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Radio 7 has become Radio 4 Extra.

Find your favourite programmes here.

Radio 4 Extra

kirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Revisited: will feature archive editions of Desert Island Discs introduced by Kirsty Young, who will update and contextualise each castaway’s interview. The programmes will be broadcast in themed groups series, beginning with children’s authors.

Desert Island Discs Selection: a selection of extended repeats from the past year featuring previously unheard material will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra when DID is off BBC Radio 4’s airwaves.

The Four O’Clock Show: a daily Monday to Friday one hour show with quizzes, stories, comedy clips and interviews designed to appeal to children and their parents/carers
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Young Classics: New dramas on Sunday afternoons to be enjoyed by all ages include: The Silver Sword and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The Now Show Extra and The News Quiz Extra: extended by 15 minutes, listeners can hear behind-the-scenes interviews with the shows’ writers, producers and comic guests.

Comedy First: As part of the comedy club, new comedy will be premiered on BBC Radio 4 Extra prior to transferring to BBC Radio 4. These will include a new series of Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash and Sarah Millican’s Support Group.

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How to find Radio 4 Extra

Radio 4 Extra will launch at 6am on Saturday 2nd April.

Below are recommendations that may help you find Radio 4 Extra on your digital radio or digital television. You can also call the BBC helpline number 08000 924 299.

DAB
Radio 4 Extra can be found on your digital radio station display after Radio 4. If you cannot find Radio 4 Extra on your display, please follow the instructions below.
NB: not all receivers have the same features and the instructions below attempt to cover the different ways you can auto tune your radio.
OPTION 1:
Press Auto Tune or Auto Scan button on your DAB radio
The display screen will show ‘Autotune Quick scan’ / ‘Fast Scanning’
As new stations are found the station counter on the right hand side of the display will increase and new stations will be added to the list.
This should only take a couple of minutes
Radio 4 Extra can be found in the display after Radio 4
OPTION 2:
Press ‘Menu’ button your DAB radio
Rotate the ‘Tune’ button until you see ‘Autotune’ in the display
Select Autotune
As new stations are found the station counter on the right hand side of the display will increase and new stations will be added to the list
This should only take a couple of minutes
Radio 4 Extra can be found in the display after Radio 4

It is recommended that you carry out an Auto Tune of your radio every few months so you can access any new services that may have come on air.
Some radios will keep Radio 7 in the station list. If you want to delete this from the list, please follow the instructions below:

Switch on your radio
Press and hold the ‘Select’ or the ‘Info’ button on your radio until the display shows ‘System reset’ or ‘Factory reset’ or Press and hold the ‘Menu’ button for three seconds. Push the ‘Tune’ button within 3 seconds to confirm the reset.
A full reset will be performed and your station list will be updated.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY PRESETS WILL BE ERASED
For more information, the user should contact their manufacturer or refer to the instruction booklet.
FOR DTV
BBC Radio 4 Extra will be available on digital television using the same channel numbers as BBC Radio 7. Listen on Freeview and Freesat channel 708, Sky channel 0131 or Virgin Media channel 910. Some Freeview and Freesat viewers may need to perform a retune of their TV or set top box to update the channel name.
INTERNET RADIOS
The internet radios should accept the station name change automatically as long as the aggregator has collected the data from the BBC. However, any pre-sets will have to be changed to Radio 4 Extra.

For more information, the user should contact their manufacturer or refer to the instruction booklet or visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/listenonline/
NON BBC PLATFORMS
The BBC has taken great care in making the transition from Radio 7 to Radio 4 Extra as seamless as possible. Efforts have been made to ensure that all information supporting the Radio 4 Extra programme output is correct and reflects the new station’s name. However, there are devices and applications providing BBC programmes and content that are not under the direct control of the BBC. Some listeners may find the old station name, "BBC Radio 7" continuing to be used after the launch of BBC Radio 4 Extra. The BBC is working to ensure that in such circumstances Radio 4 Extra programmes will appear where Radio 7 used to be. If your device, service or application continues to display the Radio 7 logo, please do contact us at radio4extra@bbc.co.uk We would be grateful if you include the make/name of the device, service or application you are experiencing problems with.

Gwyneth Williams, Controller, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra says: I hope that in bringing BBC Radio 4 Extra closer to BBC Radio 4, by adding some inviting new programmes and variations of some old favourites, we will encourage more listeners to find and enjoy what this imaginative digital station has to offer.

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