BBC Radio 4

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BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967.Wikipedia

Editorial areaUK
Most playedPlan B, Cars, The, J Balvin & Willy WilliamRadiomonitor
Audience figures10,572,000 weekly listenersRAJAR June 2019
Launched30 September 1967
Former namesBBC Radio 4 FM
Home Service
BBC Radio 4UK
BBC Radio 4 The Home Service
BBC Radio 4 (LW)

Contact BBC Radio 4

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
+44 20 8743 8000
+44 870 010 0444
Official website

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Latest news stories

The week in radio and podcasts: Today; 1619
The Guardian - published 22 September 2019, 12.30am edt
BBC Radio 4 launches innovative new podcast project - Forest 404
BBC Media Centre - published 2 April 2019, 2.30pm edt
Kathy Clugston to replace Eric Robson as the chair of Gardeners’ Question Time
BBC Media Centre - published 20 March 2019, 5.00am edt
BBC Radio 4 announces array of exciting new comedy programmes
BBC Media Centre - published 13 November 2018, 5.23am est
BBC Radio 4 presents Intrigue: The Ratline - a new 10-part podcast
BBC Media Centre - published 18 September 2018, 7.58am edt


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Andrea Catherwood Presenter
Andrew Marr Presenter
Andy Walker Interactive Editor
Anthony Clare Presenter
Arthur Smith Presenter
Carolyn Quinn Presenter
Chris Vallance Producer
Corrie Corfield Presenter
Dan Damon Presenter
Derek Cooper (1) Presenter
Edward Stourton Presenter
Elisa Kennedy Producer, Woman's Hour
Emma Barnett Presenter
Fi Glover Presenter
Francine Stock Presenter
Frank Delaney Presenter
Gwyneth Williams Programme Manager/Controller
Isabel Hardman Presenter
James Naughtie Presenter
Jane Garvey Presenter
Jenny Murray Presenter
Jeremy Paxman Presenter
Joanna Carr Editor
John Waite Presenter
Jonathan Dimbleby Presenter
Jonathan Agnew Presenter
Justin Webb Presenter
Kathy Clugston Presenter
Keri Davies Producer
Laurie Taylor Presenter
Lewis Vickers Producer
Libby Purves Presenter
Liz Barclay Presenter
Mariella Frostrup Presenter
Mark Lawson Presenter
Mark Tully Presenter
Martha Kearney Presenter
Mary Sanders Journalist
Melvyn Bragg Presenter
Michael Buerk Presenter
Mishal Husain Presenter
Ned Sherrin Presenter
Neil Sleat Presenter
Nick Clarke Presenter
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Paddy O'Connell Presenter
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Peter White Presenter
Quentin Cooper Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Robin Lustig Presenter
Roger Bolton Presenter
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Sarah Montague Presenter
Simon Hoggart Presenter
Sioned William Commissioning Editor Comedy
Steve Hewlett Presenter
Steve Richards Presenter
Sue Lawley Presenter
Sue MacGregor Presenter
Susan Rae Presenter
Suzy Klein Presenter
Tim Harford Presenter
Tom Sutcliffe Presenter
Viji Alles Announcer
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…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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