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Imogen Crump Imogen Crump | 10:20 UK time, Monday, 7 March 2011

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So with Jim's entry from Up All Night - that's the last in the series of 24 hours in the life of 5 live. I hope you enjoyed them as much as everyone enjoyed writing them (that might be an exaggeration). If you missed any of the entries the links are below.

But please stay tuned to the blog for more updates about what's coming up for us, information and opinions. And don't forget to follow 5 live on twitter @bbc5live.

Related Links

Read the first blog entry for 24 Hours in the Life of 5 live by Breakfast's Chris Hunter

Read 5 live travel presenter Nick Duncalf's blog post

Read Rachel's blog about working on Your Call

Read Jonathan's post about the Derbyshire programme

Read Rabiya's blog about working on Logan

Read Alice's blog about Bacon

Read Phil Mackie's post about the trials of a 5 live regional journalist

Read Andy's post about working on Drive

Read 5 live's core news editor's blog

Read 5 live sport presenter Eleanor Oldroyd's blog post

Read Jonathan's entry about working with Tony Livesety and Stephen Nolan

Read Jim's entry about Up All Night

Imogen Crump is a senior broadcast journalist with 5 live.


  • Comment number 1.

    Imogen, very disappointed that three of the best parts/presenters of the 5Live day were ignored in an otherwise excellent series, thank you for coordinating this series.

    Where is...

    1. UAN with RHOD
    2. Morning Report
    3. Wake Up to Money

  • Comment number 2.

    Yes, Wake Up to Money and Morning Report. I think WUtM is an excellent programme but probably it is produced, edited and presented by the same little team of people so doesn't count with Imogen and the 5 Live Bloggers.

  • Comment number 3.

    WUtM is a brilliant little programme, just like Rhod's UAN it gets little mention and deserves a wider audience. At least there is the WUtM podcast.

  • Comment number 4.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 5.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 6.

    The other relevant blog is closed so this is the only place to make a comment.

    You have Roland Buerk, Damian Grammaticus, one or two others I have seen and heard since the Japanese earthquake, so why on earth send a Breakfast presenter whose main job is to laugh at Nicky and read scripts?

  • Comment number 7.

    So Shelagh is in Tokyo, 300 kilometres from where the most news is coming from. When there are so many BBC people on the ground nearer to the place, why is she there? So far she is adding nothing to our knowledge, she has a delay on the line between her and people in Japan she is attempting to interview, and one for example, near Sendai, didn't add one thing to what I can find out sitting in the UK. Could someone answer why she is there? It's lovely to hear how nice and friendly the Japanese are, I could tell you that is how they would behave to a foreign visitor, so what else Shelagh? And could she drop the tweets business as the basic nature of the stuff being tweeted is driving a news mad person like me distracted, in depth yes, superficial +++ no.

  • Comment number 8.

    Jim Naughtie of Today is in Sendai, having driven from Tokyo, and is doing a great job reporting. (Maybe Shelagh should have asked for a lift.)

  • Comment number 9.

    Spot on as ever Carrie. Someone decides to get a presenter on a plane and it's only when he/she gets there they realise there's little or no point in them being there. The twitter obsession just shows what a bubble these people live in. 'Normal' people - the listener - are simply not as obsessive. It's a BBC thing (or a London media thing) that highlights just how out of touch they are with the audience. Sad really.

  • Comment number 10.

    How I agree with Carrie - forced on to Radio Four because the dreaded Rachel Burden was on Five Live with her awful voice I listened to Jim Naughtie and was reminded what real journalism is! So when Rachel is forced upon us in May at least I have somewhere to go. I keep five live on all night and the only problem is switching over in the dark to radio four at six a.m. One thing I don't understand is how the BBC can force Brian Cox to lower the music in Wonders of the Universe because people can't hear his voice when the same institution is choosing someone as incomprehensible as rachel Burden. Could you answer this Ms Crump please?

  • Comment number 11.

    How on earth do you put forward a blog topic on this site? Well, here goes? How about one concerning the hype concerning this Olympic tickets nonesense that has been going on today?

    Athletics/swimming etc are at best minority sports in this country. Witness the lack of spectators for normal events. Most UK athletes seem to boycott events by all accounts because they are (permanently) injured, And we are spending millions building the biggest waste of money complex in the world to host a few week event? Last one was at the White City. This one at the White Elephant?

  • Comment number 12.

    And now the Olympic countdown clock has conked out!


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