Afternoon Edition Extra

Afternoon Edition Extra

United Kingdom

Highlights from an afternoon of engaging news, sport and conversation. Including breaking news, big name interviews and experts on a variety of issues.


Stephen Murray  

Stephen Murray was once one of the world's best BMX bikers but ten years ago he was paralysed in a catastrophic fall. He talks about the accident and the long road to recovery.

Mike Peters, lead singer of The Alarm and his wife Jules  

The lead singer of the band The Alarm Mike Peters was in the middle of making a documentary about his life and his battle with cancer when his wife Jules was diagnosed with cancer herself. Instead of stopping the filming they continued, documenting their remarkable journey of recovery, and their love for each other.

Rhyannon Styles  

The columnist, model and performer talks to Sarah and Nihal about her transition from male to female.

Robert O'Neill - "the man who killed Bin Laden"  

The former US Navy Seal describes the raid in Abbottabad and the moment he shot the world's most wanted terrorist.

TV Club  

Boyd Hilton from Heat Magazine and the TV Times Emma Bullimore join Sarah and Nihal to preview this Summer's TV and review new shows Preacher and Glow.

Kayo Chingonyi  

Kayo Chingonyi talks to Sarah and Nihal about his first full length poetry collection.

TV: Ripper Street, Chance, Crystal Maze  

Emma Bullimore and Kevin O'Sullivan review the big releases. Plus Ripper Street's Richard Warlow.

Alison Moyet and Geri Horner  

Alison and Geri talk to Sarah and Nihal, and to each other, about their new releases.

Judy Murray  

The leading tennis coach and mum of two grand slam winners on the future of the sport and her own family's success.

Brendan Cox  

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox tells her story and takes calls.

TV Club and Nashville  

Sarah and Nihal talk to Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson from the hit TV show Nashville about their UK concert tour, plus Joe Michalczuk and Sinead Garvan are this weeks TV Reviewers.

Arundhati Roy  

The Booker Prize winner talks about her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

TV Club  

Sarah and Nihal talk to Sinead Garvan and Sarah Powell about last night's 'One Love' concert in Manchester which was watched by 14.5 million people, the new series of 'House of Cards' and Nihal goes behind the scenes at ITV's The Voice Kids.

Robert Plant and Kent Nerburn  

Kent Nerburn talks about his book about Native American life with Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin who helped the story reach a new audience.


Tim Burgess and Mark Collins from The Charlatans discuss the band’s 13th studio album ‘Different Days’.

James May  

The Grand Tour presenter James May talks about his new book which is based on his BBC 4 series ‘The Reassembler’.

Afternoon Edition's political party  

Viv Groskop, Geoff Norcott and Micky Bartlett take a sideways look at 7 days on the campaign trail.

TV: Natasha Lyonne  

'Orange is the New Black' star Natasha Lyonne, plus reviews of 'Broken' and the 'Handmaid's Tale'.

Will Self  

The author, journalist and political commentator Will Self on he new book 'Phone'.

Jeff Kinney and TV Reviews  

The author and brainchild of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid talks about his fourth film from the series, 'The Long Haul'. There are now more than 180 million copies of the series in print worldwide. To date, the online version has had more than 80 million visits, and is read by more than 70,000 kids a day. Plus Ed Westwick talks about his role in White Gold and we review the return of Twin Peaks.

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