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Baker and O’Connell for 5 live

Danny Baker and Christian O’Connell will present new Saturday and Sunday morning programmes in a new look to the BBC Radio 5 live weekend schedule from September 2009.

The Danny Baker Show, Saturdays 9-11am starts on 5th September, and will do what Baker does best: feature listener stories, comedy banter, interactive games, special guests and examination of the big (but mostly the little) issues that occupy supporters’ minds ahead of the weekend action.

Danny said: “I will strain every nerve to make this show exactly what Marconi had in mind when he legged it down to the patent office and I look forward tremendously to the mighty listener contributions reaching new heights of sublime absurdity and great truth. To quote the great Richie Valens: ‘Let's go…’ "

Christian O’Connell – while still maintaining his day job with Absolute Radio – returns to 5 live with a 15-part live topical news comedy programme on Sunday mornings from 6th September.

Christian said: “I'm really excited to be returning to 5 live. I miss doing Fighting Talk and often find myself mumbling half baked opinions to myself at the weekend and now I can find a home for these other than my park bench.”

Adrian Van-Klaveren, Controller of BBC Radio 5 live added: "I'm delighted that Danny and Christian are joining 5 live's weekend line-up."

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