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Adrian Van-Klaveren Adrian Van-Klaveren | 16:20 UK time, Wednesday, 7 October 2009

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I see this website as very much a shop window for 5 live and everything that's going on here. Presenters are a vital part of the station - crucial in defining the character of 5 live, able to inform and entertain as well as holding it all together when the unexpected happens. So we wanted to find a way of telling you more about our presenters through the site - not just basic biographical information or some timeless trivia but something which captures the essence of each individual.

We've made these presenter videos which give each person a chance to tell you more about themselves in their own unique style. We wanted them to be fun and personal - the kind of thing you might want to watch more than once and get other people to have a look at as well so feel free to share the links. We've made 15 so far so not everyone is there but there's a good chance your favourite presenters will be. So do take a look and tell us what you think.

Adrian Van Klaveren is Controller of BBC Radio 5 live

  • The videos were made using an interesting technique which involved the presenters 'wearing' a video camera as they walked and talked. They were made by an independent agency called Point Blank Collective. Later this week, Pete Owen, the agency's creative, will tell us more about the process.
  • This preview video combines clips from Mayo and Kermode, John Pienaar and Mark Pougatch. The videos will be available on the 5 live web site tomorrow. Look in the Programmes section for the others.
  • 15 videos, featuring 19 presenters, have been made so far: Nicky Campbell and Shelagh Fogarty, Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, Peter Allen and Anita Anand, Rachel Burden and Phil Williams, Mark Pougatch, Stephen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire, John Pienaar, Christian O'Connell, Colin Murray, Gabby Logan, DJ Spoony, John Pienaar and Danny Baker.

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