• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Inferno Revisited


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
A musical play by Peter Howell inspired by Dante's Inferno, with Alec McCowen as the Guide. Inferno, Dante's powerful vision of Hell, was written in the early 14th century; but what is his Hell like today? You are taken on a guided tour.
The music was realised at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop together with the voices of Singcircle conducted by Gregory Rose and the strings of Serenata Notturna conducted by Kriss Rusmanis.
Composed and directed by Peter Howell
Producer Brian Hodgson (Listeners who have Matrix UHJ decoders can hear this programme in Surround Sound)


Written, composed and directed by: Peter Howell
Conductor: Gregory Rose
Conductor: Kriss Rusmanis
Singers: Singcircle
Musicians: Serenata Notturna
Producer: Brian Hodgson
The Guide: Alec McCowen

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Feedback about Inferno Revisited, BBC Radio 4 FM, 22.15, 17 April 1983
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/931a2c20d56a4b2fbb41a186e9b8675b

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel