Thanks. More click fatigue trying obtain basic information which shouldn't be buried under links. If only information was laid out in a coherent manner without having to go from page to page or link to link.
Strangely, the Radio player plays BBC Radio 5 and BBC Radio London continuously after changing the VPN setting to Canada.
I tried contacting the BBC through their online chat facility but realised they only had very limited IT knowledge, ie clearing cookies and caches - the equivalent of turning on/off pc. They then said the BBC doesn't support Opera for online radio streaming.