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The Visa Affair Drama based on Joe Orton's interrogation at the American embassy in London in 1965.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, English women writers, English novelists, Alexandria, Library...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9qyd
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1977 Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films from 1977.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Sound of Cinema, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Order of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rfy0k
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In search of Proust's Music Music and readings from Marcel Proust's life and novel of memory, In Search of Lost Time.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Music and Memory, Existentialist concepts, Marcel Proust, The Football League...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0980lxc
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Topics: Radio Program, Epic of Gilgamesh, Fertile Crescent, Vaudeville performers, American singers,...
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John Betjeman, William Empson Archive recordings from 1958 made by poets John Betjeman and William Empson.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten, Procedural programming languages, Semantics, Navigation,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9wzv
Benny Goodman Geoffrey Smith plays Benny Goodman's live performance classics.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, Swing musicians, Swing bandleaders, Columbia Records...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ln8q8
Siegfried Sassoon A 1955 archive recording in which Siegfried Sassoon reads three of his own poems.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Three Score and Ten
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhzy6
Benny Carter Geoffrey Smith explores the career of alto saxophonist and composer Benny 'King' Carter.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, American jazz alto saxophonists, American jazz...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mk8th
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Festival 2017 Bettany Hughes, Richard J Evans and John Hall join Philip Dodd and an audience at Sage.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Free Thinking, Modern history, Elections, Political science, Historiography,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08jb15b
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Song of Myself Reading of Whitman's poem Song of Myself, with excerpts from Orson Welles's 1953 version.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Family law, Musical groups from Los Angeles, California,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770h0v
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Monday with Rob Cowan - Patricia Routledge, Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto Rob Cowan presents as Dame Patricia Routledge lists her influences and inspirations.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, African-American musicians, Types of musical groups,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099tkx3
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Donald Macleod investigates the role of Verdi's operas in Italy's fight for independence.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f680z
Edinburgh International Festival 2016 The Russian National Orchestra in music by Valentin Silvestrov, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 in Concert, Symphony orchestras, Bournemouth, Given names of Greek...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v2yzd
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Topics: Radio Program, Elections, Gerontology, Demography, Legal professions, Money, Payment systems, Human...
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Topics: Radio Program, Characters in Romeo and Juliet
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My Own Life Joss Ackland and Ken Stott read the final works of Oliver Sacks and David Hume.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Alumni of the University of Edinburgh, Academics of the University...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08slgl6
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York Early Music Festival - Young Artists' Competition 2017 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of the York Early Music Festival Young Artists' Contest
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Early Music Show, Music events, Early Modern period, 2nd millennium,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zd7fp
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Prom 32 repeat: Britten, Brian Elias, Purcell and Elgar BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales perform Britten, Elias, Purcell and Elgar.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Afternoon on 3
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0902zrl
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Topics: Radio Program, Disney's Robin Hood characters, Merry Men, Medieval legends, Nottingham, Robin Hood...
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Topics: Radio Program, Observational astronomy, Members of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Types...
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Orchestras, Classical period (music), James Joyce,...
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Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Falconieri In Tune's specially curated playlist - an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune Mixtape, Elections
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096jdt1
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Monday - Radio France Philharmonic Penny Gore presents a week of concerts from the Radio France Philharmonic.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Afternoon Concert, Publicly funded broadcasters, Honorary Members of the Royal...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097t9cz
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Macbeth A new production of Shakespeare's dark tragedy about ambition for power.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Drama on 3, Best Drama Picture Golden Globe winners, Thoroughbred racehorses,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vh239
Ilker Arcayurek, Amatis Piano Trio, Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad, Annelien Van Wauwe The Amatis Piano Trio play Haydn and violist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad plays Vieuxtemps.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists, Types of musical groups, Musical trios, Classical...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b091syy7
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2017 The Last Night of the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, BBC music, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Classical music in the United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0948frx
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) How the sights and sounds of Italy stimulated Mendelssohn's creative mind.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Arts, Structural engineering, World Heritage Sites in...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pj85b
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Orchestras, Christian terms
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Topics: Radio Program, Landscape, Islam, Geography terminology, Landscape architecture, Topography, Noble...
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Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Donald Macleod explains how the revolution of 1930 turned Villa-Lobos's life around.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwnxq
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The Birthday Treat Michael Rosen visits Eastwood and the childhood home of DH Lawrence, who inspired him.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Family, Emotion, Men, Clothing, Marriage, Mining, Rooms, Emotions,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wx2h7
Elizabeth Watts in Conversation Former BBC New Generation Artist Elizabeth Watts in conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists, Music industry, Alumni of the Royal College of Music,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07rkwvy
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Choral Vespers from Westminster Cathedral Choral Vespers on the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul from Westminster Cathedral.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Choral Evensong, Prophets in Christianity, Grade I listed cathedrals,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bbp2l
Aldeburgh Festival 2017 Tom Redmond presents music by Purcell, Jorg Widmann and Mozart.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, Libertarian theory, Government, Musical quartets,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vyjbj
Wigmore Hall Mondays: Sophie Bevan and Sebastian Wybrew Live from Wigmore Hall in London, soprano Sophie Bevan gives an all-English song recital.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, English Anglicans, Law, Types of musical groups,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09491j2
Return to Brigg Fair Jim Moray on the meeting of composer Percy Grainger and farm bailiff Joseph Taylor.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Between the Ears, Radio spectrum, Amateur radio, Broadcasting, Family,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06yjfgg
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Topics: Radio Program, Musical quartets, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, English heavy metal musical...
