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BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes/podcasts, including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station is broadcast from the BBC’s headquarters at Broadcasting House, London. The programmes cover a wide variety of genre including news and current affairs, history, culture, science, religion, arts, drama and light entertainment.

It is the second most popular domestic radio station in the UK, broadcast throughout the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands on FM, LW and DAB, and can be received in the north of France and Northern Europe. It is also available through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and on the Internet. Its sister station BBC Radio 4 Extra (formerly BBC 7), complements the main channel by broadcasting repeats from the Radio 4 archive, extended versions of Radio 4 programmes and supplements to series such as The Archers and Desert Island Discs. The station controller is Gwyneth Williams, and the station is part of BBC Radio and the BBC Audio & Music department.


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  • DesertSpur

    In Our Time - beautiful radio.

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Romanshower

    It's true about 'da Bragg.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gaz-W

    Gardeners' Question Time, In Our Time, Desert Island Discs, A Point Of View, Letter From America & Seven Ages Of Science are all the tits!

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • wendell3

    It's true about 'da Bragg.

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gisellelydia

    Melvyn Bragg is the fucking man! [4]

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    Melvyn Bragg is the fucking man! [3]

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • 2cabs2toucan

    Love In Our Time and am devouring the archive.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • westhamcole

    Material World is some good shit. No idea about science at all, but it makes it quite an enjoyable experience

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Octaviobanake

    I have a new addiction!

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • soestdyik

    Als die ersten Missionare nach Afrika kamen, besaßen sie die Bibel und wir das Land. Sie forderten uns auf zu beten. Und wir schlossen die Augen. Als wir sie wieder öffneten, war die Lage genau umgekehrt: Wir hatten die Bibel und sie das Land. Erzbischof Desmond Tutu

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Nikoschweinchen

    Desert Island Discs is just the best thing ever! Kirsty Young is simply outstanding and I thouroughly enjoyed every second of the podcasts I've listened to so far. Can't wait to get to know more!

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • hbkaneonite

    desperately waiting for the news quiz to come back......

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • FaustFest

    I listen to BBC Health.

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • nikah_richards

    Melvyn Bragg is the fucking man! [2]

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • zzzjuliazzz

    I love the Desert Island Discs podcasts. [2]

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • OmegaFox

    If there is anyone who has The Now Show before 7th December 2007 or can get them please message me?

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Sunzy

    I love the Desert Island Discs podcasts.

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • the_cap_man

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Sardoniscorn

    Melvyn Bragg is the fucking man!

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • utterlyutter

    nothing but love for radio 4

    19 May 2010 Reply
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