BBC Radio 4 Extra

Comedy, drama, and more from BBC Radio 4
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You can hear BBC Radio 4 Extra on DAB Digital Radio, Freesat, Freeview (UK), Radioplayer UK, 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
Audience figures2,036,000 weekly listenersRAJAR September 2021
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

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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