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BBC Radio 3 is the second most listened to especially classical music broadcaster radio station in the UK, nearly 2 million weekly listeners choose it for its conservative perspective in entertainment. It offers a mild mixture of speech related programmes and classical music. The orchestra-concert lovers can find their interest in the BBC Radio 3 schedule, because the “Radio 3 in Concert” takes place from 7:30pm to 10pm on each weekday, with live concert broadcasting. Every summer, the famous “BBC Proms” concerts are broadcasted live in this time-slot, expanded to the weekends. The “BBC Orchestras and Singers” features are also part of the programme structure. Besides the classical music, shifts to full time dramas and talks, about arts and culture diversify the schedule.
BBC Radio 3 has morning programme on every day of the week, from 6:30am to 9am on weekdays with Petroc Trelawny, and from 7am to 9am on weekends with Elizabeth Alker. The main function of BBC Radio 3 "breakfast show" is not to shrill for waking up the listeners, but to set the mornings' keynote by playing the classical music requests of the listeners besides the presenter's picks. On Wednesdays, a chosen artist is being introduced to the morning programme's listeners, and on Fridays, the morning show flashes a glance into the world of poetry.

BBC Radio 3 music genres: classic, opera, world music, jazz

BBC Radio 3 availability: You can tune in your traditional analogue radio on 90-93 FM in the UK, and the digital solutions are also optionable, we recommend the online radio stream.

DAB Digital Radio: BBC Radio 3, BBC R3, Radio 3 (UK)

DigitalTV:
Freeview: Channel 703
Freesat: Channel 703
Sky: Channel 0103
Virgin: Channel 903
Virgin Ireland: 909

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E-mail: The programmes on BBC Radio 3 have their own e-mail address. You can find the programmes, and their individual e-mail address, or contact options on the official BBC Radio 3 site – https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3

Postal address: Radio 3, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA, United Kingdom

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00:30 - Through the Night
Louis Lortie plays Beethoven in Montreal
From his complete Beethoven piano series, Louis Lortie plays five sonatas. With John Shea.
06:30 - Breakfast
Thursday - Petroc's classical alarm call
Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.
09:00 - Essential Classics
Ian Skelly
Refresh your morning with a great selection of classical music.
12:00 - Composer of the Week
Beethoven Unleashed: Private Papers, The Conversation Books
4/5 Donald Macleod explores notebooks used to converse in writing with the deaf composer.
13:00 - Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Cheltenham Festival 2016, Liszt and Schubert from the 2016 Cheltenham Music Festival
3/4 Liszt and Schubert from the 2016 Cheltenham Music Festival.
14:00 - Afternoon Concert
Opera Matinee - Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann
A performance of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann recorded at the Vienna State Opera in 2019.
17:00 - In Tune
James Gilchrist
Sean Rafferty presents music and conversation with some of the world's finest musicians.
19:00 - In Tune Mixtape
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In Tune's specially curated playlist: an eclectic mix of music, including a few surprises.
19:30 - Radio 3 in Concert
Mendelssohn's Elijah
Jeffrey Skidmore conducts Mendelssohn's Elijah. Concert from Birmingham Town Hall in 2008.
22:00 - Free Thinking
Gambling, Good leadership
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22:45 - The Essay
New Generation Thinkers 2020, Tudor Virtual Reality
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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
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Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification.
00:30 - Through the Night
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Kodaly, Enescu and Brahms from 2019's Chiemgau Music Spring Festival. John Shea presents.