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Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews and documentaries.

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    • News

Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews and documentaries.

    Todrick Hall: 'It was unheard of for a young, black boy to be dancing'

    Todrick Hall: 'It was unheard of for a young, black boy to be dancing'

    Choreographer and dancer Todrick Hall, who is currently a judge on The Greatest Dancer, speaks to 5 Live Breakfast about his passion for dance, and how he got into the industry.

    Hall, who has choreographed for Beyonce and Taylor Swift, said that when he was younger it was “unheard of” for a “young, black boy to be dancing” – and he said he’s been really pleased to see so many boys taking part in the show.

    • 11 min
    Coronavirus: Your questions answered

    Coronavirus: Your questions answered

    Consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith and clinical lecturer Dr Nathalie McDermott answer concerns and questions from listeners about coronavirus, in a special Your Call hosted by Nicky Campbell.

    Plus, travel expert Simon Calder discusses potential disruption to holidays.

    • 43 min
    Brexit: The EU referendum result as it happened

    Brexit: The EU referendum result as it happened

    News of the EU referendum result gripped the nation and split opinion - but how did the first moments after the announcement actually sound?

    At 4.40am on 24th June 2016, with some results yet to call, the BBC announced that the Leave campaign was projected to win the most votes.

    Shortly afterwards at 5am, 5 Live's Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden heard reaction from reporters, politicians and voters across the UK.

    As Britain enters the transition period before leaving the EU, listen back to 5 Live Breakfast's first hour of coverage following the referendum result.

    • 1 hr
    Should we all be flying less?

    Should we all be flying less?

    A rescue deal for the airline Flybe has been agreed with the government, by deferring air passenger duty payments.

    But should we be saving airlines when we need to tackle climate change?

    5 Live’s Nicky Campbell puts the question to callers.

    • 41 min
    PM Boris Johnson: The BBC Breakfast Interview

    PM Boris Johnson: The BBC Breakfast Interview

    At 10 Downing Street, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker asks the prime minister about Iran, Brexit and Harry and Meghan.

    • 24 min
    'I didn't report my rape in Cyprus. Now I know I did the right thing'

    'I didn't report my rape in Cyprus. Now I know I did the right thing'

    After hearing coverage of the British teenager found guilty of lying about being raped by a group of young Israelis in Cyprus, one listener, ‘Rachel’ got in touch and wanted to share her story.

    20 years ago Rachel (not her real name) says she was raped whilst on holiday in Ayia Napa, but chose to not report it to Cypriot police.

    She told 5 Live's Emma Barnett that it has played on her mind ever since - but recent events have made her feel she “did the right thing”.

    • 20 min

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