• 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

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.26 Dvorak Hussite Overture
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Vaclav Neumann
7.04 Grainger Ramble on Love Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
7.32 Walton Music for Children
London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
8.05 Mozart LAmero ,
Saro Costante (II Re Pastore)
Lucia Popp (soprano), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
8.44 Uszt Totentanz
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano),
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Vaclav Neumann
Conductor: Grainger Ramble
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Walton Music
Unknown: Mozart Lamero
Unknown: Saro Costante
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Uszt Totentanz
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday continues his sequence of Beethoven symphonies and introduces recordings by the American pianist Leon Fleisher.
CPE Bach Symphony in G, Wql82 Nol
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.12 Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Leon Fleisher , Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.32 Brahms Liebeslieder , Op 52 Nos 1-7
Benita Valente (soprano),
Marlena Kleinman (contralto), Wayne Conner (tenor), Martial Singher (bass), Rudolf Serkin and Leon Fleisher (piano duet)
9.45 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Pianist: Leon Fleisher.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Brahms Liebeslieder
Soprano: Benita Valente
Soprano: Marlena Kleinman
Contralto: Wayne Conner
Bass: Rudolf Serkin
Bass: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Artist of the Week

Neville Marriner
Joan Bakewell talks to Sir Neville Marriner
about his continuing relationship with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which he formed in 1959, and his belief that the only way to hold together the best instrumentalists in the country is to give them freedom.


Unknown: Neville Marriner
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sir Neville Marriner
Unknown: St Martin

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was tone deaf but was so determined to make hers the most magnificent court of her time that money was no obstacle to buying in musicians from all over Europe. She patronised opera and theatre, and employed a number of foreign musicians at court, notably the Italians Paisiello, Galuppi and Cimarosa. Yet the traffic was not all one-way. Many serf composers went to Italy to be trained, and, returning to their homeland, they began the first stirrings of a Russian School.


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

With Susan Sharpe.
2: The Homesick Exile
During his years of musical experimentation in Paris, Martinu began to return to his Czech musical roots, an unfulfilled obsession that never left him.
Duo for Violin and Cello
Turovsky Duo
Suite: Spalicek
Brno State Philharmonic,
Eva Podarilova (piano), conductor Charles Mackerras Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Eva Podarilova
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Beethoven Cello Sonatas
The second of five programmes in which pianist Roger Vignoles introduces and plays Beethoven's cello sonatas with five different cellists. The programmes also include sonatas from the 20th century. Rebecca Gilluver (cello), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Britten Cello Sonata, Op 65
Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor,
Op 5 No 2 Repeat


Pianist: Roger Vignoles
Cello: Rebecca Gilluver
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Van Pascal Tortelier,
Libor Pesek and Vassily Sinaisky Howard Shelley (piano)
Strauss Death and Transfiguration Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Unknown: Libor Pesek
Unknown: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Strauss Death

: Voices

An A-Z of Song lain Burnside goes on a whistlestop tour of the alphabet in song. Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Jazz Plus
How do you give a label to a piece of music like Gershwin's Porgy and Bess? Is it classical, is it jazz, or is it neither of these? Verity Sharp talks to Ben Markland about how composers this century have mixed jazz with classical music.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Ben Markland

: In Tune

"'Will you walk a little faster?', said the whiting to the snail."
Sean Rafferty continues his exploration of the music behind Alice in Wonderland. And Peter Donohoe reveals his passion for Brahms as he prepares to perform the mighty Piano Concerto No 1 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Peter Donohoe

: Performance on 3

Dufay Collective
From Studio 7, New
Broadcasting House, introduced by Rodney Slatford. The Dufay Collective are at the forefront of the younger generation of early music specialists and are best known for their cross-over work between medieval and ethnic/folk music. Viva la Spagna. Music from the Cancionera Musicale de Palacio (Palace Songbook), probably compiled between 1500 and 1520 for use at the court of the Catholic monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella.
8.10 The Dell
A short story by James Hamilton -
Paterson, read by Roger May. A young flautist discovers the relationship between water and music. Repeat
8.30 Concert, part 2


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Cancionera Musicale
Story By: James Hamilton
Read By: Roger May.

: Postscript

Living Ideas
A five-part series in which leading philosophers offer their appreciation of great thinkers. 2: Machiavelli. Quentin Skinner, one of today's leading historians of political thought, argues that
Machiavelli still has a great deal to teach us about the importance of civic participation in guaranteeing our individual freedom.

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Per Salo (piano)
Lutoslawski Venetian Games
Norgard Concerto in Due Tempi (first broadcast)
Stravinsky Symphony in C


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Night Waves

One hundred years to the day since Zola published his famous letter,
J'Accuse, Richard Coles re-examines the notorious Dreyfus affair. Zola's letter attacked the imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish-French army captain falsely accused of treason amid forgery, intimidation and a vicious, anti-Semitic press campaign. And Anthony Julius , lawyer and author of a controversial attack on the anti-Semitism of TS Eliot, delivers the first of this week's three specially commissioned Letters to Zola.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Anthony Julius
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composer of the Week: Schiitz

Bruce Wood explores the music of Germany's first great composer.
2: Lion Rampant. The 1620s found Schutz already at the height of his creative powers and serving as musical director of the most important choral foundation in Protestant Germany. Today's programme includes music from his Cantiones Sacrae, part of his oratorio The Resurrection Story, and some brilliantly colourful pieces from his Symphoniae Sacrae, Book 1. Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Bruce Wood

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by Steve Voce to review some new CDs.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Steve Voce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Strauss Alpine Symphony
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
2.15 Sigtenhorst Meyer Piano
Sonata No 2, Op 23 David Kuijken
2.35 Holmboe Benedictus Domino
Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
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 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Sequence Music by Saint-
Saens, Part and Sweelinck, plus:
5.05 Britten Simple Symphony
Young Danish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gunnar Tagmize 5.40 Mendelssohn Calm Sea and a Prosperous Voyage Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: David Kuijken
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Gunnar Tagmize
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi

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.

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