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Sports presenter Garry Richardson to leave BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Garry Richardson is to step down from presenting sports news on BBC Radio 4’s Today this autumn.

Publication date: 05.04.2024

Date set for the closure of BBC Radio 4 medium wave frequencies

BBC Radio 4 will turn off its medium wave frequencies and end its separate schedule for LW by April 15th 2024. Daily Service and the extended edition of Yesterday in Parliament will be available on BBC Radio 4 Extra on DAB, Digital TV and BBC Sounds from April 1st.

Publication date: 21.03.2024

Third anniversary marked for BBC’s Across the UK plan

The BBC has given an update on the third anniversary of its Across the UK plan to boost production out of London.

Publication date: 19.03.2024

Emma Barnett steps down from Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to host Today

BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour host Emma Barnett is stepping down from the show to present the Today programme.

Publication date: 15.03.2024

BBC Radio to broadcast rediscovered historic dramas

BBC Radio 4, 4 Extra and Radio 3 are to broadcast a season of plays that have been returned to the BBC Archives.

Publication date: 12.03.2024

BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show to come to an end after 25 years

Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt are to launch a new comedy podcast for BBC Radio 4 as The Now Show is to end after 25 years.

Publication date: 06.03.2024

Media Show extended as part of Spring schedule on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is introducing a raft of new shows and commissions this Spring including a longer Media Show.

Publication date: 04.03.2024

Martha Kearney to step down from Radio 4 Today programme

Martha Kearney is stepping down from presenting BBC Radio 4’s Today after the UK general election.

Publication date: 26.02.2024

BBC Studios Audio appoints two new writers to join its comedy team

BBC Studios has appointed two new staff writers, Christina Riggs and Peter Tellouche, to work across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio.

Publication date: 22.02.2024

BBC Radio 4 launches new comedy feed, Jokes on BBC Sounds

Both new and archive comedy from Radio 4 is to be available in Jokes, a new podcast feed on BBC Sounds.

Publication date: 08.12.2023