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November (9 posts)

  1. Napoleon on 3

    Thursday 29 November 2012, 10:29

    Graeme Kay Graeme Kay Producer, R3 Multiplatform

    Tim Dee is producing three Sunday Features and a week of Essays - all on the subject of Napoleon and 1812 - as part of Radio 3's Napoleon season which begins next week. Here, he gives the background to some exciting programming

    Seventy-miles...

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  2. New horizons - the BBC Symphony's Middle East tour

    Monday 26 November 2012, 12:45

    Phil Hall Phil Hall BBC Symphony Orchestra

    BBC Symphony Orchestra sub-principal viola Phil Hall finds a growing appetite for Western music in the Gulf Arab states ...

    When I started touring with professional orchestras 20-plus years ago, the majority of tour circuits tended to consist of European cities, North America, South America,...

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  3. LJF lowdown

    Monday 19 November 2012, 00:39

    Melanie Fryer Melanie Fryer

    The London Jazz Festival in association with Radio 3 has truly kicked off in style!

    With an energetic opening Jazz Voice concert live from the Barbican the audience both at home and in the hall were treated to an eclectic mix of...

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  4. Lover's Rock Drama

    Thursday 8 November 2012, 16:33

    Graeme Kay Graeme Kay Producer, R3 Multiplatform

    Writer Rex Obano blogs about his forthcoming Radio 3 play, Lover's Rock, set in troubled south London in 1981. You can hear the play, starring Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, at 830pm on Sunday.

    In the early hours of the 18th January 1981, fire spread rapidly through...

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  5. Today's viewing from Free Thinking at The Sage Gateshead

    Sunday 4 November 2012, 12:18

    Rosalind Porter Rosalind Porter

    Rosalind Porter is a Radio 3 Listener Blogger

    Whatever the weather, wherever you are - do come along to The Sage Gateshead today for the final frantic round of Free Thinking events. But even if you prefer to stay at home in the warm - there's plenty of Free Thinking to be cogitated on via the Live...

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  6. What makes good radio viewing?

    Saturday 3 November 2012, 15:33

    Rosalind Porter Rosalind Porter

    Rosalind Porter is a Radio 3 Listener Blogger.

    It has been an interesting morning so far, snuggled up near a warm radiator, my laptop on my knees with the Free Thinking guide beside me. I'm starting to...

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  7. Watching Colm Toibin - Free Thinking's Books at Breakfast

    Saturday 3 November 2012, 15:02

    Rosalind Porter Rosalind Porter

    This live streaming webcast was an absolutely brilliant programme. It immediately reminded me of the old style culture programmes one would get on TV years ago with the inimitable Huw Weldon's 'Monitor': One interviewer - in this case Night Waves' Philip...

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  8. Blogging on ... to the Free Thinking video stream

    Saturday 3 November 2012, 12:31

    Rosalind Porter Rosalind Porter

    Radio 3 Listener Blogger Rosalind Porter reports from Free Thinking 2012 at The Sage Gatehead

    Once again the foyers and halls are bustling with thinkers and there's a major new innovation to bring more people into the live experience: many...

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  9. Drama of the Free Thinking Drama ...

    Friday 2 November 2012, 15:31

    Graeme Kay Graeme Kay Producer, R3 Multiplatform

    Broadcasting live radio drama is a seat-of-the-pants exercise. Producer Kate Rowland describes what goes in to this Sunday's Free Thinking Drama from Gateshead's Baltic Exchange ...

    Each year the Freethinking drama does two things to me, it gives me a huge creative adrenalin rush, and in equal...

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