's proposed transfer from Manchester Utd to Real Madrid collapses at the last moment - as reports in Spain suggest the necessary paperwork was not submitted in the correct file format. European football writer Andy Brassell explains how and why the widely anticipated multi-million pound deal fell through at the death.

Tributes are paid to a triathlete whose body was found after he went missing during an event near Maidstone in Kent. Coach, commentator & former international triathlete Annie Emmerson explains what precautions are routinely taken during event planning of this kind.

Two British journalists are detained in Turkey, along with their translator, charged with helping militant groups. A row breaks out over the future of the Trident nuclear programme, after the government announces a 500 million pound investment in the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.

Plus in Back Row with Natalie Jamieson & Halina Watts: the return of The X Factor, Kanye West announces his intention to run for the White House, and tributes are paid to acclaimed horror film director Wes Craven.

And domestic goddess Aggie Mackenzie answers listeners questions in the Midnight Hour.

20150902

20150902

The chief executive of Save the Children tells 5 Live that the photo of a dead toddler on many of the UK front pages should 'concentrate the minds of EU leaders to tackle the refugee crisis facing Europe'. Meanwhile NHS staff are offered fitness classes to improve health. Plus Conor McNamara and Mark Ogden are the Team Talk pundits.

20150902

The chief executive of Save the Children tells 5 Live that the photo of a dead toddler on many of the UK front pages should 'concentrate the minds of EU leaders to tackle the refugee crisis facing Europe'. Meanwhile NHS staff are offered fitness classes to improve health. Plus Conor McNamara and Mark Ogden are the Team Talk pundits.

20150907

20150907

The prime minister has told MPs that two British men fighting with the self-described Islamic State in Syria have been killed in an RAF drone strike; we get analysis from the last Attorney General and a former head of the British army. David Cameron says Britain will take 20,000 refugees from Syria, and we discuss the on-going crisis with a panel of politicians and voters. Is Sam Smith going to sing the new Bond theme? And we answer all your car questions with our midnight expert, the mechanic Brian Miller.

20150907

The prime minister has told MPs that two British men fighting with the self-described Islamic State in Syria have been killed in an RAF drone strike; we get analysis from the last Attorney General and a former head of the British army. David Cameron says Britain will take 20,000 refugees from Syria, and we discuss the on-going crisis with a panel of politicians and voters. Is Sam Smith going to sing the new Bond theme? And we answer all your car questions with our midnight expert, the mechanic Brian Miller.

20150909

20150909

Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw tells Phil why he thinks children are being let down on transition from primary to secondary school.

Royal author Hugo Vickers explains why he believes the Queen has the special touch after 63 years on the throne.

A close friend of the British Airways captain who averted disaster on a flight from Las Vegas after his plane burst into flames on the runway explains how Chris Henkey has been gearing up for retirement in his local pub in Berkshire.

Nick Garnett reports live from Jordan on the plight of Syrian refugees who've fled over the border to escape the conflict.

In Team Talk: Conor McNamara & Alison Bender on Rooney breaking England's goalscoring record, and Premier League clubs subsidising tickets for away fans.

20150909

Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw tells Phil why he thinks children are being let down on transition from primary to secondary school.

Royal author Hugo Vickers explains why he believes the Queen has the special touch after 63 years on the throne.

A close friend of the British Airways captain who averted disaster on a flight from Las Vegas after his plane burst into flames on the runway explains how Chris Henkey has been gearing up for retirement in his local pub in Berkshire.

Nick Garnett reports live from Jordan on the plight of Syrian refugees who've fled over the border to escape the conflict.

In Team Talk: Conor McNamara & Alison Bender on Rooney breaking England's goalscoring record, and Premier League clubs subsidising tickets for away fans.

20150910

20150910

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150910

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150914

20150914

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150914

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150916

20150916

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150916

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150921

20150921

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150921

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20150929

20150929

Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour party conference. A British-funded prison in Jamaica, so foreign criminals in the UK can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean. Mr Smithers coming out on The Simpsons. Plus Pulp's Russell Senior on life in the band.

20150929

Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour party conference. A British-funded prison in Jamaica, so foreign criminals in the UK can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean. Mr Smithers coming out on The Simpsons. Plus Pulp's Russell Senior on life in the band.

20150930

20150930

Paedophile hunting couple tell 5 Live they 'won't stop' tracking down offenders. A new law is introduced which makes it illegal to smoke in cars in England while children are present. Plus Team Talk with Conor McNamara and Jonny Gould.

20150930

Paedophile hunting couple tell 5 Live they 'won't stop' tracking down offenders. A new law is introduced which makes it illegal to smoke in cars in England while children are present. Plus Team Talk with Conor McNamara and Jonny Gould.

20151012

20151012

Kat Weston says she hopes the footage of the her son's death in a high speed crash will save lives. Michael Owen and his friend Kyle Careford died after taking drugs and then driving at 90mph before crashing into a wall. Plus former RAF pilot Bill Ramsey describes being on board for the final UK tour of the Vulcan bomber.

20151012

Kat Weston says she hopes the footage of the her son's death in a high speed crash will save lives. Michael Owen and his friend Kyle Careford died after taking drugs and then driving at 90mph before crashing into a wall. Plus former RAF pilot Bill Ramsey describes being on board for the final UK tour of the Vulcan bomber.

20151013

20151013

A lawyer representing 18 families of the MH17 victims estimates 'legal process could take 5 years'. It comes as Dutch investigators confirm that the Malaysian Airlines Flight, which crashed last summer, was shot down as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile.

Plus comedian Mary Bourke talks about her love of offending people while on stage performing, a lack of female comics in the UK and the challenges of stand up.

20151013

A lawyer representing 18 families of the MH17 victims estimates 'legal process could take 5 years'. It comes as Dutch investigators confirm that the Malaysian Airlines Flight, which crashed last summer, was shot down as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile.

Plus comedian Mary Bourke talks about her love of offending people while on stage performing, a lack of female comics in the UK and the challenges of stand up.

20151013

20151013

A lawyer representing 18 families of the MH17 victims estimates 'legal process could take 5 years'. It comes as Dutch investigators confirm that the Malaysian Airlines Flight, which crashed last summer, was shot down as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile.

Plus comedian Mary Bourke talks about her love of offending people while on stage performing, a lack of female comics in the UK and the challenges of stand up.

20151013

A lawyer representing 18 families of the MH17 victims estimates 'legal process could take 5 years'. It comes as Dutch investigators confirm that the Malaysian Airlines Flight, which crashed last summer, was shot down as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile.

Plus comedian Mary Bourke talks about her love of offending people while on stage performing, a lack of female comics in the UK and the challenges of stand up.

20151013

20151013

The big stories of the day as Sam Walker sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151013

The big stories of the day as Sam Walker sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151014

20151014

Jeremy Corbyn's first big test in the House of Commons, we'll look at the impact on the Labour Party as more than 20 of its MPs refuse to support a last minute change of policy. Health Inspectors say three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough. And tickets, pies, shirts and tea. The cost of supporting your club is revealed, and is the game becoming better value for money?

20151014

Jeremy Corbyn's first big test in the House of Commons, we'll look at the impact on the Labour Party as more than 20 of its MPs refuse to support a last minute change of policy. Health Inspectors say three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough. And tickets, pies, shirts and tea. The cost of supporting your club is revealed, and is the game becoming better value for money?

20151014

20151014

Jeremy Corbyn's first big test in the House of Commons, we'll look at the impact on the Labour Party as more than 20 of its MPs refuse to support a last minute change of policy. Health Inspectors say three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough. And tickets, pies, shirts and tea. The cost of supporting your club is revealed, and is the game becoming better value for money?

20151014

Jeremy Corbyn's first big test in the House of Commons, we'll look at the impact on the Labour Party as more than 20 of its MPs refuse to support a last minute change of policy. Health Inspectors say three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England are not safe enough. And tickets, pies, shirts and tea. The cost of supporting your club is revealed, and is the game becoming better value for money?

20151014

20151014

The big stories of the day as Sam Walker sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151014

The big stories of the day as Sam Walker sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151019

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151026

20151026

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151026

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20151027

20151027

Jose Mourinho gives his reaction to Chelsea's defeat to Stoke City on penalties in the Capital One Cup.

Former Top Gear script editor Richard Porter talks to Phil about Jeremy Clarkson, diplomatic incidents and the end of an era after a 22 series run that saw the programme broadcast in over fifty countries worldwide.

Accident investigators give an update into the potential causes of the Canada whale watching boat tragedy in which five Britons died, as the identities of the victims are revealed.

Nick McAleenan, a lawyer representing over two thousand Morrisons employees, explains why his clients are to sue the supermarket giant after their personal details were posted on the internet following a data breach.

And parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton and Jen Edmondson share advice with listeners on behaviour, screentime and keeping calm in the half term holidays.

20151027

Jose Mourinho gives his reaction to Chelsea's defeat to Stoke City on penalties in the Capital One Cup.

Former Top Gear script editor Richard Porter talks to Phil about Jeremy Clarkson, diplomatic incidents and the end of an era after a 22 series run that saw the programme broadcast in over fifty countries worldwide.

Accident investigators give an update into the potential causes of the Canada whale watching boat tragedy in which five Britons died, as the identities of the victims are revealed.

Nick McAleenan, a lawyer representing over two thousand Morrisons employees, explains why his clients are to sue the supermarket giant after their personal details were posted on the internet following a data breach.

And parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton and Jen Edmondson share advice with listeners on behaviour, screentime and keeping calm in the half term holidays.

20151028

20151028

Online dating fraudsters cost users more than thirty million pounds in 2014. Team Talk focuses on the future of Jose Mourinho, and Mark Thompson from the BBC's Stargazing Live takes your questions on space.

20151028

Online dating fraudsters cost users more than thirty million pounds in 2014. Team Talk focuses on the future of Jose Mourinho, and Mark Thompson from the BBC's Stargazing Live takes your questions on space.

20151123

The Prime Minister sets out plans for Britain to invest an extra twelve billion pounds on defence over the next decade. The latest from Belgium as the authorities decide to maintain the highest security threat level in Brussels. As figures suggest more people in their 50s are getting divorced, you share your stories of splitting up in later life. And Phil speaks to the fourteen year old from the United States who has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than 5 seconds.

20151124

NATO backs Turkey after it shoots down a Russian fighter jet. Before the Chancellor delivers his Autumn Statement and Spending Review, you tell Phil the changes you want George Osborne to make. As Dorothy's dress from the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, sells at auction for more than a million pounds, we find out what makes it so special. The big 11.30 interview is with the award winning journalist Walter Robinson, whose work uncovered a massive scandal of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Boston. And one of our most popular midnight guests, the mechanic Brian Miller, takes your calls.

20151125

A Spending Review special with reaction to George Osborne's u-turn on tax credit cuts, news of protection for policing budgets and plans to build 400,000 new homes in England. Plus George Best is remembered 10 years on since he died, in Team Talk and we discuss the film flops of 2015 with Forbes magazine. And the new-born baby abandoned in a manger in a New York church.

20160106

20160106

John Denham, a former Labour MP and advisor to Ed Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn has to work to unite the party after three shadow ministers quit in protest at his front bench re-shuffle. Eva Carneiro starts her hearing about unfair dismissal at Chelsea and the women's world number one darts player Deta Hedman on chasing the only title that's eluded her in a forty year career.

20160106

John Denham, a former Labour MP and advisor to Ed Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn has to work to unite the party after three shadow ministers quit in protest at his front bench re-shuffle. Eva Carneiro starts her hearing about unfair dismissal at Chelsea and the women's world number one darts player Deta Hedman on chasing the only title that's eluded her in a forty year career.

20160118

20160118

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160118

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160301

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160301

20160307

20160307

The big stories of the day as Adrian Goldberg sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160307

The big stories of the day as Adrian Goldberg sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160308

20160308

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160308

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160309

20160309

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160309

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160314

20160314

Some countries affected by terrorism see a steep fall in the number of British tourists. Turkey and Egypt are the worst affected, with 59% fewer Britons booked on holidays to Egypt this summer compared to last, and 32% fewer in Turkey. We hear from a tour operator to see how his business has been affected, and speak to British holidaymakers to see if they're concerned.

The BBC's confirmed the Top Gear programme won't air footage filmed near the Cenotaph, of a stunt driver doing doughnuts. Phil speaks to a former Top Gear presenter to see what he thinks of the situation.

All the latest entertainment news in Back Row with Chi Chi Izundu and James Sloan. They're discussing festivals, Record Store Day, and the embarrassing typo found on Justin Bieber's tour merchandise. We also hear from the star of Kung Fu Panda, Jack Black.

And our Midnight Expert is the astrophysicist Professor Tim O'Brien, talking all things space, and focusing particularly on the launch of the Mars probe.

20160315

20160315

Police in Brussels kill one terror suspect and are hunting for more after a major security operation. The Book Phone In discusses the best books you've read this year. And should workers get compassionate leave when a pet dies?

