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About BBC Radio 4 Extra

Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 4 Extra live, which has nearly 2 million weekly listeners in the UK. The third most listened to radio in the field of the only digitally distributed radios. Sister station of BBC Radio 4, so its all programmes are speech related, but without live talks, and phone-ins. Several times it airs extended versions of its parent station's featured programmes. Radio 4 Extra schedule structure is fed by the BBC Sound Archive, so the time span of its selection is nearly 70 years, and contains mainly classic comedy, drama, and features.

BBC Radio 4 Extra 's slogan: "The Best in Comedy, Drama and Entertainment"

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Postal address: BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
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Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4extra
E-mail: Since the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule mainly repeats from the BBC Sound Archive, there are few programmes which can be reached by e-mail. You can search in BBC Radios’ programmes list to find e-mail address to an exact programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/contact#radio
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BBC Radio 4 Extra frequencies

The station broadcasts only digitally, so it can’t be followed with traditional analogue radio, but available on almost every digital way like DAB Digital Radio and DigitalTV, we recommend the online radio stream.
DigitalTV: Freeview: Channel 708, Freesat: Channel 708, Sky: Channel 0131, Virgin: Channel 910, Virgin Ireland: 929
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RAJAR Q1 2020: Four percent growth in digital share
Digital listening share has increased to a new record of 58.6% up from 56.4% year on year in the latest RAJAR figures. Digital reach is also at a new record with 36.9 million adults, or 67% of the population, tuning in via a digital platform, up from 36.3m in Q1 2019. Listening via online and apps now accounts for 14% of all listening and nearly a quarter (24%) of digital listening, having grown by 25.4 million hours (or by 23%) year on year. With 32% of adults now claiming to own a smart speaker, online listening in home was for the fourth consecutive quarter the fastest growing platform and location, increasing by 21 million hours (or by 26.6%) year on year...More >>
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RAJAR Q4 2019: New record for digital radio listening
Digital listening share has increased by 11% to a new record of 58.5%, up from 52.6% in Q4 2018 in the latest figures for Q4 2019. They were boosted by the launch of new national commercial digital stations, and the growth of listening online via smart speakers in home and DAB listening in car. Overall digital listening grew by 43.4 million hours or 8% year on year. Listening via online and apps grew by 28.5 million hours (or by 30%) to now account for 12.5% of all listening and 21.5% of digital listening...More >>
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RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up
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BBC Radio 4 Extra's schedule28

00:00 - Doctor Who: Redacted
1. SOS
1/10 Do you remember the Doctor? Ten-part drama starring Charlie Craggs, with Jodie Whittaker
00:20 - Inheritance Tracks
Andrew Garfield
Actor Andrew Garfield chooses ‘Just A Gigolo’ by Louis Prima and ‘Vincent’ by Don McLean.
00:30 - A Good Read
India Knight and Alvin Hall
Journalist India Knight and financial adviser Alvin Hall talk books with Harriett Gilbert.
01:00 - Maugham's Eye View
1. The Creative Impulse
1/6 A husband runs off with a cook. Starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Sims.
01:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, 5. A Surprise for Pete Roberts
5/8 The death toll mounts as the suave sleuth journeys to an island on the River Thames.
02:00 - Last Stories by William Trevor
The Piano Teacher's Pupil
1/5 Niamh Cusack reads William Trevor's poignant story of give and take.
02:15 - Charles Dickens
Dombey and Son, Episode 16
16/20 Cast out of her home, who can Florence turn to?
02:30 - Grasshead Racers

