Kate Silverton [5 Live]

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20100103

20100103

Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks to Kate Silverton about England's 2018 World Cup bid, the general election, economic recovery and Afghanistan.

And Ross Kemp talks about his latest TV films on Gaza and Israel.

20100110

20100110

General Sir David Richards is in the studio for his first live broadcast interview since taking over as head of the army to talk about the military campaign in Afghanistan.

Andy McNab on why new isn't necessarily best when it comes to literature.

And, we launch the new politics half hour with a discussion on the nature of democracy.

20100117

20100117

Kate speaks to Liberal party leader Nick Clegg. Plus, what gives kids the best start in life and will the new Tory policies help?

20100124

20100124

Kate speaks to a former detective who investigated paedohpile cases, about his concerns about extending "Sarah's Law". Plus Rod Liddle on speculation linking him to the Independent.

20110206

Scotland's First Minister talks Independence, the UK Government's role in the release of al-Megrahi, and his planned supermarket tax.

We hear from Cairo, Tunis and Saudi Arabia and ask whether the protests could spead across the Middle East.

Police budget cuts come under the spotlight, with Rob Garnham, chair of the Association of Police Authorities.

And in the 5 live Forum, Julia Hartley-Brewer of the Sunday Express, former Conservative PPC Chris Philp, and left-wing blog editor Sunny Hundal (who was at the EDL march on Saturday) discuss whether multi-culturalism has failed, and whether AV is a fairer system than first past the post.

20110213
20110213

Plaid Cymru leader Ieuen Wyn Jones joins Kate in the last of our series of party leaders' interviews, answering questions on whether Wales can go it alone, addressing controversial comments about the Welsh on Top Gear, and setting out what he feels constitutes fair funding for the nation.

There's the latest from Egypt as protesters re-group in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

We find out why women in both Italy and London are marching against Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

And in the 5 live Forum in the final half hour, as ministers look again at the issue of gay marriage, we ask what the point of marriage is, full stop.

Plus, what makes a good role model?

Dan Snow Joins Kate20110220
Dan Snow Joins Kate20110220

TV historian Dan Snow is Kate's big 10 o'clock interview. He talks about the revolutions underway in the Middle East, walking through the sewers of New York and being invited to the royal wedding.

Up for discussion in the 5 live Forum in the final half hour, how important is TV News? And why do so many of us spend more than we can afford?

And in the first half hour we speak to Irina. Her brother was a candidate in the presidential elections in the eastern European state of Belarus 2 months ago this weekend. He and hundreds of others were arrested after protests over the results of the election, and are still in the KGB prison in Minsk. She's just returned from seeing Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden in Washington, to ask for their help in obtaining the release of her brothers, and others.

Mary Wilson Joins Kate20110227
Mary Wilson Joins Kate20110227

Mary Wilson of The Supremes talks about her tour, US politics, and starting her career during segregation.

Plus we debate two of the issues behind the news, in the 5 live Forum.

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