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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 broadcasts almost solely speech related programmes, it pursues a deeper insight into a more thoughtful viewpoint through world politics, domestic politics, journalism, and keeps up the diversity with refreshing comedy, and gripping readings and drama, but the arts, science, and history topics are also 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 from 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 and sports 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, Nick Robinson and Amol Rajan

BBC Radio 4 slogan: "Funny, fascinating, surprising, moving, informative... All the time"

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BBC Radio 4 frequencies

Aberdare area - 104.7 FMAberdeenshire - 95.3 FMAberfeldy - 103.9 FMAbergavenny - 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 - 94.7 FMBarmouth area - 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 - 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 FMCentral Northern Ireland - 96.0 FM
You can listen to the broadcast on the traditional analogue radio on 92-95 FM, and on 103-105 FM, and on several MW frequencies. The digital solutions like DAB Digital Radio and DigitalTV are also available, we recommend the online radio stream.
DigitalTV: Freeview - Channel 704 (FM schedule)
Freesat - Channel 704 (FM schedule) and Channel 710 (LW schedule)
SkyTV - Channel 0104 (FM schedule) and Channel 0143 (LW schedule)
Virgin - Channel 904 (FM schedule) and Channel 911 (LW schedule)
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News about BBC Radio 4

Radio presenter Lauren Laverne speaks out for Sunderland
Lauren Laverne, an honorary graduate at the University of Sunderland, is helping showcase the University in a new promotional video. The Sunderland-born broadcaster voices the video, ‘Think Sunderland’, which celebrates the University’s career-focused courses, facilities, inclusive and culture and everything the city has to offer. Lauren, host of the BBC Radio 6 Breakfast Show and Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs...More >> - 15.11.2021
Dominic O’Connell joins Times Radio as Business Correspondent
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
BBC wins Broadcaster of the Year at New York Festivals Awards
The BBC has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. Most of the Gold Awards went to the BBC or to independent producers working on BBC programmes. Across its radio networks, the BBC collected 14 Gold awards, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze with podcast series’ including I’m Not A Monster, Where Is George Gibney and Fight Of The Century all picking up several each...More >> - 13.10.2021
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
Cery Matthews to co- host Radio 4 music programme
A new BBC Radio 4 music programme, Add To Playlist, co-hosted by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye, will explore music through surprising connections between songs and artists. This comes as Radio 4 increases its arts programming, which will also see Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode co-hosting a new film show, Screenshot and John Wilson hosting This Cultural Life, featuring in-depth interviews with the most...More >> - 12.09.2021
BBC Radio 4 extends Front Row and creates new arts shows
BBC Radio 4’s live arts programme Front Row is to be extended to 45 minutes and three new shows are being introduced. A new film show, Screenshot, co-hosted by Ellen E Jones and Mark Kermode, will take listeners on a fresh journey through film and screen culture. A new music programme, Add To Playlist, co-hosted by Cerys Matthews and Jeffrey Boakye, will explore...More >> - 12.09.2021
Radio services off-air after fire at a North Yorkshire transmitter site
Local and regional radio stations including Capital, Heart, TFM and BBC Radio Tees have lost their analogue FM services around North Yorkshire following a fire at the Bilsdale mast. National stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM along with local DAB services on the MuxCo multiplexes are also suffering from reduced coverage in the area. Freeview services carried by the site are also off-air...More >> - 10.08.2021
Sue Perkins to host Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4
Broadcaster, comedian and writer Sue Perkins is the next host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute programme. As a recent guest host and 58-time panellist, Sue takes the host’s chair for the 87th series of Just a Minute, to keep in check fellow long-time participants Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth and many more all bringing their linguistic A-game to proceedings...More >> - 20.07.2021
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BBC Radio 4's programmes26

