To end week and kick off the weekend, join Kristy Lai this Saturday morning at 8.30, with her choice of highlights from the past five days in English radio-land. Radio 3 broadcasts a huge amount of content on several platforms each week, and you can't be expected to catch it all, so every Saturday Kristy will select a few items for you that we think might be worth a second outing, in... The Week on 3 .
After a breathless year or two of brand-new reggae being produced in Jamaica and elsewhere, by those who made the most of Covid-19 restrictions, Andy's Saturday arvo playlist this week is all vintage 1980s. Think 'year two' of the ska revival in the UK, when the 2Tone record label spawned renewed interest internationally. In Jamican reggae, it was the heyday the pioneers of lover's rock and dancehall genres. Fear not - cracking tunes of other musical ilks will be played too this and every week.
Every Saturday - 3.05-6pm - here on Radio 3
On Saturday's Greatest Hits of Music, James Ross plays two hours of hits from the last five decades, and from around the world. In the mix this week: The latest from Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Lewis Capaldi, and Harry Styles, plus #1s from Frankie Valli, Hot Chocolate, and the current chart-topper in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Ireland. We’ll have classics from K.T. Tunstall (photo), Train, The Cure, and Del Amitri, with oldies from Petula Clark, The Everly Brothers, Danny & The Juniors, and Dionne Warwick. Plus much more.
(Every Saturday, 6.10-8pm)
This week on Vintage Chart Toppers we meet the multi-talented Juraj Bartos, who's the leader and trumpeter of The Bratislava Hot Serenaders. As you will hear, they perform the authentic 'hot and sweet' dance music of the 20s and 30s. They sound amazing, bringing those vintage-sounding records right up to date. They fully dress up for the part, too, complete with a trio of girl singers in flapper outfits! Don’t miss this very special programme.
Every Sunday morning from 8.30 to 9
Every weekday after the 5pm news, Join Alyson Hau in the Common Room for the latest ‘BackStage’ celebrity interviews and hottest trending topics, intriguing discussions with students in ‘Open Space’, and hear the young voices of Hong Kong in 'Social Takeover’. Also, get inspired by guests with alternative career choices and unconventional life stories in ‘Off Campus’. And, you can learn more about sustainability and environmental issues every week in 'SportsFix’ and ‘Savvy Earth Savers'.
Monday - Friday - 5.05-6pm on Radio 3
James Ross is here for one last Sunday morning, as he fills in for The Pop Fugitives aka Carolyn & Paul, who are wrapping up the last leg of their world domination tour. This time they're in London, and we'll hear from them at around 11.30am. Meanwhile, James has a pile of great records, to ease you into your Sunday.
Sunday October 9th - 9am to 1pm - Here on Radio 3
Every Sunday night at 9.05, Peter King will share his own musical taste with you; songs and music that have stayed with him after many years travelling the world as a radio presenter, and wearing several other interesting and surprising hats too. If you ever run into him, ask him one day. You’ll be amazed at where life has taken this guy.
Sundays 9.05-10pm - on Radio 3
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