20160330

The government prepares for urgent talks aimed at resolving the crisis facing the UK steel industry, after Tata Steel puts its entire UK operation up for sale, with fifteen thousand jobs at risk.

Michael Mansfield QC - who represented the de Menezes family throughout the inquest into the death of Jean Charles de Menezes and subsequent judicial review - reacts to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights not to prosecute the officers who shot the Brazilian in London in July 2005.

Gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft expresses her concerns about getting around in Rio de Janeiro at this year's Games after returning from a familiarisation visit to Brazil. Rio is set to close fast-track traffic lanes after the Olympics, but before the start of the Paralympics.

Phil Tufnell describes the art of so-called 'death bowling' as England's men make it through to the final of the World T20 cricket.

As photographer Spencer Tunick calls on the citizens of Hull to get naked in the name of art, former participants of his previous events recall what it's like to take part in events of this kind.

Blue Peter's Radzi explains why he's retracing the steps of Martin Luther King Jr on his childhood hero's historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery.

Conor McNamara & James Ducker run down the big football talking points of the moment in Team Talk.

And Midnight Expert Julie Holness offers advice on how to perfect your interview technique.

20160330

20160331

A host of comedians, comic writers, and stars of stage and screen pay tribute to the great comic actor Ronnie Corbett, whose death was announced today. David Cameron says the government will do all it can to help the steel industry, but there are no guarantees of success. Phil talks to Australian author Graeme Simsion about his novel 'the Rosie Project', a word-of-mouth hit that's set to be turned into a major Hollywood film. And our midnight expert, Aggie McKenzie, answers all your questions about cleaning.

20160331

20160404

The UK tax office says it will analyse leaked documents that claim to show how the rich and powerful hide their wealth. Allegations of money laundering and tax evasion have come after millions of confidential papers were leaked from one of the world's most secretive companies, a Panama-based law firm called Mossack Fonseca. The entire North Yorkshire village of West Heslerton has gone up for sale - for £20 million. We tell you everything you need to know about the new Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte. And our midnight expert Tom Cheesewright answers all your burning tech questions.

20160404

20160405

Iceland's prime minister has resigned - the first major casualty of the leaked Panama Papers, which have shone a spotlight on offshore finance. Louis Tomlinson's grandad, Len Poulston, says the One Direction star will return the prize he won for designing Doncaster Rovers' new away shirt. Author Irvine Welsh tells Phil about the forthcoming Trainspotting 2 film, plus our midnight expert, Julia Kendell from DIY SOS, answers your questions on decorating and interior design.

20160405

20160406

The government is sending a leaflet to every UK household, setting out the case for remaining in the EU. The move - costing £9m - has been criticised by Leave campaigners. We investigate 'the beast of the Thames'. We bring you the latest football news in Team Talk. And our midnight expert, Bunny Guinness, answers all your gardening questions.

20160406

20160411

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160411

20160412

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160412

20160418

A listener panel discusses a report from the Treasury, which claims the UK would be worse off if it left the EU. Phil speaks to a priest who knew the victim of a Belfast punishment shooting. In Back Row, we talk about Johnny Depp's dogs and Axl Rose fronting AC/DC. Phil's midnight experts, Eva and Nik Speakman, teach us how to combat phobias.

20160418

20160419

The Foreign Office says that Harry Greaves, a British man missing in Peru, has been found dead.

The singer Lilly Allen says she felt 'victim shamed' over the way police dealt with her stalking case. Phil speaks to a solicitor who supports victims, and a former police officer.

We hear from Jenee Darden, the daughter of Chris Darden, a prosecutor in the OJ Simpson case. She reveals the impact the trial and verdict had on her and her family.

Phil's 11:30 interview is with the author Lisa Hilton. She's moved away from historical novels, to write a sex laden thriller called Maestra, telling the story of an auction house assistant who supplements her earnings at night in an escort bar. She soon becomes embroiled in a tale of scandal, murder and art theft.

And the Midnight Expert is the former Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins.

20160419

20160420

Tributes have been paid to one of Britain's best-loved comedians, Victoria Wood, who's died of cancer at 62; Les Dennis and Rhona Cameron talk to Phil about her life in comedy. We analyse the week's football news in Team Talk, with 5 live's Conor McNamara, and former England and Everton keeper, Rachel Brown-Finnis. And our midnight expert, Kate Faulkner, answers your property questions.

