• 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 Stephanie Hughes , including Wesley Ascribe unto the Lord Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
6.47 Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058
Christophe Rousset ,
Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood
7.03 Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
7.54 Vllla-Lobos Choros No 1
Manuel Barrueco (guitar)
8.05 Handel Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson) Kathleen Battle (soprano), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor John Nelson
8.48 Bernard Hermann Suite: Vertigo Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Wesley Ascribe
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Christophe Rousset
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Soprano: Wynton Marsalis
Conductor: John Nelson
Conductor: Bernard Hermann
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Masterworks

With Penny Gore.
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bbhm
9.11 Mozart Symphony No 9 in C, K73 Vienna PO, conductor James Levine
9.26 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.49 Puccini Mario ! Mario! Mario!
(Tosca) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Giacomo Aragall (tenor), National
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
10.03 Mozart Symphony No 10 in G, K74 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.12 Franck Symphonic Variations Alexis Weissenberg (piano),
Berlin Phiharmonic/von Karajan


Conductor: Karl Bbhm
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Puccini Mario
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Tenor: Giacomo Aragall
Conductor: Georg Solti
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Alexis Weissenberg

: Artist of the Week

Richard Hickox
Joan Bakewell talks to Richard Hickox
during the week of his 50th birthday. Today he talks about his work with the Northern Sinfonia and with music festivals, his love of Comwall, and an unusual way to relax.


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Sound Stories

Brief Candles
With Donald Macleod. When Henry Purcell died in 1695 at the age of 36, he was hailed as the English
Orpheus. His epitaph in Westminster Abbey declares him "gone to that blessed place where only his harmony can be exceeded". In
Purcell's brief life, he had written music for every occasion, from church and tavern to stage and music room. This thoroughly professional composer and performer died in mysterious circumstances - could it have been death by chocolate? Peter Holman provides some expert evidence.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Peter Holman

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

With William Mival.
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner
Triple Concerto Levon Chilingirian (violin), Simon Rowland-Jones (viola), Philip de Groote (cello), Bournemouth SO , conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival.
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Violin: Simon Rowland-Jones
Viola: Philip de Groote
Conductor: Bournemouth So
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chamber Music from Manchester
Presented by Rodney Slatford from Studio 7 in Manchester.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
Kenneth Leighton Alleluia Pascha Nostrum
John Casken A Spring Cadenza Vainberg Cello Sonata, Op 72
Miaskovsky Cello Sonata No 1, Op 12


Presented By: Rodney Slatford
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York
Piano: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: John Casken

: The BBC Archive

Robert Simpson (1921-97)
Stephen Johnson presents a tribute to the multifaceted Robert Simpson - distinguished composer, trenchant and provocative writer and broadcaster on music, and BBC music producer, who died at the end of last year. The programme includes Simpson's String Quartet No 3 played by the Aeolian Quartet, and a recording from 1973 of the first performance of his Symphony No 5 by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis. The Delme
Quartet play some of Simpson's transcriptions for string quartet from Bach's The Art of Fugue, and Simpson talks about music - his own and that of other composers. Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Borrowing Music
Verity Sharp takes a look at the ways in which today's musicians borrow other people's material. She investigates the widespread practice of sampling and talks to record producer Achim Voelker about one of his latest releases, The Rapsody Overture, which is an innovative blend of famous classical music themes and hip-hop.


Music: Verity Sharp
Producer: Achim Voelker

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guest is
Baroque violinist Andrew Manze , who has just released a series of recordings of music by Vivaldi.
There is music by Massenet and Mahler, with a performance of Britten's Sea Interludes from Peter
Grimes at about 6.30.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Violinist: Andrew Manze

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
Christine Brewer (soprano), Ameral Gunson (mezzo), Graham Clark (tenor),
Geoffrey Moses (bass), Thomas Trotter (organ),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, conductor Charles Mackerras.
Janacek Sinfonietta
Janacek, arr Talich Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
Janacek Giagolitic Mass


Soprano: Ameral Gunson
Tenor: Graham Clark
Bass: Geoffrey Moses
Bass: Thomas Trotter
Conductor: Charles Mackerras

: Postscript

Choice Grenfell
The last in the series of entertainments in which Maureen Lipman
re-creates monologues, sketches and songs originally written and performed by comedian Joyce Grenfell.
5: Telephone Call, a touching scene of divided loyalties: Mrs Mendlicote, a musical account of life in Pont Street; and, to end, When You Go. Songs composed by Richard Addinsell.


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.

: The Choreographic Concerto

Poulenc Aubade
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents the first of four concerts of music from the 1970s, given earlier this week in Birmingham University as part of the Towards the Millennium festival.
Thomas Ades conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in two highly contrasting pieces -
Lutoslawski's Preludes and Fugues and John Adams 's Shaker Loops. Oboist Jonathan Kelly plays Piri by Isang Yun and joins members of the BCMG in Oliver Knussen 's Cantata.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Jonathan Kelly
Unknown: Isang Yun
Unknown: Oliver Knussen

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Further excerpts from the marriage diaries of Robert and Clara
Schumann. Music includes:
Piano Concerto in A minor (1st mvt); Novelletten, Op 21: Nos 3, 4, 6 and 7 Repeated from last Friday

: Preservation Hall

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Des Teufels
Radio France Chorus and Philharmonic/Marek Janowski
3.00 Bach Trio Sonata in D minor,
BWV527Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists
3.15 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) BRTN Philharmonic/ Alexander Rahbari
3.45 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
David MacDonald (organ)
4.00 Schubert Die Biene, Op 13 No 9 Erik Gustafsson (cello), Heini
Karkkainen (piano) Mozart Horn
Concerto No 2 in E flat, K41 7 James Sommerville , CBC Vancouver
Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
4.15 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat Danish National Radio
Orchestra/Michael Schonwandt
4.40 Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Gesellen Catherine Robbin (mezzo), Kitchener Waterloo SO/Armenian
5.00 Schubert String Quartet
Movement in C minor, D103 Watteau
Quartet Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und Seele Wird Verwirret
Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Concerto Avenna
6.00 Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 2 Kristof Barati ,
BRTN Philharmonic/Frank Shipway
6.25 Avison Concerto Grosso No 4 in A minor Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon
6.40 Tavener Funeral Ikos
Norwegian Soloists' Choir/Helgerod Yevgeni Irchay I'm Not Going to Die Today, I'm Only Going Away Martin Kovarik (organ) Lassus In Hora Ultima
Currende/Erik van Nevel


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Marek Janowski
Unknown: Alexander Rahbari
Unknown: David MacDonald
Cello: Erik Gustafsson
Unknown: James Sommerville
Unknown: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Michael Schonwandt
Unknown: Catherine Robbin
Contralto: Jadwiga Rappe
Unknown: Kristof Barati
Unknown: Frank Shipway
Unknown: Jeanne Lamon
Unknown: Martin Kovarik
Unknown: Erik van Nevel
Oswald: Donald Kaasch (tenor)
Luitgarde: Ruth Ziesak (soprano)
Robert: Hans Sotin (bass)
Amazone: Michele Lagrange (soprano)
Landlady: Anne-Marie Rodde (soprano)

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