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The week in audio: Today in Focus; Cold Case Cuts; Renegades: Born in the USA; Between the Ears
Two very different takes on true crime enthral and charm, while Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen get chatting on their new podcast

Miranda Sawyer

27, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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It’s wrong to talk of schools reopening | Brief letters
Brief letters: Continuing education | Learning difficulties and learning disabilities | A national treasure | The right map | Clean streets


18, Feb, 2021 @4:45 PM

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From the sublime to the ridiculous: our critics best and worst of Wagner's Ring Cycle
Ahead of Radio 3’s broadcast of all four operas, we asked our writers which moments of the epic they love the most – and which they hope to never hear again

Tim Ashley, Andrew Clements, Rian Evans, Erica Jeal, Martin Kettle, Fiona Maddocks, Stephen Moss, Rowena Smith and Flora Willson

15, Feb, 2021 @12:01 PM

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The week in radio and podcasts: The Life Scientific; The Listening Service; Witness History: CulturePlanB
Jim Al-Khalili and his expert guests are essential listening, especially now; the unexpected joy of drones; and the heady early days of Eurostar

Susannah Clapp

06, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The week in audio: Grounded With Louis Theroux; RedHanded – review
Guest FKA twigs is compelling as Theroux shows other celebrity interview podcasts how it’s done. Plus, a feminist perspective on true crime

Miranda Sawyer

30, Jan, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Foggy nights, burnt out cars and marshland: Billy Bragg's ode to Essex
It had the biggest fishing fleet in the country, the largest gasworks in the world – and wastelands full of things to smash. The singer revisits the landscapes of his childhood

Billy Bragg

24, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The week in radio: Songs of the Sky; Lighting the Beacon; Front Row; The Sleeper and the Spindle
The northern lights have never sounded so good; rhyme met reason in Front Row’s excellent poetry special; and a fairytale cast for Neil Gaiman

Susannah Clapp

02, Jan, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Listen up: making music from the northern lights
A biologist and composer have turned the aurora borealis into sound to create a magic melding of art and nature

Patrick Barkham

22, Dec, 2020 @1:08 PM

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The mystery of Anja Thauer, the greatest cellist you've never heard of
A prodigious talent, the young cellist was rewarded with a Deutsche Grammophon contract and toured all over Europe. Why has the ‘German Du Pré’ been forgotten today? A new documentary explores her life and legacy

Phil Hebblethwaite

20, Nov, 2020 @10:14 AM

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Bail out our musicians or risk losing them for ever, say classical music stars
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Tasmin Little are among those warning that struggling artists will be forced to give up

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Oct, 2020 @6:21 AM

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Golda Schultz: ‘Odd is the word for this Last Night of the Proms’
The South African-born soprano on making music in lockdown

Fiona Maddocks

06, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Benedetti/OAE/Cohen review – baroque prom programme brings subdued fun
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment violinists duetted with Nicola Benedetti in lively, playful Vivaldi concertos, which left Handel and Bach sounding a little tame

Erica Jeal

04, Sep, 2020 @12:59 PM

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