20160420

20160425

The big stories of the day as Adrian Goldberg sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160425

20160426

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160426

20160427

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160427

20160511

Author Samantha Shannon on whether young people should read Shakespeare rather than Harry Potter. The company at the heart of a row over wearing high heels in the workplace has reversed its policy - meaning all female staff can now wear flat shoes. Plus Team Talk with Conor McNamara, Mark Ogden and Kevin Kilbane.

20160511

20160511

Author Samantha Shannon on whether young people should read Shakespeare rather than Harry Potter. The company at the heart of a row over wearing high heels in the workplace has reversed its policy - meaning all female staff can now wear flat shoes. Plus Team Talk with Conor McNamara, Mark Ogden and Kevin Kilbane.

20160511

20160523

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160523

20160523

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160523

20160524

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160524

20160524

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160524

20160525

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160525

20160525

The big stories of the day as Dotun Adebayo sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160525

20160530

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160530

20160601

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160601

20160606

20160606

Thirty five teenagers have been rescued from the Kent coast while on a hiking trip. How using live music can help with mental health problems. Plus spotting noctilucent clouds with astronomer Mark Thompson.

20160606

Thirty five teenagers have been rescued from the Kent coast while on a hiking trip. How using live music can help with mental health problems. Plus spotting noctilucent clouds with astronomer Mark Thompson.

20160607

20160607

David Cameron & Nigel Farage answer questions from an invited television studio audience as they make their respective cases to Remain and Leave the EU in the upcoming referendum on June 23rd. Plus the view from inside the Spin Room.

As Sports Direct founder & owner Mike Ashley is grilled by MPs on working conditions faced by those employed by his company, employment lawyer Martin Pratt explains what workers are entitled to expect under the law.

Janie Frampton & Ian Ladyman discuss the confidential settlement reached by former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro at an employment tribunal involving her former club & former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Former Aussie fast bowler Merv Hughes on cricket, farming & veganism - after Yorkshire cricket coach Jason Gillespie's outspoken comments against the dairy industry and the use of leather cricket balls.

Flash floods cause chaos across parts of the UK; and Hillary Clinton edges closer to becoming the first female presidential nominee in US history.

Author AA Dhand chats about his debut novel Streets of Darkness, and the process of bringing Bradford's streets to life in the pages of crime fiction.

Plus Arifa Akbar & Sam Leith offer their suggestions for the pick of the other new releases worth reading this summer.

20160607

David Cameron & Nigel Farage answer questions from an invited television studio audience as they make their respective cases to Remain and Leave the EU in the upcoming referendum on June 23rd. Plus the view from inside the Spin Room.

As Sports Direct founder & owner Mike Ashley is grilled by MPs on working conditions faced by those employed by his company, employment lawyer Martin Pratt explains what workers are entitled to expect under the law.

Janie Frampton & Ian Ladyman discuss the confidential settlement reached by former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro at an employment tribunal involving her former club & former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.

Former Aussie fast bowler Merv Hughes on cricket, farming & veganism - after Yorkshire cricket coach Jason Gillespie's outspoken comments against the dairy industry and the use of leather cricket balls.

Flash floods cause chaos across parts of the UK; and Hillary Clinton edges closer to becoming the first female presidential nominee in US history.

Author AA Dhand chats about his debut novel Streets of Darkness, and the process of bringing Bradford's streets to life in the pages of crime fiction.

Plus Arifa Akbar & Sam Leith offer their suggestions for the pick of the other new releases worth reading this summer.

20160608

20160608

Wednesday night is Team Talk night and with Euro 2016 about to begin, Phil is joined by football experts from Germany, Italy and France as well as our own expert, Conor McNamara.

With just over a fortnight to go until voters decide if the UK remains or leaves the European Union in the June 23rd referendum, Phil speaks to his panel of voters who have been following the campaign issues. Tonight, Conservative MP, Sarah Wollaston revealed that she has defected from Vote Leave and will vote to keep Britain in the European Union. Will that make a difference to our panel?

Celebrity chef, Andrew Nutter tells Phil which foods you should serve for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations this weekend.

20160608

Wednesday night is Team Talk night and with Euro 2016 about to begin, Phil is joined by football experts from Germany, Italy and France as well as our own expert, Conor McNamara.

