5 live in Liverpool

Thursday 7 April

7-9pm: Olympics Special (The Epstein Theatre)

Eleanor Oldroyd hosts a debate about the London 2012 Olympics with a panel of guests.

How are preparations going? Who are the top British medal hopes? What do the people of Liverpool think about London 2012?

Guests include Steve Smith and one of Britain's medal hopes on the track, Michael Rimmer, the former high jumper and British team captain.

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Thursday 7 April

10.30pm-1am: The Tony Livesey Show (The Epstein Theatre)

Former Liverpool Boss Rafa Benitez is on the programme and there's live music from the Lightning Seeds. We debate whether Liverpool is too obsessed with the Beatles or whether it's a legacy it should make more of.

There's a lively debate on the impact of public spending cuts in Merseyside. Plus, Tony and his team compete to see who'd make the best Racing Commentator at Aintree and they investigate the story behind one of Britain's most haunted theatres.

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Friday 8 April

7-9.30pm: Kicking Off with Colin Murray (The Epstein Theatre)

There's a strong Aintree flavour to the show including an appearance from the biggest name in horse racing: champion jockey, Grand National winner and 2010 Sports Personality of the Year, AP McCoy.

Plus a sports comedy show featuring a top cast (including Manchester actor John Henshaw) based on the acclaimed live comedy At the End of the Day.

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Saturday 9 April

11am-12pm: Fighting Talk with Colin Murray (Liverpool Empire Theatre)

Colin Murray and panellists are the Empire Theatre in Liverpool for the biggest ever Fighting Talk.

Guests include Fighting Talk favourites Steve Bunce and Ian Stone. Journalist and big Everton fan Mike Parry will make his FT debut as will former Liverpool defender Gary Gillespie.

The unique show was broadcast live on Radio 5 live and BBC Radio Merseyside and you can watch it here on the 5 live website.

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