Richard Bacon

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News, sport, entertainment, and big guests. Plus your emails, texts and tweets.

Download the Daily Bacon podcast at bbc.co.uk/podcasts/5live.

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Rory Bremner is one of Britain's sharpest impressionists, with a repertoire of over one hundred characters forged in a unique brand of comedy and satire. He chats about his current live tour featuring topical stand-up on the big issues of the day.

The Proclaimers have been making music together for 30 years. Craig and Charlie perform their new single from their album Like Comedy live in the studio, and give a special impromptu performance of Sunshine On Leith in response to listeners' requests.

Plus, the US Army's Combating Terrorism Center releases documents charting the final days of Osama bin Laden; a medical breakthrough in the world of electronic eye implants; and Andrew Pierce and Olly Kendall count down five of the most talked about new stories of the last seven days in Chart the Week.

Lively and entertaining late-night conversation.

Lively and entertaining late night debate.

Lively late night conversation.

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Nick Wallis sits in for Richard Bacon with lively and entertaining late night chat.

Nick Wallis sits in for Richard Bacon with lively and entertaining late-night conversation.

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Richard Bacon hosts an election phone-in from the US.

Call 0500 909 693 [free from BT landlines; charges for mobiles and other networks will vary].

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