• 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 Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.25 Mozart Rondo in D, K382
ECO, director Murray Perahia (piano)
7.15 Barber Adagio for Strings Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.40 Shostakovich Prelude, Op 34 No 17 Brodsky Quartet
8.17 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez John Williams (guitar), Philharmonia, conductor Louis Fremaux


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Rodrigo Concierto
Conductor: Louis Fremaux

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

From the Paganini Ballroom at the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton, as the programme makes a welcome return to the Brighton Festival. Live music is provided by the Brighton Festival Chorus and a mixed chamber ensemble called the Fibonacci Sequence. Music includes a suite from Handel's Water Music and marches by Vaughan Williams , Souza and Mozart. The programme ends with a performance of Carnival of the Animals by Salnt-Saens, in which Brian Kay recites new poems by Frances Button.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Frances Button.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artists of the WeekEncore

The King's Singers
This month the King's Singers celebrate their 30th anniversary as one of the world's most prolific vocal groups. In that time, they have sung music from Tallis and Byrd to Lennon and McCartney, defied every attempt at easy categorisation and delighted audiences across the world. Joan
Bakewell talks to Brian Kay , Stephen Connolly and Paul Phoenix - King's Singers past and present - about a group that is a unique vocal phenomenon. Revised repeat


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Stephen Connolly
Unknown: Paul Phoenix

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett explores magical ideas in music as John Harle and David Pountney 's new opera Angel Magick opens in Salisbury. Plus a look at image in classical music: from
Kennedy to the Medieval Baebes - is it a good thing?
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: David Pountney
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The second of three concerts featuring the Schumann quartets. Vogler Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589 Schumann String Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2
Zemlinsky String Quartet No 2, Op 15

: Tarantella

Chopin and Szymanowski's interpretations of the southern Italian folk dance played by Lydia Mordkovitch (violin) and Kathryn Stott (piano).


Violin: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Spirit of the Age

For over 1,000 years, Westminster Abbey has staged some of the most momentous scenes in British history - coronations and burials of monarchs from the time of William the Conqueror, lavish ceremonies, and religious and political power struggles. Yet it has remained a place of worship and contemplation, with music playing an essential role in its devotional life. In the first of two programmes, Christopher Page and John Field trace its history, from its Roman origins on Bramble Island in the marshlands of the Thames.
Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: 100 Great Singers

A weekly series exploring the recorded legacy of the great singers of our century. George Melly celebrates blues singer Bessie Smith.


Unknown: George Melly
Singer: Bessie Smith.

: Centurions

One hundred great 20th-century works of art.
20: George Bernard Shaw : St Joan


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: St Joan

: The Year

A long-term series exploring works first performed in each year of this century. Natalie Wheen looks beyond the Mozart bicentenary celebrations for what was new in 1991. Louis Andriessen M Is for Man,
Music, Mozart; Instrumental 111; The Eisenstein Song
Astrid Seriese (voice), Volharding Orchestra, conductor Jurjen Hempel
Ustvolskaya Symphony No 5 (Amen) Sergei Leiferkus (speaker), London Musici, conductor Mark Stephenson John Adams The Death of Klinghoffer (excerpts)
Lyon Opera Orchestra, London Opera Chorus, conductor Kent Nagano Birtwistle Gawain (excerpts) Marie Angel (soprano),
John Marsden (tenor), Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Eigar Howarth Tippett Byzantium
Faye Robinson (soprano),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Song: Astrid Seriese
Conductor: Jurjen Hempel
Unknown: Sergei Leiferkus
Conductor: Mark Stephenson
Conductor: John Adams
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Conductor: Birtwistle Gawain
Tenor: John Marsden
Conductor: Eigar Howarth
Conductor: Tippett Byzantium
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Sunday Feature:Viewing the Century -Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende , author of The House of the Spirits, Eva Luna , and Of Love and Shadows, talks to Peter Conrad about the events that have shaped her life and her writing and about the huge improvement in the position of women, which she considers the century's greatest advance. Her early life in Chile was affected by the military coup by General Pinochet, which was responsible for the murder of her uncle, the democratically elected Chilean premier Salvador Allende. After the death of her daughter, she released her moving autobiographical book Paula. But her latest book -
Aphrodite - returns to an optimistic celebration of food and sensuality, mirrored by some of the writing of her compatriot, the poet Pablo Neruda. Producers Richard Bannerman and Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Isabel Allende
Unknown: Eva Luna
Unknown: Peter Conrad
Unknown: Salvador Allende.
Unknown: Pablo Neruda.
Producers: Richard Bannerman
Producers: Neil Trevithick

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play:Twelfth Night

On the night when all the world is turned on its head and all authority usurped by civil misrule, girls become boys and women lust after women, in this most optimistic of Shakespeare's comedies.
Music by Neil Brand , performed by the Composer (piano). Max de Wardener (double bass), Stuart Hall (violin) and George Hinchcliffe (ukelele). Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Music By: Neil Brand
Piano: Max de Wardener
Bass: Stuart Hall
Bass: George Hinchcliffe
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Orsino: Michael Maloney
Viola: Anne-Marie Duff
Captain: John Rowe
Olivia: Josette Simon
Malvolio: Hugh Ross
Feste: Nicky Henson
Maria: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Sir Toby Belch: Philip Jackson
Sir Andrew Aguecheek: Dermot Crowley
Fabian: Christopher Wright
Sebastian: Iwan Thomas
Antonio: Brian Bovell

: Choir Works

Three Screaming Popes
Second of four programmes in which Jeremy Summerly presents music from a number of defining moments in papal history. This evening, in the company of Christopher Page and Eamon Duffy , he focuses on the extraordinary output of Abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the decadent polyphony that sprang up around the courts of various rival popes at the end of the Middle Ages. Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Eamon Duffy
Unknown: Abbess Hildegard
Producer: Antony Pitts

: World Music

Playing In a Volcano
The third of five programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the state of Israel in 1948. In this programme,
Yossi Schiffmann visits a bat mitzvah in Tel Aviv and explores the music of the Jewish Sephardi community.


Unknown: Yossi Schiffmann

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rameau Pygmalion Mieke van der Sluis, Frangoise Vanhecke,
Rachel Yakar (sopranos), John Elwes (tenor), La Petite Bande , Chorus of the Chapelle Royale , director Gustav Leonhardt
JCF Bach Cantata: Pygmalion Harry van der Kemp (bass), Das Kleine Konzert, director Hermann Max
2.20 Schumann Kreisleriana
Anton Kuerti (piano)
2.50 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Toronto SO/Andrew Davis
3.50 Lutoslawski Concerto for
Orchestra Polish RSO/Antoni Wit
4.20 Paganini Concert in A Tamaz Lorenz (violin), Julie Novak (guitar)
4.45 Bloch Suite Hebraique
Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
5.00 Lassus Musica Dei Donum; Dulci sub Umbra; Certa Fortiter; In Religione Currende/Erik van Nevel
5.10 Kraus Symphonie Funebre in C minor Concerto Koln
5.30 Clara Schumann Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann
Angela Cheng (piano)
5.40 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante
Ludmil Angelov (piano), Bulgarian NRSO, conductor Milen Nachev


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Sopranos: Rachel Yakar
Sopranos: John Elwes
Tenor: La Petite Bande
Unknown: Chapelle Royale
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Bass: Harry van Der Kemp
Bass: Das Kleine
Director: Hermann Max
Director: Schumann Kreisleriana
Piano: Anton Kuerti
Piano: Strauss Ein Heldenleben

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