Saturday Live (radio series)

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Saturday Live
Genre Magazine
Running time 1 hour (90 mins from May 2012)
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Host(s) Fi Glover (2006-11)
Richard Coles (2011 -)[1]
Sian Williams (2012 -) [2]

Saturday Live is a BBC Radio 4 show and is presented by Richard Coles and Sian Williams.

It broadcasts at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. RAJAR figures show that it is listened to by a weekly audience of almost 1.8 million and is in the top twenty of most listened to non-BBC World Service programmes.[citation needed]

Within a magazine format the show combines real life stories, poetry, and contributions from a studio guest. Guests have included Arabella Weir, Will Self, Joan Bakewell, Brough Scott, Kirstie Allsop and Stella Duffy.

In May 2008, the programme won Best UK Speech Programme at the annual Sony Radio Academy Awards. The theme music of the programme is taken from the opening bars of Steady, As She Goes by the Raconteurs.

In May 2012, the programme was extended to 90 minutes by incorporating the Excess Baggage slot. This change coincided with Williams joining the show.


  1. ^ "Changes to BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live". BBC Press Office. BBC. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sian Williams to join Radio 4's extended Saturday Live". BBC Media Centre (BBC). 1 March 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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