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Broadcasts on Radio 3 celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Third Programme

Sean Rafferty
In Tune at 5pm - 29 September

Sean Rafferty lauches Radio 3's evening of programmes celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Third Programme with music broadcast on the opening evening, 29 September 1946.
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    Joyce Grenfell
    How to Listen at 7pm - 29 September

    A revised repeat of the opening feature of the Third Programme 60 years ago. Stephen Potter and Joyce Grenfell on radio listening:including how not to, how you ought to, and how you won't.
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      Jiri Belohlavek
      Performance on 3 at 7.30pm - 29 September

      The opening concert of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Barbican season also launches a month long festival of British Orchestras in Listen Up! Presented by Sarah Walker, David Daniels countertenor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Behlohlavek.

      DVORAK Suite in A
      JONATHAN DOVE Hojoki, an Account of My Hut (first performance)

      8.20 Twenty Minutes
      Tom Service looks back over Radio 3's long tradition as one of the world's most influential commissioners of new music.
      8.40 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Eroica.

      Go to the Listen Up! website
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        Philip Dodd
        Night Waves at 9.45pm - 29 September

        Philip Dodd and guests contrast the different cultural landscapes of 1946 and 2006.  The democratisation of culture that has taken place since the War has changed the notion of what "culture" is and affected institutions charged with looking after the nation's cultural health.
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          Verity Sharp
          Late Junction Extra at 10.30pm - 29 September

          Verity Sharp hosts a special late-evening sequence of words and music reflecting the range of Radio 3's output since it began. With live music from the Perfect Houseplants and I Fagiolini and specially commissioned anniversary poetry by Robert Crawford.
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            Jez Nelson
            Jazz on 3 at 11pm - 29 September

            In this special edition, Jez Nelson raids the archives to present a taste of jazz over the years, with extracts from rarely heard Radio 3 jazz commissions.
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              Between the Ears 22.15pm - 30 September

              Three and the Third.  Celebrating 60 years of Radio 3 - an impressionistic and sometimes irreverent exploration of the archives.
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