Saturday Live (radio series)

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Saturday Live
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Host Richard Coles in 2012
Genre Magazine
Running time 90 mins (1 hour until May 2012)
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Hosted by Fi Glover (2006-11)
Richard Coles (2011-present)
Aasmah Mir (2012-present)

Saturday Live is a BBC Radio 4 show and is presented by Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir, with contributions from J. P. Devlin. It broadcasts at 9.00 am on Saturdays.

Within a magazine format the show combines real-life stories, short features and contributions from studio guests as well as the musical feature known as Inheritance Tracks.

In May 2008, the programme won Best UK Speech Programme at the annual Sony Radio Academy Awards, when the programme was presented by Fi Glover. The theme music of the programme is taken from various instrumental sections of Steady, As She Goes by the Raconteurs.

In February 2011 the programme was highlighted by Alastair Stewart as 'unfunny, self-indulgent, contrived and, worst of all, twee'[1] and thus in his opinion unworthy of a slot in Radio Four's schedule. However, in May 2012, the programme was extended to 90 minutes by incorporating the Excess Baggage slot.


  1. ^ "If I was in charge of Radio 4". Retrieved 10 December 2016. 

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