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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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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 >> - 14.05.2020
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 >> - 06.02.2020
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 >> - 06.02.2020
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RAJAR Q1 2019: Milestones reached for DAB and digital radio
Digital listening has reached a new record share of 56.4%, up from 50.9% in Q1 2018, according to RAJAR Q1 2019 data released today. The annual growth of 5.5 percentage points to 56.4% from 50.9% represents the strongest ever percentage point growth in digital listening platform share since records began. Digital reach increased by over 2 million listeners to 36.3 million and overall digital listening grew by 55.9 million hours or by 10.7% year on year.More >> - 16.05.2019
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BBC Radio 4 Extra's schedule29

00:00 - A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson
5. The Answer
5/5 Following a series of terrifying premonitions, Tom discovers what Helen Driscoll wants.
00:30 - Shah Rukh Khan's Heroes
Amitabh Bachchan
3/5 Shah Rukh Khan's tribute to fellow Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, one of his heroes.
01:00 - The Toff on the Farm
1. Trouble for Sale
1/6 Rural intrigue stalks amateur sleuth - the Honourable Richard Rollison (the Toff).
01:30 - Miss Marple
A Caribbean Mystery, Episode 5
5/5 After two murders and an attempted suicide, the amateur sleuth battles to find a link.
02:00 - Wintering by Katherine May
Episode 5
5/5 A thought-provoking, generous celebration of life’s dark seasons and fallow times
02:15 - Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor
Episode 5
5/5 O'Connor reflects on Christmas Day how much better life is post kitten rescue.
02:30 - The Living Mountain

Robert Macfarlane undertakes an immersive poetic pilgrimage to the Cairngorms.
03:00 - John Harrison - Rediscovering Leo

A journalist seeking a reclusive composer discovers far more than she was expecting
04:00 - Funny You Should Ask
From 19/05/1981
Peter Jones tests the knowledge of Charles Hawtrey, Tommy Trinder and Ron Goodwin.
04:30 - Ballylenon
Series 5, Episode 3
3/6 How far will some residents go to make sure that the sale of a certain cottage suceeds?
05:00 - The Headset Set
Series 1, Episode 5
5/6 The team at Smile5 discover that their colleague Dan has died, and react callously.
05:30 - Now You're Asking with Marian Keyes and Tara Flynn
The ‘Resting Bitch Face’ Problem
Marian and Tara tackle serial bad-boy dating, a missing mojo and personal grooming.
06:00 - Peter Tinniswood
Stoker Leishman's Diaries
The diaries of an attempt to the South Pole become the focus of an avaricious family.
07:30 - Great Lives
Series 44, Hertha Ayrton
Helen Arney, scientist and geek songstress, nominates pioneer physicist Hertha Ayrton.
08:00 - The Write Stuff
Series 10, Stephen King
4/6 James Walton chairs the literary quiz, discussing horror master Stephen King.
08:30 - Smelling of Roses
Series 4, Episode 5
5/6 A TV stars reaps what she's sown, when Rosie helps launch a new garden centre.
09:00 - Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood

Miranda Hart talks openly about her life, career and creative process.
12:00 - Foul Play
Series 3, Death By a Short Head
1/6 Crime writers Lady Antonia Fraser and Anthony Price probe the death of a top jockey.
12:30 - The Michael Bentine Show
From 22/01/1984
From a Tibetan mystic to the entire United Nations, the ultimate one-man show.
13:00 - Nexus: Norfolk's Forgotten TV Station

The story of the student TV station at the University of East Anglia and its famous guests
14:00 - The Mark Steel Solution
Series 3, Charity
2/4 The comedian questions the motives behind mankind's fundraising efforts for good causes.
14:30 - The Absolutely Radio Show
Series 2, Episode 1
1/4 Stoneybridge Town Council prepares to receive the town's first ever tourist.
15:00 - The Museum of Everything
Series 2, Behind the Magic
6/6 The guides star in a beastly new DVD and Turkish art proves popular.
15:30 - The Boosh
1/6 Surreal zookeepers Howard and Vince try to catch an animal thief.
16:00 - Peter Tinniswood
Stoker Leishman's Diaries
The diaries of an attempt to the South Pole become the focus of an avaricious family.
17:30 - Great Lives
Series 44, Hertha Ayrton
Helen Arney, scientist and geek songstress, nominates pioneer physicist Hertha Ayrton.
18:00 - George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
Episode 1
1/2 Ministry of Truth employee Winston Smith finds love. But Big Brother is watching.
19:00 - Miranda Hart: From Hampshire to Hollywood

Miranda Hart talks openly about her life, career and creative process.
22:00 - Chain Reaction
Series 1, Stewart Lee interviews Alan Moore
5/6 The opinionated comedian and the acclaimed graphic novel writer star in the tag talk show.
22:30 - The Problem With Adam Bloom
Series 3, Technology
3/6 The comedian celebrates and chastises the various marvels of the modern age.
23:00 - Mr and Mrs Smith
Series 1, The Bathroom
4/4 Annabelle is annoyed because Will could not stand up to their over-enthusiastic builder.
23:30 - The Absolutely Radio Show
Series 2, Episode 2
2/4 Featuring Stoneybridge, Little Girl, Calum and Frank Hovis.