• 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

Stephanie Hughes presents arts news and music, including Debussy's early cantata La Damoiselle Elue performed by Maria Ewing (soprano) and the LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado , at
6.30; Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol performed by the LSO, conductor Ataulfo Argenta , at 7.15; and one of the Bach Cello Suites performed by Yo-Yo Ma after 8.00.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Maria Ewing
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Ataulfo Argenta
Unknown: Yo-Yo Ma

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Hoist Capriccio
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Imogen Hoist
9.07 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Kyung-Wha Chung , LPO, conductor Klaus Tennstedt
9.33 Uszt Two Concert Studies, S145
Jorge Bolet (piano)
9.41 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt) Italian Quartet
10.10 Franck Symphonic Variations Jorge Bolet (piano),
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Imogen Hoist
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Artist of the Week

Brigitte Fassbaender
Mezzo Brigitte Fassbaender began her operatic career with the Munich State Opera but went on to perform on all the great stages of the world. She talks to Joan Bakewell about some of her favourite operatic roles and how she has often been engaged to play trouser roles. Music includes arias from Der Rosenkavalier,
Die Fledermaus, Tristan und Isolde and Carmen.


Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Stravinsky declared Lord Berners the most interesting British composer of the 20th century. But music was only one of his many pursuits. Another was entertaining fashionable guests in his Oxfordshire home, where his doves where painted all the colours of the rainbow and famous sculptures were put into the fishpond. Although very much the aristocratic dilletante, Berners was a fine composer whose works are only now coming back into fashion. Berners Fantaisie Espagnole Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Walton Then Sing Aloud to God (Belshazzar's Feast)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn Berners A Wedding Bouquet
(excerpt) RTE Chamber Choir, RTE
Sinfonietta, conductor Kenneth Alwyn


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn

: Composer of the Week: Constant Lambert

With Piers Burton-Page .
2: Diaghilev and International Success Romeo and Juliet (2nd tableau) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Eight Poems of Li-Po
Philip Langridge (tenor),
Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend
Elegiac Blues Anthony Goldstone (piano) The Rio Grande Sally Burgess (mezzo), Jack Gibbons (piano), Opera North
Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
Repeated next Tuesday 12 midnight


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Jack Gibbons
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Double Take
Another chance to hear the concert series given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, in which Chris de Souza introduces familiar works in less familiar guises. In this concert, Mikhail Kazakevich (piano) performs Liszt transcriptions of works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Schubert and Wagner, and his own transcription of Mahler's Des Antonins von Padua
Fischpredigt. Repeat


Piano: Mikhail Kazakevich

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Gerald Finley (bass)
Szymanowski Concert Overture
Mahler Kindertotenlieder; Symphony No 5


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Bass: Gerald Finley

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a second selection of Schubert songs, performed by soprano
Christine Schafer and pianist Graham Johnson earlier this year in Feldkirch, Austria. Producer Peter Tanner


Soprano: Christine Schafer
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Music Machine

1998 Montreux Jazz Festival
This year's line-up for the Montreux Jazz Festival included Earth, Wind and Fire, the Corrs and Phil Collins - so why call it a jazz festival? Tommy Pearson gets some thoughts and definitions from George Benson ,
Cassandra Wilson , Billy Cobham and Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson.


Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: George Benson
Unknown: Cassandra Wilson
Unknown: Billy Cobham
Unknown: Gilles Peterson.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty visits the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Music includes works by Saint-Saens and Shostakovich, and, at about 6.50, soprano Sylvia McNair singing Messiaen's Trois Mélodies.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Soprano: Sylvia McNair

: Performance on 3

Scriabin Plus
John Toal introduces the first of six recitals from Belfast exploring tne piano music or bcnaoin and his contemporaries. 1: Poems of Ecstasy Adilia Alieva (piano)
Scriabin Two Pieces, Op 57; Three
Pieces, Op 45; Etrangete, Op 63 No 2; En Revant, Op 71 No 2; Sonata No 5, Op 53
Balakirev Dumka (1900); Spanish Serenade; The Lark; Islamey
8.20 Russians Abroad
Rachmaninov in New York. In the first of six interval features tracing the Russian diaspora over the last 150 years, David Cannata charts Rachmaninov's exile in the United States. Leaving Russia for the last time at the outbreak of the Revolution in 1917, Rachmaninov settled in New York. But far from turning his back on the past, he set about re-creating the atmosphere of his former home.
8.40 Ravel Oiseaux Tristes; Une
Barque sur I 'Ocean (Miroirs)
Rachmaninov Daisies, Op 38 No 3; Etudes-Tableaux. Op 33


Introduces: John Toal
Unknown: David Cannata

: Postscript

Reading Abroad
Tibor Fischer introduces five of the world's leading writers who are, as yet, little known to British audiences. 2: Chang Ta Chun: The Speaker of the Aside. Journalist and short-story writer Chang Ta Chun gently satirises contemporary Taiwanese society and explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality.


Introduces: Tibor Fischer

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , John Kenny (trombone)
Edward McGuire Trombone Concerto
(first UK performance)
Lutoslawski Symphony No 3


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: John Kenny
Unknown: Edward McGuire

: Night Waves

American biologist Edward 0 Wilson is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest living scientists, but in his latest book he makes the case for one of the oldest scientific ideas - the fundamental unity of knowledge. Richard Coles talks to Edward Wilson about the return of Enlightenment values at the cutting edge of science. Plus first-night news from The Blue Room: Nicole Kidman stars in David Hare 's adaptation of Schnitzler's ironic analysis of sexual mores - La Ronde.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Edward Wilson
Unknown: Nicole Kidman
Unknown: David Hare
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton pays tribute to veteran trumpeter Mutt Carey , who died 50 years ago this month, with music from Kid Ory 's band and Carey's own New Yorkers.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Mutt Carey
Unknown: Kid Ory

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

Overture: The Hebrides; Three
Fantasies, Op 16; Scherzo (Octet.
Op 20); String Quartet in E flat, Op 12 Repeated from last Tuesday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Maria Jose Rinon (soprano),
Kennedy Moretti (piano) Faure Apres un Reve Duparc L'invitation au
Voyage Schubert Nacht und Traume; Lied der Mignon Granados La Maja Dolorosa; Elegia Eterna Toldra
Despues que Te Conoci Obradors Chiquitita la Novia
1.50 Borodin Polovtsian Dances (Pnnce Igor) Spanish Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Yuri Ahronovitch
2.05 Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.45 David Diamond Rounds CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
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 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.05 Caidara Dunque, Giasone
Ingrato Gerard Lesne (countertenor), II Seminario Musicale
5.30 Alfven Swedish Rhapsody No 1 (Midsummer Vigil) Danish NRSO , conductor Michael Schonwandt
5.50 Chopin Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No 1 Marjes Benoist (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Maria Jose Rinon
Piano: Kennedy Moretti
Piano: Faure Apres
Unknown: Reve Duparc
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Conductor: Danish Nrso
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt

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