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31 January 2017

Papworth Sleep Centre on Radio 5 Live

As part of a special week of programming focusing on the nation's sleep, BBC Radio 5 live is planning to broadcast live from Papworth's Sleep Centre throughout this week.

The broadcast will hear from experts, specialists, sufferers and patients to help the audience learn more about the importance of sleep, how we can all sleep better, available treatments and to hear about some of the new research in this field.

Throughout the week there will be various discussions on air around better sleep, the consequences of the lack of it and if we take it seriously enough as a society.

Programme of Coverage including Papworth:


Radio Programme


Restless Legs

Live on Tuesday

4 – 7pm


Interview with Dr Nicholas Oscroft and Patient discussing the condition of restless legs

Walking & Talking

Late programme – Phil Williams

Live on Tuesday PM


Interview with Dr Smith, patients in the sleep lab and a former patient who is developing a production on sleep.


Breakfast programme

Live on Wednesday


Interview with Dr Tim Quinnell and a Patient and his wife


About Radio 5 Live

Radio 5 live is the BBC’s home of breaking news and sport. They are a 24 hour national radio network covering news from across the UK and abroad. Their weekly audience reach is 5.5 million. You can listen to the coverage on AM/MW 909 or 693 or on digital platforms, online at www.bbc.co.uk/5live, on social media @bbc5live on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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