• 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: Marais La Sonnerie de Sainte-
Genevieve du Mont de Paris Fabio Biondi (violin), Jordi Savall (viol), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord) Liszt Les Cloches de Geneve (Annees de
Pelerinage, Book 1. Suisse) Jorge Bolet (piano) Schumann FunfSWcke im Volkston, Op 102 Ernst Simon Glaser (cello), Liv Glaser (period piano)
Berlioz Christe, Rex Gloriae (Te Deum) London Symphony Chorus, London Philharmonic
Chorus and other choirs, European Community Youth Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.30-10.00: Liszt Sposalizio ; HPenseroso; Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa (Annees de
Pelerinage, Book 2: Italie) Georges Cziffra (piano) Berg Seven Early Songs Anne Sofie von Otter
(soprano), Vienna PO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Presented By: Penny Gore
Violin: Jordi Savall
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantai
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Piano: Schumann Funfswcke
Cello: Ernst Simon Glaser
Cello: Liv Glaser
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Liszt Sposalizio
Unknown: Salvator Rosa
Piano: Georges Cziffra
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Listener request: Schumann Overture: Manfred RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.15 Musorqky Pictures at an Exhibition Byron Janis (piano)
10.45 Fux Concentus Musico-lnstrumentalis: Sinfonia 2 Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.00 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor Byron Janis , Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Kirill Kondrashin
11.35 Listener request:
Schumann Incidental music: Manfred, Part 1, Op 115 BBC Chorus, RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Musorqky Pictures
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Byron Janis
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Composer of the Week: Stravinsky

3/5. Switzerland. After the October Revolution, Stravinsky led a nomadic existence in Europe. In 1915 he decided to settle in Morges, a small town on the shores of Lake Geneva, and establish a more permanent base for his family. In addition to the Ballets Russes, he forged a new circle of friends in Switzerland with whom he could collaborate. Music includes:
Parasha's Song (Mavra)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Ensemble
Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez Symphony of Psalms
The Simon Joly Chorale ,
Philharmonia, conductor Robert Craft
Ragtime Members of London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Capriccio Nikita Magaloff (piano), Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Simon Joly Chorale
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Capriccio Nikita Magaloff
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Celebrating Mozart: Mozart and Chopin
Pianist Jonathan Gilad in a concert recorded in March at the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh. Introduced by Claire English.
Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
Chopin Three Impromptus, Op 29,36 and 51; Fantaisie-impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor


Pianist: Jonathan Gilad
Introduced By: Claire English.

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Introduced by Martin Handley.
Strauss Don Juan Conductor Nan Volkov Berq Violin Concerto
Matthew Trusler , conductor Alexander Titov Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable) conductor Osmo Vanska


Introduced By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Nan Volkov
Conductor: Matthew Trusler
Conductor: Alexander Titov
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Making Tracks

Including a Turkey Trot and an Unsquare Dance, and ending with a tango by Astor Piazzolla.
Presented by Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Astor Piazzolla.
Presented By: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Choral Vespers

Live from Leeds Cathedral.

Prelude: Priere (Langlais).
Introit: Lauda Sion Salvatorem (Correa de Arauxo).
Office Hymn: Ad Cenam Agni Provide (Tone viii).
Psalm: 139 (Saunders).
Canticle: Colossians 1, vv12-20 (Duffy).
Anthem: Tantum Ergo (Langlais).
Homily: the Bishop of Leeds.
Magnificat Quarti Toni (Lassus).
Anthem: Alleluia, Amen (Leighton). Regina Caeli (de Cristo).
Voluntary: Toccata Primi Toni (Sark).


Director of Music: Benjamin Saunders
Assistant Director of Music: Christopher McElroy

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with a selection of music and a round-up of news from the arts world.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Live from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the orchestra's chief conductor, Han Volkov , conducts Messiaen's iconic masterpiece: a kaleidoscopic symphonic extravaganza celebrating physical and spiritual love. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Messiaen Turangalila Symphony
Howard Shelley (piano), Cynthia Millar (ondes martenot), conductor llan Volkov


Conductor: Han Volkov
Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Piano: Cynthia Millar

: Nash Ensemble

Recorded at the church of St Giles Cripplegate in London's Barbican in 2003. Marianne Thorsen (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Paul Watkins (cello)
Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3


Violin: Marianne Thorsen
Violin: Lawrence Power
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Night Waves

Deborah Warner 's new, star-studded production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar opening tonight at London's Barbican is discussed by Philip Dodd and guests. Plus an interview with leading
African-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah about his new book, The Ethics of Identity. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Deborah Warner
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Kwame Anthony
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Late Junction

Argentinian electronica from Juana Molina , tracks from the new album by English folk group Dr Faustus and British saxophonist Evan Parker improvising with birdsong from the CD Evan Parker with Birds. With Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Juana Molina
Unknown: Evan Parker
Unknown: Evan Parker
Unknown: Fiona Talkington.

: Composer of the Week: Albeniz

4/5. Donald Macleod explores the influence of traditional Spanish music on the compositions of Isaac Albeniz. Music includes:
Albeniz, arr Katona Prelude; Tango; Zortzico
(Espana, Op 165) Peter and Zoltan Katona (guitars) Rumores de la Caleta (Recuerdos de Viaje, Op 71) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Suite Espanola No 1, OpAl Alma Petchersky (piano) Iberia, Book 3 Ricardo Requejo (piano) Repeated from Thursday at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Isaac Albeniz.
Guitars: Zoltan Katona
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Piano: Alma Petchersky
Piano: Ricardo Requejo

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Franck Psyche 1.45 Rameau Suite:
Dardanus 2.25 Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 2.50 Vasks Messa 3.20 Britten Piano Concerto
3.50 Verdi Ave Maria (Quattro Pezzi Sacri)
4.00 Schmelzer Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinandi III
4.05 Liszt St Francois de Paule Marchantsur les Flots
4.15 Giacches de Wert Motet Peccavi super Numerum
4.20 Cazzati Alemana detta la Ghisilardi Szokolay Sonatina 4.25 Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) 4.35 Haydn Five Scottish and English Songs 4.45 Traditional, coll Bartok Bagpipe tunes
4.50 Yanev Rhythms in Re 5.00 Jarnefelt Suite: The
Promised Land 5.10 Anon Easter melody 5.15 Cabezon Fantasia Anon Corten Espadas Afiladas Gines de Morata Pues Que No Puedo Olvidarte 5.25 Hellendaal Cello Sonata. Op 5 No 7 5.35 Schubert Rondo in A, D438
5.50 Merikanto At the Sea, Op 47No 4 5.55 Sibelius On a Balcony by the Sea. Op 38 No 2 6.00 Tulindberq Violin Concerto 6.20 Vauqhan Williams Prelude and Fugue in C minor 6.30 Moeran Suite: Phyllida and Corydon


Unknown: John Shea.

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