• 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

Telemann Suite in A minor: Frederic de Roos
(flute); Ricercar Consort
7.30am News
7.35 Elgar Cockaigne
Overture: LPO/Georg Solti
7.51 Wagner, trans Liszt Elsa's Bridal
Procession (Lohengrin) Zoltan Kocsis (piano) 8,00 Villa-Lobos
Bachianas brasileiras
No 5: Victoria de los
Angeles (soprano);
French NRO/Composer
8.11 Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien: Berlin PO/Ozawa. Records
Producer Anthony Cheevers


Flute: Frederic de Roos

: News

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Christopher Fry Peter Lawson (piano) Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Malcolm Williamson
Piano Concerto No 2
Malcolm Arnold
Solitaire (complete ballet)


Conductor: Christopher Fry
Piano: Peter Lawson
Piano: Vaughan Williams

: Saturday Review

with Richard Osborne.
Record Review
Building a Library:
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 by Nicholas Kenyon. Robert Philip reviews new issues of Beethoven,
Schubert and Schumann on period instruments.
10.40 Call the Controller
[number removed]
Your chance to air your views on Radio 3's policy and programmes to the network Controller, John Drummond.
Lines open from 9.30am. Producer Nick Utechin
11.30 Record Release
Beethoven Piano Trio, Op 1 No 3: Castle Trio
12.03 Monteverdi
Motets for Three Voices
Gerard Lesne (counter-ten) Josep Benet (tenor)
Josep Cabre (baritone) Tragicomedia
12.10 Schubert
Impromptu (D 899 No 1) Lambert Orkis (fortepiano)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon.
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: John Drummond.
Producer: Nick Utechin
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Tenor: Josep Benet
Baritone: Josep Cabre
Unknown: Lambert Orkis

: Schumann

Symphony No 3 (Rhenish) London Classical Players/ Roger Norrington. Records Producers NK* Morgan. Kate Bolton ('Record Review' is repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Roger Norrington.
Unknown: Kate Bolton

: Words

And, Because, Therefore Reflections by the writer Gabriel Josipovici. (R)


Unknown: Gabriel Josipovici.

: News

: Schumann and Brahms Songs

Olaf Bar (baritone)
Helmut Deutsch (piano) Schumann Kerner
Songs, Op 35
Brahms German
Folk Songs


Piano: Helmut Deutsch

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Louis Fremaux
Ulf Hoelscher (violin) Wagner Overture: Tannhduser
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
3.05 Interval Reading
3.10 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathétique)
(In association with Manweb)


Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Violin: Ulf Hoelscher

: Henze at the Barbican

A festival of music by Hans Werner Henze.
Urban Malmberg (bar) narrator Jonathan Moore BBC Singers, chorusmaster
Stephen Jackson
London Sinfonietta conductor Ingo Metzmacher Choral Fantasy: Five Neapolitan Songs
4.45 Henze has always worked very closely with writers, and the first of these was an enigmatic young Austrian poet,
Ingeborg Bachman. Philip Brady explores the enigma.
5.10 Ballet: The Idiot
World premiere of the revised concert version performed in Michael Hulse 's new English translation.


Music By: Hans Werner Henze.
Narrator: Jonathan Moore
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Ingo MetzmacHer
Unknown: Ingeborg Bachman.
Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: Michael Hulse

: Jazz Record Requests

with Charles Fox


Unknown: Charles Fox

: Third Opinion

with Christopher Cook.
Reviews: Dermot Bolger 's stage play The Lament for Arthur Cleary on radio;
Garcia Marquez 's novelised life of Simon Bolivar ; Ken Loach 's film
Hidden Agenda.
Opinions: Hermione Lee , Richard Mayne
Features: Re-translating classic literature and the iconography of Crivelli's paintings.
Producers John Boundy. Tim Dee


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Dermot Bolger
Unknown: Arthur Cleary
Unknown: Garcia Marquez
Unknown: Simon Bolivar
Unknown: Ken Loach
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producers: John Boundy.
Producers: Tim Dee

: Brahms

Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101
Julius Katchen (piano) Josef Suk (violin)
Janos Starker (cello) Record


Piano: Julius Katchen
Violin: Josef Suk

: Henze at the Barbican

The English Cat
A story for singers and instrumentalists by Edward Bond , with music by Henze. A staging by Montepulciano Cantiere Productions live from the Opera Theatre,
Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Parnassus Ensemble leader Peter Sheppard conducted by the composer
8.50 Peter Heyworth considers Henze's role as an opera composer.
9.10 Part 2
(In association with 'Opera Now' and John S Cohen Foundation)


Unknown: Edward Bond
Leader: Peter Sheppard
Unknown: Peter Heyworth
Lord Puff: Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Arnold: Gordon Cowie (bass)
Minette: Sally Harrison (sop)
Babette: Ellen Andreassen (mezzo)
Tom: John Oakley Tucker (bar)
Peter/Counsel for the Defence/ Parson/Lucian/Mr Keen: Kevin West (tenor)
Louise: Donna Bennett (sop)
Mr Jones/Judge/ Mr Fawn: Alan Watt (bass)
Counsel for Prosecution/Mr Plunkett: Glyn Davenport (dass-Bantone)
Miss Crisp: Eileen Hulse (sop)
Mrs Gom/ii: Amy Rodenburg (sop)
Lady Toodle: Rachael Hallawell (mezzo)

: Issues

Robert Hewison talks with Fredric Jameson.


Talks: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Fredric Jameson.

: Northern Sinfonia

director Paul Barritt (violin) with Michala Petri and Elizabeth Selin (recorders), Jeannette Mountain (cello) C P E Bach Sinfonia in Bflat
Heberle Recorder Concerto
J C Bach Sinfonia
Concertante for violin, cello and orchestra
J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 (R)


Violin: Paul Barritt
Unknown: Elizabeth Selin
Cello: Jeannette Mountain
Unknown: Bach Sinfonia

: 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