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Memory Texts and music on the theme of memory, with readings by Tom Hiddleston and Eleanor Bron.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Words and Music, Philosophical terminology, Musical trios, Mind, Theology,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052zwd4
Jennifer Johnston in Schumann Jennifer Johnston sings Schumann's Frauenlieben und leben with pianist Joseph Middleton.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, New Generation Artists, American culture, Management
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zj6qz
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2017 Esa‐Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa live at the Proms.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, BBC Proms, 2nd millennium, Romanticism, Honorary Members of the Royal Academy...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zdnt4
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William Mathias (1934-1992) Donald Macleod explores Mathias's busy career teaching and composing.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Types of musical groups, Multilingual journals, British...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08yz9fb
Stephen Poliakoff Michael Berkeley talks to playwright and director Stephen Poliakoff.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Private Passions, Commanders of the Order of the British Empire, Orchestras,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095q0dj
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Helen Dunmore Special Ian McMillan celebrates the work of poet and novelist Helen Dunmore.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Verb, Family, Feeling, Emotion, Egyptian artefact types, Numeral systems,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08dnry2
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Handel, Chopin, Beethoven In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune Mixtape
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b097893w
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Friday with Suzy Klein - Kwame Kwei-Armah, Edgar Wallace and the Dictaphone, Tavener's Song for Athene Featured guest Kwame Kwei-Armah reveals the cultural influences that have shaped him.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Essential Classics, English composers, Knights Bachelor, Commanders of the...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b098n9ws
Manchester Chamber Concerts Society 2015/16 Music by Britten, Gershwin and Moeran from the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07mwnn3
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Euroradio Jazz Orchestra Julian Joseph with a performance from the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra, led by Tommy Smith.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Jazz Line-Up, Jazz fusion musicians, African-American musicians, Miles Davis,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084vmqy
Birth of Polyphony Donald Macleod explores the astonishing work of Guillaume de Machaut.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Composer of the Week, Demography, Physiology, Death, Christian terms, Countries...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08zdslr
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New Generation Thinkers Christopher Kissane explores the role of food in past and present conflicts over identity.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Food ingredients, Diets, Physiology, Nutrition, 2nd millennium,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xhr60
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Monday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents the breakfast show with a new work by Composer in 3 Matthew Kaner
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Meteorology, Postal system, Prosecution, Broadcasting, Theatrical...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y9rj7
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Monday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, London orchestras, Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qhhb
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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Ayatollahs, NUTS 1 statistical regions of the European Union, United...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087qk55
Boiling Water (Episode 5 of 12) Tom Service focuses on Schoenberg's own experience in the new atonal world that he entered
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Listening Service Extra, Emotion
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086tw7w
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Whatever Happened to the Waltz? Tom Service explores the waltz and why we love to dance to music in triple metre.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Listening Service, 2nd millennium, Sociological terminology, Dance...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088j46q
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Cornerstones Alyson Hallett on being drawn to chalk landscapes and the large horse at Westbury in Wilts
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Limestone, Sedimentary rocks, Geography, Climbing
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087tgg7
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Topics: Radio Program, Performing arts, Earth, Geography
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The Book that Changed Me Journalist Ben Anderson explains how The Autobiography of Malcolm X inspired him.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Reporting, Islam, Towns in Bedfordshire, Education
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080xzp7
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Katherine Broderick, Christopher Stark, Wiyaala, Berlin Philharmonic Horn Quartet Sean Rafferty with the Berlin Philharmonic Horn Quartet, Katherine Broderick and Wiyaala.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, Knights Bachelor, NUTS 1 statistical regions of the United Kingdom,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07qbyfk
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The Meaning of Flowers Fiona Stafford discusses magnolias, which are among the oldest plants in the world.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Magnolia, Medicinal plants, Ornamental trees, Horticulture and...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07tzxdt
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Sound Frontiers: Sam Lee, Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Jette Parker Young Artists Sean Rafferty's guests include Alex Mendham and his Orchestra.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, Grade I listed buildings in London, Areas of London, London...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07wrks0
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Swimming Stories Christopher Hope describes swimming in outdoor pools in Pretoria during his youth.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, The Essay, Bathing, Hygiene, Swimming, Olympic sports, Team sports, Water...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051zyhl
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Nelson Goerner A lively mix of music, chat and arts news, with guests including pianist Nelson Goerner.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, In Tune, Abuse, Culture, Geography, Law, Types of musical groups, English...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096j27k
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Saturday - Martin Handley Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Types of musical groups, Areas of London, Classical period (music),...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b093ldfb
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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, United Kingdom, Northern Europe, Island countries, Republics,...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08mdhbc
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Classical period (music), Orchestras, Republics
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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
Topics: BBC, Radio Program, Breakfast, Elections, UK MPs 2010–, Republics, Manchester, Constitutional...
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08r2x5r
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Topics: Radio Program, Types of musical groups, Loans, Musical quartets, Personal life
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Topics: Radio Program, Communities on U.S. Route 66, Symphony orchestras, Scottish footballers, Scottish...