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Encyclopedia > BBC 7
BBC 7
Broadcast area Flag of the United Kingdom UK - National
First air date 15 December 2002
Frequency DAB: 12B
Freeview: 708
BSkyB: 0131
Virgin Media: 910
UPC Ireland: 929
Live Stream Real/WM
Format Comedy, Drama, and Children's programming
Owner BBC
Website www.bbc.co.uk/bbc7

BBC Radio 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and children's programming 24 hours a day. It is the principal broadcasting outlet for the BBC's vast archive of spoken-word entertainment, and was established specifically to enable the contents of the BBC Sound Archives to be broadcast. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Virgin Media Inc. ... UPC Ireland N.V. is Liberty Global Europes operation in Ireland. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A typical DAB digital radio receiver with the Digital Radio Development Bureau DAB digital radio marketing logo In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding since test transmissions were started by the BBC in 1990. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Programmes qualify for broadcast on BBC 7 if they are either three years old or more, or if they have previously been broadcast twice on their original station. However, even if a programme fulfils these criteria, there may be copyright issues preventing it from appearing on BBC 7.


The schedule spans the decades, from 1950s classics like the Goon Show to recent Radio 4 shows such as Little Britain. This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Goon Show was a popular and influential British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1951 to 1960 on the BBC Home Service. ... This article is about the British TV show Little Britain. ...


The station aims for a less formal approach than other speech networks. The announcers who link the programmes are promoted as personalities in their own right and are associated with themed blocks of programming. This was taken one step further on 14th February 2005, when an hour long strand of comedy was introduced between 8am and 9am, presented by Richard Bacon. Richard Bacon (born 30 November 1975) is an English television and radio presenter, currently hosting the drive-time show on Xfm London between 4-7pm Monday to Thursday and 3-6pm on Fridays. ...


There is speculative fiction of various kinds, science fiction, fantasy or horror seven days a week in a regular slot called The 7th Dimension which is broadcast on BBC 7 twice a day, at 6pm and midnight (UK time). In early 2007, this slot featured a series of original Doctor Who audio dramas, starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. Speculative fiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Fantasy (disambiguation). ... “Horror story” redirects here. ... Seventh Dimension is the BBCs regular radio slot for science fiction, fantasy and horror. ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... Paul McGann (born November 14, 1959 in Liverpool) is an English actor who made his name on the BBC serial The Monocled Mutineer, in which he played the lead role. ...


Paul Merton launched the station at 8pm on 15 December 2002 in a simulcast with Radio 4. It was originally codenamed Network Z. Paul Merton (born Paul Martin 9 July 1957[1]) is an English actor, deadpan comedian and writer, who is best known as a panellist on the BBC TV show Have I Got News for You and Radio 4s Just a Minute, as well as Channel 4s Whose Line... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ...


The station's licence requires it to carry children's programming, which, until 2007, came in the form of two daily shows: The Little Toe Show which was aimed at younger children and consisted of short serials, stories and rhymes that ran from 7am - 8am and was repeated at 3pm - 4pm. Big names like Roger McGough were regular contributors; and The Big Toe Show which aired from 4pm - 6pm and consisted of phone-ins, quizzes as well as stories intended for the 8+ age group. In February 2007 the schedule changed and Big Toe Books took over the 7am slot, but dropped the phone-ins and quizzes for children aged 8 and up while Cbeebies Radio replaced The Little Toe Show and now runs in a longer slot from 2pm - 5pm. These programmes almost entirely contain original material. Front cover of the 1983 revised edition of The Mersey Sound Roger McGough CBE (born November 9, 1937) is a well-known British performance poet. ...


BBC 7 does broadcast some original programming. Spanking New on Seven is a stand-up comedy programme, and they annually broadcast the BBC New Comedy Competition, a competition for new stand up comedians. The Mitch Benn Music Show features comedy songs introduced by Mitch Benn. Colin and Fergus’ Digi Radio is a comedy sketch show on its second series as of 2006. Serious About Comedy is a weekly show presented by Robin Ince where comedians and comedy critics discuss comedy television, radio, DVDs, and films from the last week. Mitch Benn (born Mitchell John Benn 20 January 1970) is a British musician of Liverpudlian/Scottish descent and stand-up comedian known for his satirical songs performed on BBC radio. ... Serious About Comedy is a British comedy discussion show on the digital radio station BBC7, hosted by Robin Ince. ... Robin Ince (born 1969) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer. ...


The flagship comedy section on BBC 7 is The Comedy Club, hosted by Alex Riley (Monday to Friday) and Penny Haslem (Sunday) . Pitched as "two hours of contemporary comedy", it is broadcast from 10pm to midnight Sunday to Friday


Comedy that has previously been commercially available as cassettes on the Laughing Stock label is also broadcast.


Two American series, Garrison Keillor's Radio Show and The Twilight Zone are also recent examples of BBC 7 output. This article is about the radio show. ... In 2002, The Twilight Zone was revived as a nationally syndicated radio drama. ...


BBC 7 won the Sony Radio Academy Award for Station Sound in 2003, was nominated for the Promo Award in 2004, and in 2005 received a Silver for the Short-Form award, plus nominations in the Speech Award and Digital Terrestrial Station Of The Year Award.


The station can be heard worldwide on the Internet, across northern Europe via the Astra 2D satellite, and in the UK on DAB digital radio, cable television, and Freeview digital terrestrial television. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Astra 2D is one of a group of satellites operated by SES Astra, located at 28. ... For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ...


See also

BBC national radio stations BBC Radio 1 - popular music aimed at a young audience BBC 1Xtra - hip hop, garage, gospel and R&B BBC Radio 2 - adult-orientated popular music BBC Radio 3 - classical, jazz and world music, culture, drama BBC Radio 4 - spoken-word programmes BBC Radio Five Live...

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