• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Morning on 3

AM With Fiona Talkington.
Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 48 Andras Schiff
6.40 Schulhoff String Quartet No 1 Kocian Quartet
7.00 CPE Bach Symphony in G Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.45 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice French National Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
8.00 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K113 ASMF Chamber Ensemble
8.40 Suk Meditation on an Old Bohemian
Chorale Skampa Quartet


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Boyce Symphony No 5 in D
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.11 Anthony Holborne The Night Watch; TwoAlmaynes The King's Noyse, director David Douglass
9.16 Canteloube Trois Bourrees ; Brezairola; Lou Coucut (Songs of the Auvergne) Victoria de los Angeles (soprano). Lamoureux Concert Orchestra, conductor Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
9.33 Conradin Kreutzer Scherzo, Trio and Finale (Grand Septet in E flat) Nash Ensemble
9.42 Lotti Crucifixus The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
9.46 Rossini, arr Charles Godfrey Jnr
Ballet Music (William Tell) Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
10.01 Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op23No5 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
10.06 Bach Cantata No 54: Widerstehe
DochderSunde Andreas Scholl
(countertenor), Collegium Vocale Orchestra, conductor Philip Herreweghe
10.17 Sibelius Musette. Minuet and Nocturne (KingChristian II)
Lahti SO. conductorOsmoVanska
10.29 Haydn Piano Sonata in G. HXVI 40 Andras Schiff
10.39 Anon Non E Gran Causa
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.50 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
11.18 Lili Boulanger Psalm 24: D'un
Matin de Printemps Neil MacKenzie (tenor), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBCPO, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.27 Debussy Hommage a Rameau (Images) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
11.34 Rameau Dances from Scene 5 "La Musique (Les Fetes d 'Hebe) Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
11.53 Puccini Gloria (Messa di Gloria )
Jose Carreras (tenor), Ambrosian Singers , Philharmonia Orchestra/Claudio Scimone Producer Sarah Devonald


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Anthony Holborne
Director: David Douglass
Director: Canteloube Trois Bourrees
Unknown: Lou Coucut
Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Unknown: Lotti Crucifixus
Director: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Conductor: Philip Herreweghe
Conductor: Sibelius Musette.
Conductorosmovanska: Lahti So.
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Director: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Lili Boulanger
Tenor: Neil MacKenzie
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Piano: Rameau Dances
Director: William Christie
Director: Puccini Gloria
Director: Messa Di Gloria
Tenor: Ambrosian Singers
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Music Matters

PM As Deborah Warner 's staging of Janacek's
Diary of One Who Vanished opens at the Royal National Theatre, Ivan Hewett discusses the pros and cons of staging song-cycles. As the ECM record label, which bought the Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek together, celebrates its 30th anniversary, Hewett asks whether record companies should become entrepreneurs. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Deborah Warner
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Chopin at the Wigmore Hall

Gordon Stewart introduces the second of six recitals marking the 150th anniversary of Chopin's death, given in London's Wigmore Hall. Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61; Barcarolle in F sharp. Op 60 Scriabin Mazurka, Op 3 No 9:
Four Preludes, Op 3 7; Quasi-Valse, Op 47; Deux Poèmes, Op 69: Studies: Op 8 No 4; Op8No5;Op8Nol2
Chopin Fantasy in F minor, Op 49; Rondo in C minor, Op 1: Nocturnes: in A flat, Op 32 No 2; in E, Op 62 No 2; in C sharp minor, Op 2 7 No 1; Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 (Eroica)


Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Wigmore Hall.
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Piano: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie

: The Sound of the Orchestra

Gerard McBurney and the BBC
Philharmonic continue their exploration of orchestral sound. Today's programme explores how composers paint scenes in music, and how in particular Mozart, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Debussy and Britten have depicted the sea. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: 100 Great Singers

Humphrey Burton shares his enthusiasm for the tenor Jose Carreras. Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Tenor: Jose Carreras.
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Centurions

93: Robert Lowell : Life Studies Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Robert Lowell
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Year

Ivan Hewett introduces music first performed in 1929. Ravel Fanfare (Ballet: L 'Eventail de Jeanne) Copland Vitebsk: Study on a Jewish Theme Szymanowski Stabat Mater
Poulenc Pastourelle (Ballet: L 'Eventail de Jeanne)
Bartok String Quartet No 3
Lambert Rio Grande Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sunday Feature: America on the Couch

Christopher Cook examines the impact of Freud's theories on American culture. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Mark Burman

: Private Passions

Rptd from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: Moliere, or the League of Hypocrites

Written in 1929. but never performed in the author's lifetime, Bulgakov's play dramatises the last days of France's great comic writer as he is persecuted by the corrupt churchmen he has satirised.
Director and producer Don Taylor , First Writes Radio


Producer: Don Taylor
Charron: Charles Kay
Moirron: Daniel Betts
Bouton: John Grillo
One-Eye: Struan Rodger
Lagrange: Barnaby Kay
Armande: Frances Grey
Brother Faith: Jonathan Newth
Brother Strength: John Normington
Manette/Masked woman: Abigail Thaw
Just Shoemaker: John Baddeley

: Sorrel Quartet

Ian Brown (piano)
Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (R)


Piano: Ian Brown

: Choir Works

Paul Guinery presents music from the 20th-century choral repertoire.
Titov Sacred Concerto No 12 Glinka Academy Choir, conductor Vladislav Chernusenko Rachmaninov Vespers, Op 3 7
BBC Singers, conductor David Hill
Arvo Part Kanon Pokajanen (excerpt) Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conductor Tonu Kaljuste Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Vladislav Chernusenko
Conductor: David Hill
Unknown: Kanon Pokajanen
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Shostakovich

Pascal Roge (piano, Ernst Kovacic (violin), Colin Carr (cello) Piano Trio No 2, Op 67(R)


Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Ernst Kovacic
Cello: Colin Carr

: BBC Philharmonic

Lynne Dawson (soprano), Leeds Festival Chorus, conductor Simon Wright
Strauss Don Juan ; Moonlight Music and Final Scene (Capriccio)
Verdi Stabat Mater ; Te Deum


Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Conductor: Simon Wright
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Verdi Stabat Mater

: Through the Night

AM With Susan Sharpe. Music byGombert,
Fernando de las Infantas, Desprez,
Richafort, Guerrero and Alonso Lobo.
1.55 Faure Elegie , Op 24 2.05 Brahms Eight Piano Pieces, Op 76 2.30 Mahler
Symphony No 5 3.40 Tchaikovsky Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin ) 3.55 Mozart Flute Quartet No 1 in D, K285 4.10 Kozeluch Sonata in F(La Chasse) 4.30 Spohr
Concerto in B minor for two violins, Op 88
5.00 Kodaly Hary Janos (excerpts)
5.05 Brahms Hungarian Dances
5.15 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K166
5.30 Bach Singet Dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225 5.45 Bruch Kol Nidrei


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Alonso Lobo.
Unknown: Faure Elegie
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Hary Janos

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