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In a Nutshell

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In a Nutshell
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Poet Simon Armitage travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to visit the medical examiner's office to investigate the...

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

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I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
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Comedy, with John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall and David Hatch. First aired...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

The London Philharmonic Plays Rachmaninov
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In 1906 Rachmaninov and his family escaped a politically turbulent Russia for Dresden, where he experienced one...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Radio 3 Live in Concert
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The Elias Quartet performs Beethoven live from Sheffield's Upper Chapel, a Grade II-listed building that dates...

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary

Dr Hepcat and the Hepster's Dictionary
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Poet Lemn Sissay explores Cab Calloway's Hepster's dictionary, a guide to the inventive jive slang spoken in the...

Voices of the First World War

First Impressions
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New series. Dan Snow brings together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museum and the BBC to...

Across the Board

Across the Board
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New series. Dominic Lawson conducts more interviews over games of chess, this time taking on the world's...

The Searchers

The Searchers
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Part one of two. Adaptation of Alan Le May's classic 1954 novel, which spawned John Ford's famous film in 1956....

Sunday Feature

Sunday Feature: The Gospel According to Joan
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In the centenary year of her birth, theatre director Joan Littlewood is remembered by those who knew her best....

Cerys Goes Under Milk Wood

Cerys Goes Under Milk Wood
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Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews listens to her uncle Colin Edwards' collection of rare recordings made by...

The Shootist

The Shootist
60mins
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By Glendon Swarthout, adapted by Nick Perry. In 1901, the last remaining leading gunfighter John Bernard Books...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

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BBC SO
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Strauss and Sibelius, plus Stravinsky's The...

The News Quiz

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The News Quiz
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The comedy panel show returns to poke fun at the week's news, with Sarah Millican, Sara Pascoe, Hugo Rifkind and...

Cuba Offline

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Cuba Offline
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Nick Baker and Anglo-Cuban journalist Arnaldo Hernandez Diaz investigate how the Caribbean country of Cuba is...

Free Thinking

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Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu
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This Landmark edition is devoted to Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu, often translated as In...

50 Years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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50 Years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Writer Brian Sibley celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ian Fleming's novel, which later...

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power

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Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power
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Melanie Chisholm explores the legacy of Ivy Benson, the leader of an all-girl swing band who rose to fame in the...

Speaking as a Member of the Public

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Speaking as a Member of the Public
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Author, broadcaster and humourist Danny Wallace explores the history of the `vox populi', the journalistic style...

Free Thinking

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David Baddiel; Shlomo Sand
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Comedian and writer David Baddiel has transformed his film The Infidel into a musical, which premières at...

Networking Nation

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Networks Are Everywhere
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New series. Businesswoman Julia Hobsbawm, the world's first Professor of Networking, charts the development of...

Between the Ears

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Between the Ears: Coma Songs
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A meditation on the cultural representation of comas through music, poetry and interviews with the families of...

A Century of Hope

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A Century of Hope
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American comedian Greg Proops presents a profile of Bob Hope, the British-born vaudeville performer who became a...

The Essay

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The Essay: A Body of Essays: Mark Ravenhill: The Gall Bladder
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Five writers reflect on a particular organ in the human body, expressing its significance to them and linking it...