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BBC 7 FAQs
  • Where can I find BBC 7 listings
  • I missed a programme. Can I hear it again?
  • Do you have plans to broadcast a programme called ...?
  • I am having trouble hearing or receiving BBC 7
  • I have a really funny comedy idea. Who do I send it to?
  • Why isn't BBC 7 called Radio 7
  • Why does BBC 7 repeat programmes so often?
  • How can I interact with BBC 7?
  • Where can I find BBC listings?
    BBC 7 listings are in the News, Sport and Spoken Word section of Radio Times and some national newspapers
    1. Full details on BBC1 Ceefax, page 658
    2. On the BBC 7 website, select What’s On
    3. Through BBCi (digital text service) on digital TV.
    4. You can subscribe to BBC 7's free weekly newsletter for our pick of forthcoming programmes. You can also view the latest edition online here.
    I missed a programme. Can I hear it again?
    Yes! You can listen to all the last six days' shows through our comprehensive listen again page. Programmes also appear on the BBC iPlayer and on the Programmes A-Z page too.
    Do you have plans to broadcast a programme called ...?
    Although we do not have the resources to provide a research service, we are interested in your programme suggestions. Please bear in mind that the BBC does not own all of the copyright to the archive, therefore permission has to be sought before any programme can air.
    I am having trouble hearing/receiving BBC 7. Help?
    Give the BBC's Reception Advice Line a call on 08700 100123.
    I have a really funny comedy sketch/programme/idea that would be great for BBC 7. Who do I send it to?
    Your first port of call should be: BBC Writersroom for details.
    Why isn't BBC 7 called Radio 7?
    Not all of our audience listens on a radio. You can get BBC 7 on digital TV, the Internet and DAB digital radio, but not on the BBC's analogue AM or FM transmissions. BBC 7 is not about the type of device you receive us on, it's about pure entertainment.
    Why does BBC 7 repeat programmes so often?
    BBC 7 is set up as a repeat digital network with a small budget and limited resources.

    It can take around 3 months to research, gain permission from contributors, clear copyright and digitally remaster every programme before it can be scheduled.

    Therefore to make it economically viable, we buy 6 broadcast rights spread over 3 years (excluding the 24 hour repeat). In order to provide value for money, we broadcast most programmes twice a year.

    However, we do stagger repeats, mixing the old with the new so our audience has a fresh listening experience every day.

    Perhaps when we near the listening figures of Radio 4 we will have a similar budget but, in the meantime, we do our best within available resources.
    How can I interact with BBC 7?
    You can join in programme discussions on our lively message board or you can contact us directly.
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