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.


Afternoon Edition’s Political Party.  

Afternoon Edition’s Political Party with Ayesha Hazarika, Murray Lachlan Young and Sophia Cannon


Bananarama talk about why they're reuniting for their first ever tour.

Tom Davis  

BBC Three's Murder in Successville has returned and DI Sleet, played by Tom Davis, talks about his new set of celebrity rookie's to help him solve crimes.

Declan Murphy  

The former jump jockey Declan Murphy suffered a disastrous fall in 1994, leaving his skull shattered in multiple places. It was so severe a national newspaper even published his obituary. He's now documented his amazing recovery in a new book called Centaur written with Ami Rao.

Lizzie Deignan  

Last year Lizzie Armitstead, now Deignan, was caught in a huge storm. When she should have been focused on winning gold at the Rio Olympics, she learned that she had been suspended by UK Anti-Doping. The organisation said she had failed on three separate occasions in one year to be where she said she would be for drug testing. But the ruling against her was overturned in court and she came back fighting - both on the track and off it.

TV Club  

Sinead Garvan of Newsbeat and TV critic Kevin O'Sullivan join Sam and Nihal to discuss the week's TV including The Durrells, Happy Man and Big Little Lies.

Sharleen Spiteri  

Sharleen Spiteri from Texas performs in the studio and talks about her new album.

'Fast' Freddie Spencer  

'Fast' Freddie Spencer, considered one of the greatest motorcycling racers of all time, talks about his life

Jo Nesbo  

His crime novels, including the world famous Harry Hole series, have sold more than 33 million copies around the world. Before becoming a bestselling novelist Jo Nesbo has been a footballer, a stockbroker and a rock star. His latest book The Thirst sees the return of the anti-hero Harry Hole

Megan Mullally  

Singer and actress Megan Mullally talks to Sarah about her tour with group Nancy and Beth.

TV Club: Line of Duty, Broadchurch, Britain's Got Talent and more  

In Afternoon Edition's TV Review Sarah Brett talks about Line of Duty and Broadchurch with Heat Magazine’s Boyd Hilton and Sarah Doran from the Radio Times. They also discuss the brand new series of Britain’s Got Talent and Netflix’s new drama 13 Reasons Why.

Daniel Mays  

Actor Daniel Mays speaks to Nihal and Sarah about his latest TV shows 'Born to Kill' and 'Guerilla'

Lilly Singh  

YouTube star Lilly Singh joins Nihal Arthanayake and Sarah Brett to talk about how book 'How to be a Bawse'

Jules Mountain  

Jules Mountain survived a seven-hour operation to remove a cancerous tumour in his head and four months of chemotherapy. Spurred on by his recovery he decided to join an expedition ascending Mount Everest. But life was about to throw another challenge his way and he found himself at the heart of the deadliest day in Everest's history and he's written a book about it called Aftershock.

How do you make sure a puppy is bought from a reputable place?  

Guest Editor, David Martin, who is a vet, asks how do you make sure a puppy is bought from a reputable place?

In Afternoon Edition's TV Review, Sarah and Nihal talk to Steve Warr, the Executive Producer of ITV's The Detectives  

In Afternoon Edition's TV Review Sarah and Nihal talk to Steve Warr, the Executive Producer of The Detectives: Inside the Major Crimes Team. Plus Newsbeat's Sinead Garvan and Buzzfeed's Scott Bryan talk about the biggest new releases including Doctor Who, Better Call Saul and The Trip.

Jay Kay  

The Jamiroquai frontman talks to Nihal about his new album 'Automaton'

Mayte Garcia  

Mayte Garcia talks about her marriage to Prince. She first met the singer as a teenager when she was hired to work as a dancer on his tour. The pair were married for four years, during which Mayte gave birth to their son who died from a rare condition just a week later.

Irvine Welsh  

Sarah and Nihal are joined by Irvine Welsh, the author who became a household name in the 90s thanks to the success of the book and film Trainspotting. He has since written 11 novels, including The Blade Artist, which is out in Paperback on Thursday 6th April 2017.

TV Club: Harlots, Henry IX and more  

Sarah, Sinead and Sarah Doran look at the week's big releases.

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