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Danny Baker and Alan Davies on Radio 5 Live and in vision on Red Button

BBC Radio 5 Live

With a week to go to the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, two of BBC Radio 5 Live's key World Cup programmes can be heard and viewed on the BBC Red Button this weekend.

Danny Baker, whose Saturday morning show (9-11am) is regularly broadcast in vision across the Red Button, will hand over to Alan Davies, who presents the Armchair World Cup, from 11am.

Danny Baker will present his show, "a pirate ship moored off the coast of football", twice a week from South Africa during the tournament on Saturday mornings (9-11am) and Wednesday evenings (9.30pm-10.30pm), with his unique take on proceedings.

Alan Davies, self described as "profoundly obsessed with football", will present his Armchair World Cup show Saturday 5 June, (11am-12pm) and Sundays, (11am-12pm) throughout the tournament, providing a fan's perspective on the tournament.

Joining Alan Davies on the show will be fellow comedian Ian Stone and DJ Tayo, who supports Nigeria and England.

Both programmes will be available to download as podcasts at throughout the tournament.

Also, throughout the tournament, Radio 5 Live will have every game from every ground with a prestigious array for authoritative voices, including Everton manager David Moyes, who joins 5 Live's unrivalled team of pundits, including former England manager Graham Taylor; former England winger Chris Waddle; former Wales international Robbie Savage; World Cup quarter-finalist Danny Mills; former Danish International and World Cup 1986 veteran Jan Molby; former Scottish international Pat Nevin; and former Tottenham Hotspur manager David Pleat.

The commentary team is lead by 5 Live's chief football correspondent, Mike Ingham, and Alan Green.

Mark Pougatch and Mark Chapman will present World Cup 5 Live sport throughout the tournament, from South Africa, with live commentary and the definitive guide to the World Cup.

Listeners can also play the 5 Live interactive quiz, The 5 Live Shoot-Out, and record themselves taking part in the nation's biggest-ever Mexican wave.

Full details will be available at

Notes to Editors

The Fifa World Cup 2010 Broadcast schedule (PDF 20 KB)


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