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A feast of 5 live programmes for Christmas and New Year

Controller, Radio 5 Live

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There are plenty of special treats, as well as all the live sport and live news programmes on 5 live over Christmas and New Year. Our schedule this year has more live output than ever before.

On Christmas Day, from 7am-10am Chris Warburton and Clare McDonnell present 5 live Breakfast which is followed by a live three-hour show from Lapland with Colin Murray and guests.

Then at 1pm we have a special taped edition of Not Just Cricket with Greg James, Jimmy Anderson and Graham Swann, recorded towards the end of England’s recent successful tour of India.

The Radio Review of the Year on Christmas Day 4pm-6pm celebrates the highlights of UK radio in 2012 and reflects on all the big news stories in the radio industry from 5 live’s coverage of the Olympics to Chris Moyles’ departure from Radio One. Mike Sweeney, a legend for over thirty years in commercial radio co-presents that with Radio 4’s Jane Garvey. It really is a compelling listen.

The Olympic and Paralympic year will be reflected across three special programmes – we thought our Olympics Soundtrack programme, which contains all of the great moments from London 2012, including every single Team GB medal, set to music, would be perfect for 6pm-7.30pm on Christmas Eve as many people drive to family and friends.

Tanni Grey Thompson and Marc Woods present Tanni and Marc’s Paralympic Feast on 30th December at 11am, with guests including David Weir and Sarah Storey.

Listen to 5 live commentary as David Weir takes a second gold in the T54 1500m.

We also have the 5 live Sport Review of the Year 10am-midday on Boxing Day capturing not just the Olympics but everything from Manchester City’s dramatic title win to the Ryder Cup comeback of comebacks, and from Andy Murray’s first Grand Slam win to Chelsea’s Champions League final triumph.

On Thursday 27th, Tony Livesey and Stephen Nolan look back at the biggest news stories of the year featuring the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Eurozone financial crisis, the Syrian uprising, the fallout following revelations on Jimmy Saville, and Barack Obama’s re-election as US President.

I also want to give a mention to one other news programme we commissioned – Hillsborough: Faith and Justice in which Shelagh Fogarty talks at length to the Bishop of Liverpool, chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. This really is a must listen interview on one of the news stories of the year, and is first broadcast at 6pm on December 28th.

We get in the mood early for one of the big football weekends of the year with FA Cup Third Round Memories on Monday December 31st at 8pm-9pm. Mark Chapman and Robbie Savage host a retrospective journey through the stories of the FA Cup Third Round, compiled by the 606 football community highlighting the magic, despair, frivolity and uniqueness of the oldest club competition in the world.

It all starts this weekend (Sunday 23rd), with a big Roy Hodgson interview on Sportsweek with Garry Richardson at 8.30am and then our behind the scenes documentary with American football team Green Bay Packers at 11am - 5 live NFL – A Week with the Cheeseheads.

Darren Fletcher talks to Bea, who has missed only one game since 1957. But why?

I wish you all a very nice Christmas and a Happy New Year wherever you are listening. I do hope there is something in the above list that you will really enjoy. I know how much our teams have enjoyed making these special shows.

Happy Christmas

Jonathan Wall is acting controller for BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

You can download a selection of 5 live's Christmas and New Year programmes by subscribing to our 5 live Christmas Specials feed.

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by FrankBigelowDOA

    on 27 Dec 2012 10:54

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 17. Posted by zelda

    on 27 Dec 2012 09:54

    I didn't even know there was a phone in on.... I haven't listened to 5live for days. What was it about?

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  • Comment number 16. Posted by stirling

    on 27 Dec 2012 09:22

    More tabloid dumbed down rubbish as a phone in topic this morning. I expect this sort of trash from ITV, not the BBC. How about some serious debate Five Live?

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  • Comment number 15. Posted by Sarnia

    on 27 Dec 2012 09:10

    How refreshing to hear Eleanor Oldroyd's dulcet tones this morning (27th Dec) What an aural treat! Please whoever replaces AVK please please give Eleanor a fulltime regular slot, 2pm on weekdays would be my preferred choice. It is soo refreshing to listen to her she is always well prepared, calm,, knows her stuff, doesn't have to resort to sarcasm, screeching and is just well jolly nice!

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  • Comment number 14. Posted by RedIsaac

    on 25 Dec 2012 21:31

    I was surprised to see all this negativity from posters on this blog. It's as if all the Grinches have come out to ruin the festive season. So I will provide some much needed balance and will say that I liked the programmes for Christmas including Colin Murray in Lapland and even dare I say it some of the repeats. As for those cynical souls who revel in their erroneous assertion that 5live only has a few hundred listeners, I assure them that there are millions of them in the UK and also worldwide listening through BFBS and the web. So all you cynics go be miserable somewhere else.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by sees education

    on 25 Dec 2012 15:00

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

  • Comment number 12. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 24 Dec 2012 15:22

    Looks like a week of "....sits in for...." coming up.

    Happy hols everyone.

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by zelda

    on 24 Dec 2012 08:50

    Why can't I rate the comments??????

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by FrankBigelowDOA

    on 23 Dec 2012 20:57

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by what

    on 23 Dec 2012 20:12

    Oh, and.....a marvellous xmas feast of radio. A onesie of entertainment - exactly what people don't want.

    And on van Klav: he cost the compulsory licence fee payer millions in pay-outs and legal fees, failed even "the most basic journalistic checks" & gave us 5Live entertainment radio. Bingo! A fat salary in another BBC job.

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