On-demand recommendations

This month

Not My Father's Son - A Family Memoir

A Revelation
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Written and read by Alan Cumming, abridged by Sara Davies. The actor reveals the complexity of his relationship...

Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits

Radio Times Choice
Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits
117mins
BBC iPlayer

Paul returns after more than a year away, playing records from this week's US digital, album, country, R'n'B and...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Radio Times Choice
Radio 3 Live in Concert: Jazz Voice 2014: London Jazz Festival: Jazz Voice 2014
150mins
BBC iPlayer

Sara Mohr-Pietsch introduces the festival's opening-night gala, live from the Barbican. Guy Barker conducts the...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
Free Thinking Festival: Bringing the Rich to Book: John Lanchester on the Language of Money
45mins
BBC iPlayer

John Lanchester talks about his new novel Capital and explores the wealth gap in Britain with Matthew Sweet....

Spin the Globe

Radio Times Choice
1485 AD
28mins
BBC iPlayer

New series. The programme taking a global view of familiar historical dates returns. Historian Michael Scott...

Sunday Feature

Radio Times Choice
Sunday Feature: God and the Great War
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Conventional wisdom dictates that if the First World War didn't kill God, it did him great injury. In this...

A Good Read

Radio Times Choice
Eliza Manningham-Buller & Elif Shafak
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Former head of MI5 Eliza Manningham-Buller and Turkish author Elif Shafak discuss their favourite books with...

The Essay

Radio Times Choice
The Free Thinking Essay: New Generation Thinkers: The Human Copying Machine
15mins
BBC iPlayer

In the first of this year's programmes recorded at the Sage Gateshead, Tiffany Watt-Smith from Queen Mary,...

Free Thinking

Radio Times Choice
Free Thinking Festival: Knowing Your Enemy: Andrey Kurkov, Gabrielle Rifkind and John Kampfner
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Anne McElvoy chairs a discussion exploring protest, foreign policy, intervention and peace-making, with...

Music Matters

Radio Times Choice
Music Matters Live from the Free Thinking Festival
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Petroc Trelawny chairs a debate about how far knowledge can enhance the understanding and appreciation of...