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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

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 schedule10

00:00 - Elizabeth Gaskell - Curious, If True
The Poor Clare
3/5 Investigating the heir to a fortune, a lawyer is drawn towards a woman haunted by a curse.
00:45 - Murder & Mystery
Series 5, The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
2/5 A Dish Served Cold. Edgar Allan Poe's dark tale of revenge.
01:00 - The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (Omnibus)
Episode 1
1/2 Nurse Wright arrives in Athlone in Ireland to witness a 'miracle' called Anna O'Donnell.
02:10 - Inheritance Tracks
Jeff Lynne
ELO's Jeff Lynne chooses 'If I Loved You' from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
02:20 - Stories from Hay el Matar (Omnibus)

Sumayya Hilmi must decide the future of the family-run hospital in Damascus.
03:30 - Rockets in the Desert

Richard Hollingham meets the pioneers building spacecraft in the Mojave Desert.
04:00 - Martyn Wade - Burn the Aeneid!

After his death, author Virgil wants his magnum opus destroyed.
05:00 - Poetry Extra
The King's Muse
Daljit Nagra selects the best programmes from the BBC's poetry archive.
05:30 - Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics
Series 1, Petronius
1/4 A fresh look at the ancient world. Satire, sex and sausages.
06:00 - Julie Enfield Investigates
Murder West One, 1. A Cure for Death
1/4 The detective faces a medical mystery behind the discovery of a dumped body.
06:45 - Murder & Mystery
Series 1, The Asking Price by Sophie Hannah
1/5 Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?
07:00 - Psmith in the City by PG Wodehouse
The Haunting of Mr Bickersdyke
2/4 Comedy set in the world of Edwardian finance. Stars Nick Caldecott and Simon Williams.
07:30 - Nature Table
Series 2, Episode 1
1/6 Nature Table is Sue Perkins’ comedy ‘Show & Tell’ series about the natural world.
08:00 - Steptoe and Son
Series 3, Steptoe and Son and Son
7/8 A visitor brings Harold some unexpected news. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell.
08:30 - Mr Finchley Goes to Paris
Episode 6
6/6 It's all change for the solicitor's clerk and Robert, as their original plans go awry.
09:00 - Act Your Age
Series 2, Episode 3
3/6 Which generation is the funniest? With Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson.
09:30 - The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII
Episode 6
6/6 Alternative historical account of the impact of Catherine Parr's mother on Henry's court.
10:00 - Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne
1. The Broken Cross
1/7 The lawyer, Mr Carlyle, meets the beautiful Lady Isabel and buys East Lynne in secret.
11:00 - TED Radio Hour
Series 8, Accessing Better Health
2/48 Guy Raz explores whether essential healthcare can be extended to everyone
11:50 - Inheritance Tracks
Nicky Campbell
Presenter Nicky Campbell chooses songs from Nat King Cole and Gilbert O'Sullivan.
12:00 - Steptoe and Son
Series 3, Steptoe and Son and Son
7/8 A visitor brings Harold some unexpected news. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell.
12:30 - Mr Finchley Goes to Paris
Episode 6
6/6 It's all change for the solicitor's clerk and Robert, as their original plans go awry.
13:00 - Julie Enfield Investigates
Murder West One, 1. A Cure for Death
1/4 The detective faces a medical mystery behind the discovery of a dumped body.
13:45 - Murder & Mystery
Series 1, The Asking Price by Sophie Hannah
1/5 Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?
14:00 - Someone Like Me by Miles Kington
Episode 1
1/5 The much-missed broadcaster, writer and musician shares the tale of his stolen pram.
14:15 - Gudrun
Series 5, Episode 6
6/10 Viking epic of love, revenge and faith.
14:30 - Open the Box

Nostalgic look at the impact of the red phone box and lengths taken to keep them working.
15:00 - Mrs Henry Wood - East Lynne
1. The Broken Cross
1/7 The lawyer, Mr Carlyle, meets the beautiful Lady Isabel and buys East Lynne in secret.
16:00 - Act Your Age
Series 2, Episode 3
3/6 Which generation is the funniest? With Jon Richardson, Ed Byrne and Johnnie Casson.
16:30 - The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry VIII
Episode 6
6/6 Alternative historical account of the impact of Catherine Parr's mother on Henry's court.
17:00 - Psmith in the City by PG Wodehouse
The Haunting of Mr Bickersdyke
2/4 Comedy set in the world of Edwardian finance. Stars Nick Caldecott and Simon Williams.
17:30 - Nature Table
Series 2, Episode 1
1/6 Nature Table is Sue Perkins’ comedy ‘Show & Tell’ series about the natural world.
18:00 - Planet B
Series 1, 1. Golden Moments
1/10 John gets a shock in Matthew Broughton's series about a mystery virtual world.
18:30 - A Good Read
Chris Lintott and Neil McCormick
Chris Lintott and Neil McCormick discuss their favourite books with Harriett Gilbert.
19:00 - Steptoe and Son
Series 3, Steptoe and Son and Son
7/8 A visitor brings Harold some unexpected news. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell.
19:30 - Mr Finchley Goes to Paris
Episode 6
6/6 It's all change for the solicitor's clerk and Robert, as their original plans go awry.
20:00 - Julie Enfield Investigates
Murder West One, 1. A Cure for Death
1/4 The detective faces a medical mystery behind the discovery of a dumped body.
20:45 - Murder & Mystery
Series 1, The Asking Price by Sophie Hannah
1/5 Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?
21:00 - TED Radio Hour
Series 8, Accessing Better Health
2/48 Guy Raz explores whether essential healthcare can be extended to everyone
21:50 - Inheritance Tracks
Nicky Campbell
Presenter Nicky Campbell chooses songs from Nat King Cole and Gilbert O'Sullivan.
22:00 - Nature Table
Series 2, Episode 1
1/6 Nature Table is Sue Perkins’ comedy ‘Show & Tell’ series about the natural world.
22:30 - Chain Reaction
Series 9, Frankie Boyle talks to Grant Morrison
3/6 Comedian Frankie Boyle talks to comic book writer Grant Morrison.
23:00 - The News Quiz
Series 105, Episode 4
4/8 Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines.
23:30 - Sean Lock - 15 Storeys High
Series 1, Episode 5
5/5 A romantic neighbour and a group of aggressive eight-year-olds try to disturb Sean's peace