• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Morning Concert

Respighi Feste Romane Philadelphia Orch/Muti

: News

: Dvorak Scherzo

LSO/lstvan Kertesz
7.46 Faure Ballade , Op 19 Jean-Philippe Collard
(piano); Toulouse Capitol Orchestra/ Michel Plasson
7.59 Mozart Symphony No 34 in C (K 338)
ECO/Jeffrey Tate. Records Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Faure Ballade
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Unknown: Michel Plasson

: News

: Composers of the Week

A week's progress through the orchestral music of Richard Strauss.
Today: 1876-83.
Festmarsch in E flat, Op 1 Bavarian SO/
Kurt Graunke
Symphony in D minor Bavarian RSO/
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat, Op 11
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) ECO/Jeffrey Tate. Records Producer David Papp


Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Unknown: Kurt Graunke
Horn: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic

: A Sense of Place

Music from Town ... Beginning with a Canzona by Gabrieli and a Gloria by Monteverdi composed for Venice, and ending with Festmusik by Strauss written for Vienna.
.. .and Country
Including Dvorak's
String Quintet in E flat at 10.04; Louis Glass's Woodland Symphony at
11.00; and Nielsen's Springtime in Funen at 11.40.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Scottish SO

leader Ben Buurman conductor
Giinther Bauer-Schenk
Judith Weir The Ride
Over Lake Constance
Schubert Symphony No


Leader: Ben Buurman
Conductor: Giinther Bauer-Schenk
Conductor: Judith Weir

: News

: Divertimenti

Dvorak String Sextet in A Lutoslawski Silesian Melodies for four violins
Mendelssohn Octet (R)

: Prom Talk

Michael Hall and his guest, the conductor Andrew Davis , look ahead to the week's
Proms: a new production of Tippett's opera The Ice Break, Anthony Payne 's BBC commission Time's
Arrow, three works by Elgar and the Proms debut of I Virtuosi di Roma.
Producer Jane Walker


Unknown: Michael Hall
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Producer: Jane Walker

: A Baltic Triptych

The second of three programmes featuring music from each of the Baltic Republics.
Today, Kriss Rusmanis introduces a selection of music from Estonia and talks about his recent experiences of musical life there.


Introduces: Kriss Rusmanis

: The Organ Music of Jehan Alain

The second of four programmes of the complete organ output of French organist
Jehan Alain, played in Coventry Cathedral by Thomas Trotter.
Presenter Paul Spicer. Prelude and Fugue;
Two Dances forAgrri
Yavishta; Aria; Lamento; Andante (Suite monodique); Fantaisies: Nos1andNo2


Unknown: Thomas Trotter.
Presenter: Paul Spicer.

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Rodney Slatford
Producer Emma Kingsley


Presented By: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: News

: Proms 1990

Michael Tippett 's three-act opera, The Ice
Break, live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. (baritone) (sop) (baritone) (soprano) (mezzo-soprano) (tenor) (tenor) (mezzo-soprano) (counter-tenor)
Donald Maxwell (baritone) London Sinfonietta Chorus
London Sinfonietta conductor David Atherton
Acts 1 and 2 7.50 Ian Kemp and Michael Berkeley discuss the relative neglect of The Ice Break and its place in Tippett's later music.
8.10 Act 3


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Ian Kemp
Conductor: Michael Berkeley
Lev: David Wilson-Johnson
Nadia: Heather Harper
Yuri: Sanford Sylvan
Gayle: Carolann Page
Hannah: Cynthia Clarey
Olympion: Thomas Randle
Luke: Bonaventura Bottone
Astron: Sarah Walker
Astron: Christopher Robson

: Virtuoso

Conor Farrington 's monologue tells of Jim Norton , a technically brilliant pianist in search of perfection, who is haunted by the natural gift of his friend - a singer who effortlessly 'can make the soul rise up towards the stars'. Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Conor Farrington
Unknown: Jim Norton
Director: John Theocharis

: Milhaud and the Marimba

Rainer Kuisma
(marimba/vibraphone) Milhaud Concerto for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra
Norrkoping SO/ Jorma Panula
Alfred Fissinger Suite for Marimba. Records


Unknown: Rainer Kuisma

: Proms 1990

I Virtuosi di Roma:
Augusto Loppi (oboe) Franco Fantini (violin) Rocco Filippini (cello) Ferdinando Calcaviello
(cello) director
Angelo Stefanato (violin) live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Corelli Concerto grosso in D, Op 6 No 4
Albinoni Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op 9 No 2 Boccherini Cello
Concerto No 6 in D
(G 479)
Vivaldi Concerto in D for two violins, two cellos and strings (RV 564)
Tartini Violin Concerto in D minor


Oboe: Augusto Loppi
Violin: Franco Fantini
Cello: Rocco Filippini
Violin: Angelo Stefanato
Unknown: Royal Albert

: Composers of the Week

Overture: Les Surprises de I'Amour
Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Suite No 4
Grand motet: In convertendo (Psalm 26)

: 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