68 posts about 4 Extra on this blog
Monday 29 September 2014, 11:12
Radio 4 Extra currently broadcast The 4 O’Clock Show, a mix of stories, comedy, interviews and quizzes. With regret we confirm our plans for the programme to finish next spring and I wanted to explain why we have made this decision.
Tuesday 29 July 2014, 13:28
Radio 4 Extra presents a programme about James Baldwin, American novelist, playwright, poet and polemicist.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 16:07
At its heart The Kite Runner is a story about love and loyalty, and that’s why it’s a book that will last.
Tuesday 24 December 2013, 10:30
Producer Peter McHugh on 'Ever Increasing Wonder', BBC Radio 4 Extra's tribute to the late Richard Briers, Christmas Day 2013.
Wednesday 21 August 2013, 16:20
Seaside entertainer Tony Lidington takes a trip to Brighton for Radio 4 Extra and reflects how this city has inspired a wealth of seaside memories captured in the BBC Sound Archive.
Thursday 1 August 2013, 18:35
Chris Hutchings (Research Manager for Radio 4, 4 Extra and Radio & Music Interactive) discusses the latest Rajar results, which cover April - June 2013.
Friday 12 July 2013, 16:46
Roger Bolton puts listener frustrations about Ambridge Extra to the commissioning editor for drama on Radio 4 and 4 Extra Jeremy Howe.
Monday 3 June 2013, 15:10
The producer of The Now Show explains how he decides what gags stay in the programme and what gets cut out during the editing process.
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
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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...
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