The Radio 3 Documentary

BBC Radio 3

Exploring different aspects of history, science, philosophy and the arts.

43:41 | Nov 24th

Errollyn Wallen explores and challenges the legacy of John Powell (1882-1963) – a once-celebrated composer whose racist politics scarred the lives of generations of Americans.

43:30 | Nov 15th

The unknown tale of cold war communist Poland’s unlikely love affair with electronic music. Robert Worby finds out Warsaw was a beacon of musical freedom behind the iron curtain. It was here that the remarkable Polish Radio Experimental Studio was es...Show More
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43:30 | Nov 15th

Carlo Gebler on the role of art in remembrance and reconciliation in Northern Ireland

43:31 | Nov 3rd

As East Germany crumbled in 1989, actors were centre stage. Andrew Dickson discovers how had theatre had survived under communist rule, with its censors and secret police spies. Focusing in particular on the playwright Heiner Mueller he explores the ...Show More

14:46 | Oct 29th

Art critic Alastair Sooke, in the company of some of the leading creatives of our age, continues his deep dive into the stunning works in the Museum of Modern Art's collection, whilst exploring what it really means “to see” art. Today's edition fea...Show More
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