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  • Tony Hall appointed as Director-General of the BBC

    Tony Hall appointed as Director-General of the BBC

    The BBC Trust has today appointed Tony Hall - Lord Hall of Birkenhead - as the Director-General of the BBC, following the departure of George Entwistle.

    22.11.2012 Corporate

  • BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012 opens for vote

    BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012 opens for vote

    BBC World Service has announced the shortlist for the 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year award.

    22.11.2012 World Service

  • BBC One announces new drama commissions

    BBC One announces new drama commissions

    BBC Controller of Drama Ben Stephenson today announces 31 hours of new drama commissions highlighting BBC One’s commitment to Original British Drama.

    22.11.2012 BBC One, Drama

  • BBC Three commissions new comedy Way To Go

    BBC Three commissions new comedy Way To Go

    BBC Three announced today it has commissioned Way To Go, a 6x30-minute black comedy about three ordinary guys who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business.

    22.11.2012 BBC Three, Entertainment

  • World On 3

    World On 3

    Mary Ann Kennedy with tracks from across the globe, plus some previously unheard recordings from last summer's WOMAD Festival, including the mighty Hugh Masekela, Quebec foot-tappers Genticorum, star of Nigerian Afrobeat Femi Kuti, Danish folkies Habadekuk and the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.

    22.11.2012

  • The Tom Robinson Show

    The Tom Robinson Show

    Tonight’s Tom Robinson Show features a BBC Introducing session from Orlando Seal and the Swell, which started out as a collaboration between Orlando's band and orchestral players from The Southbank Sinfonia.

    22.11.2012

  • 5 live Sport

    5 live Sport

    Mark Pougatch presents a full round-up of the day’s sports news, plus build-up and team news ahead of Newcastle United v Manchester City in the Premier League.

    22.11.2012

  • Completely Crackers

    Completely Crackers

    The late Linda Smith presents the story of the man who invented the Christmas cracker.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Petroc Trelawny introduces The English Concert orchestra live from Christ Church Spitalfields with music by Corelli and Bach, part of Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2012. Live from Christ Church Spitalfields.

    22.11.2012

  • A New Cycle Of Mystery Plays: The Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Builder

    A New Cycle Of Mystery Plays: The Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Builder

    In the run up to Christmas, New Testament stories are revisited and set in present day pre-Christmas London. Today, Dawn King sets the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders in a building firm.

    22.11.2012

  • Book Of The Week: Shakespeare's Local - Six Centuries Of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub

    Book Of The Week: Shakespeare's Local - Six Centuries Of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub

    Pete Brown's history of pubs as seen through the story of one remarkable London inn: the George in Southwark, said to be the one-time local of Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare. Read by Tony Robinson.

    22.11.2012

  • Strictly Come Dancing

    Strictly Come Dancing

    With just two weeks to go until the final, the title of Strictly Come Dancing Champion 2012 is now within sight and the competition is fiercer than ever.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Live from the Barbican Centre, London, Valery Gergiev guides the LSO through Brahms' vibrant 3rd Symphony and the oriental intoxication of Szymanowski's Song of the Night. Presented by Martin Handley.

    22.11.2012

  • Sounds Of The 60s

    Sounds Of The 60s

    This week on the show, Brian Matthew plays music from the likes of Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Edwin Starr, The Dells, Anthony Newley and Sandy Nelson, to name but a few.

    22.11.2012

  • Twenty Minutes: There Are Precious Things

    Twenty Minutes: There Are Precious Things

    A new short story by Alison MacLeod inspired by Byrd and Tallis' sacred music.

    22.11.2012

  • Cotton Comes To Harlem

    Cotton Comes To Harlem

    Published in 1965, this is Chester Himes' eighth and most famous novel, starring his iconic characters 'Coffin Ed' Jones and 'Gravedigger' Johnson. It is a thriller about life in Harlem in the 1960s, before desegregation in the South, and at a time when the idea of a black US president was unthinkable. The reader is Hugh Quarshie.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Award-winning early music ensemble Stile Antico perfom a sequence of mass movements and motets for Advent and Christmas, live from the Wigmore Hall, London.

