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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  • By Post: BBC Information, PO Box 1922, Glasgow, G2 3WT

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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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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Phoenix Nights to return?

Phoenix Nights to return?

Newspaper reports suggest that Peter Kay is working on bringing Phoenix Nights back for live shows. Read

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck interview

Thom Tuck talks Munnery, Bambi, expensive dross at the Fringe, piles of rubbish on BBC3, and more. Read

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr dies aged 92

Bill Kerr, who played Tony Hancock's dim-witted Australian sidekick, has died at the age of 92. Read

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio workshops

BBC Radio Comedy will be running comedy writing information sessions in London and Manchester. Read

Big School interviews

Big School interviews

David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister and Frances de la Tour talk about Big School Series 2. Read