Arts & Culture
Through the Night
Innovative and thought-provoking features on a wide variety of subjects
Clemmie Burton-Hill helps music fans curate their own classical playlists. If you fancy giving classical music a go, start here.
Composer of the Week is one of Radio 3's longest running programmes, now presented by Donald Macleod.
Radio 3's flagship classical music magazine programme.
Guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates, and talk about the influence music has had on their lives
A thorough look at the week's classical music releases, plus news and the Radio 3 Disc of the Week recommendation
Series of programmes exploring film music
Programme showcasing feature reports and discussions on any number of cultural subjects.
Monday - Thursday series of cultural talks.
A programme rethinking music. Tom Service presents a journey of imagination and insight, exploring how music works
Afternoon broadcast, featuring music programmes and concerts
Start your Radio 3 day with Rob Cowan, Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Martin Handley, presenting their unique breakfast blend of familiar music, along with some surprises.
Choral Evensong was first broadcast on Thursday 7 October 1926 live from Westminster Abbey and has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio ever since.
Drama ranging from the experimental to the Classics
Performances of early music
Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker share great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and a guest introducing their essential pieces of classical music
Geoffrey Smith's Jazz does exactly what it says on the tin: a weekly programme in which Geoffrey Smith shares his passion for jazz, through an exploration of its great writers, singers and players, as told from his own individual perspective. Having...
Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and sessions.
Arts news, views and an eclectic choice of music - live and on CD - with Sean Rafferty.
In Tune's Classical Music Mixtape: an imaginative, eclectic mix featuring classical favourites, lesser-known gems and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
Get to know a selection of music from the inside with a leading musician.
The best in jazz past, present and future. Your gateway to new sounds with classic recordings and exclusive sessions
The home of contemporary jazz on BBC Radio 3. Including new music and live recordings
Jazz Record Requests offers a cross section of genres and eras, often in unexpected sequences, to illustrate the wonders and continuities that mark every stage of jazz history. All records are requested by the listeners.
A laid-back, eclectic mix of music from across the globe, ranging from Mali to Bali, and from medieval chant to 21st-century electronica.
The best roots-based music from across the world - with live sessions from the biggest international names and the freshest emerging talent, classic tracks and new releases.
Global beats and roots music from every corner of the world.
Profiles of, and performances by, musicians from BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme. Some of the most brilliant young musical talent in the world is featured in exclusive recordings
Programme presenting rare and fascinating performances and vividly communicating the immediacy of the live experience