With just over a fortnight to go until voters decide if the UK remains or leaves the European Union in the June 23rd referendum, Phil speaks to his panel of voters who have been following the campaign issues. Tonight, Conservative MP, Sarah Wollaston revealed that she has defected from Vote Leave and will vote to keep Britain in the European Union. Will that make a difference to our panel?

Celebrity chef, Andrew Nutter tells Phil which foods you should serve for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations this weekend.

20160613

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160614

The big stories of the day, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

20160615
5 Live Remembers20140804

5 Live Remembers20140804

Phil Williams live at Birmingham Cathedral hearing your memories of family involved in World War I, as the UK commemorates the moment, exactly 100 years ago, that Britain declared war on Germany.

Charlie Webster20140119
Dotun Adebayo20160517

How one police force is trialling an innovative approach to tackling domestic abuse, after Home Secretary Theresa May says too many victims are being let down by 'shameful attitudes' from some police officers.

Celebrity chef Ken Hom gives his reaction to the BBC's decision to remove thousands of recipes from its web pages as part of wider cost-cutting plans.

Manchester United fan Moses from Sierra Leone -- who was left disappointed after Sunday's match v Bournemouth was postponed due to a bomb scare -- finally gets to enjoy his big day at Old Trafford, and looks forward to Saturday's FA Cup Final.

Peggy Mitchell bids farewell to Albert Square as Barbara Windsor's final scenes on EastEnders are screened.

Author & broadcaster Tim Samuels explores the retreat of masculinity - and what it really means to be a man in the early 21st century.

Bob Dylan's 1966 plugged-in gig which prompted cries of Judas from his hardcore acoustic fans is recreated on stage fifty years on.

Royal historian Kate Williams explains the origin of the traditions behind the State Opening of Parliament, as the Queen prepares to head to Westminster for the historic constitutional ceremony.

Why some missing people found alive and well after several years decide not to be reunited with their family.

Plans are underway to construct a graveyard-themed film set for Goths flocking to the North Yorkshire town of Whitby's Bram Stoker festival.

Plus why giraffes really have long necks; and animal behaviourist & Midnight Expert Roger Mugford answers listeners' questions about pet behaviour.

Dotun Adebayo20160517

Dotun Adebayo20160517

How one police force is trialling an innovative approach to tackling domestic abuse, after Home Secretary Theresa May says too many victims are being let down by 'shameful attitudes' from some police officers.

Celebrity chef Ken Hom gives his reaction to the BBC's decision to remove thousands of recipes from its web pages as part of wider cost-cutting plans.

Manchester United fan Moses from Sierra Leone -- who was left disappointed after Sunday's match v Bournemouth was postponed due to a bomb scare -- finally gets to enjoy his big day at Old Trafford, and looks forward to Saturday's FA Cup Final.

Peggy Mitchell bids farewell to Albert Square as Barbara Windsor's final scenes on EastEnders are screened.

Author & broadcaster Tim Samuels explores the retreat of masculinity - and what it really means to be a man in the early 21st century.

Bob Dylan's 1966 plugged-in gig which prompted cries of Judas from his hardcore acoustic fans is recreated on stage fifty years on.

Royal historian Kate Williams explains the origin of the traditions behind the State Opening of Parliament, as the Queen prepares to head to Westminster for the historic constitutional ceremony.

Why some missing people found alive and well after several years decide not to be reunited with their family.

Plans are underway to construct a graveyard-themed film set for Goths flocking to the North Yorkshire town of Whitby's Bram Stoker festival.

Plus why giraffes really have long necks; and animal behaviourist & Midnight Expert Roger Mugford answers listeners' questions about pet behaviour.

Dotun Adebayo20160517

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160516

A man who killed an elderly motorist after a minor road accident in West Sussex has been found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Matthew Daley stabbed Donald Lock repeatedly near Worthing. Daley had been treated for psychosis and Lewes Crown Court heard that his family had pleaded for him to be sectioned.

Plus, around 240,000 fans watch Leicester City parade on open-top buses to celebrate their Premier League title win.

And how the NHS has hired a comedian to run a course, on how to protect vulnerable patients from being abused by staff.

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160516

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160516

A man who killed an elderly motorist after a minor road accident in West Sussex has been found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Matthew Daley stabbed Donald Lock repeatedly near Worthing. Daley had been treated for psychosis and Lewes Crown Court heard that his family had pleaded for him to be sectioned.

