• 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

Petroc Trelawny with music to start the day and news from the arts world. Music includes Sibelius's
Karelia Suite, played by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lorin Maazel at 6.05. After the 7.30 arts news Natalie
Dessay sings Saint-Saens's The Nightingale and the Rose with the Berlin SO conducted by Michael Schbnwandt ; and at 8.05 the Tallis
Scholars perform Spem In Alium by Thomas Tallis.


Conducted By: Lorin Maazel
Conducted By: Michael Schbnwandt
Unknown: Thomas Tallis.

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday concludes the week with another Sibelius symphony.
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Anthony Collins
9.08 Ravel Jeux d'Eau
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
9.15 Stenhammar Serenade
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stig Westerberg
9.53 Sibelius Symphony No 5 (original version)
Lahti SO, conductor Osmo Vanska


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Anthony Collins
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Artist of the Week

Samuel Ramey
Joan Bakewell talks to Samuel
Ramey about his career on the concert platform and his love of American songs. Music includes songs by Copland and Gershwin and excerpts from Rossini's
Stabat Mater and Mozart's Don Giovanni.


Unknown: Samuel Ramey
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: Don Giovanni.

: Sound Stories

Conductors' Comer
Donald Macleod presents a week celebrating the contrasting careers of five 20th-century conductors.
Andre Previn. Andre Previn has worn many hats in his time: child prodigy, pianist, film composer, jazz musician, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra and now a welcome guest conductor all over the world. This programme focuses on his relationship with the LSO and includes excerpts from Bernstein's Candide, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, William Walton 's Symphony No 1 and Samuel Barber 's Violin Concerto performed by Gil Shaham.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductors: Andre Previn.
Conductors: Andre Previn
Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Gil Shaham.

: Composer of the Week: Johann Strauss (son)

Chris de Souza brings the story to its end with the music from Strauss's final years.
Adelen Waltz, Op 424
Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alfred Eschwe
Neue Czardas
Marilyn Hill Smith (soprano). Johann Strauss Orchestra , conductor Jack Rothstein
Emperor Waltz, Op 437
Johann Strauss Orchestra of Vienna, conductor Willi Boskovsky Klug Gretelein
Marilyn Hill Smith (soprano), Johann Strauss Orchestra, conductor Jack Rothstein
Seid Umschlungen , Millionen! Op 443 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Alfred Eschwe
Conductor: Neue Czardas
Soprano: Marilyn Hill Smith
Conductor: Johann Strauss Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Rothstein
Unknown: Johann Strauss Orchestra
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Klug Gretelein
Soprano: Marilyn Hill Smith
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Jack Rothstein
Conductor: Seid Umschlungen
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: The Radio 3Lunchtime Concert

From the Elmwood Hall,
LIVE Belfast. Paul Barritt (violin), Catherine Edwards (piano) Elgar Violin Sonata, Op 82
Walton Toccata (first broadcast of complete version)
Albert Sammons Bagatelle ; Reve d'Enfant; Dance Caprice; Petite Chanson


Violin: Paul Barritt
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Albert Sammons Bagatelle

: Israel Philharmonic -Orchestra and People

The Israel Philharmonic came into being as the state of Israel was founded in 1948. To mark their shared anniversary,
Sheena McDonald tells the story in two programmes of the orchestra's growth in tandem with the state, celebrating a half-century of music-making, triumphs and controversy.
Among the figures interviewed for the first programme are Zubin Mehta , Daniel Barenboim , Isaac Stern ,
Pinchas Zukerman and Noam Sheriff.
The programme includes many recordings which have been held in the music archive of the Israel
Broadcasting Authority for the past 50 years - historic recordings of the IPO conducted by Toscanini, Bernstein, Mehta, Paray,
Mitropoulos, Koussevitzky and Celibidache and a rare record of the music played at the declaration of the state of Israel.
Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Noam Sheriff.
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Music Restored

The Early Music Young Artists'
Showcase 98 is introduced by Chris de Souza. In the first concert from this year's event, the chamber ensemble La Serenissima perform sonatas by Vivaldi, including his variations on La Follia.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduced By: Chris De Souza.

