BBC Radio 4

Radio 4

Radio 4, which has been broadcasting comedy ever since it took over from the BBC Home Service in 1967, has launched hundreds of comedy shows. Popular R4 comedies series include The News Quiz, The Now Show, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Just A Minute, Old Harry's Game and Ed Reardon's Week. Many famous TV comedies actually started life in audio form on Radio 4 - Dead Ringers, Little Britain, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and Goodness Gracious Me are just four of the many series that went on to become TV hits. Radio 4 currently broadcasts comedy shows every weekday at 11:30am, 6:30pm and 11pm.

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On BBC Radio 4 today

2:15pm (repeat)
Pam Ferris

Moving The Goalposts

A woman with cancer turns to humour to deal with her illness.

6:30pm (repeat)
Daphne. Image shows from L to R: Jason Forbes, George Fouracres, Phil Wang

Daphne Sounds Expensive

Series 2, Episode 2 - Time Travel

After Phil blows a fortune on a spanking new time machine, the Daphne boys must use it to embark on a treacherous adventure in a desperate attempt to recoup their losses.

10:45pm
Mrs Sidhu Investigates. Mrs Sidhu (Meera Syal). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions

Love Marriage By Monica Ali

Episode 7 - Broken Rules

With her relationship and her career both in turmoil, Yasmin finds herself struggling to understand her parents' own difficult past...

11pm
Fortunately... With Fi And Jane. Image shows from L to R: Fi Glover, Jane Garvey

Fortunately... With Fi And Jane

Series 2, Episode 19 - Episode Nineteen

Fi and Jane rifle through the digital postbag to select some of the best listener emails from the past month.

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