BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4, a speech station for curious minds.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Money Box

    All that matters about money with Paul Lewis. News of savings and investments, credit cards and loans, pensions, banking, benefits and giving to charity. The UK's premier weekly round-up of personal finance from the BBC. Programme broadcast each Saturday at 1204 BST and episodes added each Saturday afternoon. You will also receive podcasts of Money Box Live – the interactive programme answering questions about personal finance issues, hosted by either Paul Lewis or Vincent Duggleby. Broadcast each Wednesday at 1502 BST and with episodes added every Wednesday afternoon. For more information go to

  • BBC Radio 4 - Any Questions? and Any Answers?

    Any Questions? with Jonathan Dimbleby: topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today

    All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with analysis and context from the BBC's experts in the field. Presented by Anna Hill and Charlotte Smith, Farming Today goes out every weekday on Radio 4 at 0545 (14 minutes)and at 0635 on Saturdays (22 minutes).

  • BBC Radio 4 - Peter Day's World of Business

    Insights into the business world with Peter Day - featuring content from his Radio 4 In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Best of Natural History Radio

    The BBC Natural History Unit produces a wide range of programmes that aim to immerse a listener in the wonder, surprise and importance that nature has to offer.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Front Row Daily

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's flagship arts show, presented by Mark Lawson, Kirsty Lang and John Wilson. Front Row is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday evening at 7.15 - 7.45pm. New editions will be available each night following the live broadcast.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Archers

    Contemporary drama in a rural setting from the world's longest running soap opera. Follow the residents of the fictional farming community of Ambridge. Original programmes broadcast 1900 hrs Sunday - Friday. Episodes added daily (except Saturdays).

  • BBC Radio 4 - Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

    Enjoy a satirical take on the week’s news with the cream of UK comedy talent. The News Quiz and The Now Show from BBC Radio 4.

  • BBC Radio 4 - iPM: Share What You Know

    iPM is the news programme that starts with its listeners. A weekly companion to the nightly PM, it's where the expertise and insights of the Radio 4 audience shape a programme that sees news differently. Presented by Jennifer Tracey and PM's Eddie Mair.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Feedback

    Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations. Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Last Word

    Radio 4's obituary programme, marking the lives of significant figures who have died recently, presented by Matthew Bannister and broadcast every Friday at 16.00. The podcast episode is published on Friday evening.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Gardeners' Question Time

    A panel of horticultural experts answer gardening questions from a live audience. Recorded in a different location each week

  • Documentary of the Week

    The Documentary of the Week podcast brings you our pick of the week's documentaries on BBC Radio 4. A new episode is published every Friday.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Best of Today

    Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme

  • BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour: News, Politics, Culture

    Radio 4's Woman's Hour brings you topical subjects in the news, interviews and discussions on issues affecting women around the world. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey bring you the big celebrity names and leading women in the news and subjects range widely from politics to health, law, education, arts, parenting, relationships, work, fiction, food and fashion. Woman's Hour is broadcast Monday to Friday on BBC Radio 4 from 10.00 - 11.00. The podcast features highlights from each day's programme and will be published daily Monday to Friday. Find out more at

  • BBC Radio 4 - Thought for the Day

    Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Coast and Country

    Countryside magazine featuring people, walks and wildlife from rural Britain. Clare Balding's ‘Ramblings' and ‘Open Country' with Matt Baker and Helen Mark join forces to bring you a weekly tour of the best of the British countryside. In ‘Ramblings' Clare joins her guests on a country walk that's been significant in their lives. ‘Open Country' travels to a different corner of the British Isles every week, seeking out the wildlife, the landscapes and the controversies that excite the passions of local people. Each twenty-five minute programme is broadcast on Saturday at 6.07am and repeated on Thursday at 3pm. New episodes are added every Saturday morning.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme

    Interviews and analysis from the world of cinema. Francine Stock talks to directors, writers and critics about the latest film releases, classics on DVD and movies on television.

