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What is the File on 4 theme tune called and who wrote it? Our theme tune is called Fanfare for a Brass Quintet and was written by Richard Rodney Bennett and performed by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

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Each edition of File On 4 is broadcast on the internet simultaneously with UK transmission, and is available to hear for one week only here on the programme website or by clicking through to the "Listen Again" page.

(Occasionally, if a programme contains excerpts from other sources, rights issues may mean we are not allowed to offer the full programme on the site.)

While File On 4 is off air, listeners will not be able to listen to the programme online until the following series. But scripts of past programmes can be downloaded from the transcripts page.

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When can I get a transcript of the latest File On 4?
Transcripts of File On 4 programmes are published here on the website within two weeks of each broadcast.

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How can I submit a programme idea?
All programme ideas can be submitted via email or by post. We are always keen to receive your ideas. Visit the Contact File On 4 page for details.

How do I obtain information on forthcoming programmes?
We aim to publish File on 4 details a week in advance of transmission on this site, along with information about some other Radio 4 current affairs programmes.

How can I find out about past programmes?
Information on recent editions of File on 4 is available on our transcripts page.

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