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BBC Breakfast and 5 live to simulcast

By James Cridland for media.info
Posted 8 May 2015, 4.08pm edt

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BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 live will team up on Monday (May 11) for a special live broadcast analysing the results of the General Election.

Rachel Burden from BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin will front a discussion featuring an audience of voters, which will be broadcast on BBC One and 5 live at the same time.

It will come live from the BBC’s base at MediaCity in Salford and will be, says the BBC, the first time BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 live have come together for a live simulcast.

The implications of the election results will be debated and viewers will also get a chance to see behind the scenes at the BBC’s northern base. An audience of voters will discuss David Cameron’s election victory and the SNP surge in Scotland.

The programme starts at 8:40 am on Monday on BBC One and BBC Radio 5 live.

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Comments

2 years, 4 months ago

So you say, it's to be podcast?
Do you know if BBC1 is available to watch online fron abroad, by the way?

PRO2 years, 4 months ago

No, it won't be a separate podcast. That link is to the BBC programmes page which will contain video of the programme after broadcast in the UK.

You can't watch BBC One online outside of the UK.

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