  • BBC Radio 4 - A Week of You and Yours

    BBC Radio 4's daily consumer programme is presented by Julian Worricker, Winifred Robinson and Peter White. You and Yours brings news, discussion and special investigations on a wide range of consumer subjects, everyday between 12 noon and 1. Topics include health, energy, leisure, retail and disability, and the podcast features the best of the week's programmes, with a new episode published every Friday.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Analysis

    Analysis makes sense of the ideas that change the world. What made Islam political, whether the Government can make us go green, why we think the market in human organs is repugnant are just some of the subjects the series tackles. With thought-provoking and expert presenters, Analysis aims to make the world of policy and ideas both interesting and surprising. There are 26 episodes a year, in three series. Podcasts are available for a week after transmission while the programme is on air.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Crossing Continents

    On the ground reporting from around the world which focuses on the human dimension of the big international stories.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Media Show

    BBC Radio 4's topical programme The Media Show, presented by journalist and former TV executive Steve Hewlett, featuring the latest stories and opinion from the fast-changing world of media in all its forms - print, television, radio, online and telecommunications.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Touch: News for Blind People

    News, views and information for people who are blind or visually impaired. Presented by Peter White every Tuesday evening from 20:40 on BBC Radio 4.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Beyond Belief

    Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world

  • BBC Radio 4 - General Knowledge Quizzes Podcast

    Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini, Tom Sutcliffe and Russell Davies.

  • BBC Radio 4 - More or Less: Behind the Stats

    Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio 4 - Comedy of the Week

    Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy. Comedians including Mark Thomas and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Books and Authors

    This podcast features Open Book, Bookclub and A Good Read. Mariella Frostrup and James Naughtie talk to leading authors about their work, and Harriett Gilbert and a range of guests discuss their favourite titles.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Food Programme

    Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Archers Omnibus

    The full week's events in Ambridge, available every Sunday. The Archers is a contemporary drama in a rural setting.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Broadcasting House

    News, discussion & a few gags. The Sunday papers & the BH quiz. Broadcast every Sunday morning on BBC Radio 4 between 9 and 10. Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Each week discussion about the key themes in the news, there's a review of the Sunday newspapers and a quiz with a special prize. Updated each Sunday. Subscribe to the BH Newsletter and the podcast at

  • BBC Radio 4 - Sunday: Religious News

    Ed Stourton presents religious news and analysis of the top stories from the UK and abroad. From Christianity to Islam, Hinduism to Judaism, every week.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Review

    Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights on BBC Radio 4.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Profile

    Series of profiles of people who are currently making headlines. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturdays at 7pm.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Saturday Live

    Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show is full of the stuff that matters, extraordinary stories, inheritance tracks, guerrilla reports, secret lives, poetry and more.

  • From Our Own Correspondent

    Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.

  • BBC Radio 4 – A Point of View

    Weekly reflections on topical issues from a range of contributors including historian Lisa Jardine, novelist Sarah Dunant and writer Alain de Botton.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives

    Biographical series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Medical Matters

    The latest medical information and advice from Radio 4's health programmes. In Case Notes Dr Mark Porter takes an in-depth look at a different topic each week, speaking to doctors, patients and researchers about the latest treatments. In All in the Mind, psychologist, Claudia Hammond examines how we think and why we behave as we do.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young

    Kirsty Young asks castaways to choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Sundays at 11.15 repeated Friday at 0900.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Long View with Jonathan Freedland

    Examining the past behind the present, the Long View finds stories from history that resonate in today's headlines. Presented by Jonathan Freedland, this series will throw old light onto new stories about super-injunctions, the space shuttle and the BBC's move to Salford. The half hour programme is broadcast weekly on Tuesdays at 9am on Radio 4 with series in the winter and the summer.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Making History

    Making History explores ordinary people's links with the past. The programme is presented by Vanessa Collingridge and is broadcast on Tuesday at 3pm for 26 weeks a year in two series.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Bottom Line with Evan Davis

    Insight into business from the people at the top. Evan Davis meets influential business leaders for a round table conversation about the issues that matter to their companies and their customers. The BBC produces two radio versions of this programme - one for the UK audience that can be heard on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday evenings at 20:30 GMT, and one for the international audience that can be heard on BBC World Service on Fridays at 22:06 GMT.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Thinking Allowed

    Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how we live today.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Weekly Political Review

    Top political commentators reflect on the week's political events in discussion with MPs, Peers and others.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Today in Parliament

    BBC correspondents report from Westminster on the most significant of the day's stories in Parliament.

