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.


Richard Herring  

Comedian Richard Herring on his latest tour, podcast series and why a fight he had was the 'funniest a man had ever seen'.

Amy Macdonald  

Amy Macdonald, Singer song-writer from Glasgow, talks about her new album.

Neil Gaiman  

The graphic novelist, screenwriter and best-selling author talks about his new book - Norse Mythology, politics, Doctor Who and whether The Sandman will ever make it onto the big (or small) screen.

Guest Editor: Dating and Disability  

Susie Bould takes over Afternoon Edition to ask if she should disclose her physical disability before she goes on a date with someone.

TV: Sinead Garvan joins Sarah and Nihal to talk about the big shows and TV news  

TV: Pls Like, The Kettering Incident & Back in Black Sinead Garvan joins Sarah and Nihal to talk about the big shows and TV news, plus guest Liam Williams.

Simonne Butler  

Simonne Butler on surviving a samurai sword attack and escaping an abusive relationship

How do you help an addict?  

Photographer Paul, who was addicted to crack cocaine and heroin for over 10 years takes over the show with his dad illustrator Tony, asking ‘How do you help an addict?’

Guy Garvey  

Sarah Brett and Nihal Arthanayake are joined by Guy Garvey to talk married life and making the new Elbow album.

TV: The Moorside, Inside Dior & Simon Brodkin  

Sarah and Nihal are joined by Sinead Garvan and Kevin O'Sullivan to talk TV. Including reviews of The Moorside, Inside Dior and the three best Superbowl Half-Time adverts. Comedian, Simon Brodkin also talks about his Documentary 'Britain's Greatest Hoaxer'.

Alex Thomson  

Alex Thomson reflects on 75 days alone at sea competing in the Vendee Globe round the world race

Sebastian Barry  

Sarah & Nihal talks to Sebastian Barry about winning the Costa Book of the Year Award for the 2nd time, the first novelist to do so, with his new book 'Days without End'.

TV: Witless, The White Helmets & Z: The Beginning of Everything  

Sarah & Nihal talk TV with Sinead Garvan & Buzzfeed's Scott Bryan and get the inside on BBC Three comedy Witless with its stars Kerry Howard & Zoe Boyle.

Shobna Gulati  

Nihal & Sarah talk to Shobna Gulati from Dinnerladies & Coronation Street about appearing in the touring version of Anita and Me, a play based on Meera Syal's book.

David O'Doherty  

Nihal Arthanayake and Clare McDonnell are joined by comedian and writer David O'Doherty who brings Big Time and his mini-keyboard into the studio.

James Arthur  

It's just over 4 years since James Arthur won the X Factor - and as he admits its been a difficult journey from that instant fame to the success he's now having with his latest work. He was dropped by Simon Cowell's record company Syco in 2014 - partly due to some foul mouthed rants on social media - which led to some very bad publicity. But its worth pointing out - that he's since been resigned by Syco. Nihal Arthanayake speaks to James, who is back with a new tour - and a new single called Safe Inside.

Timothy Spall  

Timothy Spall's acting career spans close to 40 years and he has been on our screens in both films and TV since the late 70s. He's appeared in everything from Auf Wiedersehn Pet to the Harry Potter series. In his latest film he plays the now discredited historian David Irving - who 17 years ago sued the US historian, Deborah Lipstadt for libel after she described him as a Holocaust denier. In order to win the case she had to prove as fact that the Holocaust happened. Timothy chats to Sarah and Nihal about Denial, the film of Lipstadt's book about the trial.

Guest Editor: MC Harry Shotta  

MC Harry Shotta guest edits Afternoon Edition and asks - can rap music bring about social change? Hear from other rap artists, a hip-hop professor and a Mum who's son turned his life around because he started rapping...

TV: Apple Tree Yard, Homeland & Gorden Kaye  

Ben Chaplin joins Nihal and Sarah to talk about Apple Tree Yard, we review Homeland Season 6, plus reflections on the life of the late Gorden Kaye.

Glenn Beck  

Conservative pundit Glenn Beck talks to Sarah Brett before the Presidential inauguration.

M. Night Shyamalan  

Nihal speaks to director and writer M. Night Shyamalan about his latest film 'Split'.

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