• 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: JC Bach Overture: Artaserse Hanover Band, director Anthony Halstead
Ravel Chansons Madecasses Katarina Karneus (soprano), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Truls Mork (cello), Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Glinka Jota Aragonesa (Spanish Overture No 1) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
8.30-10.00: Pleyel Symphony in C, Op 66 London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias
Bamert Britten Lachrymae, Op 48 Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, director lona Brown
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Presented By: Penny Gore
Director: Anthony Halstead
Soprano: Emmanuel Pahud
Flute: Truls Mork
Cello: Stephen Kovacevich
Piano: Glinka Jota Aragonesa
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: CD Masters

With Jonathan Swain.
Otto Klemperer Merry Waltz (Das Ziel)
Philharmonia conducted by the composer
10.10 Tallis Lamentations for Maundy Thursday, First Lesson
Taverner Consort, director Andrew Parrott
10.20 Listener request: Bellini Oboe Concerto in E flat Roger Lord , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.30 Tallis Lamentations for Maundy
Thursday, Second Lesson Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
10.45 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
11.50 Tallis Eight Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Tallis Lamentations
Director: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Roger Lord
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Tallis Lamentations
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Director: Peter Phillips

: Composer of the Week: Berlioz

3/5. Berlioz the Dramatist. David Cairns and Donald Macleod explore the inspirations behind Berlioz's dramatic expression.
La Mort de Cleopatre (excerpt) Janet Baker (mezzo), LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Overture: Le Roi Lear Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
La Damnation de Faust (excerpts, including the Dance of the Sylphs and the Invocation to Nature) Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Jules Bastin (bass), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Repeated on Tuesday 14 June at 12 midnight


Dramatist: David Cairns
Dramatist: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Tenor: Jules Bastin
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Celebrating Mozart: Mozart and Stravinsky Recorded at Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Matthew Trusler (violin), Leon McCawley (piano) Mozart Variations in G minor, K360 Stravinsky Duo Concertante
Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat, K481


Violin: Matthew Trusler
Violin: Leon McCawley

: Afternoon Performance

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Presented by Sandy Burnett.
Strauss Standchen ; Allerseelen; Cacilie; Wiegenlied; Morgen Ailish Tynan (mezzo), conductor Douglas Bostock
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622 Robert Plane (basset clarinet), conductor Martyn Brabbins
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Grant Llewellyn


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Presented By: Strauss Standchen
Unknown: Morgen Ailish Tynan
Conductor: Douglas Bostock
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn

: Making Tracks

A piece for violin and piano by Elgar; and a game of "guess the cartoon's story by listening to its music", presented for younger listeners by Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson.

: Choral Evensong

Live from Westminster Abbey.
Sonata a 8 (Bertali). Introit: Verily I Say unto You (Tallis). Responses: Tomkins. Psalm: 110
(Schutz). First Reading: Exodus 12, vvl-8,21-27. Magnificat a 8 (Monteverdi). Second Reading: Mark 14, vv12-25. Nunc Dimittis (Schutz).
Anthem: 0 Ouam Suavis Est (Philips). Voluntary: Sonata Decima Settima a 4 in Ecco (Castello). Organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell. Sub-organist Robert Ouinney. St James 's Baroque, leader Pavlo Beznosiuk.


Unknown: James O'Donnell.
Unknown: Robert Ouinney.
Unknown: St James
Leader: Pavlo Beznosiuk.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with a selection of music, studio guests and arts news.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Opera on 3 1984

Lorin Maazel 's new opera 1984, based on George Orwell 's sinister portrayal of a future under the totalitarian regime of Big Brother. Simon Keenlyside and Nancy Gustafson create the roles of Winston and Julia, who dare to defy the system and risk everything in order to love each other. The production is directed by Robert Lepage. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.
Royal Opera Chorus, Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel Act1
8.55 Interval: Opera Box Stephanie Hughes discusses this new opera production with DJ Taylor, biographer of Orwell; and librettists JD McClatchy and Thomas Meehan discuss the challenges of adapting 1984 for the stage.
9.20 Act 2


Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Simon Keenlyside
Unknown: Nancy Gustafson
Directed By: Robert Lepage.
Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Thomas Meehan
Winston: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Julia: Nancy Gustafson (soprano)
O'Brien: Richard Margison (tenor)
Syme: Lawrence Brownlee (tenor)
Parsons: Jeremy White (bass)
Gym Instructress/Drunken Woman: Diana Damrau (soprano)
Charrington: Graeme Danby (bass)
Prole Woman Mary: Lloyd Davies (soprano)
Café Singer: Johnnie Fiori
Pub Quartet The: Demon Barbers

: Late Junction

Shaheera Asante plays American bottleneck blues from Blind Willie McTell , Malian blues from Boubacar Traore , and a Lachrimae from 16th-century Englishman John Dowland.


Unknown: Shaheera Asante
Unknown: Blind Willie McTell
Unknown: Boubacar Traore
Unknown: John Dowland.

: Composer of the Week: Smetana

4/5. Smetana's life changed when he became deaf. With Donald Macleod. Rptd from Thu at 12 noon


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

: Through the Night

Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Langlais Incantation pour un Jour Saint Dupre Cortege et Litanie, Op 19
Duruf Prélude sur I'lntroit de I'Epiphanie Leon Boellmann Versets sur LAdoro Te
Demessieux Two Choral Preludes on Gregorian Themes from Op 8; Te Deum, Op 11
1.35 Gorecki The Four Seasons; The Birds' Gossip, Op 33 Weinberg Symphony No 5 2.25 Bartok String Quartet No 2.40 Hacomplaynt Salve Regina
2.50 Strauss Fünf Klavierstücke, Op3
3.20 Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor
3.45 Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K186 3.55 Ravel Alborada del Gracioso (Miroirs) 4.05 Chabrier Espana
4.10 Shchedrln, arr Tziganov Humoresque 4.15
Szymanowski Two Mazurkas, Op 62 4.20 Claude le Jeune Cigne Je Suis de Candeur; A Sa Chut' il Se
Va Dejeter 4.25 Prokofiev, arr Prokoflev/Olstrakh Violin
Sonata No 2, Op 94 4.50 Monluszko Overture: The Chief Commander's Mistress 5.00 Chopin Introduction and Rondo in E flat, Op 16 5.10 Sibelius The Bells of Berhall Church, Op 656 Krek Inventiones Ferales 5.30 Strauss Ewig einsam.... Wenn du einst die Gauen (Guntram)
5.40 Mihelclc Nocturne 5.50 Kodaly Adagio
6.00 Liszt Liebestraum 6.05 Linnala Pensee Triste, Op 1 No 4; The Sea 6.10 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
6.25 Faure Nocturne in F sharp minor. Op 104
6.30 Suk Suite: A Fairy Tale


Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Va Dejeter
Unknown: Strauss Ewig
Unknown: Liszt Liebestraum

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