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BBC Radio 4 Extra

Comedy, drama, and more from BBC Radio 4

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Listen to BBC Radio 4 Extra on Freesat, Freeview (UK), Virgin Media and online

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BBC Radio 4 Extra started its life as BBC7, before being rebranded to better reflect its programming content of repeated programmes from BBC Radio 4. It is scheduled in a complementary way to Radio 4; for example, after the 6.30pm comedy has finished on Radio 4, there is more comedy on Radio 4 Extra. It also contains longer versions of some programmes, like Desert Island Discs.

The station is a digital-only service, available on DAB Digital Radio, online and on digital television.

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2,043,000 listenersRAJAR September 2016
2 April 2011
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BBC Radio 7
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Adrian Dickson Presenter
Alex Riley Presenter
David McFetridge Presenter
Etholle George Presenter
Gwyneth Williams Programme Manager/Controller
Jez Edwards Presenter
Jim Lee Presenter
Joanna Pinnock Presenter
John Breach Station Manager
Kevin Duala Presenter
Kirsten O'Brien Presenter
Lawrie King-Ralton Presenter
Michaela Saunders Presenter
Natalie Barrass Presenter
Penny Haslam Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Susan Rae 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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