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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 4 live here on UK Radio Live!
BBC Radio 4 has 11 million weekly listeners, and so the second most popular radio in the United Kingdom right after the BBC Radio 2, but it leads the race for the audience in London, and in the South of England. BBC Radio 4 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. For actual use, the station offers shipping forecasts, news, and weather reports regularly. At night, from 1:00am to 5:20am, BBC World Service’s selection takes place.
The breakfast show slot is filled with "Today" programme, which is the most popular in the schedule of BBC Radio 4. 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"

BBC Radio 4 availability: You can follow BBC Radio 4 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 of the BBC Radio 4 on 198 LW, and a restricted medium wave availability - For the detailed MW allocation check the Frequencies section below and the Frequency Map! BBC Radio 4 is also available on the digital ways, we recommend the online radio stream via the internet.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Radio 4, BBC R4, Radio 4 (UK)

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 704 (broadcasting only the FM schedule)
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

Contacts

E-mail: Every programme on BBC Radio 4 has its own e-mail address. You can find the programmes, and their individual e-mail address, or contact options on the official BBC Radio 4 site – https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

Postal address: Radio 4, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Please start the address on the envelope with the programme name which one You like to send your message to. You can find the exact programme titles on the official BBC Radio 4 site's "Schedules" section - https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

SMS: 84844 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)

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BBC Radio 4 frequencies

Aberdeen - 1449 MWCarlisle - 1495 MWDerry - 720 MWEnniskillen - 774 MWGlasgow - 720 MWHayle - 756 MWLondon - 720 MWNewcastle - 603 MWPlymouth - 774 LW FMUnited Kingdom - 103.0 FM - 105.0 FMUnited Kingdom - 198 LW FMUnited Kingdom - 92.0 FM - 95.0 FM
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BBC Radio 5 Live will take BBC Radio London’s overnight shows for the foreseeable future In a bid to prioritise its resources, RadioToday can reveal. And as all other BBC local stations currently take 5 Live overnight, they will also relay the programmes of BBC Radio London instead. Dotun Adebayo is the weekday overnight host on BBC Radio London from 1am till 4am, but he is scheduled to move to 5 Live from April 5th. It is unknown at this stage what will happen at that point, but it is presumed Radio London will continue with live programmes around the clock for the foreseeable...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 20.03.2020
BBC local radio switches to news-led AM output
BBC local radio stations will switch to a more news-led service during breakfast and mid-morning shows, opening phone lines and airing expert advice for local communities between 6am and midday. The move comes as the BBC announces the extra measures it will be taking to offer more information and content during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Under the umbrella Make A Difference, every local radio station will join up with local volunteer groups to help co-ordinate support for the elderly, housebound or at risk, making sure people know what help is available in their area...More >>
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Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 – Winners
The winners at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020 have been revealed at an event at the London Palladium. The BBC took home 17 awards including Emma Barnett for Best Speech Presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James for Best New Show, The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Dotty forBest Music Breakfast Show and Elis James and John Robins for Funniest Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. Bauer Media radio brands were recognised on the night with Absolute Radio winning Gold for their coverage for Mental Health Awareness Week as well as their regional station Forth 1 who won Best Local Radio Show...More >>
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RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up
Coverage of the general election helped 5 Live, Radio 4 and LBC each add half a million listeners across 2019. 5 Live is up from 4.9m to 5.4m in the Q4/2019 RAJAR listening figures, while Radio 4 has added a similar amount, rising from 10.4m a year ago to 10.9m now. LBC, including new digital station LBC News, posts a record high of 2.7m listeners (up more than half a million year on year), while talkRADIO is up more than 40% from 12 months ago to now have 433,000 listeners a week – another record high for the Wireless station...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 06.02.2020
Manveen Rana joins The Times for daily podcast
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radiotoday.co.uk - 27.01.2020
Shortlist out for Audio and Radio Industry Awards 2020
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radiotoday.co.uk - 15.01.2020
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Classic FM’s new Sunday schedule for 2020 includes former BBC Radio 4 host John Humphrys presenting a weekly programme and the end of the Classic FM Chart. From 5th January, John Humphrys will be on-air each Sunday from 3pm to 5pm sharing his own stories and reflections on his favourite composers and their music. Charlotte Hawkins, who currently hosts that slot, will present a new Sunday night edition of Smooth Classics at Seven, keeping her Young Classical Star feature but in a new time slot...More >>
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Greta Thunberg to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme
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www.theguardian.com - 23.11.2019
Kenneth Branagh returns to Radio 4 in Stalingrad
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