Private Passions

Revealing conversation and music from fascinating guests each Sunday on BBC Radio 3

We’ve been producing this popular weekly programme since 2012 – booking high-profile guests from Laura Mvula to Alan Bennett and HRH The Prince of Wales to share their private musical passions. Since we took over production we’ve taken the programme out on location, increased the diversity of guests and introduced a successful weekly podcast.

Presenter: Michael Berkeley | Producer: Jane Greenwood | Music researcher: Oliver Soden | Executive Producers: Elizabeth Burke and Jo Coombs

Produced for BBC Radio 3


Winner of the Voice Listener and Viewer Award - Best Arts Radio

"'Private Passions' is the slow burn relation of 'Desert Island Discs', with dreamy long playing tracks - you ease yourself into a warm bath of talk and music and luxuriate"

Irish News

When Alan Bennett recorded his Private Passions