The best interviews and chat from Richard Bacon's afternoon programme on BBC Radio 5 live. Featuring a broad variety of guests from the fields of news, sport and entertainment. You can also watch Richard's show live from the studio at the 5 live website, Monday to Thursday, 2pm to 4pm.
Thu, 6 Mar 14
29 days remaining
BBC director general Tony Hall has confirmed plans for BBC Three to be closed as a TV channel in autumn 2015, and for it to only be available on iPlayer. Cutting it as a TV service would create space for a BBC One +1 service and an evening extension of CBBC to 8pm. BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen joins Richard to disscuss this. Plus David Wooding, Political Editor at The Sun on Sunday and Nicki Hodgson, Freelance journalist & author join Richard to Chart the Week.
Wed, 5 Mar 14
28 days remaining
Actor Bill Patterson joins Richard, he's known for his television and stage work from Law and Order: UK, Little Dorrit, The Crow Road and Sea of Souls. He's now starring in 37 Days, a new BBC 2 television series, that starts tomorrow. It covers the weeks leading up to the outbreak of World War I, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on 28 June 1914 to the United Kingdom declaring war on Germany on 4 August 1914. In the Moan In Nikki Fox and Richard judge the quality of your complaints.
Tue, 4 Mar 14
27 days remaining
Professor Brian Cox calls for more to be done to address the lack of women in UK engineering. John Carter Cash reveals previously unheard musical tracks from his parents Johnny Cash & June Carter. Anne Diamond discusses the secret of breakfast television, and Kathryn Flett & Boyd Hilton review the rest of the week's TV highlights.
Mon, 3 Mar 14
26 days remaining
Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson explains why he agreed to join the judging panel on this year's series of talent show The Voice. Plus Mark Kermode joins Richard to review the winners & losers at the Oscars after Hollywood's biggest night of the year
Thu, 27 Feb 14
22 days remaining
Richard talks to Reggie Yates about Extreme South Africa, his documentary series that reveals a side of the country that we don't often get to see, plus Chart The Week
Wed, 26 Feb 14
21 days remaining
Richard talks to rapper and actor Ice Cube about his new film Ride Along and Professor of theoretical physics Michio Kaku, author of the new book The Future of the mind: The scientific quest to understand, enhance and empower the mind. Plus, Richard is joined by Kirsten O'Brien for the Moan In.
Tue, 25 Feb 14
20 days remaining
Award winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, author of Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours chats about bringing The Full Monty to the West End stage, Russell Brand talks Sport Relief and TV reviews with Boyd Hilton and Emma Bullimore.
Mon, 24 Feb 14
19 days remaining
Richard talks to actor Dominic Cooper about playing Ian Fleming and there are lots of science facts in Bacon's Theory.
Thu, 20 Feb 14
15 days remaining
Richard Bacon talks to actress Jodie Whittaker, one of the stars of Broadchurch, one of television's biggest hits last year, who's back in a new series called The Smoke. He also talks to Lesley Sharp, one half of the TV crime fighting duo Scott and Bailey, about her latest role on stage at the National Theatre in the classic drama A Taste of Honey. And because it's Thursday we'll look back at the main news stories of the last seven days in Chart the Week, with Paris Lees, editor large of Attitude magazine, and David Wooding.
Wed, 19 Feb 14
14 days remaining
Turney Duff has been described as the real life Wolf of Wall Street. He tells Richard about his regrets over his life of hedonistic excess during his 15 year career on the trading floors of New York. Plus Justin Moorhouse judges the quality of listeners complaints in The Moan In
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