The Third Programme - 60 Years On
29 September 2006 is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Third Programme. Radio 3 will be celebrating this anniversary with live concerts and specially commissioned programmes.
Listen to musicians, playwrights, announcers and listeners reminiscing about their experiences of the Third Programme.
We asked some of its best-known "voices" to step outside Broadcasting House and face the camera...
Listen to the programmes on Radio 3 celebrating the anniversay on 29 and 30 September
What do you remember about the start of the Third Programme. Contribute your memories to 'The Time When' website.
Listen to an introduction to the Third Programme by the Director-General, Sir William Haley KCMG
Read an article by the Head of the BBC's Third Programme - Mr. G.R. Barnes. "For the Alert and Receptive Listener".
Read letters from satisfied and disgusted listeners to the new Third Programme
Listen to the planner of the Third Programme, Etienne Amyot in conversation with Lord Montagu.