Septemberfest

You can enjoy the best bits of Septemberfest here on the 5 live website.

Listen to our live audience specials including Shearer Night, Richard Bacon, Fighting Talk and Kermode and Mayo's Film Review.

Watch acoustic performances by local bands Maximo Park, The Futureheads and Little Comets. And see our special reports on the Bobby Robson Foundation and renewable energy in Tyneside.

Watch a video about Septemberfest

Thursday 16 September

7-10am: 5 live Breakfast

Live from the A&P Group shipyard. Nicky Campbell checks out a Bangladeshi navy ship being refitted at the docks, and is joined by local business leaders to talk about how the spending cuts will affect the North East.

Listen to Thursday's Breakfast show

See Breakfast's report on renewable energy in Tyneside

Hear Freddie Shepherd on shipbuilding and Newcastle United

12-2pm: Gabby Logan

Live from the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre. She's joined by Alan Shearer and Sir Bobby's family.

Listen to Gabby Logan's show

Watch a video about the Bobby Robson Foundation

Watch Alan Shearer talking about playing for Bobby Robson

Hear Lady Elsie Robson talking about working with the foundation

2-4pm: Richard Bacon (Centre for Life)

Guests include actress Dani Harmer, who plays the popular children's TV character Tracy Beaker. Plus, Richard is joined by actor and comedian Les Dennis and there's live music from Maximo Park.

Listen to Richard Bacon's show

Watch Maximo Park rock Septemberfest

Hear Richard's interview with Les Dennis

6-7pm: Meet the Commentators (Centre for Life)

Hosted by BBC Radio Newcastle's Simon Pryde this is a chance to hear tales from behind the microphone with Radio Newcastle's Mick Lowes and 5 live's Alistair Bruce Ball and Ian Dennis.

8-9.30pm: Shearer Night (Centre for Life)

5 live sport brings you an evening with Alan Shearer. The former Newcastle United and England striker takes questions from the audience.

He'll also reflect on his playing career including his championship winning season at Blackburn, his highs and lows with England and of course his ten years at Newcastle United.

Listen to Shearer Night

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See Shearer talking about playing for Newcastle

10.30-1am: Tony Livesey

Live late night entertainment from South Shields. Former Newcastle and England defender Steve Howey talks football with Sunderland captain Michael Gray, and other guests include former Newcastle midfielder John Anderson and North East comedian, Tony Jameson.

There's also music from local bands The Futureheads, Little Comets and Lanterns on the Lake.

Watch The Futureheads play Meantime

Watch Little Comets play Adultery

Listen to the show

Friday 17 September

2-4pm: Kermode and Mayo's Film Review (Centre for Life)

Our cult weekly film review features live guests, a top ten run-down of the films of the week and a chance for members of the audience to quiz Mark and Simon.

Listen to Kermode and Mayo's movie review podcast

Watch Mark's review of Winter's Bone

7-10pm: Kicking off with Colin Murray (Centre for Life)

5 live sport's Friday night preview show focuses on North East football. Colin is joined by regulars Pat Nevin and Perry Groves plus special guests to preview the weekend's football with a lively local audience.

Listen to Kicking off with Colin Murray

Saturday 18 September

6-9am: Weekend Breakfast

Phil Williams is live from the Gateshead Harriers athletics club, where he'll be getting some last minute tips for the Great North Run. He'll speak to some of the run organisers, and look ahead to London 2012 with some athletics hopefuls.

Listen to Saturday's Breakfast

11-12pm: Fighting Talk (Sage Theatre)

Colin Murray hosts his regular Saturday morning show but this time in front of its biggest ever live audience. Guests earn points for top punditry and are crowned the winner if they can defend the indefensible!

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Watch the arm wrestle decider

10pm-1am: Stephen Nolan

Stephen is in Newcastle city centre previewing the Great North Run with organisers and experts. Hhear powerful and emotional stories from those who are running, telling us why they're taking part in this year's race.

Listen to Stephen's programme

Sunday 19 September

6-9am: Weekend Breakfast

Rachel Burden co-presents the show live from the 30th Great North Run, as 5 live's Phil Williams prepares himself at the starting line.

Listen to Sunday's Breakfast

9am-12pm: Great North Run live on 5 live

Stephen Nolan presents coverage of The Great North Run with all the stories from the starting line plus commentary of the elite races.

Listen to the race coverage

Watch our Great North Run good luck messages

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