Latest news about BBC Radio 5 Live

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Gordon Smart to host weeknight show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Gordon Smart is the new host of BBC Radio 5 Live’s late show, Monday to Thursday 10pm-1am.

Publication date: 13.12.2023

Colin Murray moves from weeknights to weekends at BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live’s Colin Murray is swapping weeknights for weekends to host two new shows. The former Fighting Talk host will be on-air Sunday 10am till 2pm and Friday afternoons 2pm till 4pm starting on January 12th 2024.

Publication date: 24.11.2023

Colin Murray to host Sunday morning sport show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Colin Murray is moving from his late weeknight programme to host a new show on Sunday mornings, 10am-12pm from 14 January.

Publication date: 24.11.2023

BBC Radio 5 Live journalist Helen Place dies after short and sudden illness

Tributes have been paid to radio journalist and newsreader Helen Place who has died after a short and sudden illness. Helen died on Saturday, just a couple of weeks after a cancer diagnosis. She worked at the BBC since 2005, most recently in the Money and Work team at Salford.

Publication date: 15.11.2023

BBC to create four new commissioning roles in Network Radio

Four new roles are being created across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live in Commissioning.

Publication date: 12.09.2023

Helen Skelton leaves BBC Radio 5 Live for family reasons

Helen Skelton told her BBC Radio 5 Live listeners this morning that she is leaving the station to spend more time with her children.

Publication date: 13.08.2023

Rick Edwards to host Fighting Talk following Colin Murray departure

BBC Radio 5 Live breakfast co-host Rick Edwards is the new presenter of Fighting Talk. Rick will take over the show when it returns in September following Colin Murray’s decision to leave the show at the end of the last season.

Publication date: 08.08.2023

Gordon Smart returns with weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live

Journalist and broadcaster Gordon Smart is joining BBC 5 Live with a brand new Sunday evening show which will broadcast from Glasgow. Gordon will be on-air every Sunday from 8pm – 10pm starting on July 16th with an insider’s take on the biggest news and sport stories of the week...

Publication date: 29.06.2023

How Do You Cope? … With Elis and John returns to BBC Radio 5 Live

Mental health podcast How Do You Cope?… With Elis and John is heading back to BBC Radio 5 Live for a fourth season. Elis James and John Robins will be back on Tuesday 6th June with a host of new celebrity guests...

Publication date: 01.06.2023

BBC secures exclusive audio rights for Rugby World Cup 2023

The BBC has secured exclusive audio rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France, which begins on Friday 8 September. All of the matches, including all home nations matches, will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra via BBC Sounds...

Publication date: 26.05.2023