• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Martin Handley

Music includes:
7.00-8.00: Josef Strauss Spharenklange Walzer, Op 235
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Kempe
Beethoven Incidental music: Leonore Prohaska , Wo096
Sylvia McNair (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.00-9.00: Smetana Prague Carnival Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Weiner Divertimento for Strings Budapest Strings, conductor Karoly Botvay
9.00-10.00: Nielsen Hymnus Amoris , Op 12 Barbara Bonney (soprano),
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Copenhagen Boys' Choir, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ulf Schirmer Telemann Violin Concerto in A (Les Rainettes)
Midori Seiler (violin),
Academy of Ancient Music


Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Conductor: Beethoven Incidental
Music: Leonore Prohaska
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Weiner Divertimento
Conductor: Karoly Botvay
Conductor: Nielsen Hymnus Amoris
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Violin: Midori Seiler

: lain Burnside

Today England joins Wales and Scotland in banning smoking in all public places. Burnside explores the influence of tobacco and other addictive substances on composers and their music. EMAIL: burnside@bbc.co.uk

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley is joined by historian Linda Colley , who is currently teaching at Princeton University. Her works include a study of the Tory party in the early
18th century, and the award-winning Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837. More recently she has written The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh , which tells the extraordinary story of an intrepid 18th-century female traveller in North Africa, Asia and the Americas, and her brushes with the Islamic world and the slave trade. Colley's musical choices reflect both her own private passions - including Bach, Britten and Stravinsky - and music she has encountered on her travels while researching her books.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Linda Colley
Unknown: Elizabeth Marsh

: The Early Music Show

A Musicall Banquet. Catherine Bott introduces music by John Dowland and his contemporaries.
Mark Padmore (tenor), Elizabeth Kenny (lute)


Introduces: Catherine Bott
Music By: John Dowland
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Elizabeth Kenny

: Radio 3 Requests

Chi-chi Nwanoku presents requests from listeners, including Mozart's Violin Concerto in A, K219, Bach's Cello Suite No 1 played on viola da gamba, and Frankie Howerd 's rendition of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests, BBC Wales, CF5 2YQ
Phone: [number removed] (calls from a land line cost no more than 8p per min) EMAIL: radio3request@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frankie Howerd

: Choral Evensong

Live from Winchester Cathedral. Introit Prevent Us, 0 Lord (Byrd). Responses William Smith. Psalms 59, 60 (Barnby, Wesley). First Lesson
Genesis 27, vv1-40. Canticles Murrill in E. Second Lesson Mark 6, vv1-6. Anthem Laudi Alia Vergine Maria (James Macmillan ). Hymn 0 Thou Not Made with Hands (Old 120th). Organ Voluntary Sonata in G (first mvt) (Elgar). Director of music
Andrew Lumsden : assistant director of music Sarah Baidock.


Unknown: William Smith.
Unknown: James MacMillan
Music: Andrew Lumsden
Music: Sarah Baidock.

: Discovering Music

Beethoven's 7th Symphony
With the help of his period orchestra Harmonieband, Charles Hazlewood deives into a Beethovenian paean to rhythm - his Seventh Symphony.


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: The Choir

Aled Jones begins an occasional series taking a choral tour of the British Isles. His first stop is Wales with composer and writer Geraint Lewis , who reveals how a new generation of choirs are reinventing the choral heritage of the land of song.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Geraint Lewis

: Drama on 3: Gilgamesh

Written in ancient Mesopotamia more than 4,000 years ago, many people think this was the first epic story ever written down. It tells of the prowess of King Gilgamesh and his acguisition of a friend, Enkidu, and their adventures in the wilderness, battling monsters and searching for immortality. Adapted by Jeremy Howe from the English version by Stephen Mitchell , the drama is prefaced by the voices and opinions of writers, archaeologists and scholars who discuss the history and context of the epic poem.
Producer Tim Dee


Adapted By: Jeremy Howe
Unknown: Stephen Mitchell
Producer: Tim Dee
Gilgamesh: Joe Dixon
Enkidu: Adam Levy
Narrator: Kenneth Cranham
Shamhat: Kananu Kiriml
Lady Ninsun: Eve Matheson
Prologue: Robert Gwllym
Soldier: Bill Wallis
Humbaba: David Collins
Scorpion man: Chris Donnelly
Urshanabi: Paul Nicholson

: Sunday Feature: Forster In India:Sex, Books and Empire

EM Forster's personal passage to India was the key to both his greatest novel and his political radicalism. What drew this shy and retiring figure from British suburbia to the mysterious heart of a faraway subcontinent? Taking a fresh look at the links between Forster's homosexuality, his critique of the Raj and his remarkably modern capacity for crossing racial and cultural borders. Zareer Masani rescues Forster from the stereotype of an old-maidish, closeted gay, writing tea-table novels. Producer Ingrid Hassler


Unknown: Zareer Masani
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Words and Music

War and Peace. Joanna David and Paul McGann read works that explore the eternal struggle between conflict and concord in this themed sequence of poetry by Emily Dickinson , George Herbert ,
John Milton , Wilfred Owen , Edith Sitwell and Walt Whitman , with music by Bartok, Dowland, William Lawes , Monteverdi, Purcell and others. EMAIL: wordsandmusic@bbc.co.uk
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic


Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: William Lawes

: The Early Music Show

Andrew Manze investigates the importance of academia in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Unknown: Andrew Manze

: Through the Night

Presented by John Shea.
Beethoven Mass in D (Missa So/emnis)
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano), Anna Larsson (mezzo), Pavol Breslik (tenor), Stephen Milling (bass), Danish National Radio Choir,
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
2.21 Dussek Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 35 No 1
2.42 Handel Water Music Suite No 1 in F HWV348
3.06 Stravinsky Danses Concertantes
3.26 Einojuhanl Rautavaara Och gladjen den dansar
3.30 Geljer Piano Quartet in E minor
4.00 JS Bach Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227 (excerpt)
4.04 JM Bach Halt, was du hast
4.09 Jarzebski Four Concertia2 2
4.22 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in C, RV444
4.32 Schubert Fantasia in F minor, 0940
4.52 Handel Va tacito e nascosto (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
5.00 Gllse Concert Overture in C minor
5.10 Gounod Faust (excerpts)
5.17 Grieg Waltz; Little Bird; Halling; Peasant's Song (Lyric Pieces)
5.24 Trad Six Renaissance Dances
5.35 Beethoven Country Dance No 1
5.37 Granados Oriental in C minor (Danzas Esoanolas, Op 37)
5.42 Champagne Danse Villageoise
5.47 Moniuszko Dumka; The Tiny Flower; By God; The Reason; To the Niemen River
6.00 Dobrzynski String Quartet No 1 in E minor, Op 7
6.30 Sweenlinck Tes Beaux Yeux
6.34 Willaert A la Fontaine du Prez
6.40 Unko Piano Concerto No 2, Op 10


Presented By: John Shea.
Soprano: Inger Dam-Jensen
Soprano: Anna Larsson
Tenor: Pavol Breslik
Tenor: Stephen Milling
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

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