• 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

Literature in the Modern World

: Weather

: Morning Concert

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64: St Paul CO/
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)


Violin: Pinchas Zukerman

: News

7.35 Tchaikovsky Rose Adagio (Sleeping Beauty) Minneapolis SO/ Antal Dorati
7.41 Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead Minneapolis SO/
Dimitri Mitropoulos
8.01 Schubert Ballet No 2 (Rosamunde) Minneapolis SO/
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
8.09 Britten
The Young Person's
Guide to the Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra/
Neville Marriner. Records


Unknown: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Unknown: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Unknown: Neville Marriner.

: News

: Twin Cities Weekend

Christopher Cook introduces the second day of Radio 3's visit to Minneapolis-St Paul.
(ends 12 midnight)


Presenter: Christopher Cook

: Pipe Dreams

A special edition of Minnesota Public Radio's weekly survey of organ performance and recordings, presented by Michael Barone.


Presented By: Michael Barone.

: Twin Cities Orchestras

John Drummond introduces highlights from the past three seasons' concert-series of the Minnesota Orchestra and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, with contributions from composer John Harbison and conductors Hugh Wolff and Stanislav Skrowaczewski.


Introduces: John Drummond
Unknown: John Harbison
Conductors: Hugh Wolff
Conductors: Stanislav Skrowaczewski.

: Funding the Arts

Christopher Cook chairs a discussion about how money is sought by the arts in America and how patronage affects the resulting product.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: From the Ground Up ...

Musical Roots In Minnesota
A diverse sampler of traditional music in Minnesota presented by Dale Connelly. host of MPR's Morning Show. Viewed in the US as a primarily Scandinavian enclave,
Minnesota is home to many ethnic communites, each with its own musical tradition.
Some of those traditions have been preserved, some mixed with popular musical styles, but all are representative of the region's past and present.


Presented By: Dale Connelly.

: Table Talk

In Search of Betty Crocker Her image beamed from a million packets of cake mix, a byword for the domesticity of 50s America. Carol Ann Marling joins Beth Friend to find out what happened to America's queen of the kitchen.


Unknown: Betty Crocker

: A Flourish of Voices

Michael Berkeley meets two choral societies active in the Twin Cities area - the Plymouth Music Series. directed by Philip Brunelle , and the Dale Warland Singers.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Directed By: Philip Brunelle

: Snapshot

Jonathan Raban 's Old Glory recounted his adventures on the Mississippi. His new book Hunting Mr Heartbreak follows the journeys of European emigrants to the new world. He talks to Beth Friend about the immigrant experience.


Unknown: Jonathan Raban

: Making Molehills

out of Mountains
Cray Research make computers for an average price of 13 million dollars. But these are not average computers. In one second a Cray can do two-and-a-half billion calculations.
Geoff Watts examines their effect on science.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: St Paul Sunday Morning

Bill McGlaughlin introduces
MPR's weekly programme with today's guests - the Emerson String Quartet who play movements from works by Ives, Debussy and Ravel, and Shostakovich's Quartet No 10.


Introduces: Bill McGlaughlin

: The Democratic Tradition

Minnesota used to be
Democratic Party heartland.
Now the party's prospects are faltering, John Tusa finds out whether the decline in the traditional labour vote and adverse reaction to the party's liberal stance on the Gulf War is affecting the future of the Democratic tradition.


Unknown: John Tusa

: Minnesota Composers' Forum

Michael Berkeley talks to founders and members of this
500-strong organisation and introduces some of their music.


Talks: Michael Berkeley

: Choral Evensong

from the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault, Minnesota.
Led by the Dean, the Very Rev Thomas Winkler , and the Rev Anne Miner-Pearson . Rector of St Anne's Episcopal Church. Sunfish Lake. Choirs of St
Clement's Episcopal Church, St Paul and the Cathedral
Choir. Musical director
Dr Stanford Lehmberg
Organist Dr Dean Billmeyer.


Unknown: Thomas Winkler
Unknown: Anne Miner-Pearson
Organist: Dr Dean Billmeyer.

: Public Radio In America

John Tusa reports on the BBC's American cousin and finds that the public radio is funded not by a licence fee but by fund-raising jamborees and 'sponsor credits' that sound suspiciously like adverts. At the public radio conference in New Orleans, he talks to the characters behind the many stations.

: Snapshot

Bill Holm and Paul Gruchow reflect on what is left of the tall grass prairies, the flat silent lands that fell to the ploughs of the pioneers.


Unknown: Bill Holm
Unknown: Paul Gruchow

: Theatre In Mlnneapolls-St Paul

Christopher Cook samples the theatrical menu from the world renowned Guthrie Theatre to the Black Penumbra Theatre , taking in the French-based Theatre de la Jeune Lune.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Guthrie Theatre
Unknown: Black Penumbra Theatre
Unknown: Jeune Lune.

: Live from the Ordway Theater

St Paul Chamber Orchestra conductor Christopher Hogwood Stephen Hough (piano).
Introduced by MPR's regular host. Michael Barone.
John Becker Symphony No 5 (Homage to Mozart)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat (K 271)
8.55 John Drummond talks with the orchestra's president, Bill Vickery , and musical director, Christopher Hogwood.
9.15 Ibert Homage to Mozart Mozart Symphony No 28 in C (K 200)


Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Michael Barone.
Unknown: John Becker
Talks: John Drummond
Unknown: Bill Vickery
Director: Christopher Hogwood.

: A Tale of Twin Cities

Paul Eddington ,
Robert Foxworth , Hannah Gordon ,
Jerry Rubino , Joe Spano in an entertainment of prose, poetry and music before an audience in the World Theatre, St Paul , devoted to the people, writers and musicians associated with the twin cities of Minneapolis-St Paul as well as the theme of 'twins'.
Devised by David Benedictus. During the interval, memories of the building of the Guthne with Tanya Moiseiwitsch and the voice of Tyrone Guthrie.


Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Robert Foxworth
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Jerry Rubino
Unknown: Joe Spano
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: David Benedictus.
Unknown: Tanya Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie.

: 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