• 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 Edward Seckerson.
7.00 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Robert King
7.25 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Radu Lupu , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
8.00 Monteverdi Adoramus Te
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardine r


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Conductor: Robert King
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: John Eliot Gardine

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Offenbach Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld Vienna Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Bruno Weil
9.13 Gluck What Is Life? (Orfeo ed Euridice) Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), LSO, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.18 Composer of the Week:
Rossini Petite Caprice in the Style of Offenbach Leslie Howard (piano)
9.21 Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 Vienna Mozart Ensemble, conductor Willi Boskovsky
9.32 Bridge Summer Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Charles Groves
9.42 Campra Omnes Gentes Philippa Hyde (soprano), Peter Harvey (bass), Canzona, conductor Theresa Caudle
9.51 Josef Strauss Waltz: Music of the Spheres Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky
10.00 Mid-programme Feature - Piano Duets:
Hoist Jupiter (The Planets) Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow
10.08 Arensky Suite No 1 Stephen Coombs and Ian Munro (pianos)
10.23 Handel Concerto Grosso in D
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.30 Trad, arr Ralf Gothonl Five Finnish Folk Songs Karita Mattila (soprano), llmo Rantz (piano)
10.41 Sibelius The Swan of Tuoneta;
Lemminkainen's Return (Lemminkainen Legends) Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Producer Fiona Shelmerdine E-MAIL:[address removed]


Conductor: Bruno Weil
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Piano: Mozart Divertimento
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Soprano: Philippa Hyde
Soprano: Peter Harvey
Conductor: Theresa Caudle
Conductor: Josef Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Caroline Clemmow
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Pianos: Ian Munro
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Ralf Gothonl
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Stuart Burrows
Joan Bakewell in conversation with the celebrated Welsh tenor.
Revised repeat


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Music Matters

As the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the diamond jubilee of its hall, Ivan Hewett looks at the orchestra's uncertain future.
Per Norgard, featured composer at this year's Aldeburgh Festival, contemplates the future of music. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival 1999
A recital given in Blythburgh Church by Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Imogen Cooper (piano).
Clara Schumann Das 1st ein Tag der Klingen Mag; Liebst Du urn
Schonheit; Liebeszauber; Geheimes Rustern Hier und Dort; Sie Liebten Sich Beide ; An Einem Lichten
Morgen; Die Stille Lotisblume ; 0 Lust, 0 Lust
Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Schumann 12 Gedichte, Op 35


Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Clara Schumann Das
Unknown: Geheimes Rustern Hier
Unknown: Sie Liebten
Unknown: Sich Beide
Unknown: Stille Lotisblume
Unknown: William Blake

: The Orchestras of North America

8: Musical Engagements. Natalie Wheen continues her series celebrating five of the major North
American orchestras with the second of two programmes on the Chicago Symphony, in which she visits the newly renovated Symphony Centre and the pioneering music education facility ECHO. Music includes excerpts from Stravinsky's
Symphony of Psalms, Schoenberg's Moses and Aaron and Mahler's
Symphony No 5.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: 100 Great Singers

Robert King celebrates James Bowman. Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: James Bowman.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

75: Orson Welles: Citizen Kane
Biographer and writer David Thomson and screenwriter John Logan celebrate one of the greatest films in cinema history.
Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: David Thomson
Unknown: John Logan
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Year

Anthony Burton introduces works first performed in 1947. Rubbra Festival Overture
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
Schoenberg String Trio, Op 45
Robert Mann (violin), Samuel Rhodes (viola), Joel Krosnik (cello)
Elisabeth Lutyens 0 Saisons,
0 Chateaux Teresa Cahill (soprano), Brunei Ensemble/Christopher Austin Grazyna Bacewicz String Quartet No 3 Penderecki Quartet
Blacher Variations on a Theme of Paganini BBC Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Leaper Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Violin: Robert Mann
Violin: Samuel Rhodes
Viola: Joel Krosnik
Cello: Elisabeth Lutyens
Soprano: Teresa Cahill
Unknown: Grazyna Bacewicz
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: Viewing the Century

