• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Haydn The Seven Last Words, Op 51 (Introduction) Talich Quartet
7.09 Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri
(Ad Pedes) Hanover Boys' Choir, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
7.18 Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
7.29 Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri
(Ad Genua)
7.37 Gibbons The Cries of London
(Part 1) Red Byrd, Fretwork
7.51 Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri
(Ad Manus)
8.00 Tovey Piano Concerto Stephen Osborne , BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
8.38 Dmitri Bortniansky 0 Lord, Make Known to Me the End of My Time BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Director: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Unknown: Stephen Osborne
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Dmitri Bortniansky
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of 3

Maureen Lipman joins
Fiona Talkington to preview the Radio 3 week, which includes her performance as comedian Joyce Grenfell in Postscript.


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

With Petroc Trelawny.
Grieg Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
9.07 Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts
9.14 Sammartini Recorder Concerto in FMichala Petri (sopranino recorder), Moscow Virtuosi, conductor Vladimir Spivakov
9.27 Parry Blest Pair of Sirens London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
9.40 Boccherini Symphony No 21 in C, London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
9.55 Beethoven Trio in G, WoO 37 (Theme and Variations)
Susan Milan (flute), Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Ian Brown (piano)
10.06 Schumann Aufschwung , Op 12 No 2 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.10 Britten Sunday Morning (Sea Interludes) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.15 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.24 Faure Pavane
Renaissance Singers, Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.30 Ravel Tzigane Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), Bella Davidovich (piano)
10.42 Rossini Petite Messe
Solennelle (Kyrie) City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, David Nettle and Richard Markham (pianos), conductor Simon Halsey
10.50 Mendelssohn Serenade and Allegro Giocoso
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
11.04 Moeran In the Mountain Country Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
11.15 Hoist Air with Variations (Wind Quintet in A flat, Op 14) Elysian Wind Quintet
11.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449 ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano)
11.42 Henry VIII En Vray Amoure
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts
11.45 Novello Love Is My Reason (Perchance to Dream) Marilyn Hill Smith (soprano), Chandos Concert Orchestra, conductor Stuart Barry
11.50 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Producer Bill Lloyd


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Gabrieli Sonata Pian
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Ross Pople
Flute: Sergio Azzolini
Bassoon: Ian Brown
Piano: Schumann Aufschwung
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Chopin Ballade
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Violin: Bella Davidovich
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Mendelssohn Serenade
Conductor: Allegro Giocoso
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Henry Viii
Conductor: Stuart Barry
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Music Matters

With Ivan Hewett. This week, Prince
Albert's contribution to musical life, the problems of themed concert programming, and the Club Tropicana festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
Producer Tony Sellors. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Producer: Tony Sellors.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Steven Isserlis Festival
The third of four concerts devised by cellist Steven Isserlis.
Joshua Bell , Rachel Isserlis , Anthony Marwood and Daniel Phillips (violins), Carla-Maria Rodrigues and Garfield Jackson (violas), Steven Isserlis and David Waterman (cellos), Susan Tomes (piano)
Haydn Piano Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26
Faure Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op 45
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat, Op 20


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Steven Isserlis.
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Rachel Isserlis
Unknown: Anthony Marwood
Violins: Daniel Phillips
Violins: Carla-Maria Rodrigues
Violins: Garfield Jackson
Violas: Steven Isserlis
Cellos: David Waterman
Piano: Susan Tomes

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Christian Lindberg (trombone)
Dominic Muldowney Trombone Concerto


Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Dominic Muldowney

: Spirit of the Age

Nobles and Music
In the first of two programmes evoking the sights and sounds of Baroque Rome, George Pratt looks at the musical circles around the city's most influential patrons, including
Benedetto Pamphili , Pietro Ottoboni and Queen Christina of Sweden. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Benedetto Pamphili
Unknown: Pietro Ottoboni
Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

Sir John Tooley celebrates Margaret Price, with music by Mozart, Schumann and Bgar.


Unknown: Sir John Tooley

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art. The ninth programme looks at Federico Garcia Lorca's collection Poet in New York, with biographer Ian Gibson and poet Brendan Kenelly. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Ian Gibson
Unknown: Brendan Kenelly.
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Year

Continuing the series exploring the works first performed in each year of this century. Ivan Hewett introduces music premiered in 1980, mostly from northern Europe but with a touch of English whimsy thrown in. Howard Skempton Trace Arvo Part Fratres
Per Norgard Wie ein Kind Lutoslawski Novelette
Schnittke String Quartet No 2
Gavin Bryars The English Mail Coach Producer Tony Sellors


Introduces: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Gavin Bryars

: Sunday Feature: Settling the Score

The third of 20 monthly documentaries surveying the range and diversity of 20th-century music. Why, over the last 100 years, have audiences continued to go to concerts and operas? Devised and written by Graham Fawcett , and narrated by Samuel West. Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Written By: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Samuel West.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: More Sinned Against

By Alexander Ostrovsky. The first performance of a new English-language version by Frank McGuinness of one of the most popular plays in the Russian repertoire.
Music composed and performed by Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya . Director Irina Brown


Unknown: Alexander Ostrovsky.
Unknown: Frank McGuinness
Unknown: Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya
Director: Irina Brown
Kruchinina: Samantha Bond
Taisa Shelavina: Elizabeth Chadwick
Murov: Nicholas Le Prevost
Annushka: Niamh Daly
Anna: Val Lilley
Dudukin: Oliver Ford Davies
Nina: Maggie Steed
Shmaga: Bill Paterson
Neznamov: Rhys Ifans
Ivan: Dermot Kerrigan
Pyotr: Bill Nighy

: Choir Works

Brian Wright presents the first programme in a season of Handel oratorios, beginning with one of his finest masterpieces - Israel in Egypt. The text, from Exodus and Psalms, tells of the captivity of the Jewish people in Egypt, the ten plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea.
BBC Singers, London Baroque Soloists, conductor Stephen Cleobury


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Red Sea.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: World Music

The Gypsy Mosaic
Lucy Duran concludes the series tracing the music of the Gypsies by visiting Scotland, where the travellers are renowned performers of ballads. She then moves to Andalucia in southern Spain, where the sound of prejudice and rejection is reflected in the extraordinary performance of the Gypsy flamenco singers.


Unknown: Lucy Duran

: Record Review

Building* Ubrary
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Peter Benoit
Mass A live recording made in St Michael's Cathedral, Antwerp, of this unusual and striking mass, first heard in 1861. Donald George (tenor), choirs, BRTNPO/Alexander Rahbari
2.00 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor Richard Raymond
3.00 Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A (arranged by Beethoven for wind band) Octophoros/Paul Dombrecht
4.00 Glazunov Concert Waltz No 2 CBC
Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi Akiyama Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor David Lively , BRTNPO/ Alexander Rahbari
5.00 Primirez Ramous Viribus Unitis
Toma Lorenz (violin), Zerho Novak (guitar), Franco Ziliob (accordion)
5.30 Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 (Turkish) Corey Cerousek , Irish NSO /Kasper de Roo


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Peter Benoit
Tenor: Donald George
Unknown: Alexander Rahbari
Unknown: Richard Raymond
Unknown: Paul Dombrecht
Unknown: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Unknown: David Lively
Unknown: Alexander Rahbari
Violin: Toma Lorenz
Violin: Zerho Novak
Guitar: Franco Ziliob
Unknown: Corey Cerousek
Unknown: Irish Nso
Unknown: Kasper de Roo

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