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Always the Bridesmaid

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Always the Bridesmaid
30mins
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Classical soprano singer Catherine Bott explores the world of the backing singer, talking to singer-songwriter...

The Essay

The Essay: Trip Sheets
15mins
BBC iPlayer

Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb drove a taxi in New York during the 1970s while he pursued an acting...

Hamlet Undressed

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Hamlet Undressed
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Maxine Peake documents developments backstage at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre's production of Hamlet,...

Sounds of the 80s

Radio Times Choice
Sounds of the 80s
117mins
BBC iPlayer

To mark the 30th anniversary of Colour by Numbers, Culture Club perform their classic second album with the BBC...

Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre

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Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Richard Eyre, former director of the National Theatre, explores the influential life and work of theatre...

Bette Midler, for the Girls

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Bette Midler, for the Girls
120mins
BBC iPlayer

The actress and singer celebrates the music of her favourite girl groups, featuring tracks by the Boswell...

Friday Night Is Music Night

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Friday Night Is Music Night
117mins
BBC iPlayer

Ken Bruce presents a programme celebrating the music of David Ivor Davies, otherwise known as Ivor Novello, from...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

BBC Scottish SO. Musorgsky, Scriabin, Shostakovich
150mins
BBC iPlayer

As the BBCSSO launches its 2014/15 Glasgow concert season, the orchestra takes to the stage with chief conductor...

Singers at Six

Radio Times Choice
Singers at Six: BBC Singers 90th Anniversary Concert
45mins
BBC iPlayer

On September 28, 1924, the BBC Wireless Chorus was heard on the airwaves for the first time - the broadcast...

Radio 3 Live in Concert

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The LSO Plays Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
150mins
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Since winning the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 23, Denis Matsuev has established an...

The Bone Clocks

Radio Times Choice
The Bone Clocks
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By David Mitchell, abridged by Robin Brooks. A metaphysical thriller by the author of Cloud Atlas, chronicling...

Desert Island Discs

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Steve McQueen
45mins
BBC iPlayer

Artist and film-maker Steve McQueen joins Kirsty Young to select eight of his favourite recordings to take to...

Between the Ears

Radio Times Choice
Between the Ears: Eschatology
30mins
BBC iPlayer

A radiophonic drama about the apocalypse, witnessed from a liner adrift in a deserted ocean. Written and...

Four Women Poets Today

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Four Women Poets Today
58mins
BBC iPlayer

Peggy Reynolds follows up on a 1992 debate she hosted with four relatively unknown female poets about gender and...

Radio 3 in Concert

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Three Choirs Festival 2014
150mins
BBC iPlayer

From this year's Three Choirs Festival, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Baldur Brönnimann perform the world...

Radio 3 in Concert

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Edinburgh International Festival: Ute Lemper, SCO
150mins
BBC iPlayer

German chanteuse Ute Lemper joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for an evening of Weimar Republic decadence at...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 76: Last Night of the Proms
210mins
BBC iPlayer

The Last Night of the Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 75: Beethoven's Symphony No 9
90mins
BBC iPlayer

A highlight of every season in recent Proms history, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony this year returns to its...

BBC Proms 2014

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Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
120mins
BBC iPlayer

A live performance of Mahler's Third Symphony, an epic, unorthodox work unfolding over six movements, painting a...

The Children Act

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The Children Act
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By Ian McEwan, abridged by Sally Marmion. A judge presides over the case of a 17-year-old boy refusing...