BBC Radio 5 confirms Men’s Hour return

BBC Radio 5BBC Radio 5 has revealed that the third series of Men’s Hour will return to the station at the end of the month. The magazine programme is inspired by the long-running Women’s Hour on sister station Radio 4.

BBC Radio 5 live is delighted to announce that Men’s Hour will be returning to the station for a third series, starting on Sunday 29 April. The programme is well known for offering a man’s perspective on life’s crucial issues such as health, emotional well-being and relationships, together with features on the economy and politics and personal stories from around the world.

Listeners to this season of Men’s Hour will be treated to a wide variety of interesting, entertaining and informative features. The first programme will feature the results of a survey exploring how men’s psyche and behaviour are being affected by the current economic situation. Other highlights include the return of Dr Mark Hamilton as the voice of men’s health issues and a unique perspective from a female to male transsexual. Award-winning journalist Tim Samuels returns to present the show, which for this season will be produced by John Ryan for Tonic Productions.

“We have had a great audience response to the first two series, and Tim and the team have come up with some fascinating topics for series three. I am sure this will create thought provoking and compelling radio.” – Jonathan Wall, Men’s Hour, Radio 5 live’s Deputy Controller

Men’s Hour returns to BBC Radio 5 live on Sunday 29 April at 9pm and is made by Tonic Productions. You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra via digital radio, online at, Digital Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and 909 & 693 AM.