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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  • Team Talk 25 Feb 15

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    5 live's Conor McNamara and former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis join Phil to talk about all the week's biggest football stories, including how Arsenal and Man City have fared in the Champions League, why Messi isn't top notch at penalties and whether referees are being worked too hard.

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  • Celia Imrie 24 Feb 15

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Actress Celia Imrie best known for her roles in Calendar Girls, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Acorn Antiques speaks to Phil Williams about her debut novel Not Quite Nice being starstruck by Richard Gere and better acting roles for older women.

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  • Back Row 23 feb 15

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Can Ant and Dec work their magic at the Brits after last year's lowest TV audience in fifteen years ? Did the right films win at the Oscars and did the second series of Broadchurch (no spoilers) live up to expectations? The BBC's entertainment correspondent, Natalie Jamieson and entertainment broadcaster and comedian Gavin Inskip join Phil for Back Row.

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  • Team Talk 18 Feb 15

    Wed, 18 Feb 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Bradford's FA Cup annoyance and Preston North End's keeper gives his reaction to Wayne Rooney's penalty decision at Deepdale on Monday. Caroline Barker, Conor McNamara and Phil Williams with Team Talk.

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  • Team Talk 17 Feb 15

    Wed, 18 Feb 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Ebony Rainsford Brent from the Women's World Cup winning team of 2009 joins the BBC's Charles Dagnall from TMS and reporter Nikesh Rughani live from Canberra for a special Cricket World Cup team talk with Phil Williams .

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  • Back Row 16 Feb 15

    Tue, 17 Feb 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Eastenders at 30, Saturday Night Live at 40 and actor Tom Wilkinson on why he's not going to the Oscars. BBC entertainment correspondent Natalie Jamieson and music presenter Alex James join Phil to discuss all the week's entertainment news in Back Row.

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  • Wendell Pierce 16 Feb 15

    Mon, 16 Feb 15

    Duration:
    15 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Phil speaks to actor Wendell Pierce famous for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire , trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme and as one of Dr Martin Luther King's confidants Reverend Hosea Williams , in Selma. The New Orleans born actor discusses the importance of Mardi Gras taking place this week and he also talks about the controversy surrounding the lack of Oscar nominations for the film Selma.

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  • Team Talk 11 Feb 15

    Thu, 12 Feb 15

    Duration:
    20 mins

    Available:
    15 days remaining

    Conor McNamara and Mick Dennis discuss the big football stories of the week - including who they think could replace Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, and Louis van Gaal and Sam Allardyce discussing whether Manchester United resorted to long ball tactics in their match against West Ham.

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  • David Gower 10 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    Former England Captain David Gower speaks to Phil Williams in a wide ranging interview about England's chances in the Cricket World Cup ,how his decision to do a fly by in a TigerMoth plane as England played Australia in Queensland in 91 affected his international career and his thoughts on Kevin Pietersen who will join the Test Match Special team during the competition.

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  • Back Row 10 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Available:
    13 days remaining

    Is Sam Smith the new blue eyed boy of soul? Why did Kanye try to get on stage at the Grammy's and Bafta winning actor Eddie Redmayne answers the questions about being posh and priveleged and diversity in the film world. The BBC's Entertainment correspondent Natalie Jamieson and music journalist Eamonn Forde discuss the issues with Phil Williams on Back Row.

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  • Team Talk, 4 Feb 15

    Thu, 5 Feb 15

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Harry Redknapp; the FA Cup results and the transfer window among the topics discussed by Conor McNamara and Neil Custis, the Sun's Manchester football writer in this weeks Team Talk with Phil Williams.

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  • Walton Centre, 4 Feb 15

    Wed, 4 Feb 15

    Duration:
    77 mins

    Available:
    8 days remaining

    Phil Williams presents live from the Walton Centre in Liverpool - a brand new, pioneering centre of neuroscience specialising in treating and rehabilitating patients with brain injuries. Phil talks to doctors, patients and their families about the long road to recovery and the impact it's had on their lives.

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  • Team Talk, 28 Jan 15

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    5live's Conor McNamara and the former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane join Phil for Team Talk to discuss Jose Mourinho's claim of a 'campaign' against Chelsea after being fined 25 thousand pounds and Tottenham holding off Sheffield Untied to get through to the League Cup final.

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