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BBC Radio 6 Music reached a record 2.56 million listeners (from 2.49m last quarter and 2.52m last year), with the station’s weekday breakfast show with Lauren Laverne also seeing its biggest audience ever with 1.3 million listeners, according to the latest Rajars.
Radio 4 and 4 Extra will be celebrating some of the most-loved comedy classics in the coming weeks, hearing from the brains behind some of Britain’s biggest television comedies in a brand new programme What’s Funny About… plus a new one-off Down The Line: Lockdown Special. Cult radio comedy favourites can also be heard again including Cabin Pressure and The Boosh.
The BBC today announced dedicated programming across television, radio and BBC iPlayer to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
BBC Radio 3 announces star-studded dramas including a never before produced Anthony Burgess script starring Christopher Eccleston
The new audio dramas will feature leading voices in British theatre and television including David Suchet, Maxine Peake, Christopher Eccleston and Toby Jones, and award-winning 20th century writers, thinkers and playwrights including Roy Williams OBE.
It was a stable quarter for BBC radio (Q4 2019, 16 Sept - 15 Dec) with 33.58 million listeners and a share of 51% (from 33.45m/49.4% in last quarter and 33.97/50.9% last year), according to latest data from Rajar.
05.02.2020 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC Radio and BBC Sounds announce their on-air and on-demand highlights for the festive period.
25.11.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Commissioning, BBC Sounds
This Christmas, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network bring the best of festive cheer to listeners, whether it’s showcasing a new roster of DJs over the Christmas period, revealing this year’s Christmas Number 1, presenting the best in music mixes for the biggest nights of the year or hosting a series of takeovers from some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.
On BBC Radio 2 this Christmas, Bryan Adams presents two programmes on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, looking back at the classics of the Rock of Ages. There will be special shows across the festive period with some familiar names including Michelle Visage, Joe Lycett, Matt Lucas and Rick Astley. Plus, Rick Astley and Andrew Ridgeley kick off the New Year in style with the perfect tracks on the first day of 2020.
Kenneth Branagh, Greta Scacchi, Mark Bonnar, Ann Mitchell, Doon Mackichan, Kenneth Cranham and more star in a dark and honest account of the epic battle of Stalingrad by celebrated war reporter and author, Vasily Grossman.
Latest Rajar data (Q3 2019, 24 June - 15 September) shows that BBC Radio 5 live sports extra reached record audiences with 2.2 million weekly listeners during the summer months (from 1.48m last quarter and 1.67m last year).
Latest Rajar data (Q2 2019, 1 April - 23 June 2019) shows Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra have drawn in more listeners each week. BBC Radio 1 had a weekly reach of 10.56 million listeners aged 10+, an increase from 10.18m last quarter and 10.25m last year. BBC Radio 1Xtra also saw increases this quarter, with 1.17 million weekly listeners (10+) up on 1.13m last quarter and 1.11m last year.
BBC will celebrate 50 years since the first moon landings with a series of programmes across TV, Radio and online
Programming will commemorate the historic event, from those involved in the cockpit all the way to our own correspondents covering the first human moon walk, half a century ago.
New Radio 2 and 6 Music breakfast shows with Zoe Ball, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie hit the top spot
Rajar data shows schedule changes on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music have been really well received by audiences, with Zoe Ball hosting the most listened to breakfast show in the UK (9.05m weekly listeners) and a record for Lauren Laverne’s new breakfast show on 6 Music with 1.28m listeners (up 197,000 since last quarter and 161,000 on last year).
The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Greg James has increased listeners by more than 300,000 in his first full quarter.
07.02.2019 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, Corporate, English Regions, BBC Sounds
BBC Radio 4 Extra is revamping its comedy output, with Kiri Pritchard-McLean taking over hosting duties for Newsjack and a new presenting line-up for Comedy Club that includes Angela Barnes and Jake Yapp.
Following an ambitious four years of coverage to mark the centenary of the First World War, this November the BBC will mark Remembrance Week 2018, and the end of the war across TV, radio and online.
30.10.2018 BBC One, BBC Three, BBC Four, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, CBBC, CBeebies, Radio, Online and interactive, News, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, Commissioning
Listening to BBC radio digitally has reached its highest proportion to date, as our digital stations BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 5 live sports extra continue to grow and BBC podcast downloads reach a record high
25.10.2018 Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music, Asian Network, World Service, Radio, English Regions, BBC Sounds, Podcast
As the majority share of radio listening continues to be digital, the BBC’s youth digital stations maintain steady growth.
Top comedy, arts, writing and music - as well as showcases for new fresh talent - will be at the heart of the BBC’s Edinburgh Festivals coverage in 2018 across TV, radio and online.
24.07.2018 BBC One, BBC Two, Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Comedy, Online and interactive, Scotland, BBC Arts, BBC Studios, Commissioning, Podcast
Alison Hindell, currently the Head of Audio Drama for the BBC, has been appointed Radio 4’s new Commissioning Editor for Drama and Fiction. She will take up her new position from October.
In the same quarter that the digital share of listening to BBC radio reached 50 percent for the first time, all of the BBC’s digital stations attracted more listeners compared to the same period last year.
The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw has attracted 6.16 million listeners
BBC Radio 6 Music has attracted a record 2.43 million listeners in the latest RAJAR data.
Alice Oswald, one of Britain’s greatest living poets, has today been announced as BBC Radio 4’s new Poet-in-Residence.
BBC Radio 4 is more popular than ever, boosted by record listening to the Today programme, according to new figures published today.
Edinburgh Festivals’ 70th anniversary year is to be celebrated by the BBC with a dynamic showcase highlighting the cultural standing of this international event.
24.07.2017 BBC One, BBC Two, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, Asian Network, World Service, BBC iPlayer, Radio, Entertainment, Comedy, Learning, Online and interactive, Scotland, BBC Arts, Orchestras, Commissioning
Radio 4 has announced the beginning of a journey through the life and work of Henry James with Love Henry James - a series of programmes in celebration of one of the greatest novelists of the early twentieth century.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles on 1 June 1967, the BBC will celebrate with programmes across radio and TV.
The BBC New Comedy Award 2017 - the annual search for the future comedy greats - has launched today, once again hosted by the home of radio comedy Radio 4.
Award-winning comedian Angela Barnes has today been announced as the host of the next series of Radio 4 Extra’s satirical sketch show Newsjack, which airs next year.
Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music, has today announced the content highlights for the festive period across BBC Radio.
BBC Radio 6 Music continues to thrive as the digital-only station breaks its audience record for the fifth time in a row, according to the latest RAJAR figures.
The BBC marks Remembrance Week 2016 across television, radio and online with a range of original and live programming.
21.10.2016 BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 5 Live, News, Online and interactive, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, English Regions, WW1, World Service, Radio
According to the latest RAJAR figures, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Asian Network have recorded their highest ever weekly audiences.
For the first time BBC Radio 4 Extra will broadcast a season of classic musicals from the radio archives, including Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls (recorded for BBC Radio 2 in 1994), starring Homeland actor Mandy Patinkin and Benidorm’s John Challis, who famously played Boycie in Only Fools And Horses.
BBC to mark 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme with a series of programmes on 30 June and 1 July
As part of the BBC’s World War One Season, the BBC will broadcast a series of live programmes to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Radio 3 achieves its highest reach in three years and 6 Music sees another record quarter, new figures reveal
As BBC Radio 3 approaches the 70th anniversary of its predecessor, The Third Programme, the station has reached its highest audience in three years, according to the latest RAJAR figures for Q1 2016.
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