• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Brahms

Hungarian Dances: No 12 in D minor; No 20 in E minor; No 21 in E minor
5.10 Luca Marenzlo Se Quel Dolor Che Van Innanzi al Morire
5.20 Handel Water Music: Suite in G,
HWV350 5.30 Schubert Introduction and Variations in E minor for flute and piano, D802 5.45 Copland Quiet City


Unknown: Luca Marenzlo
Unknown: Quel Dolor Che
Unknown: Van Innanzi

: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
6.40 Haydn Symphony No 89 in F
7.00 Sibelius Suite: Belshazzar's Feast
7.35 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
8.00 Tchaikovsky Overture: Hamlet
8.50 Leonard Bernstein Three Dance
Episodes (On the Town)


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Composer of the Week:Colin Matthews

Today Donald Macleod talks to the composer about the implications of writing an additional movement for Hoist's Planets suite, his approach to writing for the horn, and about one of his most recent works, based on the poetry of Edmund Blunden and written as part of the millennium celebrations.
Pluto, the Renewer
Halle Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder The Journey Ends Here
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Pierre-Andre Valade
Horn Concerto Richard Watkins ,
Philharmonia, conductor EsaPekka Salonen Aftertones (lastmvt)
Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo), Halle Choir and Orchestra, conductor Lu Jia


Talks: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Edmund Blunden
Conductor: Pierre-Andre Valade
Unknown: Richard Watkins
Unknown: Halle Choir
Conductor: Lu Jia

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Mendelssohn Overture: Athalia
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor
10.05 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in Eflat, K495 Philharmonia, director Barry Tuckwell (horn)
10.35 Britten Canticle III, Op 55: Still
Falls the Rain Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn), the Composer (piano)
10.45 Monteverdi Zefiro Torna (Scherzi Musicali) Red Byrd
10.50 Poulenc Elegie (in memory of Dennis Brain) Barry Tuckwell (horn), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
11.00 Dukas Villanelle Barry Tuckwell (horn), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
11.10 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Tenor: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Monteverdi Zefiro Torna
Unknown: Poulenc Elegie
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Daniel Blumenthal
Horn: Daniel Blumenthal
Conductor: Frans Bruggen

: Morning Performance

Britain's Musical Youth
Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Goodall Thursday's Children (The
Dreaming) Jordan Metcalfe (treble),
National Youth Music Theatre, director Alexander le Strange
Gordon MacPherson South (The Voyage of the Scotia) National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu Goodall Dream Nights; Night and Silence; Jennifer (The Dreaming)
National Youth Music Theatre
Stravinksy Petrushka
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Unknown: Jordan Metcalfe
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Brass at Symphony Hall
This group of performances from last month's brass band festival in Birmingham includes tributes to the famous cornet player and conductor Harry Mortimer. Introduced by Petroc Trelawny . William Rimmer March: The Cossack
Vaughan Williams Variations
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Elgar Howarth
John Hartmann , arr Bram Gay Fatherland Roger Webster (cornet), Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs
Grieg, arr Ryan The Last Spring
Cory Band, conductor Robert Childs McCabe The Maunsell Forts
Fodens Band, conductor Bramwell Tovey Brahms, arr Denis Wright Academic Festival Overture Black Dyke Band, conductor Nicholas Childs


Conductor: Harry Mortimer.
Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Introduced By: William Rimmer
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Conductor: John Hartmann
Unknown: Roger Webster
Conductor: Nicholas Childs
Conductor: Robert Childs
Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Denis Wright
Conductor: Nicholas Childs

: BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Music from this year's Proms. Presented by Martin Handley.
Janice Watson (soprano), Catherine Wyn -
Rogers (mezzo), Paul Charles Clarke (tenor), John Tomlinson (bass), BBC National Chorus of Wales, London Symphony Chorus, conductor Richard Hickox
Walton, arr Palmer Christopher Columbus Suite
Dvorak Stabat Mater


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Catherine Wyn
Tenor: Paul Charles Clarke
Bass: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Making Tracks

Music foryounger listeners, presented by CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Jazz Legends

Jimmy Rushing. Julian Joseph introduces recordings by the great American vocalist in conversation with Geoffrey Smith.
Selections include Rushing's early work with Bennie Moten and long-time associate Count Basie, and later sessions with instrumental stars Buck Clayton , Dicky Wells and Coleman Hawkins.


Introduces: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Bennie Moten
Unknown: Buck Clayton
Unknown: Dicky Wells
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Verity Sharp presents a concert given earlier this week at Poole Arts Centre.
Thomas Kelly (treble),
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Mahler Symphony No 6


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Thomas Kelly

: Night Waves

In the continuing series of extended illustrated interviews with key cultural figures, Sarah Dunant talks to the former director-general of the BBC, John Birt.


Talks: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: John Birt.

: Andy Kershaw

Featuring an exclusive session from the Soft Boys, who burst back on to the scene with their second album in 23 years. Their new album, Nextdooriand, boasts surreal songs from Robyn Hitchcock and the shimmering guitar of Kimberley Rew.


Unknown: Robyn Hitchcock
Unknown: Kimberley Rew.

: Jazz on 3

Orphy Robinson. An exclusive session from the UK's leading vibraphone and marimba improviser, Orphy Robinson.
A prominent member of the Jazz Warriors and the Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Orphy Robinson is much in demand as a sideman across the contemporary jazz and free improvisation arenas in Britain and Europe, and also leads his own groups, Code Five and Nubian Vibes. In this extraordinary hour-long solo piece Creation - Dancing on the Surface of Nature, Robinson reveals himself as a composer of great depth. Introduced by Jez Nelson , who also reviews the best recent CD releases.
Producers Kath Willgress and Robert Abel


Unknown: Orphy Robinson.
Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Introduced By: Jez Nelson
Producers: Kath Willgress
Producers: Robert Abel

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. Vitezlav Novak In the Tatra Mountains, Op 26 Dvorak
Symphony NoSinD 2.15 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
2.45 Jacques Hetu Les Illusions Fanees
3.00 JM Kraus Sinfonie in D 3.20 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D 4.00 Byrd Pavan and Galliardin G (Quadran) 4.15 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191
4.30 Nikolaus Baber Threnon Musicum 4.40 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D, Op 10 No
4.50 Uszt Concert Study No 2 in F minor
(La Leggierezza) 5.00 Delibes Cortege de Bacchus (Sylvia) 5.05 Gaspard Fritz Violin Sonata, Op 2 No 4 5.20 Trad Romanza for guitar 5.30 Christopher Tye Christopher Peccavimus cum Patribus 5.40 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, RV230 (L 'Estro Armonico) 5.50 Debussy Première Rapsodie for clarinet and orchestra


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Vitezlav Novak
Unknown: Byrd Pavan
Unknown: Nikolaus Baber
Violin: Gaspard Fritz
Guitar: Christopher Tye Christopher

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