• BBC Radio 4 Extra - The World Tonight

    When it comes to daily news, The World Tonight takes international events seriously and covers them in depth. Using the BBC's international network of correspondents we report on what is going on, put it in context and provide a forum for debate on the big issues facing us all. The programme is presented by Robin Lustig or Ritula Shah. It is broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm on BBC Radio 4 and lasts for 45 minutes.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Westminster Hour

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

  • 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.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - 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.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Cook The Perfect...

    Discover cooking techniques and tips to help you perfect your cooking know-how. Jenni Murray and Jane Garvey are joined by leading chefs and food writers who share their secrets for perfect home-cooked dishes. Part of Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Four Thought

    Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - What the Papers Say

    What The Papers Say takes a look at how the broadsheets and red tops treat the week's news.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Reith Lectures Archive: 1976-2010

    Series of annual radio lectures on significant contemporary issues, delivered by leading figures from the relevant fields

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Secret History of Social Networking

    It's a phenomenon which seems to have come from nowhere, but in fact computer-based social networks have been around for decades. In this three-part series the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan Jones traces the hidden story of social networking, from the early days of computing and the 60s counterculture through to the businesses worth billions today. From their roots in utopian experiments in California, online social networks spread around the world. In the past few years companies such as Facebook and Twitter have captivated millions of users. But what will be the next big thing in social networking, and how is it changing our lives? This series was originally broadcast in three weekly parts from 26 January 2011.

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Desert Island Discs Archive: 2005-2011

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Desert Island Discs Archive: 1997-2000

    Castaways choose eight records, a book and a luxury to take with them to the mythical desert island. Full listings can be found on the Desert Island Discs website. Archive episodes are broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, Wednesdays 10.00 and Sundays 10.00

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra - Reith Lectures Archive: 1948-1975

    Series of annual radio lectures on significant contemporary issues, delivered by leading figures from the relevant fields. Please note that relatively few recordings survive from this period.