Welcome to Friends of Radio 3's website

FoR3 is a listeners' group independent of Radio 3 and the BBC.

Campaigning for a return to Radio 3’s high artistic and intellectual standards after the BBC's ruinous policy of so-called 'popularisation' (or 'trivialisation') over the past decade.

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Looking ahead ~

Drama on 3 Sunday 20 April, 7.30pm, Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston in a new production to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Directed by Alison Hindell.
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Now iPlaying ~

This will not be updated until a more satisfactory way of searching the iPlayer is found than is offered by the latest redesign of the site. The current week's schedule is here but exact details of availabilty of the On Demand programmes are no longer given. In general, this will be for seven days after the broadcast.

Apr 22: How to succeed ...

Now that the BBC is regularly publishing selected figures indicating public response to its programmes and services, we thought it would be worth taking a closer look. It seems that they might be something of a blunt instrument, and Radio 3 has been losing its distinctiveness (which we already knew). More ....


Radio 3 listings: You can download a printable file of Radio 3's programmes each week, in two columns, or three to reduce the number of pages. Bookmark this page - it's usually updated on Friday evenings. Andrew Slater's blog also has direct links to the iPlayer which function once the programme has been broadcast.

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