The BBC has been the greatest source of radio drama for over sixty years. From the early days of the iconic Saturday Night Theatre the corporation has created dramatisations, adapted classic books and encouraged new writers. Many of these programmes are still available to listen to – if you know where to find them. The BBC also makes its content available for a limited time on its iplayer service. However there is another way to obtain BBC content for keeps for upto 30 days after it has been broadcast.
Each day Radio 4 has two 15 minute drama slots, an afternoon drama of 45 minutes and on Saturdays it hosts an hour long show. Each Sunday at 3 pm there is an adaption of a classic serial. Its baby brother Radio 4 Extra hosts nothing but archived BBC drama content which is a rich source of material. And Radio 3, the classical music station, has a lengthy drama each Sunday evening. And not forgetting that each day Radio 4 hosts the world’s longest-running radio soap, The Archers.
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