• 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

Presented by Penny Gore . Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Corelli, arr Geminiani Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 9 Andrew Manze , David Watkins (eel lo) Haydn Fantasia in C, H XVII 4
Andras Schiff (piano) Hoffmeister Sinfonia Concertante in B flat, Op 63 Dieter Klocker (clarinet), Karl-
Otto Hartmann (bassoon), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor lona Brown
8.30-10.00: Faure Theme and Variations in Csharpminor, Op 73 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) Bloch Concerto Grosso No I
Patricia Michaelian (piano), Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz


Presented By: Penny Gore
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Unknown: David Watkins
Piano: Andras Schiff
Clarinet: Dieter Klocker
Bassoon: Otto Hartmann
Unknown: St Martin
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Piano: Patricia Michaelian
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz

: CD Masters

Presented by with Jonathan Swain.
Kodaly The Transylvanian Spinning-Room
(excerpt) Eva Andor (soprano), Zsuzsa Barlay and Erzsebet Komlossy (contraltos), Jozsef Simandy (tenor), Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus (women's voices), Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Zoltan Vasarhelyi
10.16 Weiner Introduction and Scherzo: Prince Csongor and the Goblins Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
10.29 Kodaly Matra Pictures Torsten Nielsen (bass), Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
10.41 Haydn Symphony No 95 in C minor London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
11.04 Bartok Cantata Profana Tamas Daroczy
(tenor), Alexander Agache (baritone), Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus, Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
11.23 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV1046 Sigiswald Kuijken (violino piccolo), Paul Dombrecht (oboe), Ab Koster and Jos Konings (horns), Bob van Asperen
(harpsichord), director Gustav Leonhardt
11.47 Kodaly Mountain Nights (excerpts) Gyor Girls' Choir, conductor Miklos Szabo


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Soprano: Zsuzsa Barlay
Contraltos: Jozsef Simandy
Conductor: Zoltan Vasarhelyi
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Kodaly Matra
Bass: Torsten Nielsen
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Georg Solti
Tenor: Alexander Agache
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Oboe: Paul Dombrecht
Oboe: Ab Koster
Oboe: Jos Konings
Horns: Bob van Asperen
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Miklos Szabo

: Composer of the Week: Hovhaness

5/5. Around 1971 Alan Hovhaness entered the final period of his compositional life, with a diverse range of work articulating his concern for environmental issues and a desire for spiritual enlightenment. Donald Macleod concludes his series on this idiosyncratic American composer with a look at some of these late works.
And God Created Great Whales, Op 229 No 1 Philharmonia, conductor David Amos
Symphony No 22 (City of Light) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam , Op 282 Michael York (narrator), Diane Schnidt
(accordion), Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
A Rose Tree Blossoms
Choirs and Orchestra of St John's Cathedral, Denver, conductor Donald Pearson
Repeated on Thursday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Alan Hovhaness
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: David Amos
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Narrator: Michael York
Narrator: Diane Schnidt
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Donald Pearson

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Prague and Vienna
4/4. Petroc Trelawny introduces the last of this series of concerts from Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Galliard Ensemble
Mozart, arr Rechtman Quintet in C minor, K406 Zemlinsky Humoresgue Martinu Two Madrigals
Haas Wind Quintet, Op 10

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Philharmonic
Presented by Martin Handley.
Goodwin Film score main themes: 633
Squadron; Frenzy; Lancelot and Guinevere: Deadly Strangers Conductor Rumon Gamba Prokofiev Incidental music: Egyptian Nights Conductor Edward Downes
Goodwin Suite from film score: Battle of Britain
Conductor Rumon Gamba
Tchaikovsky Suite: The Nutcracker Act Conductor Vassily Sinaisky


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Prokofiev Incidental
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Goodwin Suite
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Making Tracks

Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson present younger listeners with a chorus of Dervishes, ancient choral music and a very jazzy bee.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson

: Jazz Legends

Branford Marsalis
Julian Joseph in conversation with American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.


Unknown: Branford Marsalis
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Branford Marsalis.

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news.

: Performance on 3

Ulster Orchestra
Live from the Ulster Hall in Belfast,
John Toal presents a concert of favourite pieces of the Romantic era.
Lesley Hatfield (violin), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Thierry Fischer
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
8.15 Twenty Minutes: Perfect Cousins
The Irish writing duo Edith Somerville and Violet Martin Ross produced some of the finest Irish novels of the 19th century, yet even their best work - the Irish RM tales and The Real Charlotte - are almost forgotten. Though life-partners, it was their writing partnership that their families saw as vulgar. Robbie Meredith investigates.
8.35 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)


Unknown: John Toal
Violin: Lesley Hatfield
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Violet Martin Ross
Unknown: Robbie Meredith

: Night Waves

Today's British Museum artefact is a mother-of-pearl chair from Zanzibar. And Isabel Hilton and guests debate the comparative value of these exhibits as anthropological curiosities and as works Of art. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present an exclusive semi-acoustic gig by UK rock artist PJ Harvey , given at the Royal Court Theatre in London last December.


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Artist: Pj Harvey

: Jazz on 3

Clear Frame Session
Jez Nelson presents asession by British guartet Clear Frame. Consisting of ex-Soft Machine bassist Hugh Hopper , Charles Hayward on drums, Orphy Robinson on percussion and steel drums, and saxophonist Lol Coxhill , they're joined by Robert Wyatt on cornet, specially for this session. Plus a review of the best new jazz released on CD.


Bassist: Hugh Hopper
Bassist: Charles Hayward
Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Unknown: Lol Coxhill
Unknown: Robert Wyatt

: Through the Night

With Louise Fryer.
Mozart Symphony No 32 in G, K138 Mahler Symphony No 7 (BBC Proms 2004) 2.25 Cage In a Landscape 2.35 Bo Holten First Snow 2.40 Schumann Dichterliebe , Op 48
3.10 Franck Sonata in A (arr for cello) 3.35 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor 4.00 Glinka Overture in D 4.05 Koetsier Brass Quintet, Op 56 4.15
Gottschalk Bamboula , Op 2 4.25 Flotow Ach! So fromm (Martha)
4.30 D'lndia Quasi tra Rose e Gigli 4.35 WF Bach Overture in G minor 4.50 Cestl Intorno all'ldol Mio (Orontea) 5.00 Schoeck Zwei Klavierstücke, Op 29
5.05 Maklakiewicz Two Winds 5.10 Strauss Es gibt ein Reich (Ariadne aufNaxos) 5.20 Faure Nocturne in D, Op 84 No 8 Brahms Es ist das Heil uns kommen her;
Schaffe in mir Gott ein reines Herz, Op 29 5.35 Besard
Ma Belle si Ton Ame 5.40 Avison Concerto Grosso No 4 in A minor 5.50 Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 35
6.05 Wagner Siegfried Idyll 6.20 Faurt La Bonne Chanson. Op 616.45 Chopin Polonaise in Fsharp minor, Op 44


Unknown: Louise Fryer.
Unknown: Schumann Dichterliebe
Unknown: Franck Sonata
Unknown: Gottschalk Bamboula
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise

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