All change at Radio 5 Live
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All change at Radio 5 Live

Gabby Logan joins the daytime team on BBC Radio 5 Live as Richard Bacon moves from night-time to afternoons in the station’s new schedule.

Logan moves from weekends to join the daytime schedule with a new lunchtime programme running Monday to Friday from noon to 2pm. She’ll be joined on Wednesdays by political correspondent John Pienaar for Prime Minister's Question Time.

Victoria Derbyshire's programme will now run Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 12noon with Bacon following Logan from 2pm Monday to Thursday with a show focusing on current affairs, entertainment and culture.

Tony Livesey, who has been a regular cover voice on 5 Live, will present the late night programme, 10.30pm-1am Monday to Thursday.

Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode present a new two-hour film show on Fridays from 2pm-4pm and Kate Silverton completes a refreshed weekend line-up with a show on Sunday mornings from 9.30 to 11am.

Radio 5 Live Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren, said: "I'm delighted with this quality line-up of hugely talented broadcasters and I'm really excited about the new schedule."

In an internal memo to staff, he added: "There are a number of reasons leading to these changes but the overall aim is to build 5 live's daytime audience and to make sure we are in the strongest possible shape for the move to Salford.

"Firstly, I believe a programme schedule based on three two hour shows is likely to make us stronger as a station, giving each programme a tighter feel and allowing us to develop some new approaches.

"As part of the planning for the new schedule, it has been really important to put in place a line-up which will take us through the station's move to Salford and beyond.

"I've always strongly believed it would be wrong to move the station and simultaneously make major programme changes; I'm delighted we now have in place long-term commitments to 5 live which should be very important in ensuring the success of the move.

"Overall I think we will have a schedule which is exciting and significantly different from what we've offered before. We have a mix of familiar and new voices but all are very experienced and accomplished broadcasters who I believe will be able to take 5 Live to even greater success over the next few years."

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