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 areaUK
Most playedDire Straits, Jens Lekman, Beatles, TheRadiomonitor
Audience figures10,762,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
Launched30 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 extends Front Row and creates new arts shows
RadioToday - published 12 September 2021, 12.09pm bst
BBC Radio 4 celebrates Bob Dylan’s 80th birthday
RadioToday - published 10 May 2021, 9.45am bst
Special guests line up for Just a Minute return
RadioToday - published 11 December 2020, 11.12am gmt
BBC Radio 4 to dedicate a special evening of programming to Nicholas Parsons
BBC Media Centre - published 24 September 2020, 10.00am bst


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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
Edward Stourton Presenter
Elisa Kennedy Producer, Woman's Hour
Emma Barnett Presenter
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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 Waite Presenter
Jonathan Dimbleby Presenter
Jonathan Agnew Presenter
Julian Farmer Studio Director
Justin Webb Presenter
Kathy Clugston Presenter
Keri Davies Producer
Laurie Taylor Presenter
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
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Neil Sleat Presenter
Nick Clarke Presenter
Nikki Bedi Presenter
Paddy O'Connell Presenter
Paul Lewis Presenter
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Quentin Cooper Presenter
Rhian Roberts Digital Editor
Robin Lustig Presenter
Roger Bolton Presenter
Sandi Toksvig Presenter
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Simon Hoban Journalist
Simon Hoggart Presenter
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Steve Richards Presenter
Steve Hewlett Presenter
Sue MacGregor Presenter
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Susan Rae Presenter
Suzy Klein Presenter
Tim Harford Presenter
Tom Sutcliffe Presenter
Viji Alles Announcer
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…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Amol Rajan Media Editor
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
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
Richard Sharp Chairman
Tim Davie Director General

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