• 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: Chuckerbutty Paean James Culp (organ)
Cimarosa Sinfonia (L 'Italiana in Londra) The Masterplayers, director Richard Schumacher
Strauss Til Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
Rosetti Bassoon Concerto in B flat German Chamber Academy, director Eckart HCibner (bassoon)
8.30-10.00: Kabalevsky Suite: The Comedians, Op 26 Russian
Cinematographic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Walter Mnatsakanov
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor
Rudolph Firkusny JC Bach Salve Regina Emma Kirkby (soprano), Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, director Michi Gaigg


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: James Culp
Director: Richard SchumacHer
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Walter Mnatsakanov
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Michi Gaigg

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Raimbault de Vaqueiras Kalenda Maya Jantina Noorman (mezzo), Musica Reservata
10.04 D Scariatti , arr Tommasini The Good-Humoured Ladies
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Roger Desormiere
10.21 D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas: in B minor, Kkl 73; in C minor, Kkl 74; in A minor, Kkl 75 Scott Ross (harpsichord)
10.36 Listener request:
G Finzi Dies Natalis Wilfred Brown (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Finzi
11.01 Britten String Quartet No 3 Amadeus Quartet
11.29 D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas: in A, Kk62; in B flat, Kk4 7; in D, Kk401 Kathleen Long (piano)
11.42 Schoenberg Song of the Wood Dove (Gurrelieder) Jessye Norman (soprano),
Members of Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
11.56 D Scariatti Keyboard Sonata in F, Kk78 Mie Miki (accordion)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Vaqueiras Kalenda Maya
Unknown: Jantina Noorman
Unknown: Musica Reservata
Unknown: D Scariatti
Conductor: Roger Desormiere
Harpsichord: Scott Ross
Tenor: Natalis Wilfred Brown
Conductor: Christopher Finzi
Piano: Schoenberg Song
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Accordion: Mie Miki

: Composers of the Week:American Symphonists

4/5. Donald Macleod looks at works by four emigre composers in the United
States, all of whom became active in the musical life of the country.
Martinu Symphony No 1 (excerpt) Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op 45 (excerpt) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 2, Op 38 New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
FrederikPrausnitz Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements (excerpt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugene Goossens Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Frederikprausnitz Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Eugene Goossens

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Dvorak in Aberdeen
3/4. The Kungsbacka Trio plays works by Dvorak and Brahms attheCowdray Hall, Aberdeen. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101 Dvorak Piano Trio in B Flat, Op 21

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Symphony Orchestra Richard Stolzman (clarinet), conductor Leonard Slatkin
As well as the concert suite from the score for On the Waterfront, Tommy Pearson presents Finnish composer
Einojuhani Rautavaara 's two-year-old clarinet concerto, performed by the American clarinettist,
Richard Stolzman , forwhom it was written. Bernstein Suite: On the Waterfront
Rautavaara Clarinet Concerto
Prokofiev Symphony No 5


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Clarinettist: Richard Stolzman

: Making Tracks

CBBC's Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson with music for younger listeners. Today they play clown music for April Fools' Day and bust some dams with Eric Coates 's Dam Buster 's March.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Dam Buster

: Brian Kay's Light Programme

Brian Kay with a selection of light music.


Unknown: Brian Kay

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Genius of the Violin
Andrew McGregor introduces a concert from London's Wigmore Hall, given as part of the new festival dedicated to the violin. Ralph de Souza and DongSuk Kang
(violins), Joji Hattori (violin/viola), Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Gordon Back and Paul Badura-Skoda (pianos)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 96
Joji Hattori , Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)
Kodaly Duo, Op 7 DongSuk Kang (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The Tree Where the Nightingale Sang Icelandic violin-maker
Hans Johannsson looks at the multitude of new techniques and technology that have rocked that most traditional of arts - violin making - in the last decade.
8.40 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Gordon Back (piano), Ralph de Souza and Dong Suk Kang (violins), Joji Hattori (viola), Raphael Wallfisch (cello)


Introduces: Andrew McGregor
Violin: Ralph de Souza
Violins: Joji Hattori
Viola: Raphael Wallfisch
Cello: Gordon Back
Cello: Paul Badura-Skoda
Unknown: Joji Hattori
Piano: Paul Badura-Skoda
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Violin-Maker: Hans Johannsson
Piano: Ralph de Souza
Violins: Dong Suk Kang
Violins: Joji Hattori
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch

: Night Waves: Landmarks

An occasional series that celebrates the great landmarks of culture. Actress Fiona Shaw and poet Craig Rainejoin Philip Dodd to explore what makes TS Eliot's poem The Wasteland a Modernist masterpiece. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The Wire: Clean

By Jennifer Farmer.
Grace has been on drugs all through the childhood of her children. Finally, after her fifth stay at a rehab centre .she's ready to go home. But Big Mama is not prepared to let her have control of the children.
Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Jennifer Farmer.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Grace: Angela Wynter
Big Mama: Jay Byrd
Da: Oscar James
Joe: Bluey Robinson
Yasmin: Kachaan Ellis
Counsellor: Peter Dawson

: Late Junction

Fiona Talkington with recordings by drummer Jon Christensen , Berio's WasserMawerand Michael Nyman 's Water Dances.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Jon Christensen
Unknown: Wassermawerand Michael Nyman

: Composer of the Week:Mendelssohn and the Stage

5/5. Donald Macleod presents excerpts from Mendelssohn's Athalie, Op 74. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat, H Vile 1 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
2.15 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
2.40 Scriabin Piano Concerto in F sharp minor 3.10 Kuhlau Grand Quartet in E minor for four flutes, OplO3 3.30
Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20
4.05 Praetorius Meine Seel erhebet den
Herren (Deutsches Magnificat) 4.15 Bach Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527 4.30
Scheidt Echo ad Manuale Duplex Forte et
Lente; Chorale: Wirglauben all an einen Gott
4.40 Kraus Symphony in C 4.50 Paganini, transcr Liszt Etude No 2 in E flat
5.00 Aufschnaiter Serenade No 3 in G minor (excerpts) 5.05 Bach Schemelli Chorales (excerpts) 5.20 Eisner Rondo a la Mazurka in C; Polonaise in D minor
5.30 Tallis Gloria (Mass: Puer Natus Est
Nobis) 5.40 Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86 6.00 Rachmaninov Morceaux , Op 11
6.15 Haydn Te Deum in C, HXXIIIc 2
6.20 Boccherini Cello Concerto No 6 in D
6.40 Rontgen Symphony


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony
Unknown: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Eisner Rondo
Unknown: Tallis Gloria
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck
Unknown: Rachmaninov Morceaux
Unknown: Haydn Te Deum

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