  • BBC Radio 4 - File on 4

    A podcast offering Radio 4's award winning, flagship investigative series File on 4.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Reith Lectures

    Significant international thinkers deliver the BBC's flagship annual lecture series

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time Archive: Science

    The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg

    The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Start the Week

    Start The Week sets the cultural agenda for the week ahead, with high-profile guests discussing the ideas behind their work in the fields of art, literature, film, science, history, society and politics.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time: Philosophy

    The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Law in Action

    With wit, authority and insight, Joshua Rozenberg presents radio's celebrated and award-winning legal affairs programme. From police powers to how judges sentence offenders and from the problems of ensuring access to justice to the quirks of international law, Joshua each week presents a lively, entertaining and engaging perspective on the issues that matter. Law in Action is broadcast on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm and Thursday evenings at 8pm on BBC Radio 4.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time : Culture

    Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time Archive: History

    The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth

    Man's effect on the environment, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world. Presenters, Tom Heap and Dr Alice Roberts, travel the UK and the world in search of solutions to the challenges facing the natural world and the people and wildlife that live in it. Broadcast at 21.00 on Mondays, Costing the Earth runs for 27 weeks of the year, split into three series. Podcast episodes are added weekly.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific

    Each week, Jim al-Khalili invites a leading scientist to tell us about their life and work. He'll talk to Nobel laureates as well as the next generation of beautiful minds to find out what inspires and motivates them and what their discoveries might do for us.

  • BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time Archive: Religion

    The history of ideas discussed by Melvyn Bragg and guests including Philosophy, science, literature, religion and the influence these ideas have on us today.

  • Midweek: Diverse Conversation

    Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and her four guests. The focus of Midweek is personal experience, the story behind the story. A mix of the famous, the infamous, and first time broadcasters. Forty-five minutes of lively conversation to start the day.

  • Collège de France - Histoire contemporaine du monde arabe

    Professor Henry Laurens¹ Chair, History of the Contemporary Arab World Program, has been created in 2003. From that date until 2006, Professor Laurens has been giving history lectures dealing both with the ³Birth of the Palestinian issue² (2003-2004) and ³Europe and the Muslim World in the Nineteenth Century² (2004-2006). Since 2006, Professor Laurens devoted himself to analysing the Palestinian Issue from the June 1967 up to the October War and its aftermath until today¹s time. In addition to his public teaching in the main ³College de France² lecture hall, Professor Laurens set out and commented upon Palestinian and Arabic recent political autobiographies written in Arabic, as part of his weekly seminar. Les enseignements sont diffusés avec le soutien de la Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

  • BBC Radio 4 - The Report

    Uncovering the real stories behind the news. Simon Cox and fellow reporters delve beneath the headlines. The Report airs every Thursday evening at 8pm on Radio 4 for 38 weeks a year. The programme lasts 28 minutes.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Front Row Weekly

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's flagship arts show, presented by Mark Lawson, Kirsty Lang and John Wilson. Front Row is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 each weekday evening at 7.15 - 7.45pm

  • BBC Radio 4 - Material World

    Weekly science conversation, on everything from archaeology to zoology, from abacus to the antipodean rodent zyzomys, by way of meteorites. Presented by Quentin Cooper, and airing every Thursday, 4:30 pm.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Excess Baggage

    Travellers' Tales from home and around the world: their destinations, experiences and issues arising from their journeys are discussed with Sandi Toksvig or John McCarthy from 1000 to 1030 am on Saturdays.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Tracing Your Roots

    Inspirational family history stories and key genealogy advice. Sally Magnusson and Nick Barratt uncover personal perspectives on social history and give listeners the tools to become family history detectives.

  • BBC Radio 4 - Americana: inside the USA

    An insider's guide to the stories and people shaping the USA today. From Washington DC and broadcast every Sunday, at 7.15pm. Discussion and insight from some of the best known names and voices in America.

  • BBC Radio 4 - The House I Grew Up In

    A series that revisits the childhood homes and neighbourhoods of influential Britons. Presenter Wendy Robbins meets politicians, poets, scientists and entrepreneurs, and uncovers the experiences which shaped the lives of well-known public figures.

  • BBC Radio 4 - A History of the World in 100 Objects

    Welcome to A History of the World. Below you can find all 100 episodes in the series. Although the series has ended, you can continue to listen to the episodes on this page or download them to keep on your computer or mp3 player by following the links on the right.

  • BBC Radio 4 - A Brief History of Mathematics

    Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. Ten fifteen minute podcasts that reveal the personalities behind the calculations from Newton to the present day. How do these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world?