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This month

Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself

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Lewis Macleod Is Not Himself
30mins
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Comedy sketch show delving behind the scenes at the life and work of impressionist Lewis Macleod. With Kate...

Radio 3 in Concert

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Edinburgh International Festival: Ute Lemper, SCO
150mins
BBC iPlayer

German chanteuse Ute Lemper joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for an evening of Weimar Republic decadence at...

Please, Mr Postman

Please, Mr Postman
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By Alan Johnson. The former Home Secretary reads from his memoirs, which paint a vivid picture of England in the...

Drama on 3

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Drama on 3: Time and the Conways
90mins
BBC iPlayer

Harriet Walter stars in a new production of JB Priestley's well-known play from 1937 which toys with the idea of...

Media and the Middle East

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Media and the Middle East
58mins
BBC iPlayer

John Lloyd, contributing editor of the Financial Times, investigates the many ways the media has covered the...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms
210mins
BBC iPlayer

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari...

Journey of a Lifetime

Wrestling with the Future
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Peter Geoghegan gets the chance to carry out his dream travel project - grappling with the wrestlers of...

The Now Show

The Now Show
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Hosts Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Terry Mynott, David Quantick, Mitch Been, Laura...

Andy Warhol: Time Regained

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Andy Warhol: Time Regained
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Lenny Henry visits Pittsburgh, USA to witness the opening of Andy Warhol's mysterious artwork known as the Time...

Great Lives

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Stella Rimington on Dorothy L Sayers
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Crime writer and former director of MI5 Stella Rimington joins Matthew Parris to nominate fellow author Dorothy...

The Wonderful World of Cerys Matthews

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The Wonderful World of Cerys Matthews
60mins
BBC iPlayer

This week's musical journey focuses on the life and works of country star Johnny Cash, crossing the world via...

Build and Be Damned

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Build and Be Damned
30mins
BBC iPlayer

David Wighton examines how the Victorians made many infrastructure innovations such as railways, sewers and...

The Lost Genius of Judee Sill

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The Lost Genius of Judee Sill
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Ruth Barnes explores the life, loves and music of singer-songwriter Judee Sill, a forgotten legend of the Laurel...

The Philosopher's Arms

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Enhancement
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Matthew Sweet returns with another run of philosophical debates held in a pub, asking regulars,...

The Reunion

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James Bond
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Sue MacGregor reunites actor Roger Moore with key figures from the James Bond films, in which he starred from...

No More Heroes

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No More Heroes
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Angie Hobbs explores how the very nature of the image of the hero has transformed over millennia. Beginning with...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 75: Beethoven's Symphony No 9
90mins
BBC iPlayer

A highlight of every season in recent Proms history, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony this year returns to its...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
120mins
BBC iPlayer

A live performance of Mahler's Third Symphony, an epic, unorthodox work unfolding over six movements, painting a...

The Children Act

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The Children Act
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By Ian McEwan, abridged by Sally Marmion. A judge presides over the case of a 17-year-old boy refusing...

The Life Sub-Aquatic

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The Life Sub-Aquatic
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Marine biologist and avid scuba diver Helen Scales investigates the human obsession with inhabiting the depths...

Painful Medicine

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Painful Medicine
38mins
BBC iPlayer

Sally Marlow investigates claims that easy access to over-the-counter painkillers both on the high street and...

BBC Proms Chamber Music

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60mins
UnrecognisedProvider

He may have only just turned 22, but Benjamin Grosvenor is already a Proms regular. The British pianist returns...

Penguin Post Office

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Penguin Post Office
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Wildlife cameraman Doug Allen narrates the adventures of a film crew travelling to Antarctica to...

Heart and Soul

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To Die With Dignity?
28mins
BBC iPlayer

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

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 58: Strauss - Salome
135mins
BBC iPlayer

After seeing Oscar Wilde's play Salomé, Strauss was overcome with the feeling that it `cried out for music'....

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

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Sandhurst and the Sheikhs
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Matthew Teller uses archive, analysis and new interviews to investigate Sandhurst's...

What's the Point Of?

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The National Trust
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The documentary in which Quentin Letts presents a wry examination of some of Britain's most established...

Why Men Pay for Sex

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Why Men Pay for Sex
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Jo Fidgen touches on the unresolved debate concerning prostitution by meeting four men who regularly pay women...

Vietnam and the Presidents

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Vietnam and the Presidents
58mins
BBC iPlayer

BBC Washington producer David Taylor presents a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War from the perspectives of...