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BBC Radio 4 Extra has almost 2 million weekly listeners in the UK. The third most listened to radio in the field of the only digitally distributed radios. Sister station of BBC Radio 4, so its all programmes are speech related, but without live talks, and phone-ins. Several times it airs extended versions of the BBC Radio 4’s featured programmes. BBC Radio 4 Extra’s broadcasting structure is fed by the BBC Sound Archive, so the time span of its selection is nearly 70 years, and contains mainly classic comedy, drama, and features.

BBC Radio 4 Extra's slogan: "Showcasing the best in comedy drama and entertainment. With quizzes, sitcoms, panel games, satire, stand up, life stories, classics from the archive, science fiction and fantasy"

BBC Radio 4 Extra availability: BBC Radio 4 broadcasts only digitally, so it can’t be followed with traditional analogue radio, but available on almost every digital way, we recommend the online radio stream.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Radio 4 Extra or Radio 4 Extra

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 708
Freesat: Channel 708
Sky: Channel 0131
Virgin: Channel 910
Virgin Ireland: 929

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BBC Radio 4 Extra's schedule07

00:00 - David Garnett - Lady into Fox
Episode 2
2/2 Despite Mr Tebrick's efforts, his wife escapes to begin a new family life in the woods.
00:30 - Last Orders
Episode 1
1/2 With pubs closing at a fast rate, landlords and landladies reflect on life behind the bar.
01:00 - Wimsey
Whose Body?, 5. Bunter Brings a Letter
5/5 Lord Peter Wimsey makes a crucial appointment. Stars Ian Carmichael.
01:30 - The Lennon Visitors

Alexei Sayle finds out why so many people pay homage to John Lennon at his childhood home.
02:00 - Jennifer Donnelly - A Gathering Light
Episode 5
5/5 Mattie reads Grace's last letter and receives some news from Miss Wilcox.
02:15 - A History of Britain in Numbers
Series 2, Voting
10/10 Andrew Dilnot charts the history of the British state through its numbers.
02:30 - Charles Dickens
A House to Let, Episode 5
5/5 The derelict house finally reveals its sad secrets.
02:45 - Book of the Week
Mary Portas - Shop Girl, Episode 5
5/5 Mary Portas has finally found her calling as a Harrods window dresser. Read by the author.
03:00 - Drama
Robert Louis Stevenson: Terror in the South Seas, The Ebb Tide
2/2 Starring David Tennant. Three destitute men steal a schooner and try to steal pearls.
04:00 - It's Not What You Know
Series 3, Episode 5
5/6 Miles Jupp hosts the panel show where it's not what but who you know that matters.
04:30 - The Phenomenon Squad
Episode 2
2/5 The Beevers are expecting the Devil at No 42.
05:00 - 1834
What Century Are You Living In?
1/6 After a few drinks, English teacher Jason Slater wakes up in the 19th century.
05:30 - Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown
Thanksgiving
Comedian and US citizen Rich Hall follows the progress of the Trump presidency.
06:00 - Hercule Poirot
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Belgian sleuth Poirot retires to a village where a treacherous killer is lurking.
07:30 - The Voices of...
Robert Wyatt
An intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words and music.
08:00 - Archive on 4
Mustn't Grumble: The Noble British Art of Complaining
Writer Bidisha explores how complaining has become such an important part of British life.
09:00 - Elizabeth Jane Howard Remembered

A celebration of author Elizabeth Jane Howard, including an interview with Martin Amis.
12:00 - Hancock's Half Hour
Series 3, The Pet Dog
1/9 The lad buys Andree a puppy for her birthday, but to his alarm it won't stop growing.
12:30 - Dad's Army
Series 2, The Day the Balloon Went Up
20/20 Captain Mainwaring gets carried away with the platoon's war effort.
13:00 - Anne Tyler - Ladder of Years (Omnibus)
Episode 2
2/2 Delia Grinstead's new job in a sleepy town draws her into the lives of another family.
14:10 - Inheritance Tracks
Kelly MacDonald
Kelly Macdonald chooses You are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis and I Love You by Woodkid.
14:15 - Down Your Way
Sian Phillips in Dinefwr
Actress Sian Phillips visits an area of villages and valleys in Wales, Dinefwr.
15:00 - Archive on 4
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Writer Bidisha explores how complaining has become such an important part of British life.
16:00 - Hercule Poirot
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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17:30 - The Voices of...
Robert Wyatt
An intimate portrait of the musician Robert Wyatt in his own words and music.
18:00 - William Boyd - A Haunting

A landscape architect acts very strangely. Has he been taken over by an unseen presence?
18:45 - Nigel Kneale - The Pond

A man grabs a frog for sinister purposes, but will he pay for it? Read by George Parsons.
19:00 - Elizabeth Jane Howard Remembered

A celebration of author Elizabeth Jane Howard, including an interview with Martin Amis.
22:00 - It's Jocelyn
Series 2, Dates
2/4 Jocelyn talks about dating, and Kingston's takeaway caters for a vegan customer.
22:30 - Revolting People
Series 4, Reunion
5/6 Samuel and company hit London where McGurk has a family get-together.
22:55 - The Comedy Club Interviews
Phil Jerrod (1/2)
From 10.00pm until midnight, seven days a week, the Comedy Club has two hours of comedy.
23:00 - Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters
Series 1, Episode 3
3/4 Colin Hoult plays ringmaster to a hilarious world of sketches, stories and characters.
23:30 - Ross Noble Goes Global
Series 2, Adelaide
2/4 Weirdness awaits the comedian, with men in leotards and locals with something to hide.
00:00 - William Boyd - A Haunting

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00:45 - Nigel Kneale - The Pond

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01:00 - Anne Tyler - Ladder of Years (Omnibus)
Episode 2
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02:10 - Inheritance Tracks
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02:15 - Down Your Way
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03:00 - Archive on 4
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04:00 - Hercule Poirot
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05:30 - The Voices of...
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