BBC Radio 4 is a British station that broadcasts from London. Its lineup consists of news, current affairs, arts, history, original in-house drama and comedy, science, books and religious programming. The service closes down and simulcasts the BBC World Service from 01:00 to 05:20 daily. It is available on FM and digital platforms.

Slogan: "Your Audio Friend - Documentaries, News, Comedy and Drama"

Languges: English.

Formats: News, Talk, Drama.

First air date: 30 September 1967

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: United Kingdom and internationally via BBC Sounds

Main shows and presenters

  • The Archers
  • The News Quiz
  • Today
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue
  • Just A Minute
  • Desert Island Discs
  • In Our Time
  • The Now Show
  • Woman's Hour
  • Cabin Pressure



  • Francis
    I often listen to this station. Definitely one of the best! I love your programs. Great news feed, I love it.
  • Johan
    Hello, editorial office. We listen to you at every opportunity at home and on the road. We have just returned home after a long journey and have traveled with you all the way, with a few interruptions due to the lack of internet when crossing new borders. The only station that allows you to relax!