• 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 Sandy Burnett. Music includes:
7.00-8.30: Myslivecek Octet No 2 in E flat
New York Harmonie Ensemble, conductor Steven Richman Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer Schoenberg, after Monn Cello Concerto
Yo-Yo Ma, Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
8.30-10.00: Weill Mahagonny-Songspiel (excerpt) Susanne Tremper and Ute Lemper (sopranos),
Berlin RIAS Sinfonietta, conductor John Mauceri Reicha Wind Quintet in A minor, Op 100 No 5
Albert Schweitzer Wind Quintet Igor Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945) Columbia Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer


Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Susanne Tremper
Conductor: John Mauceri
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Dufaut Suite in G minor Michael Schaffer (lute)
10.25 Bruch Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor Mischa Elman , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anatole Fistoulari
10.55 Vaughan Williams Romanza:
Jane Scroop (Tudor Portraits) Jean Rigby (mezzo), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
11.19 Dowland, arr Sturt Lachrimae Pavan
Dowland, arr Cozens Lachrimae Pavan ; My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home Anthony Bailes ,
Anthony Rooley and Christopher Wilson (lutes)
11.31 Bruch Adagio on Celtic Melodies, Op 56 Curdin Coray (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Howard Griffiths
11.41 Gallot Courant: Le Canon: Dragons Mouton Gavotte: Frondeuse
Mercure Sarabande
Anon Scots Tunes (Rowallen Lute Book, c 1620) Jakob Lindberg (lute)
11.54 Vaughan Williams Scherzo: Jolly
Rutterkin (Tudor Portraits) John Carol Case (baritone), Bach Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Unknown: Michael Schaffer
Unknown: Mischa Elman
Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
Unknown: Jane Scroop
Unknown: Jean Rigby
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Lachrimae Pavan
Unknown: Cozens Lachrimae Pavan
Unknown: Anthony Bailes
Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Baritone: John Carol Case
Conductor: David Willcocks

: Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson

3/5. Two musical forms dominate Simpson's oeuvre - the symphony and the string quartet. But he grew up playing in Salvation Army bands alongside his parents, and the result was a deep-rooted love of brass bands and their repertoire. Stephen Johnson and Donald Macleod explore some of the music Simpson composed for brass. Volcano (Calmissimo): The Four Temperaments Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band, conductor James Watson
Variations on a Theme by Nielsen
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Taylor Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Matthew Taylor

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

City of London Festival: Odes and Icons
6/12. Fiona Talkington presents a recital given at St Andrew in the Wardrobe earlier this month.
James Gilchrist (tenor),
Simon Crawford-Philips (piano)
Britten Canticle 1: My Beloved Is Mine, Op 40 Tippett Boyhood's End: Piano Sonata No 2 Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Tenor: James Gilchrist
Piano: Simon Crawford-Philips

: BBC Proms 2005

Leila Josefowicz (violin), Janice Watson (soprano), Dwayne Croft (baritone), Chester Festival Chorus, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
(Symphony No 1) Repeated from Saturday at 7.30pm


Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Violin: Janice Watson
Baritone: Dwayne Croft
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Choral Evening Prayer

Live from Buckfast Abbey during the 2005 Exon Singers Festival. Introit: A Hymn to God the Father (Francis Jackson ; first performance). Responses: Plainsong. Hymn: Creator of the Earth and Sky (Deus Creator).
Psalm: 103 (Tone VIII). First Reading: Isaiah 35, vv5-10. Anthem: Ubi Caritas et Amor (
Richard Allain ). Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 9, vv6-15. Homily: The Rev Julian Poppleton. Magnificat: The Exon Service (Francis Jackson ; first performance). Motet: Ave Maria (Hoist). Hymn: For the Fruits of His Creation (East Acklam). Organ Voluntary: Impromptu (Francis Jackson ). Conductor
Matthew Owens. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Francis Jackson
Unknown: Richard Allain
Unknown: Julian Poppleton.
Unknown: Francis Jackson
Conductor: Francis Jackson
Organist: Matthew Owens.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny with arts news, guests and music.

: BBC Proms 2005

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Featuring musical story-telling through fairytales, letters and pictures.
Presented by Paul Guinery.
Barbara Hannigan (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo Ravel Suite: Ma Mere I'Oye
Henri Dutilleux Correspondances


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Soprano: Barbara Hannigan
Conductor: Sakari Oramo

: Twenty Minutes: The Adverb

Will Self discusses his selection of classic and contemporary writing about the sea and reads his own specially commissioned piece. Presented by Ian McMillan at Cadogan Hall in London.


Presented By: Ian McMillan

: Stravinsky

Scherzo Fantastique
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition This concert can be seen on BBC4 at 7.30pm Repeated on Tuesday at 2pm


Unknown: Scherzo Fantastique

: The John Tusa Interview

Another chance to hear John Tusa in conversation with a leading artistic originator: British playwright David Hare.


Unknown: David Hare.

: BBC Proms 2005

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Presented by Stephanie Hughes. Kate Royal (soprano), Manchester Camerata, conductor Douglas Boyd
Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round Mozart Chi Sa, Chi Sa, Qual Sia, K582;
Bella Mia Fiamma.... Resta, 0 Cara, K528 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F


Unknown: Albert Hall
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Douglas Boyd

: Piano Miniatures

Miceal O'Rourke plays a selection of John Field 's music for piano.


Unknown: Miceal O'Rourke
Unknown: John Field

: Composer of the Week: Gluck

4/5. Donald Macleod introduces highlights from two of Gluck's Parisian triumphs, Iphigenie en Aulis and Armide. Repeated from Thursday at 12 noon


Introduces: Donald MacLeod

: Through the Night

With John Shea. Mozart Piano Sonata in D, K311
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 6, Op 82 Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25
2.15 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor 3.00 Norman String Sextet in A, Op 18 3.30 Kersters Hulde aan Paul, Op 79 3.40 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for harpsichord and piano, Wq47 4.00 Relcha Trio for French horns, Op 82
4.10 D Scarlatti Harpsichord Sonata in C, Kk420
4.15 Handel Tornami a Vagheggiar (Alcina) 4.20 Glinka Magic Dances (Ruslan and Lyudmila) 4.30 Ranqstrom
Violin Suite No 2 (in Modo Barocco) 4.40 Debussy Gigues (Images) 4.50 Waqner, transcr Liszt Isolde 's Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) 5.00 Rodqers, arr Green Something Wonderful (The King and I) 5.05 Glazunov Gavotte in D, Op 49 No 3 5.10 Lundvik L ike an Apple Tree in Bloom: In the Mood of Verlaine 5.15 Mendelssohn Concert Piece in F minor. Op 113 5.25 Tchaikovsky Tatyana 's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin , Act 1) 5.35 Tavener The Lamb
5.40 Ravel La Valse 5.50 Franck Organ Choral No 3 in A minor 6.05 Honeqqer Pastorale d'Ete
6.10 Schubert Violin Sonata in A, D574
6.35 7.00 Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise)


Unknown: John Shea.
Unknown: Handel Tornami
Unknown: Liszt Isolde
Unknown: Glazunov Gavotte
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Tatyana
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

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