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.


Ricky Gervais  

Ricky Gervais is back on stage this year with a new one man show, Humanity. He's on tour now.

Writer and performer Ben Bailey Smith, aka Doc Brown, on his new album Stemma  

Writer and performer Ben Bailey Smith, aka Doc Brown, on his new album Stemma

TV hour with Sinead Garvan and Scott Bryan discussing Clique, Syria's Disappeared and You Are Wanted  

TV hour with discussing Clique, Syria's Disappeared and You Are Wanted


Nihal visits Titan Fighter in Tottenham. One of the many gyms around the UK that specialise in the sport of MMA to talk to many people who helped build the sports popularity.

Professor Brian Cox, Ian Hislop & Nick Newman  

Professor Brian Cox joins Sarah to talk about the latest edition of Stargazing Live. Plus Ian Hislop & Nick Newman with more about their latest theatre project, The Wipers Times

Marc Almond  

Marc Almond on the 35 years since Tainted Love, plus homophobia in Russia, Kanye West and his new single and album.

Brad Paisley  

Country music star Brad Paisley talks to Nihal about his forthcoming album, touring in the UK and performs live.

Loudon Wainwright III  

Loudon Wainwright III chats to Sarah & Nihal about his new album and one-man show, Surviving Twin.

Exam Stress Special  

A poll commissioned by BBC Radio 5 live's Afternoon Edition has found a quarter of parents say they've often lost sleep with worry over their children's exams.....and their mental health has also been affected by it. Two in five UK parents agree that not knowing how to help their children with revision made them feel not good enough as parents - and a third admit to offering money as an incentive during revision thinking this would help improve their children's grades. Research company ComRes carried out the poll. It questioned 830 parents of 11-18 year olds from all over Great Britain online between 22nd February and 2nd March. Sarah and Nihal spoke to teachers, pupils and parents about their experiences and possible solutions...

TV Club: Top Gear, Lethal Weapon & The Replacement  

Reviews of the week's big new shows, plus interviews with the writer and producer of the Replacement.


Grime sensation Stormzy on his new album, his faith and his huge appetite for books

Male Domestic Abuse Special  

Sarah and Nihal hear from men who have been victims of abuse, and a woman who abused her husband.

David Rodigan  

The legendary reggae DJ talks to Nihal and Sarah about his life in music.

Flt Lt Caroline Paige  

Caroline, the first transgender officer to serve in the British Armed Forces, talks about her 35 year career in the RAF.

TV: Broadchurch, Taboo and The Replacement  

Sinead Garvan joins Sarah & Nihal to talk about the big shows and TV news. Plus Broadchurch producer Dan Winch on series 3 plus Taboo and The Replacement.


There was a time in the 1990s when Goldie was on the cover of just about every style and music magazine. He went out with Naomi Campbell, was engaged to Björk, played a Bond villain in The World is Not Enough and appeared in Guy Ritchie's Snatch. Now the MOBO Award-winning songwriter, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor is releasing a new double album, 'The Journey Man', in June. He spoke to Sarah and Nihal.

Formula 1 Special  

Sarah presents from behind the scenes at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One factory as the reigning champions prepare to unveil their 2017 cars to the world for the very first time.

Neil Hannon  

Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy speaks about their new album after a six year break.

TV: SS-GB, Extremely British Muslims, Mafia Women  

The week’s big TV with Sinead Garvan and Boyd Hilton plus guests from Channel 4’s Extremely British Muslims.

Fearne Cotton  

The Radio & TV presenter talks about her new book 'Happy' and her battle with depression.

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