On-demand recommendations

This month

Roots, Reggae and Rebellion

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
The Verse that Stings
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Stories from the Southern Cross

Radio Times Choice
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...

Kohli's Caledonian Commonwealth

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
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...

Desert Island Discs

Radio Times Choice
Anne Reid
45mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
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 Grace of Jeff Buckley

Radio Times Choice
The Grace of Jeff Buckley
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Between the Ears

Radio Times Choice
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...