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Auction treats for Radio 4 fans

Radio 4 fans will be able to go behind the scenes at The Archers or join Clare Balding on her rambling show as part of a charity auction for Children In Need.

There are more than 40 prizes on offer in t he station's online auction including opportunities for listeners to watch Just A Minute being recorded or have breakfast with the Today Programme.

The station's controller Gwyneth Williams said they wanted to " try something different" this year.

Other prizes include the chance to record the shipping forecast after tuition by a Radio 4 announcer and sharing a slice of cake with the Test Match Special team.

Fans of the flagship current affairs show, Today, can win an early morning visit to join the production meeting, watch the show go out live and then have breakfast with its presenters.

Today editor Jamie Angus said: " This is a prize that involves getting up at 5am to join our team of journalists and presenters as we broadcast the day's news and current affairs to around seven million people, live on BBC Radio 4. You'll also have the pleasure of seeing some of the more disturbing early morning sights in Today's world including John Humphrys' cereal bowl. Despite that, we anticipate a lot of interest and we look forward to welcoming the winner into the team for the day."

The auction will be accessible through the Radio 4 website and is run through eBay until it finishes at 9pm on Sunday November 17.

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