Radio 3 fans to get chart of the week's classical hits

BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast a weekly chart for the first time from Monday – with a classical albums rundown out to scupper "crusty old preconceptions".

The station will air highlights from the Top 20 Official Specialist Classical Chart. At 5pm on these days, Radio 3's afternoon drivetime programme In Tune will reveal the chart and play a track from the number one record.

On Tuesdays the flagship Breakfast programme will explore the chart in more detail with clips and comments.