Plus, around 240,000 fans watch Leicester City parade on open-top buses to celebrate their Premier League title win.

And how the NHS has hired a comedian to run a course, on how to protect vulnerable patients from being abused by staff.

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160516

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160518

The government and British Medical Association reach agreement on a new contract for junior doctors in England. The plans will be put to a referendum of junior doctors, and Dotun speaks to two of them to find out how they think the vote will go.

There's to be the biggest prison shake-up in England and Wales "since Victorian times". Dotun gets the thoughts of David Ryan, who works with ex-offenders and prisoners nearing the end of their sentences.

Team Talk with 5 live's Conor McNamara and former Sunderland player, David Preece.

And Hereford FC think they have a secret weapon on the pitch in the FA Vase final - Ronaldo. But he's not the Portuguese footballing star, or even the Brazilian legend, he's actually a bull by the same name.

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160518

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160518

The government and British Medical Association reach agreement on a new contract for junior doctors in England. The plans will be put to a referendum of junior doctors, and Dotun speaks to two of them to find out how they think the vote will go.

There's to be the biggest prison shake-up in England and Wales "since Victorian times". Dotun gets the thoughts of David Ryan, who works with ex-offenders and prisoners nearing the end of their sentences.

Team Talk with 5 live's Conor McNamara and former Sunderland player, David Preece.

And Hereford FC think they have a secret weapon on the pitch in the FA Vase final - Ronaldo. But he's not the Portuguese footballing star, or even the Brazilian legend, he's actually a bull by the same name.

Dotun Adebayo sits in20160518

Jonathan Vernon-smith Sits In20130917

The big stories of the day as Jonathan Vernon-Smith sits in. Plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what's expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

Jonathan Vernon-smith Sits In20130918

How could Scottish independence affect the rest of the UK?

Also, Sir David Attenborough says the world is heading for disaster unless we do something about population control. So should we limit the amount of babies people can have?

Les Dennis20150329

tells Phil Williams about Coronation Street, his time on Extras, and how his dad was on the books at Liverpool.

Nihal Arthanayake sits in20151230

Nihal Arthanayake sits in20151230

The big stories of the day as Nihal Arthanayake sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

Nihal Arthanayake sits in20151230

The big stories of the day as Nihal Arthanayake sits in, plus the latest news and sport and a look ahead to what is expected to be making headlines tomorrow.

Race Relations special20151207

Race Relations special20151207

Fifty years on from the implementation of the 1965 Race Relations Act, what's changed in Britain?

The Act banned racial discrimination in public places and the law was later strengthened. But what has its lasting impact been on race relations, half a century on? An invited studio audience share their experiences with Phil Williams.

Dr Omar Khan from the race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust and academic Dr Nasar Meer from the University of Strathclyde discuss the findings of a new BBC poll on race relations.

Leading human rights solicitor Sir Geoffrey Bindman - legal adviser to the Race Relations Board for a decade - explains the background to the legislation.

Sam King shares his experience of arriving in the UK on the Empire Windrush in 1948, the moment which marked the start of modern day mass immigration to Britain.

And Birmingham's former Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane gives his take on race relations in Britain in a performance poem.

Plus the latest on the severe floods affecting large areas of Cumbria & north Lancashire; the Eagles of Death Metal appear as support for U2 in their first Paris gig since last month's terror attacks; and astrophysicist Tim O'Brien answers listeners' questions on space and the universe.

Race Relations special20151207

Fifty years on from the implementation of the 1965 Race Relations Act, what's changed in Britain?

The Act banned racial discrimination in public places and the law was later strengthened. But what has its lasting impact been on race relations, half a century on? An invited studio audience share their experiences with Phil Williams.

Dr Omar Khan from the race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust and academic Dr Nasar Meer from the University of Strathclyde discuss the findings of a new BBC poll on race relations.

Leading human rights solicitor Sir Geoffrey Bindman - legal adviser to the Race Relations Board for a decade - explains the background to the legislation.

Sam King shares his experience of arriving in the UK on the Empire Windrush in 1948, the moment which marked the start of modern day mass immigration to Britain.

And Birmingham's former Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane gives his take on race relations in Britain in a performance poem.

Plus the latest on the severe floods affecting large areas of Cumbria & north Lancashire; the Eagles of Death Metal appear as support for U2 in their first Paris gig since last month's terror attacks; and astrophysicist Tim O'Brien answers listeners' questions on space and the universe.

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