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About BBC Radio 4

Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 4 live here on Radio 2 You!
BBC Radio 4 has nearly 10.5 million weekly listeners, and so the second most popular radio in the United Kingdom right after the BBC Radio 2, but it leads the race for the audience in London, and in the South of England. BBC Radio 4 almost completely leaves out music programmes, so works with almost solely speech related programmes, it pursues a deeper insight into a more thoughtful viewpoint through world politics, domestic politics, journalism, and keep up the diversity with refreshing comedy, and gripping readings and drama, but the arts, science, and history topics are also the parts of the talkative programme structure. For actual use, the station offers shipping forecasts, news, and weather reports regularly. At night, from 1:00am to 5:20am, BBC World Service’s selection takes place.
The breakfast show slot is filled with "Today" programme, which is the most popular in the schedule of BBC Radio 4. On weekdays from 6am to 9am and on Saturdays from 7am to 9am Today brings national and international news and affairs, sports, and weather under the scope. Furthermore Today has a three-minute slot around 7:45am for the "Thought for the Day", which is an inspirational thought pack from religious thinkers. Most of the existing religions are represented in this block, and most times the broadcasted thought has some context with one of the main events of the day. "Today" programme's presenters are John Humphrys, Justin Webb, Martha Kearney, Mishal Husain and Nick Robinson.

BBC Radio 4 music genre: The BBC Radio 4 doesn't broadcast songs, or music generally, except some orchestral concerts on occasion. Music topic comes into sight by documentaries considering classical and popular music.

BBC Radio 4 slogan: “Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio”

BBC Radio 4 availability: You can follow the BBC Radio 4 live on the traditional FM analogue radio way, on 92-95 FM, and 103-105 FM in the territory of the United Kingdom. There is long wave availability of the BBC Radio 4 on the 198 LW, and a restricted medium wave availability in the following locations: London - 720 MW; Plymouth - 774 MW; Hayle - 756 MW; Newcastle - 603 MW; Carlisle - 1495 MW; Aberdeen - 1449 MW; Enniskillen - 774 MW; Derry - 720 MW; Glasgow - 720 MW
The BBC Radio 4 is also available on the digital ways, we recommend the online radio stream via the internet.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Radio 4, BBC R4, Radio 4

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 704 (broadcasting only the FM schedule)
Freesat: Channel 704 for FM schedule, 710 for LW schedule
Sky: Channel 0104 for FM schedule, 0143 for LW schedule
Virgin: Channel 904 for FM schedule, 911 for LW schedule

Contacts

E-mail: Every programme on BBC Radio 4 has its own e-mail address. You can find the programmes, and their individual e-mail address, or contact options on the official BBC Radio 4 site – https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

Postal address: Radio 4, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

Please start the address on the envelope with the programme name which one You like to send your message to. You can find the exact programme titles on the official BBC Radio 4 site's "Schedules" section - https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

SMS: 84844 (Get informed by your network provider about SMS service costs)

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bbcradiofour
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bbc-radio-4
Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

BBC Radio 4 frequencies

Aberdeen - 1449 MWCarlisle - 1495 MWDerry - 720 MWEnniskillen - 774 MWGlasgow - 720 MWHayle - 756 MWLondon - 720 MWNewcastle - 603 MWPlymouth - 774 LW FMUnited Kingdom - 198 LW FMUnited Kingdom - 92.0 FM - 95.0 FM and 103.0 FM - 105.0 FM FM

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6 Music’s Lauren Laverne named Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Lauren Laverne has been named Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 45th Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. The national breakfast presenter was honoured for her work on BBC Radio 6 Music as well as Desert Island Discs and Late Night Woman’s Hour, both on BBC Radio 4. The chair of the BPG radio jury, Julian Clover, said: “Our winner moves seamlessly between speech and music radio"...More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 15.03.2019
Greg James to present his first show on BBC Radio 4 this May
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www.bbc.co.uk - 26.02.2019
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019 nominations
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radiotoday.co.uk - 21.02.2019
Commercial radio ignored in Greatest Radio Shows list
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radiotoday.co.uk - 12.02.2019
Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James increases listeners by more than 300,000
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www.bbc.co.uk - 07.02.2019
Festive Highlights for 2018 on BBC Radio
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www.bbc.co.uk - 22.11.2018
Radio 4 presents the world premiere of Alex Mackendrick’s Mary Queen of Scots featuring Glenda Jackson
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www.bbc.co.uk - 18.11.2018
New comedy programmes commissioned for BBC Radio 4
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RAJAR Q3 2018: Record share of 52.4% for digital radio
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