Comedian and musician Rich Morton explores the laid-back world of lounge music.
Agnes Poirier explores the role of the body which protects the French language.
Punchdrunk, YouMeBumBumTrain, and other immersive theatre companies under the microscope.
Peter White visits Dublin on the day the city pays tribute to Joyce's great novel Ulysses.
Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading talks to leading guitarists about their music
Johnnie Walker meets Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks.
Sarfraz Manzoor explores Johnny Cash's interest in Scotland after tracing his Fife roots.
Vivienne Parry explores the science behind Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories.
A long-running arts review magazine programme which ran from 1973 to 1998.
Mark Kermode joins Simon Mayo to give his verdict on the week's movies
Andrew Hussey goes beyond the cliches to discover the true face of 21st-century France
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen presents a history of colour
Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with John Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine.
John Sessions charts the history of popular entertainment in Britain
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004.
Leading German figures write about the country they know and the way it is perceived
Monthly book review programme.
How France played a pivotal role in the explosion of 70s punk.
Peter White visits Argentina to hear about the work of blind fabulist Jorge Luis Borges.
Author J K Rowling and Stephen Fry discuss the Harry Potter book series.
Robert and Isabelle Tombs present the story of the battle between two cities
Clive Anderson and guests with an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy
As Private Eye nears 50, Michael Crick traces its ups and downs and assesses its impact.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature.
Grassroots news, views, issues and culture from across the north west community
Gyles Brandreth discovers what it takes to become a national treasure.
Jeanette Winterson presents a personal exploration of Manchester.
Marc Riley unearths archive music interviews that share something in common.
Roland Buerk reports on the crisis in Japan's declining traditional kimono industry.
Mark Coles goes in search of the vilified.
How a leading German modern artist's greatest work was rediscovered in a barn in Cumbria.
Lively and diverse conversation with weekly guests
Micky Dolenz explores how two producers kick-started an artistic renaissance in Hollywood.
News, high-profile interviews and other special features from the world of music
Wolfgang Stoecker is on a mission to explore the meaning of dust.
What are the books that changed your life, your attitude to living and view of the world?
Sarah Montague presents a series looking at how technology has changed education
John Aiziewood investigates the phenomenon known as 'prog rock'.
Olivia O'Leary follows historian Theodore Zeldin in the quest to reform conversation.
Poet Paul Farley flies over London in a police helicopter and reflects on the city below.
Radio 3’s flagship arts programme until 2013. Over 350 editions available in the archive.
Series featuring new writing and stimulating discussion
Historical photographs are rare in China, but now the pictured past is being reclaimed.
Linguist Mark Turin tracks down some of the world's endangered languages.
Kirsty Lang and Lucy Ash present cultural snapshots off the beaten track in France
One million books given away for free - how did it affect those involved?
Katie Derham delves into the fascinating world of musical life during the Second World War
Kate Adie dissects the plot of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, with readings and discussion.
Penny Marshall examines the effects of the rapid expansion of online porn on UK society.
Series of audio interventions by artists, to mark the launch of the Open arts initiative
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