BBC Radio 4 Extra

Comedy, drama, and more from BBC Radio 4
British radio stations

Listen to BBC Radio 4 Extra

You can hear BBC Radio 4 Extra on DAB Digital Radio, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Radioplayer UK, Sky, Virgin Media and online

Facts and stats

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.

Editorial areaUK
Most playedÉdith Piaf, Tommy Steele, Patsy ClineRadiomonitor
Launched2 April 2011
Former namesBBC7
BBC Radio 7

Contact BBC Radio 4 Extra

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

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Adrian Dickson Presenter
Alex Riley Presenter
Angela Barnes 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

Amol Rajan Media Editor
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Non-Executive Director
Beth Parsons Broadcast Journalist, BBC Look North Yorkshire
Bob Shennan Group Managing Director
Charlotte Moore Chief Content Officer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Dame Elan Closs Stephens Member for Wales
Deborah Turness CEO of News and Current Affairs
Gautam Rangarajan Group Director of Strategy and Performance
Glyn Isherwood Chief Operating Officer (2)
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
Ian Hargreaves Non-Executive Director
June Sarpong Director of Creative Diversity
Ken MacQuarrie Director of Nations & Regions
Kerris Bright Chief Customer Officer
Leigh Tavaziva Chief Operating Officer
Richard Sharp Chairman
Robbie Gibb Member for England
Shirley Garrood Non-Executive Director
Sir Nicholas Serota Senior Independent Director
Steve Morrison Member for Scotland
Tim Davie Director General
Tom Fussell CEO - BBC Studios
Tom Glenwright Producer

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