Knowledge Identifier: &BBC_Radio_4
Founded in 2006.
Countries: United Kingdom (76%), (7%), United States (6%)
Linked to: BBC, Open University, St Peter's College, Oxford, NPR
Peter Davison - Davison made a guest appearance in the first episode of the second series of the BBC Radio 4 science fiction comedy series "Nebulous", broadcast in April 2006
Helen Raynor - Her non science-fiction work includes "Cake", a fifteen-minute television short for BBC One's "Brief Encounters" strand shown in May 2006, and a sixty-minute play "Running Away with the Hairdresser" for BBC Radio 4, broadcast in June 2005
Francis Durbridge - On Monday 7 August 2006, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the first episode of a new production of "Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery", a lost 1947-produced serial
Linda Smith (comedian) - A tribute show of the same name was aired on BBC Radio 4 on 10 November 2006
Gerard Kelly - From 2007 to 2010 he appeared regularly as Father Henderson, a camp "Doctor Who"-loving priest in the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy "Fags, Mags and Bags"
Jim Sweeney (comedian) - In 2007, Jim made two series of BBC Radio 4's improvised sketch show "The Lawrence Sweeney Mix" with Josie Lawrence
Kwame Kwei-Armah - In 2007, he starred as "E.R. Braithwaite" in the two-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of "To Sir, with Love"
Francis Durbridge - BBC Audio and Music head Jenny Abramsky told 6 July 2007's $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4)'s listeners' complaints programme, "Feedback", that more repeats were inevitable because the level at which Parliament had set the television licence fee – the BBC's principal source of income – made spending cuts vital
Tara Blaise - In March and April 2007 Tara opened for Michael Ball on his 23 date tour of the UK. Tara released a single called "Fall at the Start" in June 2007 and featured on "The Tao of Bergerac", a comedy show by Will Smith and Roger Drew on BBC Radio 4 on 15 August 2007 which was later released
Pete Doherty - In October 2007, Doherty said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 show, "Front Row", that he briefly reconciled with his father after 3 years of no contact when his father came to visit him in rehab, but they are currently estranged due to his ongoing difficulties with drugs
Jools Holland - His 2007 biography, "Barefaced Lies and Boogie Woogie Boasts", was BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week" in the week beginning 8 October 2007 and was read by Holland
Eliza Manningham-Buller, Baroness Manningham-Buller - Manningham-Buller was a "castaway" on "Desert Island Discs" broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007 giving her first interview after her retirement
Amanda Root - In November 2007 for BBC Radio 4 she played in the "Woman's Hour" Drama serial adaptation of F. Tennyson Jesse's novel "A Pin to See the Peep Show", and on 2 December 2007 was heard in Arnold Wesker's 75-minute radio play "The Rocking Horse", commissioned by the BBC World Service to celebrate its 75th anniversary
Rhod Gilbert - Gilbert was the host of BBC Radio 4's "4 Stands Up" comedy series which aired in the Autumn of 2008, and has appeared twice on Radio Four's "Just a Minute", Radio 2's "Does the Team Think-", and BBC Radio 4s "Act your Age"
Sheridan Smith - Smith appeared as Ruby Ruggles in the 2008 radio serial "The Way We Live Right Now", and took over the role of Tamsin Trelawny in series 2 of "Elephants to Catch Eels" on BBC Radio 4
John Humphrys - Humphrys was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 show "Desert Island Discs" on 6 January 2008
Amanda Root - As part of the BBC Radio 4 "Hopes and Desires" season, she played Lindsey, an incurable romantic who yearns to meet a modern-day Heathcliff, in Nick Warburton's 30 minute comedy "Catching Heathcliff", broadcast at 11pm on 15 January 2008
Philip Larkin - A programme examining the discovery in more depth, "The Larkin Tapes", was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 2008
Michael Ball (singer) - On 2 March 2008, Ball appeared as the guest on the BBC Radio 4 show "Desert Island Discs", during which he talked about his early life and his career, including his struggle with stage fright in his early career, and a little about his personal life
Evan Davis - He left this post in April 2008 to become a presenter on BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme
Philip Larkin - In April 2008, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a play by Chris Harrald entitled "Mr Larkin's Awkward Day", recounting the practical joke played on him in 1957 by his friend Robert Conquest, a fellow poet
John Tavener - His wife, Maryanna, broadcast a charity appeal on BBC Radio 4 in October 2008 on behalf of the Marfan Trust
Liz Smith (actress) - That same year she was a castaway on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" and was in the film "City of Ember", which was released in October 2008
Steven Poole - He appeared in the documentary "Thumb Candy", and has guested on BBC Radio 4 and other outlets in numerous discussions about language, including an appearance on the "Today" programme in 2009 talking about the term "swine flu"
Bill Paterson (actor) - He played the key role of SIS Chief Percy Alleline in the 2009 BBC Radio 4 version of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Ian Hislop - Hislop and Newman wrote the $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) series "The News At Bedtime", a satire on fairy tales which aired over the 2009 Christmas season
Dervla Murphy - In 2009 Murphy appeared on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Great Lives", nominating Freya Stark as a Great Life, supported by expert John Murray VII of the publishing family
