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This month

Golden Years

Golden Years - Monty Street, Mansfield
45mins
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By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. A suburban couple have an extraordinary problem to contend with when they discover a...

Cuba Offline

Cuba Offline
30mins
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Nick Baker and Anglo-Cuban journalist Arnaldo Hernandez Diaz investigate how the Caribbean country of Cuba is...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

CBSO
150mins
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A Mediterranean-themed concert, live from Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Presented by Adam Tomlinson. Renaud...

Golden Years

Golden Years - Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
45mins
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By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. When artist Karin gives an interview about her new exhibition, she reveals the...

Free Thinking

Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu
45mins
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This Landmark edition is devoted to Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu, often translated as In...

Radio 1's Stories

10 Teens Who Changed the World
60mins
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Gemma Cairney celebrates the achievements of game-changing teens from all over the world, including the...

Wireless Nights

Wireless Nights
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Jarvis Cocker meets astronaut Chris Hadfield, famous for his rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity on the...

50 Years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

50 Years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
28mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Under My Bed

Getting Ink
15mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Getting Ink. By Patrick Neate. The first in a trio of tales by three writers exploring the hidden...

Drama on 3

Drama on 3: Rhinoceros in Love
90mins
BBC iPlayer

A runaway success in China after its first staging in 1999, Liao Yimei's play is a dark romance about a...

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power

Ivy Benson: Original Girl Power
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Speaking as a Member of the Public
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Author, broadcaster and humourist Danny Wallace explores the history of the `vox populi', the journalistic style...

Under Milk Wood

Under Milk Wood
90mins
BBC iPlayer

Another chance to hear the 2003 recording of Dylan Thomas's classic `play for voices', first broadcast to...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
David Baddiel; Shlomo Sand
45mins
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Comedian and writer David Baddiel has transformed his film The Infidel into a musical, which premières at...

Networking Nation

Radio Times Choice
Networks Are Everywhere
15mins
BBC iPlayer

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

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Radio Times Choice
For Whom the Bell Tolls
60mins
BBC iPlayer

By Ernest Hemingway. Dramatised by Ed Hime. The first instalment of a two-part adaptation of the celebrated...

Between the Ears

Radio Times Choice
Between the Ears: Coma Songs
30mins
BBC iPlayer

A meditation on the cultural representation of comas through music, poetry and interviews with the families of...

A Century of Hope

Radio Times Choice
A Century of Hope
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

The Essay

Radio Times Choice
The Essay: A Body of Essays: Mark Ravenhill: The Gall Bladder
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Five writers reflect on a particular organ in the human body, expressing its significance to them and linking it...

Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat

Radio Times Choice
Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat
28mins
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Dave Howard finds out about the lives of young adult carers, and asks if there's enough support for those trying...

August Shines

Radio Times Choice
August Shines
30mins
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Following Lenny Henry's theatrical performance as Troy Maxson in August Wilson's Fences, the comedian travels to...

How to Dig a Grave

Radio Times Choice
How to Dig a Grave
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Documentary in which Cathy FitzGerald sets out to learn about gravediggers, who exist in the popular imagination...

Short Cuts

Radio Times Choice
Rabbit Holes
30mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. Josie Long showcases short and unusual documentaries from around the world, beginning with the tale...

Woman's Hour

Radio Times Choice
Woman's Hour
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Tim Dowling and his wife Sophie de Brandt launch a week of editions focusing on the reality of household chore...

From Inside - The Guildford Four

Radio Times Choice
From Inside - The Guildford Four
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Martin McNamara introduces readings from the letters of Paul Hill, one of the Guildford Four wrongfully...

A Good Read

Radio Times Choice
Jeremy Paxman & Mary Beard
30mins
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Journalist Jeremy Paxman and classicist Mary Beard discuss their favourite books, Long Halftime Walk by Billy...