Gareth Roberts Gareth Roberts

The shameful decline of BBC Radio 4

Today programme presenter Amol Rajan (Credit: BBC)

Radio 4 is in trouble. Listening figures for the station have dipped to their lowest level since 2007. The Today programme, Radio 4’s flagship morning show, is doing particularly badly: its audience fell 12 per cent year on year, from 6.5 million to 5.7 million, according to Rajar. For anyone who has tuned in to Radio 4 recently, this decline won’t come as a surprise.

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