Helen Boaden, the new controller of BBC Radio 4, reassured MPs this week that there would be no radical changes in the pattern of R4 broadcasting.

MPs have become jittery after last

Helen Boaden, the new controller of BBC Radio 4, reassured MPs this week that there would be no radical changes in the pattern of R4 broadcasting.

MPs have become jittery after last year's alterations in the coverage of parliament and the temporary loss of Test Match Special. Boaden said she planned continuing innovation, particularly in comedy and drama, with an overall objective to consolidate.