Huzzah! Radio 4 seems to be working again on the fancy stereo in the sitting room, when I pull the arial (sp?) out near the window. I am now curled up on the coach, cup of tea by my side, laptop on my knee, listening to a report on militant suffragettes accused of burning down a church on Making History while the rain beats against the window. Aaaaaaaah.
By the way, if you are in North America and have never experienced the glories of Radio 4, you can do so online.