On-demand recommendations

This month

Private Passions

Vivienne Westwood
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood shares her musical passions with Michael Berkeley, talking about the works...

Barry Cryer's Christmas Selection Box

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Barry Cryer's Christmas Selection Box
180mins
BBC iPlayer

Part one of two. The comedy writer picks his festive comedy favourites. Featuring episodes of Radio Active...

Peter and the Wolf

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Peter and the Wolf
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Educationalist, author and broadcaster Christopher Frayling explores the untold story of the creation of...

Opera on 3: Live from the Met

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
210mins
BBC iPlayer

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is widely seen as one of the great comic operas. It's the day of Figaro's...

King Albert's Book

King Albert's Book
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. In 1914 novelist and playwright Hall Caine invited princes, statesmen, churchmen, authors, political...

Ebola

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Ebola
45mins
BBC iPlayer

By Mike Walker. A team of experts is flown deep into the rainforest to study and fight a deadly new virus, with...

Spy Nozy and the Poets

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Spy Nozy and the Poets
45mins
BBC iPlayer

The suspicious behaviour of new residents in a Somerset village leads to the arrival of a Home Office spy. Drama...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Temple Winter Festival: Gallicantus. Beyond the Natural Order
150mins
BBC iPlayer

Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a concert live from Temple Church in London as part of the Temple Winter Festival,...

At Home Abroad

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At Home Abroad
43mins
BBC iPlayer

People who have moved to Britain from other countries debate some of the issues they have encountered, revealing...

Suppose I Lose It

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Suppose I Lose It
38mins
BBC iPlayer

Joan Bakewell explores the concept of preparing for dementia and asks what a person might expect from the...

Death of an Orchestra

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Death of an Orchestra
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Alan Bennett explores the rise and fall of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, which ran from 1947 to 1955, and...

The Invisible Age

The Age Bomb
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Matthew Sweet asks the question of why people are so anxious about old age in an attempt to understand society's...

The Kingdom to Come

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The Kingdom to Come
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Peter Hennessy talks to senior figures in public life as he explores how further devolution in the wake of...

Heart and Soul

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Living Longer in Lovely Hill
28mins
BBC iPlayer

The world's main faiths and the personal side of religious belief.

Sunday Feature

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Sunday Feature: The Supernatural North
45mins
BBC iPlayer

As the dark winter nights draw in, thoughts turn to all things Northern - roaring fires and woolly jumpers,...

The Kitchen Cabinet

Greenwich
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Jay Rayner's travelling culinary panel show returns, and he gets his latest tour under way in Greenwich,...

Becoming Myself: Gender Identity

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Transmen
28mins
BBC iPlayer

The first of two documentaries exploring the phenomenon of gender dysphoria and analysing the heightened profile...

Blood, Sage and Grace

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Blood, Sage and Grace
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Journalist Grace Dent explores the life and work of writer, scholar and critic Lorna Sage, whose memoir Bad...

How to Hire a Master

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How to Hire a Master
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Jolyon Jenkins gains an insight into the hidden world of head-hunters, who are paid to search for high-profile...

Manchester: Alchemical City

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Beginnings
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Writer Jeanette Winterson charts her personal exploration of England's largest city in the north west. She...

Bookclub

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Patrick O'Brian - Master and Commander
28mins
BBC iPlayer

James Naughtie and writer Allan Mallinson mark the 200th edition of the programme by celebrating the centenary...

Malcolm X in Oxford

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Malcolm X in Oxford
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Pembroke College history professor Stephen Tuck explores the story behind Malcolm X's visit to Oxford in...