On-demand recommendations

This month

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

David Baddiel; Shlomo Sand
45mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Radio 3 Live in Concert

Pianist Danny Driver at Wigmore Hall
150mins
BBC iPlayer

Acclaimed pianist Danny Driver plays an imaginative programme ranging from Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith suite...

Radio 1's Stories

How John Peel Changed My Life
60mins
BBC iPlayer

Phil Taggart, Rob da Bank, Annie Mac, Annie Nightingale and Huw Stephens delve into the archives to celebrate...

Nora Webster

Radio Times Choice
People Mean Well
15mins
BBC iPlayer

By Colm Toibin, abridged by Sally Marmion. A haunting portrayal of a woman's journey through grief and towards...

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...

Always the Bridesmaid

Radio Times Choice
Always the Bridesmaid
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

The Essay

Radio Times Choice
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

Radio Times Choice
Hamlet Undressed
30mins
BBC iPlayer

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

Joan Littlewood and the People's Theatre

Radio Times Choice
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...