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Listen online to the internet radio of BBC Radio 3 live, the second most-listened-to classical music broadcaster radio station in the UK. Listeners are drawn to it for its conservative approach to entertainment. BBC Radio 3 offers a balanced mix of speech-related programmes and classical music. Those who love orchestral concerts will find their interests catered to in the schedule, with "Radio 3 in Concert" airing from 7:30pm to 10pm on weekdays, featuring live concert broadcasts. Every summer, the renowned "BBC Proms" concerts are broadcast live during evening hours on every day of the week. In addition to classical music, the schedule also includes dedicated slots for full-time dramas and discussions about arts and culture. The station's morning programme provides a daily starting point, with Petroc Trelawny hosting on weekdays from 6:30am to 9am, Elizabeth Alker on Saturdays from 7am to 9am, and Martin Handley on Sundays from 7am to 9am.

BBC Radio 3 slogan: "Classical, jazz, folk and world music, drama, documentaries, features…"

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News about BBC Radio 3

Scotland and Northern Ireland to create more BBC network radio content
The BBC is moving more Radio 3, Radio 4 and World Service radio shows out of London with new network hubs in Scotland and Northern Ireland.More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 06.12.2023
First-time radio producers get work on BBC Radio via Multitrack Audio Producer Fellowship
Eight first-time radio producers From backgrounds underrepresented in the audio industry are getting their work aired on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4. New documentaries on a rich array of stories have been created via the Multitrack Audio Producer Fellowship for a third year.More >>
radiotoday.co.uk - 13.11.2023
Elle Osili-Wood is the new voice of BBC Radio 3’s Sound of Gaming
TV presenter and broadcaster Elle Osili-Wood is the new voice of BBC Radio 3’s Sound of Gaming, the station’s monthly exploration of the world of gaming soundtracks.More >>
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Four new roles are being created across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live in Commissioning.More >>
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Radio 3 to air Jake Shears and Rufus Wainwright live at BBC Proms
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Petroc Trelawny to take Radio 3 Breakfast across Northern Ireland
BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast programme is going on the road again with Petroc Trelawny presenting a week of live broadcasts across Northern Ireland.More >>
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Latest New Generation Artists announced at BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3 has revealed the names of the New Generation Artists joining the station’s talent development scheme in September 2023. The New Generation Artists joining the scheme this year are: British baritone James Atkinson, Kazakh pianist Alim Beisembayev...More >>
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BBC Radio 3 is marking the start of the Winter season with Capturing Twilight, a week of special programming featuring music, literature, and art. The special week, from Sunday 24 – Sunday 31 October, is inspired by the magical time between night and day. Highlights include: ...More >>
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BBC Radio 3 has announced the names of eight New Generation Artists who will join the station’s talent development scheme in September 2021 and remain on it until December 2023. The record number of artists includes some of the world’s most promising young musical talents, each on the threshold of a major international career. It includes...More >>
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Playlist 22

Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 (3rd mvt)
18:46Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg concerto No 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 (3rd mvt)
Léo Delibes - Les Chasseresses (Sylvia - suite)
18:42Léo Delibes - Les Chasseresses (Sylvia - suite)
Gabriel Fauré - Nocturne in E flat minor, Op.33 No. 1
18:33Gabriel Fauré - Nocturne in E flat minor, Op.33 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op.2 No. 3: 4th mvt
18:27Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op.2 No. 3: 4th mvt
Robert Schumann - My Rose (Op 90, No 2)
18:18Robert Schumann - My Rose (Op 90, No 2)
Nicolò Paganini - Moto perpetuo in C major, Op 11
18:14Nicolò Paganini - Moto perpetuo in C major, Op 11
Gabriel Fauré - Barcarolle no. 4 in A flat major
18:10Gabriel Fauré - Barcarolle no. 4 in A flat major
Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony (Playful pizzicato)
18:04Benjamin Britten - Simple Symphony (Playful pizzicato)
George Frideric Handel - Menuet 1 and 2 (Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351)
17:58George Frideric Handel - Menuet 1 and 2 (Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cavatina: Deh, non varcar quell'onda, K 272
17:52Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cavatina: Deh, non varcar quell'onda, K 272
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BBC Radio 3's programmes22

00:30 - Through the Night
Poetry and Passion
Giordano Bellincampi conducts Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Leonie Holmes.
06:30 - Breakfast
Classical music to brighten your morning
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring your requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Classical coffee break
Georgia Mann plays the best in classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Maddalena Sirmen and her World, A sensation in London
4/5 Donald Macleod explores Maddalena Sirmen’s entry into London's cultural society.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Brahms from Perth Concert Hall (3/4)
Michael Collins and Michael McHale play romantic works by Brahms, Debussy and Muczynski. (R)
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Ruth Gipps' Symphony No 1
With the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba.
17:00 - In Tune
Music news and live classical music
Top-class live music from some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - Classical Mixtape
Switch up your listening with classical music
In Tune's mixtape including a Norwegian wedding march and music by Anna Clyne and Borodin.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony
Tabita Berglund conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a concert from Glasgow.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Can - Future Days
Matthew Sweet and guests take a deep dive into the influential German group's 1973 album
22:45 - The Essay
Adrian Edmondson - Signs of Life, It's One Rule for Them
4/5 Adrian Edmondson remembers an incident from when he appeared on stage with The Who. (R)
23:00 - The Night Tracks Mix
Music for night owls
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a magical sonic journey for late-night listening.
23:30 - Unclassified
Gazelle Twin’s Listening Chair
Submerge yourself in the waters of ambient and experimental music with Elizabeth Alker.