Shall I conclude then that there is nothing to touch BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC 4?
Radio 4 Extra is just a place where they recycle old Radio 4 shows. Not that there's anything wrong with that and it is good to revisit them sometimes, but I heard most of them the first time around.
And yes Captain, there is more music on BBC 4, even some Jazz
They usually follow the old "Friday night is music night" formula with a few themed music programmes
But if you aren't fond of those it's a good chance to catch up with all the things that were broadcast during the week that you didn't have time to watch or listen to
Having bought a new car, the radio doesn't have long wave (live in The Netherlands) , so now I can no longer listen to the absolute sense that is R4, I have to hop between 5 live and Talk Sport if I want a bit of Blighty in the morning / evening drive to work...oh lordy, I miss it sooooooo...have to make do with my LW radio in the shed when I lounge in the garden at the weekends in the summer... TMS...ISIHAC...TSDS...CR...
Steve, ...you've just cheered me right up! Will have to hook the phone up to the internet and stream it through the bluetooth in the car, and then trundle the laptop out to the shed when the analogue light goes out...what a palava!
There is too much girl talk on Radio 4.
They should have a Man's Hour in the mornings and move Woman's Hour to the afternoon before the play when people are having a siesta.
The whole idea with coverage is that they aim to give coverage to 90% (or whatever figure they aim for) of the population. As most people live in towns & cities that means that they don't bother with the more remote areas where not many people live. You can get satellite coverage in a remote farmhouse - but it's difficult to fit a satellite dish to a car
Fans of both speedway and Radio 4 - this one's for you!
BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - No Brakes, No Fear
No Brakes, No Fear
Today, 11:00 on BBC Radio 4 (FM only)
Hurtling around a tight shale-covered oval track at full throttle takes a certain sort of sporting courage. To do so at speeds of 60mph without brakes would, to most people, appear foolhardy.
In No Brakes, No Fear, the young speedway riders of Kings Lynn Stars are captured on the night of a league play-off decider, as a former Kings Lynn Star and former world champion Michael Lee recalls his successes on the track, his fall from grace off it and the continuing appeal and redemptive aspects of British speedway riding.
Producer: Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
Although there was a bit too much of Michael Lee (not the most enthralling of speakers) and his troubles, and not enough speedway.
Speedway on TV is quite good, although you don't get the smell - scorched cinders mixed with half burnt ethanol, and you miss the bonhomie of the crowd. But speedway on the radio, that'd be a challenge for a commentator