On-demand recommendations

This month

Bobby Womack: In His Own Words

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Bobby Womack: In His Own Words
57mins
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Following the death last month of Bobby Womack, this programme features one of the soul singer's last...

Roots, Reggae and Rebellion

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Roots, Reggae and Rebellion
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Kingslee Daley, aka poet, rapper and commentator Akala, visits Jamaica to examine the cultural and sociological...

Lulu's Musical Map of Glasgow

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Lulu's Musical Map of Glasgow
57mins
BBC iPlayer

Broadcaster John Cavanagh joins the singer as she goes on a tour of her home town, sharing her experiences of...

The Verse that Stings

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The Verse that Stings
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Ian Hislop presents a celebration of the biting political satires produced by 18th-century writer Alexander Pope...

Red Velvet

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Red Velvet
90mins
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By Lolita Chakrabarti. London, 1833, and renowned thespian Edmund Kean collapses on stage at Covent Garden's...

Plants: From Roots to Riches

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A Rose by Any Other Name
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Kathy Willis examines how changing scientific, economic and social preoccupations have influenced...

Stories from the Southern Cross

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The Road from Austinmer Beach
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The Road from Austinmer Beach, by Catherine Cole. A traffic jam forces widower Bert Hamilton to...

Don't Make Me Laugh

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Don't Make Me Laugh
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Comedy panel show, hosted by David Baddiel, in which celebrities go against their natural instincts...

Inside the Ethics Committee

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Treating Teenagers
43mins
BBC iPlayer

The return of the programme in which a panel of experts examine personal testimonies to assess the moral...

Kohli's Caledonian Commonwealth

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Kohli's Caledonian Commonwealth
57mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. As Glasgow prepares to host the 20th Commonwealth Games, Hardeep Singh Kohli explores Scotland and...

Opera on 3

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Opera on 3: Strauss 150: Richard Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos
165mins
BBC iPlayer

Radio 3 continues its survey of all of Strauss's operas in this anniversary year with a Royal Opera House...

Karaoke As Art?

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Karaoke As Art?
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Katie Puckrik examines whether karaoke can now be considered an art form, travelling to Portland, Oregon, where...

The Documentary

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Back to Charm School
27mins
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Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Doing It the Milton Keynes Way

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Doing It the Milton Keynes Way
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Milton Keynes is gaining a reputation as the leading business-friendly town in the UK. It's location with good...

AL Kennedy: Holding Hands

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AL Kennedy: Holding Hands
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The Scottish author explores the social, cultural and emotional significance attached to holding someone else's...

Desert Island Discs

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Anne Reid
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Veteran actress Anne Reid, perhaps now best known for her turn as Derek Jacobi's forthright sweetheart Celia...

Punt PI

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The Mysterious Death of Flying Millionaire Alfred Loewenstein
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Steve Punt returns to examine mysteries that perplex, amuse and beguile, beginning with the...

John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music

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John Shuttleworth's Lounge Music
30mins
BBC iPlayer

The singer-songwriter invites celebrities to record tunes he has written in his Sheffield home, with the opening...

The Leadership Gap

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The Leadership Gap
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Former Head of BBC World Service and London's Barbican Centre John Tusa reflects on recent problems...

Free Thinking

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The History of Pain; Martin Freeman as Richard III
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Philip Dodd hears New Generation Thinker Alasdair Cochrane's argument for a broader definition of human rights...

It's a Fair Cop

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It's a Fair Cop
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Tales from the police front line, featuring copper-turned-comedian Alfie Moore. Each edition uses a...

The Devil's Rope

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The Devil's Rope
28mins
BBC iPlayer

Ian Marchant drives across the American mid-West, from DeKalb in Illinois, where the metal fence was invented,...

The Infinite Monkey Cage

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Numbers Numbers Everywhere
25mins
BBC iPlayer

Physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince return with more irreverent takes on the world of science. In this...

The Grace of Jeff Buckley

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The Grace of Jeff Buckley
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary making use of previously undisclosed testimonies to tell the story of American folk-rocker Jeff...

Meeting Myself Coming Back

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David Puttnam
58mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. John Wilson returns with the series making use of archive recordings to give renowned public figures...

Between the Ears

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Between the Ears: Skylarking
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Cathy FitzGerald meets a prisoner and a paraglider in this lawn-based daydream about the delights of looking up...