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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 4 live, which has more than 10 million weekly listeners, thus the second most popular radio in the United Kingdom right after the BBC Radio 2. The station almost completely leaves out music programmes, so works with almost solely speech related programmes, it pursues a deeper insight into a more thoughtful viewpoint through world politics, domestic politics, journalism, and keep up the diversity with refreshing comedy, and gripping readings and drama, but the arts, science, and history topics are also the parts of the talkative programme structure. The station offers shipping forecasts, news, and weather reports regularly. At night, from 1:00am to 5:20am, a selection of BBC World Service is broadcasted.
The breakfast show of BBC Radio Four is the "Today" programme, which is the most popular in the schedule of the broadcaster. On weekdays from 6am to 9am and on Saturdays from 7am to 9am Today brings national and international news and affairs, sports, and weather under the scope. Furthermore Today has a three-minute slot around 7:45am for the "Thought for the Day", which is an inspirational thought pack from religious thinkers. Most of the existing religions are represented in this block, and most times the broadcasted thought has some context with one of the main events of the day. "Today" programme's presenters are Justin Webb, Martha Kearney, Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson.

BBC Radio 4 's slogan: "Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio"

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Aberdare area, South Wales - 104.7 FMAberdeen - 1449 MWAberdeenshire - 95.3 FMAberfeldy - 103.9 FMAbergavenny & Usk Valley - 93.1 FMAbersychan - 92.9 FMAbertillery - 93.4 FMAlexandria - 104.1 FMAmbleside - 92.7 FMAnglesey - 103.6 FMAngus - 94.9 FMAxminster - 93.9 FMAyrshire - 104.3 FMBakewell - 94.2 FMBallachulish - 94.7 FMBallycastle - 93.2 FMBarmouth area, Gwynedd - 104.8 FMBarnoldswick area - 94.1 FMBasingstoke - 94.5 FMBath - 93.4 FMBeds - 94.5 FMBelfast - 720 MWBerks - 93.9 FMBerwick-upon-Tweed - 93.0 FMBetws-y-Coed - 104.9 FMBexhill - 94.6 FMBlaenavon - 92.9 FMBlairgowrie - 95.5 FMBodmin area, Cornwall - 93.2 FMBorder Coast - 104.6 FMBorder Region - 103.9 FMBradford - 92.9 FMBrecon - 104.7 FMBrighton - 94.5 FMBristol - 93.7 FMBristol area - 94.3 FMBucks - 93.9 FMBurnley - 94.6 FMBuxton - 94.4 FMCalne - 92.6 FMCambridge area - 93.3 FMCambs - 94.5 FMCampbeltown - 95.2 FMCarlisle - 1485 MWCarmarthen - 95.5 FMCarmarthenshire - 92.8 FMCaterham - 94.1 FMCentral Lancashire - 93.0 FM
You can follow the broadcast on the traditional FM analogue radio way, on 92-95 FM, and on 103-105 FM in the territory of the United Kingdom. There is long wave availability on 198 LW, and a restricted medium wave availability. The radio is also available on the digital ways like DAB Digital Radio and DigitalTV, we recommend the online radio stream.
DigitalTV: Freeview: Channel 704 (broadcasting the FM schedule only),
Freesat: Channel 704 for FM schedule, 710 for LW schedule
Sky: Channel 0104 for FM schedule, 0143 for LW schedule
Virgin: Channel 904 for FM schedule, 911 for LW schedule
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Times Radio has signed Dominic O’Connell as its first Business Correspondent. Dominic joins the NewsUK station on Monday 1 November to provide business reporting from 6am every weekday morning. He previously worked as a business presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, and prior to that was the Business Editor of the Sunday Times...More >> - 22.10.2021
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Think With Pinker series and podcast coming to BBC Radio 4
Psychologist Professor Steven Pinker is to examine how we can harness rational thinking in a new programme for BBC Radio 4. Think With Pinker is a 12-part series and podcast with guests including Bill Gates, Daniel Kahneman and Hannah Fry. The series will explore questions such as: Whether we should trust intuition or algorithms; how the brain tricks us into seeing patterns in randomness; why the desire to...More >> - 23.09.2021
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00:00 - Midnight News
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Slime: A Natural History by Susanne Wedlich
The Cosmic Horror of Slime
1/5 The story of how slime has oozed its way into every corner of our cultural life.
00:48 - Shipping Forecast
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
01:00 - Selection of BBC World Service Programmes
A selection of BBC World Service news and current affairs, arts and science programmes.
05:20 - Shipping Forecast
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
05:30 - News Briefing
The latest news from BBC Radio 4
05:43 - Prayer for the Day
A reflection and prayer to start the day with George Craig
05:45 - Farming Today
The latest news about food, farming and the countryside.
05:58 - Tweet of the Day
Stephen Moss on the Cetti's Warbler
Writer and wildlife programme-maker Stephen Moss goes in search of Cetti's warbler.
06:00 - Today
News and current affairs, including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - The Life Scientific
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.
09:30 - One to One
Faces of Fame: Janet Ellis meets Vee Kativhu
The former Blue Peter presenter talks to vlogger Vee Kativhu about a very new kind of fame
09:45 - Slime: A Natural History by Susanne Wedlich
Primordial Slime
2/5 The story of the Victorian obsession with primordial slime.
10:00 - Woman's Hour
Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
11:00 - Hacking Capitalism

New documentary for BBC Radio 4
11:30 - Pride or Prejudice: How we Read Now
Reading Novels
1/3 Professor Abigail Williams explores changing views of the novel.
12:00 - News Summary
National and international news from BBC Radio 4
12:04 - The Frequency of Us by Keith Stuart
Episode 2
2/10 By Keith Stuart. Laura starts visiting the old man at Avon Lodge.
12:18 - You and Yours
News and discussion of consumer affairs
12:57 - Weather
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - World at One
Forty-five minutes of news, analysis and comment, with Sarah Montague
13:45 - 39 Ways to Save the Planet
Low Carbon Crisps
Ever thought about the carbon cost of a packet of crisps? Tom Heap has.
14:00 - The Archers
There’s a shock for Ruth.
14:15 - Drama
The Beatboxer
Comedy drama written by and starring celebrated beatboxer Testament
15:00 - The Kitchen Cabinet
Series 34, Home Economics: Episode 43
Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits.
15:30 - Costing the Earth
Six Months on St Kilda
How does it feel to spend six months on Britain's most isolated island?
16:00 - Law in Action
Long-running legal magazine programme featuring reports and discussion
16:30 - A Good Read
Musa Okwonga & Sophie Heawood
Two writers share favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
17:00 - PM
Afternoon news and current affairs programme.
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
18:30 - Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere
Series 3, Episode 3
3/4 A third series from Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda
19:00 - The Archers
Ben struggles with recent events.
19:15 - Front Row
Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
20:00 - File on 4
For Richer, For Poorer
The elderly people targeted for marriage and exploited for financial gain.
20:40 - In Touch
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21:00 - Inside Health
A weekly quest to demystify the health issues that perplex us.
21:30 - The Life Scientific
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work.
22:00 - The World Tonight
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22:45 - The Frequency of Us by Keith Stuart
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23:00 - Fortunately... with Fi and Jane
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23:30 - Today in Parliament
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