The series of interviews with leading witnesses of the century features the distinguished writer Doris Lessing , now in her 80th year, who has recently published her twenty-second novel as well as the second volume of her autobiography. In conversation with Christopher Bigsby she looks back on a century of change. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: The Sunday Play: Maestro

Ronald Frame's new play stars Joss Ackland as a celebrated English conductor on a visit to Rome to prepare for a new recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. But his chequered life is in crisis and, as he begins to doubt his artistic fitness to tackle such an intimidating masterpiece, he is haunted too by the human cost of all the crimes his brilliant career has entailed.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sir Morgan Haskell: Joss Ackland
Charlotte: Elaine Claxton
Dianne: Kate Harper
Kessler: Nigel Anthony
Johnnie: Ron Berglas
Pettrucciani: David Holt
Merle: Ruth Gemmell
Irene: Becky Hindley
Brenner: David Bannerman
Mother: Tessa Worsley
Finn: Ben Crowe

: A Selection of Encores

Including a performance by Gerhard Oppitz of Mozart's Fantasia in D minor, K397.


Unknown: Gerhard Oppitz

: Choir Works

This week's programme continues the occasional series surveying the six settings of the ordinary of the mass which Haydn wrote in his last years for the name day of Princess Ermengild Esterhazy. Brian Kay also introduces a youthful early mass by Schubert, plus excerpts from recent choral CDs.
Haydn Mass in D minor (Nelson Mass) Rita Cullis (soprano), Susan Bickley (contralto), Kim Begley (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (bass), BBC
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Schubert Mass in G, D167
Linda Kitchen (soprano),
Lynton Atkinson (tenor), Mark Glanville (bass), Haydn Society Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Denis McCaldin


Unknown: Ermengild Esterhazy.
Unknown: Brian Kay
Soprano: Rita Cullis
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Contralto: Kim Begley
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Schubert Mass
Soprano: Lynton Atkinson
Tenor: Mark Glanville
Conductor: Denis McCaldin

: Schubert

Chilingirian Quartet, Stephen Orton (cello)
Quartet Movement in C minor, D703; String Quintet in C, D956


Cello: Stephen Orton

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Mark O'Keeffe and Angela Wheelen
(trumpets), Lawrence Cherney (bass oboe)
Mark-Anthony Tumage Dispelling the Fears, for Two Trumpets and Orchestra
Gavin Bryars The East Coast, for Bass Oboe and Orchestra


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Mark O'Keeffe
Conductor: Angela Wheelen
Bass: Lawrence Cherney

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
1.00 A concert of French choral music. BBC Singers/James Morgan. Music by Saint-Saens,
Lucien Lambotte , Daniel-Lesur, Canteloube, Caplet, Roussel and Poulenc.
2.00 Spohr Duo for Violin and Viola, Op 13
2.15 Bach, arr Kempff Siciliano (Sonata, BWV1031)
2.20 Respighl Trittico Botticelliano
2.40 Lange-Müller Madonnasange
2.45 Szymanowski Piano Sonata No 1
3.20 Wieniawski Polonaise No 1 in D
3.25 Brahms, orch Schoenberg
Piano Quartet No I in G minor, Op 25
4.05 Pavel Haas , arr van Vlijmen Four Lieder
4.20 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5 No 5
4.35 Mozart Serenade in C minor, K388
5.05 Paganini Sonata in C minor for Violin and Guitar
5.10 Palestrina Stabat Mater
5.20 Vanhal Double Bass Concerto in E flat
5.40 Wassenaer Concerto No 5 in F minor
5.50 Byrd 0 Lord, How Vain


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Lucien Lambotte
Unknown: Kempff Siciliano
Unknown: Pavel Haas
Unknown: Paganini Sonata
Guitar: Palestrina Stabat Mater

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