• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Open University

Science: The Story of DDT

: Weather

: News

: Wilhelm Backhaus

Fifth of six programmes Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor with the NEW so/sm JOHN BARBIROLLI Schubert Menuetto in B minor (from Sonata in G, D 894) Schumann Soaring Schumann, arr Liszt Dedication
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 Delibes, arr Dohnanyi
Naila Waltz
Albeniz, arr Godowsky Tango mono records

: Musica Antiqua, Cologne

directed by REINHARD GOEBEL Fifth of six programmes Schmelzer Polnische Sackpfeiffen Monteverdi Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda withpatrizia KWELLA (soprano) NIGEL ROGERS (tenor) DAVID THOMAS (bass)
Telemann Concerto in G for four violins without continuo Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D (RV 89) with WILBERT HAZELZET : records


Directed By: Reinhard Goebel
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Bass: David Thomas
Unknown: Wilbert Hazelzet

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Haydn Te Deum
Mozart Variations on a minuet by Duport (K 573)
ALDO ciccouni (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in A minor, Op23
Tomasek Piano Concerto No 1, in c major, Op 18: PETR TOPERCZER PRAGUE SO/JINDRICH ROHAN interspersed with J. C. Bach Vauxhall songs ELSIE MORISON (soprano) BOYD NEEL ORCHESTRA directed by THURSTON DART records


Violin: Wolfgang Schneiderhan
Piano: Carl Seeman
Soprano: Elsie Morison
Directed By: Thurston Dart

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver Gluck and the Paradox of Posterity: a talk by Julian Budden.
Notes alone are not enough: Paul Crossley on the piano music of Messiaen.
'Just second-hand Brahms?' David Byers reassesses the symphonies of Charles Villiers Stanford.
The Bottom Line - mini-basses for mini-students: a conversation with Rodney Slatford and Caroline Emery. Producers GRAHAM SHEFFIELD and ANDREW LYLE


Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Talk By: Julian Budden.
Unknown: Paul Crossley
Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Caroline Emery.
Unknown: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

leader GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Maurice Bourgue (oboe) Mozart Oboe Concerto inc(K314)
Haydn Symphony No 79, in F BBCScotland


Leader: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue

: Joaquin Achucarro

Ravel Prelude; Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)
Debussy Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque); La cathedrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1); La soiree dans Grenade (Estampes) Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales. BBC Manchester

: Cleofide

Dramma per musica in three acts Libretto by MICHELANGELO BOCCARDI after METASTASIO
Music by Johann Adolf Hasse
Original Dresden version (1731) (sung in Italian)
(first UK broadcast)
A characteristic tale of lust, love and noble generosity, set in the wake of the Battle of Hydaspes in 326 BC.


Unknown: Michelangelo Boccardi
Music By: Johann Adolf Hasse
Conducted By: William Christie

: * Meta-Meta-Meta-Love

Laurence Lerner examines the relationship between different stages of discourse. (R)


Presenter: Laurence Lerner

: * Cleofide

Act 2

: * A Diversity of Creatures

A sequence of poetry inspired by the title of one of RUDYARD KIPLING 'S short story collections compiled by patric DICKINSON
Read by Elaine Claxton , Denys Hawthorne and Martin Jarvis Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT (R)


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Read By: Elaine Claxton
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Piers Plowright

: * Cleofide

Act 3
(West German Radio recording)

: The Little Platoon - the Long Struggle for the Falklands

Eight documentaries by Michael Charlton
6: A General Micawberism
As I understand it, the decision is to have no strategy at all beyond a general Micawberism
The British Ambassador to
Buenos Aires, describing 1981, the year before the outbreak of conflict, gave British diplomacy a tag which has stuck. As the Foreign Office clamoured for a Cabinet decision either to make concessions or to be tougher, the Defence Secretary, John Nott, found himself 'in a public punch-up with the Conservative Party and the Navy', when the 1981 Defence Review cut a quarter of the Navy's surface ships. Among them was the symbol of commitment to the Falklands, HMS Endurance. With The Rt Hon Sir Frank Cooper, Admiral of the Fleet
Sir Henry Leach, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin,
The Rt Hon Sir John Nott ,
The Rt Hon Sir Michael Palliser and Sir Anthony Williams ProducerCATHY WEARING


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Sir John Nott
Unknown: Sir Michael Palliser
Unknown: Sir Anthony Williams
Producer: Cathy Wearing

: Edith Vogel Plays Brahms

First of four programmes including all the collections of his late piano pieces Eight pieces, Op 76

: Haydn and Daniel Jones

Haydn Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
Daniel Jones Quartet (1982) BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Daniel Jones

: Spreading the Word

Nigel Andrews talks to three publishers who have escaped the restrictions on speech and pen in Eastern Europe by setting up presses in the West. Producer ADRIAN VEUCU (R)


Talks: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Adrian Veucu

: London Sinfonietta

conducted by Oliver Knussen and Rupert Bawden
Michael Collins (clarinet) Eileen Hulse (soprano)
Mary King (mezzo-soprano) Britten Sinfonietta, Op 1
Rupert Bawden Le livre de Fauvel (first performance) conducted by The Composer
Stravinsky Eight instrumental miniatures(1962)
8.25* Interval Reading
The Miracle of the Rose (1981)
(Given on 18 June at Snape Mailings, in association with the Hoist
Foundation as part of the 1986 Aldeburgh Festival) BBC Pebble Mill


Conducted By: Oliver Knussen
Conducted By: Rupert Bawden
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Mezzo-Soprano: Mary King

: Frank Bridge

Sonata (1932)
CHARLES UBOVE (violin) nina LUGOVOY (piano) BBC Bristol (R)

: Light in Distant Rooms

A personal selection of Indian poetry by Prabhu Guptara
1: Jewels on the Cobra's Hood Poems read in the original language by Nazir Ahmad , Bhasker Patel and Shankar Shankaramurthi , and in English by Michael Jenner and Deborah Maclaren


Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Unknown: Nazir Ahmad
Unknown: Bhasker Patel
Unknown: Shankar Shankaramurthi
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Unknown: Deborah MacLaren
Producer: Piers Plowright

: At Home with Clara Schumann

Second of two programmes ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano)
Clara Schumann Prelude and fugue in B flat. Op 16 No 2 Henselt La fontaine
Mendelssohn Song without words: Funeral March, Op 62 No 3
Robert Schumann Erinnerung (Album for the young)
Brahms Ballade , Op 10 No 4 Robert Schumann Romance in F sharp, Op 28 No 2
Clara Schumann Nocturne, Op6No2


Piano: Rosemarie Wright
Piano: Clara Schumann Prelude
Unknown: Robert Schumann Erinnerung
Unknown: Brahms Ballade

: Ligeti

(South West German Radio recording)


Conducted By: Bernhard Klee

: No Dialogue

Read by Richard Howard Producer CUVE BRILL BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: John O'Neill
Read By: Richard Howard

: English Music for Organ

played by IAN HARE on the organ of Cartmel Priory
Stanford Fantasia and toccata in D minor. Op 57
Elgar Sonata in G, Op 28 BBC Manchester


Played By: Ian Hare

: News

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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