• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Boyce
Overture No 3 in B flat
7.17 Ireland
A London Overture
7.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6
8.05 Trad The Old Year now away is fled (Greensleeves)
8.32 Torke Monday
8.51 Britten
Welcome Ode, Op 95 Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composers of the Week: The Eton Choirbook

John Milsom begins his exploration of the elaborate church music which would have been heard at Eton
College in the years immediately before the Reformation.
John Browne 0 Maria salvatoris mater
Taverner Choir , director Andrew Parrott
Stabat iuxta Christi crucem;
Jesu, mercy, how may this be?
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
Stabat mater dolorosa
Taverner Choir, director Andrew Parrott
Producer Graham Dixon Discs


Unknown: John Milsom
Unknown: John Browne
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Director: Andrew Parrott
Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Main Nicholson. J Strauss (son) Waltz: The Blue Danube
Artists of the Week: Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Mendelssohn Herr Gott, du bist uns're Zuflucht conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.10 Mozart
Andante in F (K619)
10.15 Mozart
Fantasy in F (K608)
10.30 Stravinsky Petrushka
11.15 Wagner, arr Liszt 0 du mein holder Abendstern
(Tannhauser); Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
11.30 Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
11.45 Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Presented By: Main Nicholson.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The Essential Guide to Plot Devices: 4: Secrets

Rodney Milnes lets cats out of all those operatic bags tied with plot-strings of secrecy.


Presenter: Rodney Milnes
Producer: David Gallagher

: Bernard Roberts

(piano) from the 1994 Criccieth Festival
Mozart Sonata in B flat
Schubert Three Pieces (D946) John Metcalf Inner
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux)


Unknown: John Metcalf

: Tippett Conducts Tippett

On his 90th birthday, a broadcast of Tippett conducting the BBC SO. Tippett Symphony No 2; Symphony No 4 See also 7.30pm

: First English Sonatas

Timothy Roberts explores a little-known corner of the piano repertory on a recently restored Broadwood.
John Burton Sonata V in D
Pinto Sonata in A, Op 3 No 2


Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: John Burton Sonata

: Hot Keys

The American pianist and composer James P Johnson , acknowledged by musicians like Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk as the "father of jazz piano", was underrated by most.
In the first of a four-part series, Ron Geesin presents an overview of a life which included composing The Charleston, the Harlem
Symphony and a Broadway musical, accompanying Bessie Smith , teaching Fats Waller and dying in obscurity in 1955 aged 61. Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated on Thursday at 10.15pm


Unknown: James P Johnson
Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Fats Waller
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

The perils and pleasures of practice are investigated by Errollyn Wallen with the help of musicians Chris Mowatt , Tony Remy and conductor Christopher Gayford. Rev


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen
Musicians: Chris Mowatt
Musicians: Tony Remy
Conductor: Christopher Gayford.

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including some listeners' requests, of works by Brahms, Handel and Dvorak that feature such artists as Leopold Stokowski ,
Ada Alsop and Sir Hamilton Harty. Producer Andrew Mussett
Next programme tomorrow 5.15pm


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Ada Alsop
Unknown: Sir Hamilton Harty.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Record Producers

Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of American producer
Fred Gaisberg , including discs of Caruso, Tetrazzini, Chaliapin, Eigar and Kreisler, and Casals, Szell and the Czech Philharmonic in Dvorak's
Cello Concerto in 8 minor. Producer Ray Abbott
Next programme tomorrow 6.00pm


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Fred Gaisberg
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Music for a While

from Birmingham Town Hall on the occasion of Sir Michael
Tippett's 90th birthday.
Michael Berkeley presents the first of five invitation concerts to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sir Michael Tippett and to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell , one of Tippett's favourite composers. Each concert also includes the first performance of a new piece specially commissioned by the BBC.
Sinfonia Singers
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Purcell My Beloved Spake Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra
8.30 Interval Feature
Happy birthday, Sir Michael! Friends and fellow musicians pay tribute to Sir Michael Tippett on his 90th birthday.
8.50 Purcell Hear my prayer, 0 Lord; Remember not, Lord, our offences John Woolrich Another
Staircase Overture (BBC commission, first performance)
Tippett Fantasia
Concertante on a theme of Corelli


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Tippett Divertimento
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: John Woolrich

: From Magic to Rationalism

Four talks by Ronald Hutton about changes of attitude that occurred in Henry Purcell's England. 1: Witches
"It seems that the practice of magic was only safe in a society which, officially at least, scoffed at it."
Producer Daniel Snowman Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: Friday Evenings

The Alberni Quartet play a sequence of Russian miniatures from Les

: Mixing H

Following last week's
"listeners' choice", tonight Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
introduce their own outstanding tracks of 1994. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Early Music Network
Helen Garrison introduces the first of eight concerts. This week, Folies Bergères show how traditional French
Christmas music transferred to the 18th-century salon.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduces: Helen Garrison
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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