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BBC 4 and 7 change for children

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7 are changing their children's programming, introducing a daily children's breakfast show on Radio 7, while Radio 4 will drop the Go4it strand.

CBeebies on Radio 7 moves into a new breakfast slot in April – from 5.00-8.00am, seven days a week. New programmes include Lazytown Extra and Jane Horrocks becomes Madame Maestro in a specially-commissioned classical music series.

At weekends, Big Toe Books will move to 8.00-9.00am, following on from the CBeebies breakfast show, offering four hours of uninterrupted children's programmes.
At the same time, Radio 4 is decommissioning Go4it, the weekly children's programme currently broadcast on Sunday evenings at 7.15pm.

Mark Damazer, Controller, Radio, 4 said: "Go4it has done its very best to reach a children's audience, but we have to shape the schedule in the best interests of our listeners and we have not been able to find a successful way of putting a programme for children on an adult radio station."

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