Motor racing commentator Murray Walker explores the democratic world of lawnmower racing
03:00 - DH Lawrence - Women in Love
Springtime
1/4 Gerald and Rupert are two very different gentlemen, with very different responses to love.
04:00 - Counterpoint
Series 25, 2011 Final
13/13 Paul Gambaccini tests three contestants battling to be crowned musical mastermind of 2011.
04:30 - Double Science
Real Ale
3/6 A real ale home brewing competition turns teachers Kenneth and Colin into bitter rivals.
05:00 - Jack & Millie
Series 1, Death & The Maven
1/4 A sudden death means Jack and Millie have to choose between good behaviour and cheesecake.
05:30 - Just a Minute
Series 89, A Seating Plan, Doris Day and Under the Floorboards
6/8 Sue Perkins hosts Radio 4's longest running panel show, Just a Minute.
06:00 - Maugham's Eye View
2. The Vessel of Wrath
2/6 An unlikely romance in the Dutch East Indies. With Dirk Bogarde and Anna Massey.
06:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, 6. Home Again
6/8 A murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris.
07:00 - Ayres on the Air
Series 2, Motherhood
4/6 Maternal highs and lows from Pam Ayres in poetry and sketches.
07:30 - Damned Andrew
Series 1, Episode 1. And So It Begins
1/4 Andrew O'Neill's flat has become a portal to another dimension in this new comedy.
08:00 - The Goon Show
Series 6, Napoleon's Piano
4/27 Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo
08:30 - King Street Junior
Series 6, The Games Children Play
8/9 School staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, a pupil sparks panic
09:00 - Dead Ringers
Series 22, Episode 2
2/6 Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
09:30 - Change at Oglethorpe
Off the Rails
1/6 A graduate trainee takes charge of a rural railway station and its eccentric staff.
10:00 - DH Lawrence - Women in Love
Water Games
2/4 Gerald excites Gudrun with his physicality, while Ursula is infuriated by Rupert.
11:00 - Archive on 4
Tell Me a Storycorps
StoryCorps asks Americans to "Tell me about your life". Simon Garfield listens in.
12:00 - The Goon Show
Series 6, Napoleon's Piano
4/27 Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo
12:30 - King Street Junior
Series 6, The Games Children Play
8/9 School staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, a pupil sparks panic
13:00 - Maugham's Eye View
2. The Vessel of Wrath
2/6 An unlikely romance in the Dutch East Indies. With Dirk Bogarde and Anna Massey.
13:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, 6. Home Again
6/8 A murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris.
14:00 - Last Stories by William Trevor
An Idyll in Winter
2/5 Hattie Morahan reads William Trevor's story of a life-lasting love.
14:15 - Charles Dickens
Dombey and Son, Episode 17
17/20 As Florence is reunited with her old friend, Rob the Grinder spills the beans.
14:30 - The Manchester Ballads

Folk singer Eliza Carthy discovers Manchester's nineteenth century broadside ballads.
15:00 - DH Lawrence - Women in Love
Water Games
2/4 Gerald excites Gudrun with his physicality, while Ursula is infuriated by Rupert.
16:00 - The 3rd Degree
Series 9, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
4/6 Students from St Catharine’s College Cambridge take on the dons in the upbeat quiz.
16:30 - Change at Oglethorpe
Off the Rails
1/6 A graduate trainee takes charge of a rural railway station and its eccentric staff.
17:00 - Ayres on the Air
Series 2, Motherhood
4/6 Maternal highs and lows from Pam Ayres in poetry and sketches.
17:30 - Damned Andrew
Series 1, Episode 1. And So It Begins
1/4 Andrew O'Neill's flat has become a portal to another dimension in this new comedy.
18:00 - Doctor Who: Redacted
2. Hysteria
2/10 Do you remember the Doctor? Ten-part drama starring Charlie Craggs, with Jodie Whittaker.
18:20 - Inheritance Tracks
Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy chooses 'Well Did You Evah' by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
18:30 - Soul Music
Series 23, The Star-Spangled Banner
4/4 Exploring America's national anthem, set to the tune of an English social men's club song.
19:00 - The Goon Show
Series 6, Napoleon's Piano
4/27 Neddie Seagoon is conned into pinching the keyboard played at the Battle of Waterloo
19:30 - King Street Junior
Series 6, The Games Children Play
8/9 School staff can't wait for summer holidays, but as sports day looms, a pupil sparks panic
20:00 - Maugham's Eye View
2. The Vessel of Wrath
2/6 An unlikely romance in the Dutch East Indies. With Dirk Bogarde and Anna Massey.
20:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair, 6. Home Again
6/8 A murder mystery on a lonely island, as the suave sleuth finds a clue pointing to Paris.
21:00 - Archive on 4
Tell Me a Storycorps
StoryCorps asks Americans to "Tell me about your life". Simon Garfield listens in.
22:00 - Damned Andrew
Series 1, Episode 1. And So It Begins
1/4 Andrew O'Neill's flat has become a portal to another dimension in this new comedy.
22:30 - Mark Steel's in Town
Series 4, Chipping Norton
6/6 Comedian Mark Steel visits Chipping Norton to perform a stand-up show all about the town.
22:55 - The Comedy Club Interviews
Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin
Lou Conran chats to Andrew O’Neill and Stephen Carlin.
23:00 - The Big Booth
Series 2: The Big Booth Too, Episode 1
1/6 Boothby Graffoe hosts unadulterated nonsense from the Edinburgh Festival.
23:30 - I've Never Seen Star Wars
Series 3, John Lloyd
5/6 John Lloyd discovers stand-up comedy, milking goats and going back to your old school.