Direction: Hannah Thorne - Production: Hannah Thorne - Script: Tom Service - Presenter: Tom Service - Editor: Edwina Wolstencroft - Lead Producer: Elizabeth Funning - Commissioner: Alan Davey - Controller BBC Radio 3 - Title of series: The Listening Service - Producing organisation: BBC Radio 3 Production for BBC Radio 3 - Year of production: 2016
The Listening Service is BBC Radio 3’s innovative new programme aimed at bringing fresh audiences to classical music. With a contemporary tone, we help listeners understand “how music works”, and why. Each week, Tom Service introduces a different way of imagining a musical idea. How do composers begin a piece of music? Why is repetition so important in music? When does noise become music? The music is mainly classical, from early music to contemporary, but we also include world music, jazz and pop to show how music shares techniques. Our aim: to make the programme more accessible to those less familiar with classical genres. Our entry is Repetition: Tom considers why we love repetition in music.
We would like to give a special mention to “The Listening Service” from BBC Radio. This programme had wit and imagination, appealing to a wide audience and referencing a broad range of musical genres. We thought it had a great story, cleverly edited and enthusiastically delivered.
Adrian Korol (RTA-RAE, Argentina), Adriana Kramaric (HRT, Croatia), Josef Trestik (CZCR, Czech Republic), Bruno Berenguer (Radio France, France), Olga Buckley (RTÉ, Ireland), Joanna Grotkowska (PR, Poland), Michael Schuler (SRG SSR, Switzerland), Martin Smith (BBC, United Kingdom).
Adrian Korol (RTA-RAE, Argentina)