• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
6.03 Byrd Peccavi super Numerum (Gradualia, 1605)
The Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
6.10 Ireland Phantasie Trio in A minor
Holywell Ensemble
7.03 Ketelbey In a Monastery Garden New Symphony Orchestra of London, conductor Robert Sharpies
7.32 Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Claudio Arrau (piano)
8.05 Weber Overture: Oberon Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
8.38 Bach Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV1044
Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Andrew Manze (violin),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (harpsichord)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Byrd Peccavi
Director: Andrew Carwood
Conductor: Robert Sharpies
Conductor: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Violin: Andrew Manze
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Uszt Grandes Etudes de Paganini Nos 4-6
Andre Watts (piano)
9.11 Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.24 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 2 and 5 Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano)
9.30 Part Festina Lente
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Tamas Benedek
9.38 Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Andre Watts
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Violin: Lambert Orkis
Conductor: Tamas Benedek
Conductor: Louis Fremaux

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Artist of the Week:
Thomas Hampson (baritone) Mendelssohn Altdeuchtsches
Fruhlingslied Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.14 Thea Musgrave Orfeo II Alexa Still (flute)
10.36 BBC Masterprize:
Daniele Gasparini Through the Looking Glass
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov
10.49 Schumann Muttertraum ; Der Soldat; Der Spielman
Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) 11.00 Schubert, compl Newbould
Symphony No 10 in D
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
11.31 Edward McGuire Homage to
Rodrigo Allan Neave (guitar)
11.51 Schubert Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren; Der Zurnenden
Diana; Fragment aus dem Aeschylus Thomas Hampson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)


Artist: Mary Miller.
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Mendelssohn Altdeuchtsches
Piano: Fruhlingslied Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Thea Musgrave Orfeo
Unknown: Daniele Gasparini
Conductor: Alexander Titov
Conductor: Schumann Muttertraum
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Edward McGuire
Guitar: Rodrigo Allan Neave
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Graham Johnson

: Composer of the Week: Massenet

2: Communing with Comedy
It is not all heady perfumes and the rustle of silk petticoats in Massenet: he had a well-developed sense of comedy, of both the broad and the sly varieties, and he used it to leaven the sentiment and heavy-breathing drama of even his most serious works. Rodney Milnes introduces excerpts from Chérubin, Cendrillon and Thais.
Discs Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Introduces: Rodney Milnes

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stravinsky Plus
Vladimir Ovchinikov (piano)
Scriabin Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor
Rachmaninov Sonata No 2 in B flat minor (original version)
Stravinsky Russian Dance (Petrushka) Repeat


Piano: Vladimir Ovchinikov

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Uszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Kathryn Stott (piano), conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), conductor Andrew Davis
Shostakovich Symphony No 15 Conductor Jiri Belohlavek


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Voices

Schubert Rarities
As the Schubert bicentenary year draws to a close, lain Burnside presents a programme of more unusual Schubert songs in duet form. Juliane Banse (soprano),
Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Olaf Bar (baritone),
Josef Sterlinger and Markus Pferscher (horns),
Wolfram Rieger (piano)
Schubert Mailied ; Der Morgenstern; Lutzows Wilde Jagd ; Hymne an den Unendlichen: Shilric und Vinvela;
Cronnan; Hektors Abschied ; Antigone und Oedip; Der Tanz
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Juliane Banse
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Baritone: Olaf Bar
Baritone: Josef Sterlinger
Baritone: Markus Pferscher
Piano: Wolfram Rieger
Piano: Schubert Mailied
Unknown: Lutzows Wilde Jagd
Unknown: Hektors Abschied

: Music Machine

Liverpool and Manchester
Verity Sharp tours Liverpool in search of the Mersey Beat to discover exactly what characterised the sound of Liverpool bands like Gerry and the Pacemakers and the Beatles and singers like Billy Fury and Cilia Black.


Unknown: Billy Fury

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to composer Michael Torke in New York on the release of his new CD, considers the legacy of Lilian Baylis , the founder of Sadler's Wells, on the 60th anniversary of her death, and introduces music, including at 6.45 Janacek Sonata 1X1905 played by Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Michael Torke
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

: Performance on 3

Paris, City of Light
From the Queen's Hall,
Edinburgh, a recital by the ceieorated soprano Felicity Lott , who is joined by pianist
Jonathan Hinden in a programme that travels from Schubert's Vienna to
Chabrier's Paris.
Schubert Gott im Fruhling: Erlafsee; Des Madchens Klage ; An den Mond: Fruhlingsglaube
Strauss Das Rosenband; Ich Wollt ' ein Strausslein Binden : Blauer Sommer ; In Goldener Fulle; Waldseligkeit; Kling!


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Pianist: Jonathan Hinden
Unknown: Des Madchens Klage
Unknown: Ich Wollt
Unknown: Strausslein Binden
Unknown: Blauer Sommer

: Brilliant Creatures

Benjamin Ivry considers the extraordinary home of Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston, a faux-
Venetian palace full of treasures, left to the nation on condition that nothing ever changes. So is it anything more than an artistic graveyard?
8.45 Chabrier
Vile Heureuse; Chanson pour
Jeanne; Lied; Romance de I'Etoile; Toutes les Fleurs
Barber Sure on this Shining Night; Promiscuity; The Monk and His Cat; A Nun Takes the Veil; Solitary Hotel; I Hear an Army


Unknown: Benjamin Ivry
Unknown: Isabella Stewart Gardner

: Designs for Living

Susan Marling presents the second of five programmes visting great houses. Designs for Living travels to the USA to see Frank Lloyd Wright 's famous house Fallingwater. Driven by his belief in organic design, and inspired by his desire to create an American architecture, Wright produced a house of the most startling design. The informality of the open plan, and the exposed building materials, have indeed provided a blueprint for much
American domestic architecture.


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Frank Lloyd Wright

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Richard Hickox ,
Howard Shelley (piano) Tippett Piano Concerto


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Howard Shelley

: Night Waves

Music, love and yellow stockings are on the agenda tonight as Shakespeare's most popular comedy, Twelfth Night, opens the RSC's new season at Stratford.
Richard Coles reports on this new production by RSC artistic director Adrian Noble. And Bill Burford , literary and fiction editor of the New Yorker, delivers his weekly letter on cultural life across the Atlantic.


Unknown: Richard Coles
Production By: Rsc Artistic
Director: Adrian Noble.
Director: Bill Burford

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

2: Heroes' Lives. John Deathridge explores the depiction of heroism in Strauss's music.
Enoch Arden (excerpt) Claude Rains (speaker), Glenn Gould (piano) Ein Heldenleben Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: John Deathridge
Music: Enoch Arden
Unknown: Claude Rains
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the second half of the concert by the Bryan Spring Trio recorded at Appleby 97.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Symphony No 2 in D Sinfonia Varsovia/Yehudi Menuhin
1.50 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 Copland Vitebsk Tchaikovsky Trio
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition 4.30 Hop, Skip and Jump
4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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