Essential Phil Williams

Essential Phil Williams

Entertaining chat and interviews covering sport, showbiz and news with Phil Williams, taken from his evening news show on BBC Radio 5 live.

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  • Learning To Walk, 18 Dec 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    54 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    A special discussion looking at the new techniques and technology helping disabled people walk. The BBC's Disability Correspondent Nikki Fox shares her feelings after taking her first steps unaided in 10 years, thanks to an innovative exoskeleton. Phil also talks to Tony Morris, whose legs and arms were amputated after an infection earlier, and 20-year-old student Elizabeth Ashmore discusses recovering from a stroke.

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  • Cantabile, 18 Dec 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    13 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    The renowned quartet Cantabile perform their musical review of 2014, as well as their legendary 28 carols in 2 minutes, and talk about how the choir works and what they're up to next.

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  • Team Talk

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    League Cup tasty ties, Ally McCoist's future at Rangers ? And football excuses the best reasons players and managers reasons give for losing games , missing training or even choosing which club to join. It's team talk with Phil Williams, 5 Live's Conor McNamara and James Ducker from The Times

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  • Paul 'mungo' Mungeam 16 Dec 14

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Phil speaks to adventurer and cameraman Paul 'mungo' Mungeam. He's travelled to more than 80 countries filming in many different environments and different extremes. He describes himself as a self confessed adrenalin junkie and has worked on a variety of shows from hanging out of a helicopter on a Bear Grylls shoot to working with the likes of Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller to filming on the X Factor. Whatever he's doing he says he loves the challenge...

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  • Back Row 15 Dec 14

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Entertainment reporter Natalie Jamieson and music presenter Alex James discuss the week's biggest showbiz stories, including the decline in ratings for X Factor, the race for Christmas Number One and the latest embarrassing details emerging after the hack of emails from Sony Pictures.

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  • Team Talk 10 Dec 14

    Wed, 10 Dec 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Liverpool lows, Real Madrid highs and what really goes on at a footballers' Christmas party. It's Team Talk with Phil Williams, Conor McNamara and Steve Bates.

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  • Robert Baer 09 DEC 14

    Tue, 9 Dec 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Former CIA field officer Robert Baer gives his reaction to the US Senators report into the CIA's interogation techniques such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation. The retired officer was once arrested by the FBI and accused of plotting to kill Saddam Hussein. He's also a documentary maker and author and spoke to Phil about his new book.

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  • Back Row 8 DEC 14

    Mon, 8 Dec 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    BBC Entertainment correspondent Natalie Jamieson and entertainment journalist Tom Latchem join Phil to discuss the big entertainment stories including Benedict Cumberbatch at the Independent Film Awards.They also discuss Christmas repeats and biker Carl Fogarty being crowned King of the Jungle.

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  • Team Talk 03 Dec 14

    Wed, 3 Dec 14

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    5 live's CONOR MCNAMARA and MARK OGDEN from the Daily Telegraph and Phil Williams discuss Mario Balotelli , Thiery Henry and the surprise addition for Fifa's goal of the year shortlist the Republic of Ireland's Stephanie Roche.

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  • Herbie Wise 02 DEC 14

    Tue, 2 Dec 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Inspector Morse, Tales of the Unexpected and I, Claudius director, Herbie Wise on escaping the Nazis as a child to working with acting greats.

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  • Back Row 01 DEC 14

    Mon, 1 Dec 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    12 days remaining

    Natalie Jamieson and Siobhan Synott join Phil to talk about all the big arts and entertainment stories including the new Hobbit movie, Paddington and the other Christmas releases; the new Star Wars trailer; the Turner prize; and the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2015 music poll.

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  • Team Talk, 27 Nov 14

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Success in the Champions League for all four Premier league teams with Aguero saving City. The vice chairman of the Northumberland FA is removed after telling a female referee that, "a woman's place is in the kitchen and not on the football field." Plus who's on Fifa's 20 man World XI shortlist ? Team Talk with Phil Williams , 5 Live's Conor McNamara and the Daily Mail's Ian Ladyman.

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  • Jimmy White 25 Nov 14

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Jimmy "Whirlwind" White on snooker, drugs and tea and cakes with Ronnie Kray!

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  • Back Row, 24 Nov 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    Duration:
    22 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Bill Cosby; is the Band Aid single patronising; Sting joinging the cast of a Broadway musical and Claudia Winkleman's return to Strictly among the topics discussed by Natalie Jamieson and Tom Latchem in Back Row with Phil Williams.

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  • Ryan Giggs, 24 Nov 14

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    Duration:
    16 mins

    Available:
    5 days remaining

    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs talks to Phil Williams about his career at Old Trafford, his feelings on the departure of Phil Neville - and why he's stopped taking notes during games.

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