    22.11.2012

  • 5 live Sport

    5 live Sport

    Mark Chapman presents a round-up of all the day’s sports news.

    22.11.2012

  • Weekend Breakfast

    Weekend Breakfast

    Rafe Spall, star of Life Of Pi, One Day, Hot Fuzz and Prometheus, shares his music and talks movies with Chris Hawkins in Fourtrax.

    22.11.2012

  • 5 live Sport

    5 live Sport

    Mark Pougatch is live from Elland Road with a full round-up of the day’s sports news.

    22.11.2012

  • The Huey Show

    The Huey Show

    Aw jeah. Huey's here with the jams in the jar, and love in his heart. This week, Prince Fatty and Hollie Cook take listeners into a world of dub, complete with echo and all the sound effects.

    22.11.2012

  • Rumpole And The Gentle Art Of Blackmail

    Rumpole And The Gentle Art Of Blackmail

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy West star as the younger and elder Rumpole in this new Rumpole story. Adapted for radio by Richard Stoneman.

    22.11.2012

  • Mary Poppins

    Mary Poppins

    This first radio dramatization of Mary Poppins takes us back to PL Travers' original vision of Mary Poppins as a much darker, more abrasive and sometimes even frightening Nanny, tinged as she was with a touch of magic and wonder. Travers believed that childhood was a 'sorrowful time' and that imagination was often the only form of escapism open to them.

    22.11.2012

  • Bob Harris Country

    Bob Harris Country

    Tonight is a special festive edition of the show, with the very best Christmas roots and country records from over the years.

    22.11.2012

  • Adam Buxton And Edith Bowman

    Adam Buxton And Edith Bowman

    Adam and Edith meet up with actor and comedian Billy Connolly CBE - aka 'The Big Yin' - to talk about his latest role in Quartet, the directorial debut from Dustin Hoffman in which he stars alongside Dame Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon CBE.

    22.11.2012

  • Afternoon Drama: Strummer And Me

    Afternoon Drama: Strummer And Me

    In April 1982, The Clash frontman Joe Strummer disappeared; this drama imagines what might have taken place during two of those 'missing days'. Written by Colin MacDonald.

    22.11.2012

  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Carlo Collodi's classic tale of a wooden puppet who wants to be a boy dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

    22.11.2012

  • Rhys Davies Competition Winners

    Rhys Davies Competition Winners

    The first of two winning stories from the Rhys Davies Short Story competition.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Radio 3 Live In Concert

    A feast of English music for Christmas from the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra live from from the chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, presented by Christopher Cook.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

    Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

    Louise Fryer presents highlights from this year's Schwetzingen Festival. Today's programme includes Prokofiev's Cello Sonata, and English vocal music performed by Stile Antico in Speyer Cathedral.

    22.11.2012

  • The Revenge

    The Revenge

    Actor Andrew Sachs’ play without dialogue. It was produced in 1978, recorded in binaural stereo – a recording type that has been around for over half a century. Unlike conventional stereo, it compensates for the so-called ‘head shadow’ or the distance between our ears. The only way to hear the proper effect is via headphones or in-ears.

    22.11.2012

  • Free Thinking: Rana Mitter

    Free Thinking: Rana Mitter

    Rana Mitter talks to the best-selling novelist Philippa Gregory about writing historical fiction and her fascination with the Tudors, recorded at the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival.

    22.11.2012

  • What’s So Funny?

    What’s So Funny?

    In a special programme, Ed Byrne and guests from the world of comedy preview the much-anticipated Christmas television specials, such as Mrs Brown’s Boys, Miranda and The Royle Family, and debate the developments in British television comedy over 2012.

