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5 Live unveils new season

BBC Radio 5 Live has revealed a slew of new shows and presenters for the forthcoming season. Robbie Savage joins the 5 Live pundit team as Danny Baker takes over Saturday mornings.

Colin Murray hosts the new look 5 Live Sport on Friday 14 August on eve of the new Premier League season with the Weekend Preview Show. Colin will also host 5 Live Sport on Sunday afternoons, as well Fighting Talk which returns on Saturday 5th September (11am-12pm).

Arlo White will present 5 live Sport from 7pm on Monday evenings, including The Monday Night Club, with regular guest John Motson, and Mark Clemmit’s Football League round-up; Mark Pougatch will host the show on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays and Eleanor Oldroyd completes the line-up on Thursday.

Mike Ingham and Alan Green lead the 5 Live commentary team alongside John Murray and Ian Dennis with expert punditry from new signing Robbie Savage, Pat Nevin, Steve Claridge, Graham Taylor, and Chris Waddle. Plus Mark Lawrenson, Lee Dixon, David Pleat, Jimmy Armfield, Gary Speed and Ian Holloway.

5 Live’s flagship football phone-in 606 also returns for the new season with Alan Green on Saturday evenings and Spoony is joined by respected journalist Gabrielle Marcotti on Sunday’s show.

There’s also a new look to Saturday mornings this season, kicking off with £100 Million or Bust from Saturday 15 August, a three part panel show based on the football transfer window hosted by comedian Mark Watson.

Finally, from Saturday 5 September The Danny Baker Show will mull over the big (but mostly the little) issues that occupy supporters’ minds ahead of the weekend action.

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