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Radio 3 Live in Concert

The London Philharmonic Plays Rachmaninov
150mins
BBC iPlayer

In 1906 Rachmaninov and his family escaped a politically turbulent Russia for Dresden, where he experienced one...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Radio 3 Live in Concert
150mins
BBC iPlayer

The Elias Quartet performs Beethoven live from Sheffield's Upper Chapel, a Grade II-listed building that dates...

Sunday Feature

Sunday Feature: The Gospel According to Joan
45mins
BBC iPlayer

In the centenary year of her birth, theatre director Joan Littlewood is remembered by those who knew her best....

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Radio Times Choice
BBC SO
150mins
BBC iPlayer

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in music by Strauss and Sibelius, plus Stravinsky's The...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
Landmark: Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu
45mins
BBC iPlayer

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

50 Years of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Radio Times Choice
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...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
David Baddiel; Shlomo Sand
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Comedian and writer David Baddiel has transformed his film The Infidel into a musical, which premières at...

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...

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...