• 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: Chabrier Habanera
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 Radovan Vlatkovic (horn), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Mozart Symphony No 17 in G, K129 Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.30-10.00: Lully Armide (excerpts) Rinat Shaham (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor),
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie Debussy Iberia LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Gaudier Ensemble


Presented By: Penny Gore
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Schumann Adagio
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Horn: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Rinat Shaham
Soprano: Paul Agnew
Conductor: William Christie
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: CD Masters

With Rob Cowan.
Handel He Was Despised (Messiah, Part 2) Janet Baker (contralto), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.14 Gershwin It Ain't Necessarily So; Tempo di Blues Jascha Heifetz (violin), Emanuel Bay (piano)
10.20 Kreisler String Quartet in A minor Fritz Kreisler and Thomas Petre (violins),
William Primrose (viola), Lauri Kennedy (cello)
10.49 Morton Gould Interplay
Morton Gould and His Orchestra
11.05 Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op 7 Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell
11.16 Handel Dixit Dominus Soloists,
Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichord), Malcolm Hicks (organ), Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.52 Berlin Blue Skies
Fritz Kreisler (violin), Carl Lamson (piano)


Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Contralto: Janet Baker
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Emanuel Bay
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Violins: Thomas Petre
Viola: William Primrose
Viola: Lauri Kennedy
Cello: Morton Gould Interplay
Cello: Morton Gould
Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Soloists: Nicholas Kraemer
Harpsichord: Malcolm Hicks
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Violin: Carl Lamson

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

3/5. Part of Sibelius's initial success in Finland was that he was seen as a figurehead by the nationalist movement, keen to be free of their oppressive neighbour and master, tsarist Russia. Donald Macleod looks at some of the pieces Sibelius wrote to help the cause.
Scenes Historiques: Suite No 1, Op 25
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi Malinconia, Op 20
Truls Mork (cello), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) In Memoriam Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
Our Native Land, Op 92 Ellerhein Girls' School Choir, Estonian National Male Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Jarvi Repeated on Tuesday at 12 midnight


Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Cello: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Celebrating Mozart: Mozart and Vienna - -1784 2/4. Petroc Trelawny presents Mozart's most substantial violin sonata and one of the piano sonatas that earned him a substantial sum when they were published in 1784. Marieke Blankestijn (violin),
Ronald Brautigam (period piano)
Mozart Fantasy in D minor, K397, Piano Sonata in A, K331; Violin Sonata in B flat, K454


Violin: Ronald Brautigam

: Afternoon Performance

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Presented by Louise Fryer. Grieq Norwegian Dances Conductor Alan Buribayev
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Ronald van
Spaendonck, conductor Federico Cortese Sibelius Swan of Tuonela James Horan
(cor anglais), conductor Garry Walker
Nielsen Symphony No 2 Conductor Osmo Vanska


Presented By: Louise Fryer.
Conductor: Alan Buribayev
Conductor: Federico Cortese
Conductor: Sibelius Swan
Unknown: Tuonela James Horan
Conductor: Garry Walker

: Making Tracks

For younger listeners, Angellica Bell and Adrian Dickson present a big Baroque ostinato, music from India that goes from "ear to there" and Widor's Toccata for organ.


Unknown: Angellica Bell
Unknown: Adrian Dickson

: Choral Evensong

Live from Bath Abbey. Introit: Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden (Mendelssohn).
Responses: Statham. Psalms 93 and 94 (Sidwell, Ley, Wesley, Day). First Reading: Amos 8. Canticles: Gray in G. Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7, vvl-24. Anthem: Ascribe unto the Lord (SS Wesley). Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
(Ladywell). Organ Voluntary: Symphony No 6 in C minor (finale) (Widor). Director of music Peter King. Assistant organist Marcus Sealy.


Music: Peter King.
Organist: Marcus Sealy.

: In Tune

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


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Shostakovich and His Heroes
1/12. Britten first encountered
Shostakovich's music in 1936, the year the Dlder composer wrote his Fourth
Symphony, although they did not meet until much later. Shostakovich's genius casts a shadow of inspiration across Britten's violin concerto, begun soon after this encounter. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Tasmin Little (violin), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky Britten Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 4
The next concert in this series is on Monday at 7.30pm


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Night Waves

For good or ill, the American Civil War shaped the country's destiny and its national character. In a programme devoted to exploring the enduring fascination with this momentous conflict, Philip Dodd talks to, among others, novelist
EL Doctorow , who explains why his latest book, The March, is set in the war, and why he believes the struggle between the North and the South is still reverberating today. Producer ZahidWarley


Talks: Philip Dodd
Unknown: El Doctorow

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp 's selections include the string duo Djeli Moussa Diawara and Bob Brozman , ambient electronic music from Brian Eno and Harold Budd , and Arvo Part's Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Djeli Moussa Diawara
Unknown: Bob Brozman
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Harold Budd
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

4/5. City of Music. Donald Macleod investigates whether Schubert's path ever crossed with Beethoven's in Vienna.
Eight Variations on a French song in E minor, D624 Duo
Crommelynck Diejunge Nonne , D828 Janet Baker (contralto), Graham Johnson (piano)
Octet in F, D803 (excerpt) Gaudier Ensemble Repeated from Thursday at 12 noon


Music: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Crommelynck Diejunge Nonne
Contralto: Janet Baker
Piano: Graham Johnson

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
A concert by Slovak organist Imrich Szabo. Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV544 Uszt Variations on a theme of Bach Widor Symphony No 5 in F minor
2.07 Bruckner Six motets 2.32 Sibelius Lemminkainen Suite, Op 22 3.18 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97
(Archduke) 3.58 Glazunov Don't Be Bewitched by Warlike Honour 4.00 Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
4.07 Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34
4.19 Martinu Tango-Lento (La Revue de Cuisine)
4.25 Hollander Sex Appeal 4.30 Francalx Bassoon Concerto 4.53 Saint-Sains Allegro Appassionato in Csharp minor, Op 70 5.00 Josquin des Prez Praeter
Rerum Seriem 5.06 Musorqsky, orch Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of the Persian Slaves (Khovanshchina) 5.12 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor. Op 39 5.20 Kreisler Liebesleid 5.24 Alfven A Boat with Flowers, Op 44
5.34 Moss in a Spring Mood 5.43 Ravel Piano Trio
6.10 Mozart Piano Sonata in D, K576
6.26 Telemann Flute Concerto in D
6.40 Respiqhi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 3


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Organist: Imrich Szabo.
Unknown: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Unknown: Martinu Tango-Lento
Unknown: Saint-Sains Allegro Appassionato
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Dance
Unknown: Kreisler Liebesleid

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