In the week that the fate of the Asian Network is being reconsidered, Roger Bolton talks to controller Andy Parfitt about the station's future. Parfitt also heads Radio 1, and three young listeners join the interview to quiz him on the network's approach to celebrity presenters and listening on digital.

Is it ever possible to have too much of a good thing? Archers fans will have the opportunity to find out, following the announcement that the spin-off Ambridge Extra will be launching on the digital station Radio 4 Extra in April. Head of Programmes Mary Kalemkerian reveals all.

And many of you were deeply moved by the Afternoon Play, "Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster". Sylvia Lancaster, Sophie's mother, joins Roger to talk about why she agreed to take part in the production. She explains how Simon Armitage, whose poetry featured in the production, captured her daughter's voice perfectly.

Producer: Karen Pirie
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

28 minutes

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Sun 20 Mar 2011 20:00