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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Sitcom Geeks podcast

Sitcom Geeks podcast

Here's a new podcast series in which James Cary and Dave Cohen talk about the art of sitcom writing. Listen

Brian Pern to return

Brian Pern to return

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