• 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 Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Warlock Capriol Suite Nash Ensemble, conductor Martyn Brabbins Dussek Piano Sonata in D, Op 31 No 2
Andreas Staier Beethoven Overture: The Ruins of Athens Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.30-10.00: Stenhammar Midwinter, Op 24 Gothenburg Concert Hall Choir, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Shostakovich Concerto, Op 35 Philip Jones (trumpet), Dmitri Alexeev (piano), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor JerzyMaksymiuk
Haydn Keyboard Trio in C, HXV27 Trio Wanderer


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Philip Jones
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Strauss Don Juan
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
10.17 Listener request:
Beethoven Variations on La Ci Darem la
Mano, Wo028 Members of London
Baroque Ensemble, director Karl Haas
10.28 Frank Martin Kyrie; Gloria (Mass for double choir) Westminster Cathedral Choir, master of music James 0' Donnell
10.40 Listener request:
Szymanowski Myths, Op 30 Kaja Danczowska (violin), Krystian Zimerman (piano)
11.01 Strauss Ein Heldenleben
Naoum Blinder (violin), San Francisco SO, conductor Pierre Monteux
11.44 Messiaen 0 Sacrum Convivium MacMillan Seinte Mari Moder Milde
Westminster Cathedral Choir, Andrew Reid (organ), masters of music James O'Donnell and Martin Baker


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Director: Karl Haas
Violin: Kaja Danczowska
Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Piano: Ein Heldenleben
Violin: Naoum Blinder
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Andrew Reid
Music: James O'Donnell
Music: Martin Baker

: Composer of the Week: Cole Porter

Donald Macleod ends his exploration of Cole Porter 's music with shows from his final years, including Silk Stockings and High Society.
Stereophonic Sound; Paris Loves Lovers; It's a Chemical Reaction; All of You;
Without Love; Fated to Be Mated (Silk
Stockings) Fred Astaire , Janis Paige and Carol Richards , MGM Studio Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
High Society Calypso; Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; True Love; Now You Has Jazz; Mind if I Make Love to You?; Well Did You Evah? (High Society)
Bing Crosby , Frank Sinatra , Grace Kelly , Louis Armstrong and his Band, MGM
Studio orchestra, conductor Johnny Green Get Out of Town (Leave It to Me); From This Moment On (Out of This World); Why Can You Behave (Kiss Me, Kate) Ella Fitzgerald
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Janis Paige
Unknown: Carol Richards
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Conductor: Johnny Green
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a recital given by the Spiegel Quartet at the NTL Studio of Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Guillaume Lekeu String Quartet (1887) Franck String Quartet in D (R)


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Guillaume Lekeu

: Afternoon Performance

Presented by Sarah Walker.
Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child of Our Time) BBC Singers, conductor Harry Christophers Sibelius Tapiola
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Joseph Swensen
Mahler Liederaus Des Knaben
Randi Stene (soprano), James Rutherford (baritone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Joseph Swensen Sibelius Symphony No 7
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Joseph Swensen


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Sibelius Tapiola
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Soprano: Randi Stene
Soprano: James Rutherford
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Joseph Swensen

: Jazz Legends

Thelonious Monk
The life of one of the geniuses of jazz piano, Thelonious Monk, is discussed and illustrated by pianist Jonathan Gee with Julian Joseph.


Pianist: Jonathan Gee
Unknown: Julian Joseph.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces a selection of music and news from the arts world.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty

: British Composer Awards 2003

Sarah Walkerjoins the audience at the Barbican for a new prize in the music world. given last night bythe British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and Radio 3, that aims to increase public awareness of the composers of today. A shortlist of 32 works, all of which received their first UK performances between April 2002 and March 2003, has been selected from over 200 submissions in 11 categories, including solo and duo, chamber, wind or brass ensemble, choral, orchestral, stage works, liturgical, multimedia, community or educational projects, and a BBC Radio 3 Listeners' Award. The event is hosted by Sean Rafferty and Verity Sharp , and Andrew Davis presents the awards.


Unknown: Sarah Walkerjoins
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: Night Waves

Paul Allen and guests review
Anthony Minghella 's new film adaptation of Charles Frazier 's bestselling novel Cold Mountain. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Charles Frazier
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present an eclectic mix of musical styles. They talk to Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale about his new album Hobosapiens.


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: John Cale

: Jazz on 3

Randy Weston
Jez Nelson introduces a rare solo appearance byjazz pianist Randy Weston , recorded at this year's London Jazz
Festival. His CV reads like a Who's Who of modern jazz, from his informal lessons with Thelonious Monkto his performances with artists such as Pharaoh Sanders,
Freddie Hubbard and Ron Carter. Weston has spent many years discovering and digesting the rhythms and melodies of West and North Africa, which are fused in his music with his mastery of a diverse range of contemporary styles.


Unknown: Randy Weston
Introduces: Jez Nelson
Pianist: Randy Weston
Unknown: Thelonious Monkto
Unknown: Freddie Hubbard
Unknown: Ron Carter.

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas: in C minor, Op 10 No AndrasSchiff (1987); in Op 10 No 2 Mieczyslaw Horszowski
(1990); inD, Op 10 No 3 GezaAnda(1955)
2.00 Sainte-Colombe Les Pleus ; Fantaisie en Rondeau 2.05 Decsenyi An Epitaph from Aquincum 2.20 Messiaen Messe de la Pentecote 2.50 Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9 3.00 Tchaikovsky The Seasons 3.450tradovic Dixit Dominus; Magnificat 3.50 Bach Harpsichord Concerto inD minor, BWV1052
4.10 Anon, arr Metz Mary Traverses a Vale of Thorns 4.15 Sweelinck Hodie Christus Natus Est 4.20 Borodin Polovtsian
Dances (Prince Igor) 4.30 Rossum Three Short Pieces for the White Keys, Op 31
4.40 Glazunov Chant du Menestrel, Op 71
4.45 Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D, Op 166
4.55 Trad Deck the Hall 5.00 Schubert
Piano Trio in E flat, D89 7 (Notturno)
5.10 Strauss Four songs 5.20 Massenet Méditation (Thais) 5.25 Palestrina Alma Redemptoris Mater 5.30 Telemann
Recorder Sonata in D minor (
Essercizii Musici ) 5.40 Bruhns Jauchzet dem Herren Alle Welt 5.55 Haydn Piano Sonata in G, H XVI 40 6.05 Gilse Concert Overture in C minor 6.15 CPE Bach Quartet in A minor, Wq93 No 1
6.30 Dvorak Symphonic Variations, Op 78


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Sainte-Colombe Les Pleus
Unknown: Palestrina Alma
Unknown: Redemptoris Mater
Unknown: Essercizii Musici
Unknown: Bruhns Jauchzet

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