    22.11.2012

  • Sunday Feature: On Napoleon

    Sunday Feature: On Napoleon

    Simon Bainbridge explores how from the French Revolution to his end on St Helena, Napoleon shaped poetry in Britain, particularly through the Romantics. Part of BBC Radio 3's Napoleon Season, marking 200 years since his historic retreat from Moscow in 1812.

    22.11.2012

  • No Ideas But In Things: The Poetry Of William Carlos Williams

    No Ideas But In Things: The Poetry Of William Carlos Williams

    In the centenary year of Imagism, English poet Annie Freud explores the work of the all-American doctor and poet, William Carlos Williams. With the former American Poet Laureate Billy Collins, poet August Kleinzahler and poet Mark Ford.

    22.11.2012

  • Afternoon Drama: The Long Count

    Afternoon Drama: The Long Count

    There is suggestion that a Mayan prophecy predicted 21st December 2012 as the end of a 'Long Count' and the beginning of a cataclysm that will engulf us all. A journalist goes to Silbury Hill in Wiltshire to join a group who believe that the world will come to an end on the day of winter solstice - and that they are among those destined to be saved. Written by Glen Neath.

    22.11.2012

  • Neil Tennant's Smash Hit Christmas

    Neil Tennant's Smash Hit Christmas

    Neil Tennant was a journalist on music's most poptastic magazine before he was a Pet Shop Boy. Here, with colleagues and stars, he recalls the early 80s golden age of Smash Hits.

    22.11.2012

  • For All Mankind

    For All Mankind

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the last man on the Moon, science writer Chris Riley examines the legacy of the Apollo Moon missions and their continuing impact on our lives.

    22.11.2012

  • Day Of Christmas Music

    Day Of Christmas Music

    Louise Fryer presents BBC Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe, with a series of live and specially recorded concerts.

    22.11.2012

  • A New Cycle of Mystery Plays: The Parable Of The Sower

    A New Cycle of Mystery Plays: The Parable Of The Sower

    New Testament stories revisited and set in present day pre-Christmas London. Tom Wells sets the Parable of the Sower in a Secondary School lunchtime science club.

    22.11.2012

  • Gideon Coe

    Gideon Coe

    Today’s concert comes from The Flaming Lips and Gideon also has sessions with Mint Juleps and Sugarcubes.

    22.11.2012

  • Grimm Thoughts

    Grimm Thoughts

    To mark the bicentenary of the Grimm brothers' tales, writer Marina Warner explores selected stories from a new angle each day. In the first programme, she tells the story of the brothers themselves.

    22.11.2012

  • Hear And Now

    Hear And Now

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby introduce highlights from Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012.

    22.11.2012

  • The Documentary: Bollywood Breaking Barriers

    The Documentary: Bollywood Breaking Barriers

    As Bollywood reaches its centenary, Anita Rani takes a look at a cinema that has erupted onto the world stage in this two-part documentary for BBC World Service.

    22.11.2012

  • Strictly Come Dancing

    Strictly Come Dancing

    The glittering final of Strictly Come Dancing 2012 is on the horizon as Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly present the live semi-finals.

    22.11.2012

  • Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Radio 3 Live In Concert

    Live from London, three cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Brandenburg Concerto no 4 performed by the BBC Singers and St James's Baroque.

    22.11.2012

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast

    Martin Handley presents BBC Radio 3's classical music breakfast show.

    22.11.2012

  • Europe Moves East

    Europe Moves East

    Allan Little looks at the changing dynamic of the European Union.

    22.11.2012

  • Strictly Come Dancing - The Results

    Strictly Come Dancing - The Results

    Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman present Strictly Come Dancing: The Results, and reveal who will have to leave the Strictly ballroom and miss out on the chance to compete in the semi-finals.

    22.11.2012

  • Strictly Come Dancing - The Results

    Strictly Come Dancing - The Results

    Tonight will be the most emotionally charged results show yet, as Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal which three couples will be dancing in the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Final.

    22.11.2012

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