• 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 Penny Gore.
Charpentier Noel : LaissezPaistre Vos Betes
6.35 Roussel Sinfonietta
7.00 Boyce Trio Sonata No 5 in D
7.30 Bax Christmas Eve
8.05 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas Eve
8.50 Auric Suite from The Lavender Hill Mob


Unknown: Charpentier Noel

: Composer of the Week:Richard Strauss

(1864-1949). Donald Macleod begins an exploration of the life of Richard Strauss. Schneiderpolka, Op 1 BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Philippe Auguin Moonlight Interlude (Capriccio)
Munich Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Symphony in F minor, Op 12
BBCSO, conductor Philippe Auguin Producer Lyndon Jones (R)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

Artist Dorothy Cross talks about her plans to stage an opera in a cave - a shrine to the Virgin Mary - in the west of Ireland. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Artist: Dorothy Cross
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan and Jonathan Swain.
Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.32 Milhaud Concertino de Printemps Louis Kaufman (violin), members of the French RSO, conducted by the Composer
10.41 Rameau Gavotte et Doubles
Rafael Puyana (harpsichord)
10.53 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1051 Vienna PO, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Violin: Louis Kaufman
Unknown: Rameau Gavotte
Harpsichord: Rafael Puyana
Harpsichord: Bach Brandenburg
Piano: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Charles Mackerras
Humphrey Burton talks to the Australian conductor about his musical passions. Janacek Sinfonietta
BBC Philharmonic
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 Alfred Brendel ,
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Berlioz LeJeune Patre
Breton Jennifer Smith (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra Sullivan, reconstr Mackerras Cello
Concerto in D Paul Watkins. BBC Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Talks: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Soprano: Breton Jennifer Smith
Unknown: Paul Watkins.

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The first of five concerts from the Temple
Church in London features 12th and 13th-century vocal music in celebration of Advent and Christmas. Presented by Brian Kay. Robert Harre-Jones (countertenor),
Andrew Carwood and Angus Smith (tenors), Donald Grieg (baritone), Orlando Consort


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Presented By: Robert Harre-Jones
Unknown: Andrew Carwood
Tenors: Angus Smith
Baritone: Donald Grieg

: BBC Concert Orchestra

The Great Escape: Hollywood's Golden Age Another chance to hear Elmer Bernstein conduct his film scores at this year's Proms. John Harle (saxophone), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Elmer Bernstein Elmer Bernstein The Great Escape (excerpt); Hollywood and the Stars (excerpt)
Rozsa Overture; Parade of the Chariots (Ben-Hur)
Komgold Old England; Robin Hood and His Merry Men (Robin Hood)
Steiner Tara 's Theme (Gone with the Wind) Tlomkin Red River; Duel in the Sun; Giant; Rawhide; High Noon (A President's 's Country); The Green Leaves of Summer (The Alamo) Elmer Bernstein The Ten Commandments
Copland Morning on the Ranch; Dream March Circus Music (The Red Pony) David Raksin Theme from "Laura"
Waxman A Place in the Sun
Herrmann Taxi Driver
Elmer Bernstein The Man with the Golden
Arm; The Magnificent Seven (R)


Unknown: Elmer Bernstein
Unknown: John Harle
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Steiner Tara
Unknown: Elmer Bernstein
Unknown: David Raksin
Unknown: Elmer Bernstein

: Stage and Screen

From Barnet to Broadway.
Edward Seckerson talks to Elaine Paige and plays music from her remarkable career.


Talks: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Elaine Paige

: Performing Verdi

Distinguished Verdi performers discuss their interpretations with critics Rodney Milnes and Michael Oliver. Today Jonathan Millertalksto
Michael Oliver about Verdi's last opera Falstaff, which he directed this yearforthe fourth time. (R)


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Christmas Collection

The first of six programmes exploring the music of Christmas and Epiphany. (R)

: Belief

A series of programmes in which
Joan Bakewell talks to eminent figures about what they believe and why.
1: Lord Winston, professor of fertility studies at Imperial College, London.


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Performance on 3

Another chance to hear two seasonal masterpieces from the 17th century. Margaret Feaviour (soprano),
Neil MacKenzie (tenor), BBC Singers, Stephen Farr (organ), London Baroque Soloists, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Schiitz The Christmas Story, SWV435 Charpentier Messe de Minuit (R)


Soprano: Margaret Feaviour
Soprano: Neil MacKenzie
Singers: Stephen Farr
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Charpentier Messe

: The Trial

By Franz Kafka. Adapted for radio by Pamela Grace. Paul Scofield reads the first of five instalments of Kafka's novel.
1: The Arrest. In his desperate search for the truth Joseph K becomes entangled in a web of dreams and reality.


Unknown: Franz Kafka.
Unknown: Pamela Grace.
Unknown: Paul Scofield

: BBC Proms 2001

Another chance to hear a concert from this year's Proms season.
Simon Callow (narrator), Emily Van Evera (soprano), Deborah Miles-Johnson (mezzo), Paul Agnew (tenor), Christian Hilz (bass), New London Chamber Choir, London
Mozart Players, conductor Andrew Parrott Beethoven Adagio ; Allegretto (The Creatures of Prometheus)
Judith Weir , arr Parrott Missa del Cid
Haydn Mass in B flat, HXXII 13 (Creation) (R)


Narrator: Simon Callow
Narrator: Emily van Evera
Soprano: Deborah Miles-Johnson
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Christian Hilz
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Beethoven Adagio
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Haydn Mass

: Piotr Anderszewksi

Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op 120(R)


Piano: Beethoven Diabelli

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. Tchaikovsky Suite: The
Nutcrackerl2.25}M Kraus SinfonieinD
12.45 Bo Holten Nowell Sing We Now
Tavener Today the Virgin Richard Rodney Bennett Carol Carl Rutti Wonder As I
Wander 1.00 A concert of music by Gershwin. 2.05 George Shearing Music to Hear (Five Shakespeare Songs) 2.15
Franz Schreker Prelude to a Drama 2.35
Schubert Rosamunde (Incidental music)
3.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV10503.30 Kabalevsky Violin Concerto in C. Op 48 3.45 Schubert Ave
Maria 3.50 Trond HF Kvemo Corpus Christi Carol: Missa Fidei Mysterii 4.05 G rieg Two Lyric Pieces 4.15 Jeno Hubay Preghira ; Spinning Room 4.25 Rutter Carol of the Children Sweellnck Hodie Christus Natus
Est4.30 Frederik Pacius Overture for large orchestra 4.40 Kaspar Forster Sonata a 3 in B flat 4.45 Howard Goodall Romance of the Angels 4.50 Dupre Variations on Adeste Fideles 5.00 J Strauss (son) Overture: Die Zigeunerbaron 5.05 Niels la Cour Hodie Christus Natus Est Henrik Rung Kimer
Klokker Niels Gade Barn Jesus I en Kribbe
La Egll Harder Juletraeet Med Sin Pynt
5.15 Fesch Concerto in D, Op 5 No 1
5.20 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in B minorS.30 Corelli Sonate da Chiesa in G minor, Op 1 No 10 5.40 Glazunov
Chant duMenestrel, Op 715.45 Doppler Andante and Rondo for two flutes and piano, Op 25 5.55 John Harle Mrs Beeton's Christmas Plum Pudding


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Bo Holten Nowell
Unknown: Virgin Richard Rodney
Songs: Franz Schreker
Unknown: Schubert Rosamunde
Music: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Jeno Hubay Preghira
Unknown: Rutter Carol
Unknown: Frederik Pacius
Unknown: Kaspar Forster Sonata
Unknown: John Harle Mrs

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