The Guest List: Adam Peaty, Justin Langer, Bernie Ecclestone and more
In this packed podcast, Australian cricket coach Justin Langer talks about the importance of meditation, going barefoot, growing a beard and how his team is reconnecting with the public through the docuseries, ‘The Test’.
We hear from Olympic, world and European Champion Adam Peaty who tells us about his intermittent fasting, Olympic diet and how isolation is actually bringing people together.
England rugby league coach Shaun Wane joins to podcast as he takes a break from Disney quizzes with his grandson.
He should have been riding in the Grand National in the hope of three back-to-back wins on Tiger Roll, but instead Davy Russell reveals what’s involved in riding with serious injuries and how he always dreamed of being a jockey.
Britain's most recent winner of a golfing major - Georgia Hall – talks DIY, arranging teabags and how winning a major changed the way people treated her on tour.
And in the same week it was revealed Bernie Ecclestone is set to become a dad again at the age of 89, the F1 boss discusses having another baby, the impact the coronavirus outbreak is having on F1 and trying to give fans more insight into the sport.
Plus, we surprise our cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew on his birthday – with special guest Stuart Broad who pops up to wish him many happy returns.
Peter Jones: A Tribute
We mark the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest sports commentators.
Peter Jones commentated on all the big football matches for BBC Radio in the 1970’s and 80s, but also the big moments at the Olympics, in boxing, at Wimbledon and as the presenter of Sports Report.
We look back on his career with through the eyes of Des Lynam, Dennis Law, Jimmy Armfield and many others.
[This programme was first broadcast in 1997.]
The Inside Track: Training in isolation with Dina Asher-Smith
Eleanor Oldroyd & Jeanette Kwakye are joined by Dina Asher-Smith to discuss how she is training in isolation as well as how she is keeping in touch with loved ones.
They also hear from tennis correspondent Russell Fuller and British number one Johanna Konta on the cancellation of Wimbledon.
Elly also caught up with England's Cricket World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan about how he is finding life without cricket at the moment.
And Eleanor and Jeanette also speak to Lindsay Boswell, the CEO of Fare Share UK, the charity that Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has been helping.
The National That Never Was
Twenty years on from the 1993 Grand National, declared void due to a false start, 5 Live Sport looks back at 'The National That Never Was'.
[Originally broadcast on 3 Apr 2013]
Evacuate Aintree: when terrorists targeted the Grand National
In 1997 the 150th Grand National was plunged into chaos by an IRA bomb threat minutes before the big race was about to start.
60,000 people were hurried away from Aintree as TV viewers witnessed scenes of racegoers clambering over fences trying to escape.
The sudden influx of 20,000 spectators overwhelmed Liverpool's hotels leaving it to residents to take them in. The BBC was the only organisation allowed to continue broadcasting as the race hung in the balance for 49 hours.
20 years on, we look back at the historic day and hear from those who were there. Plus news, interviews and features previewing next week's races at Aintree's Grand National Festival.
[Originally broadcast on 30 March 2017]