BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3

Playing classical music principally, Radio 3 is most definitely not normally a place you'd find new British comedy, or even comedy repeats. However in 1994 the station did broadcast five 10-minute long radio interviews featuring Peter Cook and Chris Morris.

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Shows Commissioned By BBC Radio 3

The Bear

Bear, The

A twenty minute story by League Of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson about a man who turns up to his office ball in an antique bear costume.

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Beastly Baroque

Beastly Baroque

A series of sketches about the lives of famous classical composers, broadcast on Radio 3 for Comic Relief. Featuring Simon Russell Beale.

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Comedy Prom

Comedy Prom

The 40th Prom in the BBC's 2011 programme is the first ever Comedy Prom, hosted by Tim Minchin.

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The Essay: British Film Comedians

Essay: British Film Comedians, The

A selection of episodes from Simon Heffer's long-running radio show focusing on mid-20th century British comedy actors.

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Glass Chair Chair Glass

Glass Chair Chair Glass

Russ Abbot stars in a radio play that imagines a day when Tommy Cooper met absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco.

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Not The Messiah

Not The Messiah

A musical composition inspired by The Life of Brian. Eric Idle, Michael Palin and fellow Pythons join the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra.

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The Right Notes In The Wrong Order

Right Notes In The Wrong Order, The

Frank Skinner presents a one-off music-based comedy panel show for BBC Radio 3, as part of its festive schedule.

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The Wallace & Gromit Prom

Wallace & Gromit Prom, The

Prom 20 of the 2012 BBC Proms, presented by Nick Park's claymation creations, complete with Wallace's own Proms commission: "My Concerto in Ee, Lad".

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BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read