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 area:UK
Most played songs:Dixie Chicks, The, Queen, Tears For FearsRadiomonitor
Audience figures11,551,000 listeners per weekRAJAR June 2017
Launched:30 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

BBC Radio 4 announces dazzling line-up of new comedy titles
BBC Media Centre - published 17 August 2017, 9.43am edt
BBC Radio 4 saves Saturday Review programme
RadioToday - published 27 July 2017, 6.39pm edt
BBC Radio 4 launches new history programme hosted by Sarah Dunant
BBC Media Centre - published 24 July 2017, 7.01pm edt
BBC Radio 4 announces more detail on new theatre show, Opening Night
BBC Media Centre - published 13 July 2017, 8.25am edt


Alice Arnold 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
Eddie Mair Presenter
Edward Stourton Presenter
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 Humphrys Presenter
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
Nikki Bedi Presenter
Paddy O'Connell Presenter
Paul Lewis Presenter
Peter White Presenter
Quentin Cooper Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Robin Lustig Presenter
Roger Bolton Presenter
Sandi Toksvig Presenter
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
Zeb Soanes Presenter

…at BBC

Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director BBC World Service Group
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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