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BBC Radio 5 Live
332 episodes   Last Updated: Aug 09, 23
BBC 5 Live's Nihal Arthanayake brings you in-depth interviews each week with the biggest names in entertainment, culture and the arts. Remember to subscribe and leave a review!


Aug 09, 2023
Lucy Spraggan
“This album's about acceptance, accepting life". The singer-songwriter joins Nihal to talk about her new music.
Jul 17, 2023
Amol Rajan
The presenter on taking over University Challenge, family, fame and the source of his ambition.
Jun 28, 2023
Ashley Cain
"One day I just sang 'oobedoo' and she just instantly stopped crying." The former footballer on life after losing his daughter.
Jun 21, 2023
Elliot Page
“There’s a beautiful ripple effect that comes with self-love.” Elliot talks to Nihal about living an authentic life, queerness in Hollywood, and having the strength to fight a ‘crisis’ of hate in society.
“Thanks to football for the opportunity to represent my country”, The Premier League player on Ukraine, football and staying focussed. Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko talks about his love for Ukraine and how football focussed his mind.
Jun 19, 2023
Tom Grennan
“I live and breathe this stuff… and I want to win.” Tom tells Nihal what drives his music.
Jun 08, 2023
Louise Redknapp
"I dance better in a club when I have a cheeky tequila.” Louise tells Nihal it’s time for her to get back on the dancefloor.
Jun 06, 2023
Judy Murray
“It made me look really stupid.” Judy talks to Nihal about the media, mentoring and being a “grammar geek.”
May 31, 2023
Mick Hucknall
: “I’m almost in tears now talking about it.” The Simply Red singer remembers Miles Davis, Tina Turner and George Harrison.
May 29, 2023
Eddie Izzard
“People say you shouldn’t exist, well I do exist” The gender fluid actor, also known as Suzy talks to Nihal being a ‘serious’ actor, getting into politics and dyslexia.