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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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News about BBC Radio 4 Extra

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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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BBC Radio 4 Extra's schedule17

00:00 - James Follett - Earthsearch
Earthsearch I, 3. Sands of Kyros
3/10 After their devastating news, the starship's crew face peril from a once-benign force.
00:30 - Short Cuts
Series 19, Press Record
6/6 Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
01:00 - Agatha Christie
Murder is Easy, 3. Burden of Proof
3/3 Luke and Bridget are getting closer and think they know who the murderer is.
01:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case, 2. The Third Shoe
2/8 Trying to clear a man of murder, the sleuth and wife Steve visit him in jail.
02:00 - Crime Down Under: The Dry by Jane Harper
Episode 8
8/10 Falk's assumptions are shaken, about the past and the present.
02:15 - Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk
Series 3, Episode 3
3/5 Samuel has disappeared and Meg is frantic. And then a body washes up out of the past.
02:30 - Tim Key Delves Into Daniil Kharms And That’s All

Tim Key gives his surreal and startling take on the Soviet absurdist writer Daniil Kharms.
03:00 - Sheridan Le Fanu - Uncle Silas
Revelations
3/3 Maud believes she's in danger. With Teresa Gallagher, George Cole and Dorothy Tutin.
04:00 - Whispers
Series 1, Episode 5
5/6 Gyles Brandreth is joined by Anthony Holden, Stella Duffy, Lynne Truss and Rowan Pelling.
04:30 - Snap
Series 2, Episode 3
3/6 Doug and Molly try to bury their differences to help son Ryan.
05:00 - Hobby Bobbies
Series 2, Sinkhole
1/4 Sitcom where Britain's longest serving PCSO, and Britain's laziest, make quite a pairing.
05:30 - Shush!
Series 2, A Fairy Tale Ending
4/4 Snoo runs into problems with a grape, and Alice has to learn a tricky manoeuvre.
06:00 - Father Brown Stories
Series 1, The Blue Cross
1/7 Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's insightful clerical sleuth.
06:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case, 3. Peter Galino
3/8 With key witness Mary dead, the suave sleuth worries for Steve's safety. Stars Peter Coke.
07:00 - Cleaning Up
4. Surprise
4/4 Sitcom about a group of night-time cleaners in Manchester. Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh
07:30 - John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Series 9, Episode 6
6/6 John Finnemore presents a ninth series of his award-winning sketch show.
08:00 - I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
Series 7, Episode 8
8/13 Fifth Division football, and Professor Prune goes on a Victorian adventure.
08:30 - The 27-Year Itch
You're Never Too Old to Stay at Home
Dorothy and Edward visit Clacton to pep up their marriage.
09:00 - Who Goes There?
Series 6, Episode 4
4/6 Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden.
09:30 - An Actor's Life for Me
Series 1, A Stiff Audition
1/7 Always on the lookout for work, Robert lands a rather sedentary role.
10:00 - Abdication
1. The King's Matter
1/2 Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang vie to persuade Edward VIII not to abdicate.
10:45 - RK Narayan Stories
Trail of the Green Blazer
A distinctive jacket seems to beckon a pickpocket over the cacophony of an Indian market.
11:00 - Desert Island Discs Revisited
Honoured Actors, Mark Rylance
From Beethoven to Nina Simone. Actor Mark Rylance sharess his castaway choices.
11:45 - David Attenborough's Life Stories
Series 2, Chimps
David Attenborough recalls a memorable filming trip, following chimpanzees hunting monkeys
12:00 - I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
Series 7, Episode 8
8/13 Fifth Division football, and Professor Prune goes on a Victorian adventure.
12:30 - The 27-Year Itch
You're Never Too Old to Stay at Home
Dorothy and Edward visit Clacton to pep up their marriage.
13:00 - Father Brown Stories
Series 1, The Blue Cross
1/7 Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's insightful clerical sleuth.
13:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case, 3. Peter Galino
3/8 With key witness Mary dead, the suave sleuth worries for Steve's safety. Stars Peter Coke.
14:00 - Crime Down Under: The Dry by Jane Harper
Episode 9
9/10 A chance remark sets Falk onto the trail of the killer.
14:15 - Gregory Evans - Blood and Milk
Series 3, Episode 4
4/5 Bren Evans makes more demands as the police close in on Meg and Dora Lipski.
14:30 - The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything - the steamy 1950s novel that was ahead of its time.
15:00 - Abdication
1. The King's Matter
1/2 Stanley Baldwin and Cosmo Lang vie to persuade Edward VIII not to abdicate.
15:45 - RK Narayan Stories
Trail of the Green Blazer
A distinctive jacket seems to beckon a pickpocket over the cacophony of an Indian market.
16:00 - Who Goes There?
Series 6, Episode 4
4/6 Team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego are joined by Lynne Truss and Anthony Holden.
16:30 - An Actor's Life for Me
Series 1, A Stiff Audition
1/7 Always on the lookout for work, Robert lands a rather sedentary role.
17:00 - Cleaning Up
4. Surprise
4/4 Sitcom about a group of night-time cleaners in Manchester. Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh
17:30 - John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Series 9, Episode 6
6/6 John Finnemore presents a ninth series of his award-winning sketch show.
18:00 - James Follett - Earthsearch
Earthsearch I, 4. The Solaric Empire
4/10 Astra and Darv are taken to a neighbouring moon for cross-examination.
18:30 - Great Lives
Series 41, Ruth Holdaway on Helen Rollason
4/9 Ruth Holdaway picks the sports broadcaster Helen Rollason as her great life.
19:00 - I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
Series 7, Episode 8
8/13 Fifth Division football, and Professor Prune goes on a Victorian adventure.
19:30 - The 27-Year Itch
You're Never Too Old to Stay at Home
Dorothy and Edward visit Clacton to pep up their marriage.
20:00 - Father Brown Stories
Series 1, The Blue Cross
1/7 Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's insightful clerical sleuth.
20:30 - Paul Temple
Paul Temple and the Gilbert Case, 3. Peter Galino
3/8 With key witness Mary dead, the suave sleuth worries for Steve's safety. Stars Peter Coke.
21:00 - Desert Island Discs Revisited
Honoured Actors, Mark Rylance
From Beethoven to Nina Simone. Actor Mark Rylance sharess his castaway choices.
21:45 - David Attenborough's Life Stories
Series 2, Chimps
David Attenborough recalls a memorable filming trip, following chimpanzees hunting monkeys
22:00 - John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
Series 9, Episode 6
6/6 John Finnemore presents a ninth series of his award-winning sketch show.
22:30 - Political Animals
Series 1, Wilberforce
1/4 The chief mouser to the Cabinet Office, 1973-1987, reflects on life with Margaret Thatcher
22:45 - Brian Appleton's History of Rock 'n' Roll
My Turn to Be Poorly
5/6 The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock legends dying aged 27.
23:00 - The In Crowd
Series 4, Episode 4
4/6 Memory issues and is Mary really Mary? Manchester sketch show.
23:30 - Absolute Power
Series 3, Episode 2
2/5 Can Prentiss and McCabe's medicine help the government sort out the NHS?