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This month

Great Lives

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Winston Churchill
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Lord Digby Jones, former Director General of the CBI, nominates Winston Churchill for recognition. He cites the...

Love in Recovery

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Andy
15mins
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By Pete Jackson. Comedy drama set in Alcoholics Anonymous, inspired by the writer's own experiences. In this...

Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine

David Bowie and Iggy Pop
30mins
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Marc Riley trawls the vast BBC collection and unearths archive interviews with David Bowie and Iggy Pop,...

Cloud Howe

Cloud Howe
60mins
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First of a two-part adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's popular novel, dramatised by Donna Franceschild. Chris...

Sunday Feature

Sunday Feature: Beautiful Death
45mins
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Stephen Johnson connects Mahler's beliefs about death to contemporaneous Viennese funeral customs. He visits...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

The LPO and Vladimir Jurowski perform the Verdi Requiem at the Royal Festival Hall
150mins
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Verdi's highly charged Requiem was forthright and hard-hitting in its expression of grief, faith and judgment....

The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha
60mins
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By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Producer and director Pauline Harris's dramatisation of the epic narrative poem,...

Radio 3 in Concert

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Radio 3 in Concert: Celebrating Simon Rattle
150mins
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The complete Beethoven symphony cycle from 1995, recorded in Frankfurt with the CBSO, concludes with Symphonies...

Churchill's Grave

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Churchill's Grave
28mins
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William Crawley journeys from London to Oxfordshire to mark the 50th anniversary of former prime minister...

Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood

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Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood
45mins
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A manic-depressive man's dreams serve only to highlight the tedium of his life, and he finds himself embarking...

The Real MacColl

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The Real MacColl
30mins
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John Cooper Clarke charts the life and career of broadcaster and folk singer Ewan MacColl. He immortalised his...

Free Thinking

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Winston Churchill and Englishness
45mins
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Fifty years after the death of Winston Churchill, Philip Dodd is joined by historian David Reynolds, journalist...

The Documentary

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Your Rubbish, Our Hope
28mins
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Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Out of the Ordinary

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Desperately Seeking Sperm
28mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Jolyon Jenkins explores another selection of stranger-than-fiction stories that sometimes shed an...

Sunday Feature

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Sunday Feature: Andy Warhol's Factory Friends
45mins
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The American pop artist's Factory in New York was a magnet for bohemians from the 1960s to the 80s - a centre of...

The Single Life

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The Single Life
28mins
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Journalist Mark Hodkinson tracks down some DIY singles in a store and investigates what happened to the...

One to One

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Adrian Goldberg on Mixed Marriage
15mins
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New series. In the first of three programmes, Adrian Goldberg explores the topic of inter-racial marriage,...

Can Democracy Work?

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Can Democracy Work?
28mins
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Nick Robinson investigates whether British democracy is fit for its purpose, beginning with an examination of...

The Secretaries of Juliet

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The Secretaries of Juliet
28mins
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Jolyon Jenkins explores why 10,000 people write to Juliet - Shakespeare's great romantic heroine - every year,...

The Diaries of Brett Westwood

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The Diaries of Brett Westwood
15mins
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The radio presenter and author uses his diaries to reflect on how wildlife has changed in five different...

Hip in a Hijab

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Hip in a Hijab
28mins
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Writer Shelina Janmohamed explores what it means to be young, female and Muslim by meeting the fashion-conscious...

David Baddiel Tries to Understand

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Electricity
15mins
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The presenter sets out to make sense of some apparently puzzling topics, beginning with electricity. He travels...

Magna Carta

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The Road to Magna Carta
43mins
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Melvyn Bragg investigates the history of the Magna Carta, a legal document drawn up in 1215 to negotiate peace...

Self Orbits Cern

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A Naked Lunch
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Will Self embarks on a 50km walking tour of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, near Geneva, Switzerland, where...