• 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

With Martin Handley.
Vivaldi Salve Regina , RV618
Gerard Lesne (alto), II Seminario Musicale , director Fabio Biondi
6.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor, K457MitsukoUchida
7.00 Strauss, arr Salonen Prelude to Capriccio New Stockholm Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
7.45 Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi Rene
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
8.00 Humperdinck Overture: Die Heirat
Wider Willen Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
8.45 Saint-Saëns Africa Gwendolyn Mok (piano), LPO, conductor Geoffrey Simon


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Vivaldi Salve Regina
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Director: Fabio Biondi
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Piano: Africa Gwendolyn Mok
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

: Sunday Live

Stephanie Hughes presents highlights from recent concerts around Europe. This week includes festival highlights from
Pesaro and Utrecht. Plus arts news from the Sunday papers with Cathy Packe. Rossini La Gazzetta (excerpts) Prague Chamber Chorus,
Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra. conductor Maurizio Barbacini
9.10 Handel Concerto Grosso in A, Op 6 No 11 Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, conductor Janos Rolla
9.40 Messiaen Louange al'Eternite de Jesus; (Quatuor pour la Fin de Temps) Michael Collins (clarinet), Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Guy Johnston (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.20 Strauss Don Juan
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. conductor Ivan Fischer
10.45 Britten Canticle No 5: The Death of St Narcissus
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Aline Brewer (harp)
10.58 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D Finnish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Producer Anthony Sellors
E-mail your comments to: sunday.live@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Cathy Packe.
Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
Conductor: Janos Rolla
Conductor: Messiaen Louange
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Isabelle Van
Violin: Guy Johnston
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Strauss Don Juan
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Tenor: Aline Brewer
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to Roger Norrington about his forthcoming "Mahler
Experience" and asks whetherthe period movement is irrelevant today; dancer
Mark Morris reveals the highs and lows of the creation of his latest work for Dance
Umbrella, and as a big Danish festival opens in Birmingham, Michael White goes on a Nielsen pilgrimage.


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Mark Morris
Unknown: Michael White

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear last Monday's recital from the Wigmore Hall in London. Rebecca Evans (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
Mozart Als Luise die Briefe, K520; Sei Du Mein Trost, K391; DerZauberer, K472;
An Chloe , K524; Abendempfindung, K523 Faure Les Roses d'lsphahan;Automne; Notre Amour; Après un Reve; FleurJetee Strauss Acht Lieder aus Letzte Blätter, Op 10 (R)


Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Piano: Eugene Asti
Unknown: An Chloe

: BBC Legends

Thurston Dart
Stephen Johnson looks back at the life of Thurston Dart , one of the leading authorities on early music in this country, and a sought-after keyboard player. Dart's recordings forthe BBC include harpsichord music by Couperin and the first recording of Lully's tragedy Armide.


Unknown: Thurston Dart
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Thurston Dart

: Private Passions

Rpt from yesterday 12 noon

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Roger Quilter is the" Frankfurt Five" composer featured today with a recording of his Children's Overture by the Light
Music Society Orchestra, conducted by Vivian Dunn. And some buglers go on holiday while members of London Brass pay Homage to the Noble Grape in a suite byGoffRichards.


Unknown: Roger Quilter
Conducted By: Vivian Dunn.

: Discovering Music

Another chance to hear
Stephen Johnson 's examination of Debussy's
Prélude a I 'Apres-midi d 'un Faune, with musical examples played by BBC NOW, conducted by Peter Stark. See Wednesday 2pm (R)


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Conducted By: Peter Stark.

: Sunday Feature: The Opium Eater

Thomas De Quincey 's Confessions of an English Opium Eaterwas a bestseller when it was published in 1821, and has never been out of print. As an intimate self-portrait of an addict, it is more than a curious piece of Victorian autobiography and has astonishing contemporary resonances. Jonathan Bate explores the book's impact on today's increasingly complex drugs debate. With
Simon Russell Beale as Thomas De Quincey.


Unknown: Thomas de Quincey
Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Thomas de Quincey.

: Sunday Play: Othello

By William Shakespeare. A new production, introduced by Richard Eyre.
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer


Author: William Shakespeare
Introduced By: Richard Eyre
Music: Dominic Fitzgerald
Singer: Julie Tippetts
Instrumentalist: Leon Michener
Instrumentalist: Robin Mularkey
Instrumentalist: Jane Park
Instrumentalist: Shibshanker Ray
Adapted by/Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Othello: Ray Fearon
lago: James Frain
Desdemona: Anastasia Hille
Cassio: Cal MacAninch
Roderigo: Michael Legge
Emilia: Lindsey Coulson
Brabantio: Karl Johnson
Duke of Venice: Gerard Murphy
Montano: Sean Baker
Bianca: Jasmine Hyde
Gratiano: Jonathan Keeble
Lodovico: Philip Joseph
Boy: Joe O'Brien
Other parts played by: Alice Arnold
Other parts played by: Anatol Yusef

: Choirworks

Music for
Michaelmas Paul Guinery presents a sequence of words and music for the feast of St
Michael and All Angels. For composers like Parry and Howells, and writers like
George Herbert , the warrior angel stands at the gate of heaven "the winged sentry, all skilful in the wars".
Parry My Soul, There Is a country (Songs of Farewell) Choir of Trinity College,
Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow Howells A Sequence for St Michael
Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer Britten The Company of Heaven Peter Barkworth and Sheila Allen
(readers), Catherine Pope (soprano). Dan Dressen (tenor), London
Philharmonic Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Philip Brunelle


Unknown: Michaelmas Paul Guinery
Unknown: George Herbert
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Conductor: Sheila Allen
Readers: Catherine Pope
Tenor: Dan Dressen
Conductor: Philip Brunelle

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Uszt Les Préludes
12.20 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in G, Wql33 (Hamburger Sonata)
12.30 Beethoven 15 Variations and a Fugue in E flat on a Theme from "Prometheus Op 35 (Eroica)
1.00 Uszt Missa Solemnis zur Einweihung der Basilika in Gran
2.05 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D
2.10 Bach Harpsichord Sonata in D minor, BWV964 2.30 Reicha Symphony in E flat
2.55 Haydn String Quartet in B flat,
H III 69 3.20 Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 3.55 Rachmaninov Barcarolle; Romance; Humoresque
(Morceaux de Salon, Op 10) 4.15 Bach
Singet dem Herrn ein Neues Lied, BWV225
4.30 Lotti Sonata in F(Echo Sonata)
4.50 Svendsen Norwegian Artists'
Carnival, Op 14 5.05 Uszt Harmonies du Soir, No 115.25 K Forster Sonata a 7
5.35 Grieg Triumphal March (Sigurd Jorsalfar) 5.45 Kuula Satukuva No 3
(A Fairytale Vision) 5.55 Schumann Meine Rose, Op 90 No 2


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Lotti Sonata
Unknown: Schumann Meine

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