: Music Machine

This week Tommy Pearson looks at the Eurovision Song Contest. Today he finds out from Cheryl Baker and Terry Wogan what it is like to perform in front of the whole of Europe.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Cheryl Baker
Unknown: Terry Wogan

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest today is the distinguished pianist
Stephen Kovacevich , particularly noted for his radical interpretations of the classics. At 6.40 Franck's Symphonic
Variations for Piano and Orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Stephen Kovacevich

: Performance on 3

A concert given in the Royal Festival Hall last Sunday. Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
Joshua Bell (violin).
London Philharmonic, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Webern Passacaglia , Op 1
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Webern Passacaglia

: Postscript

Five programmes in which film historian Ian Christie talks to leading figures in contemporary film-making. 5: Terry Gilliam , cartoonist turned film-maker who first came to prominence through his work on Monty Python 's Flying Circus. Repeat


Talks: Ian Christie
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Monty Python

: Ragtime

Joshua Rifkin plays a selection of Scott Joplin 's piano rags.


Unknown: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Scott Joplin

: ISCM New Music 98

BBC Singers
Further concert highlights from last week's ISCM festival New Music 98, held in Manchester. This performance, given last month at the Royal Northern College of Music, includes three works first heard at past ISCM concerts, a recent work by Peter Maxwell Davies and Michael
Finnissy's African-inspired Ngano. Nancy Ruffer (flute),
Simon Limbrick , Julian Warburton
Kim Porter (alto),
Neil MacKenzie (tenor),
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Messiaen Cinq Rechants Xenakis Nuits Szymanowski Five Kurpian Songs
Maxwell Davies // Rozzo Martello
Finnissy Ngano


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Flute: Nancy Ruffer
Flute: Simon Limbrick
Flute: Julian Warburton
Unknown: Kim Porter
Tenor: Neil MacKenzie
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Messiaen Cinq Rechants
Songs: Maxwell Davies
Songs: Rozzo Martello
Songs: Finnissy Ngano

: Le Jazz Hot

Four programmes on jazz in France. 1: C'est Paris
Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Composer of the Week: Borodin

Symphony No 3 in A minor (orch Glazunov); Prince Igor (excerpts) Repeated from last Friday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Aline Zylberajch (organ), Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc
Minkowski Handel Organ Concerto in B flat. Op 7 No 1; Concerto Grossos, Op 3: No 2 in B flat; No 3 in G
Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D,
2.05 Dohnanyl Serenade in C, Op 10 David Mata and Mariana Todorova
(violins), Jensen Horn-Sim Lam
(viola), Suzana Stefanovich (cello), Christopher Filler (double bass)
2.35 Laszlo Dubrovay Concerto No 4 Zoltan Kocsis (piano), the Composer (synthesizer), Hungarian Radio Orchestra/Adam Medvecky
3.00 Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet Finnish RSO, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.30 Schumann Arabesque in C. Op 18; Faschingsschwank aus Wien Angela Cheng (piano)
4.00 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Helsinki Quartet
4.30 Bach, orch Webem Ricercata (The Musical Offering, BWV1079)
Saarbrucken RSO/Wolfgang Fortner
4.55 Purcell Four Dances from
"Abdelazer" Tafelmusik, conducted by Jeanne Lamon
5.05 Uszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Janina Fialkowska (piano)
5.20 Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake (excerpts) Slovenian RSO, conducted by Marko Munih
5.45 Daquin Rondeau : Maillard; Rondeau: La Melodieuse
Colin Tilney (harpsichord)
5.50 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in C, Op 46 No 1 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (piano duet)
5.55 Falla Dance of the Game of Love (El Amor Brujo)
Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello), Heini Karkkainen (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Aline Zylberajch
Unknown: David Mata
Violins: Mariana Todorova
Violins: Jensen Horn-Sim Lam
Viola: Suzana Stefanovich
Cello: Christopher Filler
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conducted By: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Wien Angela Cheng
Unknown: Webem Ricercata
Conducted By: Jeanne Lamon
Piano: Janina Fialkowska
Conducted By: Marko Munih
Conducted By: Daquin Rondeau
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Piano: Leslie Kinton
Cello: Jan-Erik Gustafsson
Piano: Heini Karkkainen

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