BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4, a speech station for curious minds.

  • Saturday Review

    Presenter Tom Sutcliffe and guests offer sharp, critical discussion of the week's cultural events

  • Profile

    An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines

  • Six O'Clock News

    The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4

  • Woman's Hour

    The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

  • 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

  • Money Box

    The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.

  • Inheritance Tracks

    Celebrating the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.

  • From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

    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.

  • Saturday Live

    Real life but not as you know it. Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.

  • Farming Today

    The latest news about food, farming and the countryside

  • Today in Parliament

    News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament

  • The World Tonight

    In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective

  • A Point of View

    A weekly reflection on a topical issue

  • Front Row

    Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music

  • The Archers

    Contemporary drama in a rural setting

  • Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

    Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and The Museum of Curiosity.

  • iPM: We Start With Your Stories

    A weekly companion to PM where the expertise and insights of the BBC Radio 4 audience shape a programme that sees news differently. Presented by Luke Jones and Eddie Mair.

  • Feedback

    Radio 4's forum for comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations

  • Last Word

    Radio 4's weekly obituary programme, telling the life stories of those who have died recently

  • Beyond Today

    News built to last from the BBC. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price ask one big question of one big story every weekday. A space to figure out what’s going on.

  • Political Thinking with Nick Robinson

    Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.

  • Gardeners' Question Time

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

  • Thought for the Day

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

  • 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

  • The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

    Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners.

  • Seriously...

    A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.

  • 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.

  • Yesterday in Parliament

    Five-minute reports on the key events in Parliament presented with insight and humour by BBC correspondents.

  • The Bottom Line

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters

  • BBC Inside Science

    Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

  • The Film Programme

    The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

  • Ramblings

    Clare Balding joins notable and interesting people for a walk through the countryside

  • Moral Maze

    Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze

  • 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.

  • In Our Time: Culture

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

  • Don’t Tell Me The Score

    What can sporting success teach us about ordinary life? Simon Mundie sits down each week with an expert to explore the deeper aspects of sport that mean more than the score.

  • The Media Show

    Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news; this is the podcast about a revolution in media with Amol Rajan, the BBC’s Media Editor. New episode every Wednesday

  • Thinking Allowed

    New research on how society works

  • In Touch

    News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted

  • In Touch

    News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted

  • File on 4

    Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad

  • Books and Authors

    This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.

  • Law in Action

    Joshua Rozenberg presents Radio 4's long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion on matters relating to law

  • Cook The Perfect...

    Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined by leading chefs and food writers who share their secrets for perfect home-cooked dishes. From BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

  • Cook The Perfect...

    Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined by leading chefs and food writers who share their secrets for perfect home-cooked dishes. From BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

  • The Life Scientific

    Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind

  • Analysis

    Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics

  • The Digital Human

    Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world

  • Radio 4 Quiz

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

  • 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

  • Sunday

    A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week

  • Start the Week

    Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday

  • Comedy of the Week

    Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Cariad Lloyd.

  • Westminster Hour

    The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis. Presenter Carolyn Quinn is joined by politicians and journalists 10pm every Sunday on BBC Radio 4

  • How to Invent a Country

    When did countries become countries? Misha Glenny on the borders, the stories and the people of countries worldwide.

  • Food Programme

    Investigating every aspect of the food we eat

  • Desert Island Discs

    Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Kirsty Young invites her guests to share the soundtrack of their lives.

  • The Archers Omnibus

    The week's events in Ambridge

  • Broadcasting House

    The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Connell

  • Tweet of the Day

    Discover birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a call or song, followed by a story of fascinating ornithology inspired by the sound.

  • Tweet of the Week

    Weekly podcast in which five stories of birds and birdsong are told by the people inspired by them.

  • The Week in Westminster

    Radio 4's weekly assessment of developments at Westminster

  • In Our Time: Philosophy

    From Altruism to Wittgenstein, philosophers, theories and key themes.

  • GrownUpLand

    If GrownUpLand is a place, then we got a bit lost along the way.

  • Flip

    Box set comedy from BBC Radio 4 featuring the funniest people around. The series will flip about once a month. For rights reasons, episodes will be available for 30 days.

  • Late Night Woman's Hour

    Lauren Laverne and guests in intimate, frank and funny Late Night Woman’s Hour.

  • The Listening Project

    Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

  • Drama of the Week

    Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.

  • In Our Time: History

    Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

  • Costing the Earth

    Programme looking at man's effect on the environment and how the environment reacts, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world

  • You and Yours

    On your side in a world of scams, frauds and rip-offs. The best in consumer journalism from You & Yours on BBC Radio 4.

  • The Amazing Maya Angelou

    An extraordinary real-life story. This is the world premiere audio drama series of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, exclusively dramatised by the BBC.

  • In Our Time: Science

    Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.

  • Making History

    Series exploring the latest historical and archaeological research

  • In Our Time: Religion

    Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.

  • The Infinite Monkey Cage

    Witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes. With Brian Cox and Robin Ince

  • The Kitchen Cabinet

    Jay Rayner hosts a culinary panel show packed full of tasty titbits that might change the way you think about food, cooking and eating. The expert panel answers questions from audiences around the UK.

  • Open Country

    Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles

  • The Long View

    Jonathan Freedland presents the series in which stories from the past are compared with current events.

  • Great Lives

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

  • Crossing Continents

    Series focusing on foreign affairs issues

  • TEZ Talks

    Comedian Tez Ilyas presents a stand-up show about life as a British Muslim.

  • Beyond Belief

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

  • All in the Mind

    Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind

  • Addicted to Sex

    Can you really be addicted to sex or is it just an excuse for bad behaviour? Sangita Myska meets the men and women who suffer from porn and sex addiction.

  • David Baddiel Tries to Understand

    David Baddiel tries to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics.

  • Tracks

    A multi-award-winning conspiracy thriller, written by Matthew Broughton.

  • Home Front

    Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.

  • Intrigue: The Ratline

    A story of love, denial and a curious death. Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder.

  • Four Thought

    Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society

  • Short Story

    Your weekly fix of brand new stories written specially by today’s best writers. Brought to you by BBC Radio 4, home of the Modern Short Story.

  • Morality in the 21st Century

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks explores what morality means in the 21st Century, with leading global thinkers and British 6th form students.

  • The Reith Lectures

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

  • The Eddie Mair Interview

    Eddie Mair speaks at length to people with interesting things to say, for Radio 4's PM.

  • The Reservoir Tapes

    Short story series by Jon McGregor set in the Peak District.

  • At Lunch With...

    Politicians and public figures talk candidly and engagingly over lunch with reporter Becky Milligan. This is the off-the-record lunch, on the record.

  • Living With The Gods

    Neil MacGregor explores the role and expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world. Produced in partnership with the British Museum.

  • The Adoption

    One true story. Two young children. A family is being shattered; can a new one be created? A UK adoption through the eyes of those affected. Lives being changed forever.

  • Midweek

    Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests

  • The Report

    The current affairs series combining original insights into major news stories with topical investigations