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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

Scotland and Northern Ireland to create more BBC network radio content

The BBC is moving more Radio 3, Radio 4 and World Service radio shows out of London with new network hubs in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Publication date: 06.12.2023

Seven guest editors lined up for Christmas week on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Singer Ellie Goulding and TV host James May are lined up to guest host BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this Christmas.

Publication date: 23.11.2023

Voiceworks creates Doctor Who specials for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales

Voiceworks has produced two radio programmes for the BBC to mark sixty years of Doctor Who. The shows look back at the history of the programme with guests including Katy Manning and Steven Moffat.

Publication date: 23.11.2023

First-time radio producers get work on BBC Radio via Multitrack Audio Producer Fellowship

Eight first-time radio producers From backgrounds underrepresented in the audio industry are getting their work aired on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. New documentaries on a rich array of stories have been created via the Multitrack Audio Producer Fellowship for a third year.

Publication date: 13.11.2023

BBC Radio 4 Reith lecturer announced as Ben Ansell for 2023

This year’s BBC Radio 4 Reith lecturer has been announced as Ben Ansell, Professor of Comparative Democratic Institutions at Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Publication date: 12.09.2023

BBC to create four new commissioning roles in Network Radio

Four new roles are being created across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live in Commissioning.

Publication date: 12.09.2023

Radio 4 to celebrate 100 years of audio drama with special programmes

To celebrate 100 years of audio drama, BBC Radio 4 is to broadcast a series of new dramas across September, with more announced later this year.

Publication date: 01.09.2023

Tributes paid to Michael Parkinson who has died aged 88

Sir Michael Parkinson’s family have confirmed that the broadcaster has passed away at the age of 88 years.

Publication date: 17.08.2023

Comedian Jon Holmes to present special documentary on Radio 4

The Skewer’s Jon Holmes is writing and presenting his first File on Four documentary for BBC Radio 4 on the scandal of forced adoption.

Publication date: 02.08.2023