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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 4 Extra live, a digital-only radio station with no analog frequency available. It is the sister station of BBC Radio 4, and, like its parent station, all of its programmes are speech-related, but without live talks and phone-ins. Several times, it broadcasts extended versions of programmes featured on its parent station. BBC Radio 4 Extra's schedule is curated from the BBC Sound Archive, spanning nearly 70 years and primarily featuring classic comedy, drama, and features.

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

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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 >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 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 >>
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RAJAR Q4 2019: London and national brands round-up
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Kenneth Branagh returns to Radio 4 in Stalingrad
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RAJAR Q2 2019: London and national brands round-up
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Festive Highlights for 2018 on BBC Radio
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BBC Radio 4 Extra's programmes16

00:00 - Ann Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho
Episode 1
1/2 It's 1584, and a stay in a mysterious chateau impacts on young Emily St Aubert's life.
01:00 - The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Simon Callow brings Charles Dickens to life with a host of his colourful characters.
02:30 - Margaret Atwood - The Testaments (Omnibus)
Episode 3
3/3 Jade travels to the heart of Gilead. Aunt Lydia relishes a downfall.
03:45 - Marriott's Monologues
Roy Castle
Roy Castle is the monologist for 'Goalkeeper Joe' and 'The Magna Charta'.
04:00 - Educated Evans by Edgar Wallace
A Judge of Racing
3/4 Can the tipster help a friend in trouble and acquire valuable information along the way?
04:30 - The Arthur Haynes Show
From 11/08/1963
The popular comedian stars in Johnny Speight's sketches. With Nicholas Parsons.
05:00 - Great Lives - 400 and Counting
2. Dutch to Doddy
2/3 From Leon Trotsky to Morecambe and Wise - the story behind 400 Great Lives
06:00 - Desert Island Discs Revisited
Actors, Simon Callow
Actor Simon Callow is castaway by Sue Lawley.
06:45 - David Attenborough's Life Stories
Series 2, Monsters
David Attenborough remembers puzzling over the Loch Ness Monster with Sir Peter Scott.
07:00 - Poetry Extra
Poetry Please - Fleur Adcock
Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
07:30 - These Days by Lucy Caldwell (Omnibus)
Episode 2
2/2 Two sisters, four nights, one city. The story of the Belfast Blitz concludes.
08:40 - Inheritance Tracks
Liz Bonnin
Science and wildlife broadcaster Liz Bonnin with tracks by Malavoi and Chaka Khan.
08:50 - Exile (Omnibus)
Episode 1
1/2 Gripping thriller about one family's journey into the unknown aboard the Mayflower.
10:00 - Educating Archie
From 11/02/1954
Schoolboy Archie Andrews gets up to hijinks with inks. Stars Beryl Reid and Harry Secombe.
10:30 - Much Binding in the Marsh
From 28/08/1953
The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry.
11:00 - Desert Island Discs Revisited
Actors, Simon Callow
Actor Simon Callow is castaway by Sue Lawley.
11:45 - David Attenborough's Life Stories
Series 2, Monsters
David Attenborough remembers puzzling over the Loch Ness Monster with Sir Peter Scott.
12:00 - Poetry Extra
Poetry Please - Fleur Adcock
Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
12:30 - These Days by Lucy Caldwell (Omnibus)
Episode 2
2/2 Two sisters, four nights, one city. The story of the Belfast Blitz concludes.
13:40 - Inheritance Tracks
Liz Bonnin
Science and wildlife broadcaster Liz Bonnin with tracks by Malavoi and Chaka Khan.
13:50 - Exile (Omnibus)
Episode 1
1/2 Gripping thriller about one family's journey into the unknown aboard the Mayflower.
15:00 - Educating Archie
From 11/02/1954
Schoolboy Archie Andrews gets up to hijinks with inks. Stars Beryl Reid and Harry Secombe.
15:30 - Much Binding in the Marsh
From 28/08/1953
The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry.
16:00 - Robert Easby - Oneira
2. Sleight of Mind
2/5 An electricity company official interrogates the museum guard, but is he an alien?
16:30 - Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre
Series 2, Jack in the Box
2/6 A young boy lives an isolated life until a death opens the door to the outside world.
17:00 - Desert Island Discs Revisited
Actors, Simon Callow
Actor Simon Callow is castaway by Sue Lawley.
17:45 - David Attenborough's Life Stories
Series 2, Monsters
David Attenborough remembers puzzling over the Loch Ness Monster with Sir Peter Scott.
18:00 - Poetry Extra
Poetry Please - Fleur Adcock
Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
18:30 - These Days by Lucy Caldwell (Omnibus)
Episode 2
2/2 Two sisters, four nights, one city. The story of the Belfast Blitz concludes.
19:40 - Inheritance Tracks
Liz Bonnin
Science and wildlife broadcaster Liz Bonnin with tracks by Malavoi and Chaka Khan.
19:50 - Exile (Omnibus)
Episode 1
1/2 Gripping thriller about one family's journey into the unknown aboard the Mayflower.
21:00 - Educating Archie
From 11/02/1954
Schoolboy Archie Andrews gets up to hijinks with inks. Stars Beryl Reid and Harry Secombe.
21:30 - Much Binding in the Marsh
From 28/08/1953
The Weekly Bind has Mr Mulch's gardening and Patience Gush's poetry.
22:00 - Revolting People
Series 2, Trying Times
1/6 Sergeant McGurk reveals why the English won the Battle of Culloden.
22:30 - Little Lifetimes by Jenny Eclair
Series 6, Me and Tina Were Up West When We Bumped Into Avril
3/6 Linda Robson stars in Jenny Eclair's comic monologue about a distressing chance encounter.
22:45 - Paperback Hell
Series 1, Shopping For Mr Wrong by Romany Cleff
3/4 Tale of a singleton who wants to be swept off her feet.
23:00 - Great Unanswered Questions
Series 2, Episode 1
1/6 Dara O Briain joins the comedy talk show which tries to answer the unanswerable.
23:30 - Life: An Idiot's Guide
Series 1, Dishonesty
1/4 Stephen K Amos and his comedian friends build an idiot's guide to dishonesty.