Arthur Smith (comedian) - In 2009 he broadcast a comedy series for BBC Radio 4 from his own home called "Arthur Smith's Balham Bash"
Katharine Whitehorn - In 2009, she began presenting the short philosophical Friday evening programme on $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) entitled "A Point of View"
Vince Cable - When appearing on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs" programme in January 2009, Cable revealed that he wears the wedding rings from both of his marriages
Richard Holloway - Holloway presented the second of the $Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) Lent Talks on 11 March 2009
Little Boots - This was followed by an appearance on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Woman's Hour" on 27 May 2009
Alfred Broughton - On 8 June 2009 an afternoon play called 'How Are You Feeling, Alf-' about Broughton and the 1979 no confidence vote was aired on BBC Radio 4
John Tusa - From October 2009 until the end of the year Tusa presented a 91-part series on BBC Radio 4
Pete Townshend - In a BBC Radio 4 interview, first broadcast on 27 October 2009, Townshend informed the audience that from the time he was involved in writing the music for the Who's first album, he has been influenced by the works of the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell
Andy Zaltzman - Zaltzman presented his own four part BBC Radio 4 programme in December 2009 entitled "Andy Zaltzman's History of the Third Millennium, Series 1 of 100"
Long wave very occasionally opts out at other times, such as to broadcast special services, the most recent being when the Pope visited Britain in 2010
Tarik O'Regan - This aspect of his career broadened with the broadcasting in 2010 on BBC Radio 4 of "Composing New York", a documentary written and presented by O'Regan
Sarah Millican - Her radio series, "Sarah Millican's Support Group", began broadcasting on 18 February 2010 on BBC Radio 4
David Tennant - On 7 March 2010, he appeared as George in a one-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of "Of Mice and Men" in the "Classic Serial" strand
Peter Lorre - Peter Lorre", a 45-minute radio play written/produced by Michael Button, directed by Toby Swift and broadcast on BBC Radio 4's "Afternoon Play" on 10 May 2010 and again on 11 January 2013
Charlie Brooker - Beginning on 11 May 2010, Brooker presented a 5-part BBC Radio 4 series celebrating failure titled "So Wrong It's Right", in which guests compete to pitch the worst possible ideas for new franchises and give the 'most wrong' answer to a question
Mark Harper - On 10 September 2010, Harper stated on the BBC Radio 4 program "Any Questions-" that "There are definitely some people in our country, and everyone in every community knows who they are, who are able to work, and don't"
Colin Firth - In December 2010, Firth was guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, during which he commissioned research to scan the brains of politicians to see if there were any differences depending on political leanings
Angus Deayton - Deayton returned to BBC Radio 4 in 2011 as host of the panel show "It's Your Round"
Justin Fletcher - Fletcher is a relief continuity presenter for CBeebies' presentation links, the voice of Chubba on BB3B, and regularly performed on the CBeebies radio station on "BBC Radio 7" until its change to BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2011
Miles Jupp - In 2011 he starred in the self-penned BBC Radio 4 comedy "In and Out of the Kitchen", "the diary, written for publication, of a somewhat minor celebrity chef, Damien Trench"
Miles Jupp - In February 2011, he appeared as a panelist on BBC Radio 4's panel show "It's Your Round"
Luise Rainer - On 24 February 2011, at the age of 101, she said in an interview to BBC Radio 4 that the Oscars were not as ostentatious as they are now
Matthew Parris - On 8 July 2011 on BBC Radio 4's "Any Questions", at the height of the furore surrounding the alleged illegal and corrupt activities of News of the World journalists, Parris eulogised the newspaper and gave an enthusiastic appreciation of what he considered the virtues and positive achievements of Rupert Murdoch
Michael Portillo - In September 2011 he presented a two-part series on BBC Radio 4 entitled "Capitalism on Trial"
In 2012 the BBC announced that it would be reducing its main presentation team from 12 to ten
Iain Glen - Also in 2012, he starred in a new 4-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of "The Count of Monte Cristo" written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko, with Richard Johnson as Faria, Jane Lapotaire as the aged Haydee, Toby Jones as Danglasr, Zubin Varla as Fernand, Paul Rhys as Villefort and Josette Simon as Mercedes
Miles Jupp - In February and March 2012, Jupp hosted four editions of a BBC Radio 4 panel show "It's Not What You Know", based on his suggestion for a round on "It's Your Round", and in April 2012, he was a contestant on BBC Radio 4's "The News Quiz"
W. A. Poucher - In May 2012 Poucher was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 programme "The Perfumed Mountaineer" presented by geographer Hayden Lorimer
Lynda Baron - On 11 May 2012 Baron appeared in the "Afternoon Play" on BBC Radio 4, "Mrs Lowry and Son", playing the mother of artist LS Lowry
Continuity is managed from Broadcasting House with news bulletins, including the hourly summaries and longer programmes such as the "Six O'Clock News" and "Midnight News", and news programmes such as "Today", "The World at One" and "PM", which by early 2013 had returned to Broadcasting House after 15 years at BBC Television Centre in White City
Chris Paling - Paling recently wrote a series of plays entitled 'Words and Music', broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in the summer of 2013
Natalie Haynes - On 4 February 2013 she was the feature of the BBC Radio 4 programme "With Great Pleasure"