• The Essay

    Leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond, themed across a week - insight, opinion and intellectual surprise.

  • Arts & Ideas

    Leading artists, writers, thinkers discuss the ideas shaping our lives & links between past & present and new academic research.

  • Classical Fix

    The podcast for classical newbies. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.

  • The Listening Service

    Rethink music with The Listening Service. Tom Service presents a journey of imagination and insight, exploring how music works

  • The Radio 3 Documentary

    Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.

  • The Verb

    Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance

  • Between the Ears

    Innovative and thought-provoking features that make adventurous use of sound and explore a wide variety of subjects. Made by leading radio producers.

  • This Classical Life

    Jess Gillam hosts the music show for people who like classical and other stuff too. Music, eclectic playlists and chat, with a new guest every week.

  • Music Planet: Road Trip

    Discover the world with music. Join local experts for a sonic journey around the globe.

  • Slow Radio

    An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

  • In Tune Highlights

    Highlights from BBC Radio 3’s In Tune - featuring interviews with guests from the world of music and the arts. In Tune is presented by Sean Rafferty and Katie Derham.

  • The Shakespeare Sessions

    Your one-stop shop for all things Shakespeare. Catch A-List casts in brand new versions of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, plus documentaries from the brightest minds.

  • Sound of Gaming

    Radio 3's regular jaunt into the latest, brightest and best gaming soundtracks.

  • Time Travellers

    Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents a collection of quirky tales from the corners of history, exploring a different theme in each weekly episode.

  • Unplucked

    Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

  • Modern Muses

    Creative collaborations in new music. A series where the world’s leading composers and performers explain how they cooperate in the creation of new work.

  • The Choir - The Choral Interview

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews performers about their choral passions. The Choir programme broadcasts every Sunday at 4pm, exploring all things choral, with performances and...

  • Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition

    The final shortlist of winning carols in the Breakfast Christmas Carol Competition. Composed by listeners, a setting of a poem by Susan Hill specially written for Radio 3

  • Commonwealth Connections

    World music from the Commonwealth countries for BBC Radio 3’s World on 3, Fridays. Musicians, sportspeople and cultural figures introduce music recorded on location.

  • Britten 100

    Britten 100. Highlights from Radio 3’s Britten centenary weekend in Aldeburgh with special features, interviews and on location reports recorded in Suffolk.

  • The Story of Music Question Time

    Sue Perkins and Tom Service unravel everything listeners have ever wondered about music - but were too afraid to ask

  • The Lebrecht Interview

    Classical music critic Norman Lebrecht talks to major figures in the field

  • A History of Mozart in a Dozen Objects

    Mozart’s world rediscovered in objects of his time. Professor Cliff Eisen looks at Mozart’s world through objects that were close to him. From BBC Radio 3.

  • In Tune

    Interviews with 2010 Proms Artists from Radio 3’s In Tune programme broadcast Monday to Friday from 5 to 730pm Presented by Sean Rafferty and Petroc Trelawny. Weekly on Friday evenings from July 23rd until September 10th.