60 posts about 4 Extra on this blog
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 18:03
A season of prgrammes relating to The Cambridge Spies. A mix of comedy, dramas and features which relive the espionage scandal that rocked the nation.
Thursday 16 May 2013, 14:15
Wednesday 1 May 2013, 11:30
Richard Culver, Executive Producer for Radio 4 & 4 Extra promotions, discusses Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club visit to the Machynlleth Comedy Festival last year, and what lies in store for this year.
Friday 8 March 2013, 14:30
Caroline Raphael, Commissioner Editor, introduces a season of plays, talks and stories to celebrate 'the Irish Chekhov', playwright Brian Friel.
Wednesday 6 March 2013, 17:06
Is there any thread that links I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again to it's famous TV decendants, Monty Python or The Goodies? Producer Nick St George reflects on ISIRTA's legacy of laughs.
Friday 15 February 2013, 17:26
On the 90th birthday of Radio Drama, Sian Phillips remembers the first time she acted for the BBC Welsh Home Service department as a child.
Friday 1 February 2013, 10:50
Chris Hutchings (Research Manager for Radio 4, 4 Extra and Audio & Music Interactive) discusses the latest Rajar results, which cover October - December 2012.
Friday 21 December 2012, 15:59
Chasing New Year follows Midnight as it happens around the globe, in real time, broadcasting programmes from the archive that reflect different parts of the world as each celebrates the arrival of 2013.
Tuesday 18 December 2012, 18:02
This Christmas Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra pay tribute to Eric Sykes, one of the great English comedians who died earlier this year.
Thursday 13 December 2012, 13:42
The Christmas story, day-by-day from the perspective of those it first touched.
Friday 9 November 2012, 16:58
Editor's note: At 5.33pm on Wednesday 14 November BBC Radio will be coming together to mark its 90th anniversary live with Simon Mayo from London's Science Museum. Here, Nick Baker, talks about how Radio 4 Extra will be joining the celebrations. PMcD
For the last few months I have been working...
Wednesday 31 October 2012, 10:32
Editor's note: Parsley Sidings can be heard on Radio 4 Extra from 1 November. Once thought lost, these episodes have been assembled from off-air sources including a listener from East Anglia who read about the project in the local press. Here, Mik Wilkojc, the producer of the programme talks about the...
Tuesday 16 October 2012, 11:47
Editor's note: You can hear Comedy Controller: Alexei Sayle on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 20 October at 9am and 7pm and for seven days after transmission on the iPlayer. PM
One of the great moments when Alexei Sayle interviews Lenny Henry on Radio 4's Chain Reaction is when Lenny tells him how nervous...
Monday 8 October 2012, 10:59
Later today, the new site will replace the one you've been used to. This is part of the launch of iPlayer Radio, which creates a single coherent experience...
Thursday 2 August 2012, 14:41
Rajar day - and another good quarter for Radio 4 and a particularly good one for Radio 4 Extra. Thanks to all programme makers for their work and do keep listening. Now let me hand over to Chris, the Radio 4 audience guru, for some details...
Chris Hutchings writes:
"The latest RAJAR numbers...
Monday 9 July 2012, 11:00
Editor's note: Freya North's book Rumours is featured in Radio 4 Extra's Book at Beachtime starting on Monday 9 July at 2.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra. AI.
Research is a true perk of my job and, as Rumours is set around the potential sale of a stately home, I had the incredible opportunity to snoop...
Friday 6 July 2012, 12:52
Editor's Note - Comedy Greats: Overseas is broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday 7th July at 9.00am. Producer Kerry Reece has written about working on the programme - CM
Earlier this year, I completed an attachment as a Producer for Radio 4 Extra - away from my usual home of Radio 2. And this...
Wednesday 4 July 2012, 16:38
Editor's note: Marina Lewycka's book Various Pets Alive and Dead featured in Radio 4 Extra's Book at Beachtime from 2 July on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Here she writes about her novel. You can also replay the live chat from 4 July when Marina answered questions about her writing. PMcD.
Friday 29 June 2012, 10:47
Editor's note: The producers of Book at Beachtime write about a special season of readings for the summer on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The programmes can be heard from Monday 2 July at 2.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra.. Replay Marina Lewycka's live question and answer chat where she answered questions about her...
Friday 4 May 2012, 14:21
Editor's note: BBC Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club is going to the Machynlleth Comedy Festival this weekend, Producer, Luke Doran give a view from behind the scenes. PMcD.
There are two things you notice upon arrival at Machynlleth. The first is the location. Tucked away in the Welsh county of...
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