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This month

Radio 3 Live in Concert

BBC SO
150mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Radio 3 Live in Concert

CBSO
150mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Free Thinking

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...

Radio 1's Stories

10 Teens Who Changed the World
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Gemma Cairney celebrates the achievements of game-changing teens from all over the world, including 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...

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...

A Good Read

Radio Times Choice
Jeremy Paxman & Mary Beard
30mins
BBC iPlayer

Journalist Jeremy Paxman and classicist Mary Beard discuss their favourite books, Long Halftime Walk by Billy...