00:00 - Midnight News
The latest news and weather forecast from BBC Radio 4.
00:30 - Colditz: Prisoners of the Castle by Ben MacIntyre
10: 'Take Colditz!'
10/10 April 1945: with SS and US troops advancing on Colditz, the prisoners take control...
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
Reflection with Fr Philip Blackledge of Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Melrose.
05:45 - One to One
Emma Garland and Kiri Pritchard-McLean on living in Wales
Emma talks to Kiri about moving back to Anglesey and speaking Welsh.
06:00 - News and Papers
The latest news headlines. Including the weather and a look at the papers.
06:07 - Open Country
Rutland Water: What lies beneath?
Rutland Water is a reservoir with a prehistoric past life, as Helen Mark discovers.
06:30 - Farming Today
26/11/22 - The eggs shortage, seasonal workers and game shooting
As the egg shortage continues, will government intervention help?
06:57 - Weather
The latest weather reports and forecast
07:00 - Today
Including Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.
09:00 - Saturday Live
Emily Atack
ACDC's Brian Johnson and Dr Tim Spector of the Zoe app.
10:30 - Soul Music
Chervona Kalyna
Powerful stories linked to this beautiful and stirring Ukrainian folk song
11:00 - The Week in Westminster
Paul Waugh reviews the week's events in Westminster.
11:30 - From Our Own Correspondent
A Bleak Future For Afghanistan's Women
A young woman speaks about life under Taliban control, as freedoms are curbed daily.
12:00 - News Summary
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4.
12:04 - Money Box
The latest news from the world of personal finance.
12:30 - The Now Show
Series 61, Episode 5
5/6 Hugh Dennis and Glenn Moore present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
12:57 - Weather
The latest weather forecast
13:00 - News and Weather
The latest national and international news and weather reports from BBC Radio 4
13:10 - Any Questions?
Paul Embery, Seema Malhotra MP, Huw Merriman MP, Zanny Minton Beddoes
Alex Forsyth presents political debate from Gordon's School, Woking.
14:00 - Any Answers?
Have your say on the issues discussed on Any Questions?
14:45 - 39 Ways to Save the Planet
Local Wisdom
Tom Heap discovers how indigenous knowledge can help us fight climate change.
15:00 - Oliver: Lagos to London
Episode 1
1/3 A radical updating of Charles Dickens' most political novel, Oliver Twist.
16:00 - Woman's Hour
Weekend Woman’s Hour: Andrea Riseborough, stalking, long-term relationships and why they fail, women boxers, the clitoris
A candid chat with Andrea Riseborough; and ten years of stalking laws - what has changed?
17:00 - PM
Full coverage of the day's news
17:30 - Political Thinking with Nick Robinson
The Bridget Phillipson One
The Labour rising star on how books & Byker Grove transformed her tough life in Sunderland
17:54 - Shipping Forecast
The latest weather reports and forecasts for UK shipping.
17:57 - Weather
The latest weather reports and forecast
18:00 - Six O'Clock News
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
18:15 - Loose Ends
Wallace Shawn, Matthew Modine, Jasmine Naziha Jones, Zoe Lyons, Mary Gauthier, DJ Yoda, Sara Cox, Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy.
19:00 - Profile
Joe Lycett
The comedian who threatened to shred £10K in David Beckham Qatar ambassador protest.
19:15 - The Infinite Monkey Cage
Series 25, Hunting for Exoplanets
Brian Cox and Robin Ince discuss the hunt for elusive planets outside our solar system.
20:00 - Archive on 4
FDR's Four Freedoms
Professor David Reynolds on what Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech means today.
21:00 - No Place But the Water
Ghosts of the Future: Part 3
Second series of Linda Marshall Griffiths' drama set in a flooded future world.
21:45 - Stories from Ukraine
Richard the Chickenheart
Ukrainian reporters host an American photographer who treats death as a photo op.
22:00 - News
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
22:15 - The Exchange
Breaking with Tradition
Two strangers meet to share a common experience, and their differences. They bring a gift.
23:00 - Brain of Britain
The 2022 Final
The grand Final of the annual general knowledge contest, chaired by Russell Davies
23:30 - The Language Exchange
Michael Dickman and Professor Christoph Lees
The poet Michael Dickman meets Professor Christoph Lees to craft a poem about his work.