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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.

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10:00 - Doris Lessing - The Grass Is Singing
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17:30 - Fags, Mags and Bags
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