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BBC Radio 3

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An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow.A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

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Sounds of the Earth - July

Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - including a Swedish forest, a Dorset dawn chorus, and water lapping the shores of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

26 MIN1 w ago
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The Flying Scotsman

A journey on the Flying Scotsman with privileged access to the driver on the footplate.

29 MINJUN 1
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The Halyards of Woodbridge

Composer Iain Chambers takes a sound walk along Suffolk's River Deben, meeting avocets and curlew, and culminating in the musical sounds of Woodbridge boatyard.

31 MINMAY 4
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The Halyards of Woodbridge

If you go down to the woods tonight

Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the woods at night? Hugh Huddy discovers the night time soundscape of a woodland in Suffolk by placing a binaural recording box in a tree and leaving it there overnight. Listening back to the recording, the secret life of the dark woods slowly reveals itself. Producer: Cathy Robinson for BBC Wales

30 MINMAR 30
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If you go down to the woods tonight

Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow. Listen to the sounds of birds, mountain climbing, monks chanting as you go about your day. A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

28 MINMAR 22
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Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

From Dadar to the Stars

An intimate, breath-close binaural portrait of the intoxicating Indian city of Mumbai.

30 MINFEB 24
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From Dadar to the Stars

Seals and Selkie Folk

Writer and poet Susan Richardson invites us to a seal pupping beach on the Pembrokeshire coast; a world that has inspired tales of shape-shifting selkie folk and mermaids. We stand above a cove. The air is filled with the haunting cries of the grey seals below us, and a soap opera of their lives unfolds. Through the human-sounding calls of the pups, the grunts and splashes of the bull seals as they are looking to mate again, and the sea birds and lapping water, we're immersed in the sonic world of one of the most remarkable coastlines of Britain. Susan considers the mythical stories around the creatures through poetry and her own observations, the ways their lives have intertwined with human ones, and the ecological threats they face in reality. Produced by Cathy Robinson for BBC Cymru Wales

31 MINFEB 17
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Seals and Selkie Folk

Sounds of the Earth - February

A montage of music and natural sounds including whale song and Tundra swans.

28 MINFEB 10
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Sounds of the Earth - February

Sounds of the Earth - January

A montage of music and natural sounds including an Antarctic fur seal and her pup, Yellow-billed storks, and a Himalayan snowcock.

29 MINJAN 26
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Sounds of the Earth - January

The Last Oozings - Cider Making in Somerset

Britain has lost 90% of its traditional orchards. So, seven years ago the villagers of Haselbury Plucknett planted a Somerset orchard: 35 cider apple trees, all old varieties with names as gorgeous as their colours - Kingston Black, Sweet Crimson King, Slack-me-Girdle. "Make sure a rainbow goes into your cider barrel," says Matthew Bryant, filling his bucket with windfalls. In the tin shed at the back of his house Bryant, the cider expert and author James Crowden and friends gather to turn apples into cider, in the slow old way - and Radio 3 gathers all the sounds of the process. Apples drum as they pour into an ancient apple mill. Someone cranks the wheel and crushed apples splatter out as pomace. Matthew and James layer straw on the cider press, built in about 1850. They spread the pomace on the straw adding layers to build the 'cheese'. As the crew screws down the beam, apple juice gushes. They wind it up again. Matthew takes a huge knife, cuts the splayed sides of the crushed ch...

31 MIN2019 DEC 23
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The Last Oozings - Cider Making in Somerset

Latest Episodes

Sounds of the Earth - July

Relax with a calming mix of music and natural sounds - including a Swedish forest, a Dorset dawn chorus, and water lapping the shores of Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Sounds of the Earth - July

The Flying Scotsman

A journey on the Flying Scotsman with privileged access to the driver on the footplate.

29 MINJUN 1
Comments
The Flying Scotsman

The Halyards of Woodbridge

Composer Iain Chambers takes a sound walk along Suffolk's River Deben, meeting avocets and curlew, and culminating in the musical sounds of Woodbridge boatyard.

31 MINMAY 4
Comments
The Halyards of Woodbridge

If you go down to the woods tonight

Have you ever wondered what goes bump in the woods at night? Hugh Huddy discovers the night time soundscape of a woodland in Suffolk by placing a binaural recording box in a tree and leaving it there overnight. Listening back to the recording, the secret life of the dark woods slowly reveals itself. Producer: Cathy Robinson for BBC Wales

30 MINMAR 30
Comments
If you go down to the woods tonight

Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

An antidote to today’s frenzied world. Step back, let go, immerse yourself: it’s time to go slow. Listen to the sounds of birds, mountain climbing, monks chanting as you go about your day. A lo-fi celebration of pure sound.

28 MINMAR 22
Comments
Rain On A Hot Tin Roof

From Dadar to the Stars

An intimate, breath-close binaural portrait of the intoxicating Indian city of Mumbai.

30 MINFEB 24
Comments
From Dadar to the Stars

Seals and Selkie Folk

Writer and poet Susan Richardson invites us to a seal pupping beach on the Pembrokeshire coast; a world that has inspired tales of shape-shifting selkie folk and mermaids. We stand above a cove. The air is filled with the haunting cries of the grey seals below us, and a soap opera of their lives unfolds. Through the human-sounding calls of the pups, the grunts and splashes of the bull seals as they are looking to mate again, and the sea birds and lapping water, we're immersed in the sonic world of one of the most remarkable coastlines of Britain. Susan considers the mythical stories around the creatures through poetry and her own observations, the ways their lives have intertwined with human ones, and the ecological threats they face in reality. Produced by Cathy Robinson for BBC Cymru Wales

31 MINFEB 17
Comments
Seals and Selkie Folk

Sounds of the Earth - February

A montage of music and natural sounds including whale song and Tundra swans.

28 MINFEB 10
Comments
Sounds of the Earth - February

Sounds of the Earth - January

A montage of music and natural sounds including an Antarctic fur seal and her pup, Yellow-billed storks, and a Himalayan snowcock.

29 MINJAN 26
Comments
Sounds of the Earth - January

The Last Oozings - Cider Making in Somerset

Britain has lost 90% of its traditional orchards. So, seven years ago the villagers of Haselbury Plucknett planted a Somerset orchard: 35 cider apple trees, all old varieties with names as gorgeous as their colours - Kingston Black, Sweet Crimson King, Slack-me-Girdle. "Make sure a rainbow goes into your cider barrel," says Matthew Bryant, filling his bucket with windfalls. In the tin shed at the back of his house Bryant, the cider expert and author James Crowden and friends gather to turn apples into cider, in the slow old way - and Radio 3 gathers all the sounds of the process. Apples drum as they pour into an ancient apple mill. Someone cranks the wheel and crushed apples splatter out as pomace. Matthew and James layer straw on the cider press, built in about 1850. They spread the pomace on the straw adding layers to build the 'cheese'. As the crew screws down the beam, apple juice gushes. They wind it up again. Matthew takes a huge knife, cuts the splayed sides of the crushed ch...

31 MIN2019 DEC 23
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The Last Oozings - Cider Making in Somerset
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