• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Breakfast

Presented by Rob Cowan. At 8.30 a Poem for Today, written and read by Gwyneth Lewis.


Presented By: Rob Cowan.
Read By: Gwyneth Lewis.

: Classical Collection

Introduced by James Jolly.
Tchaikovsky Suite No 4 in G, Op 61 (Mozartiana) USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
10.30 Handel Every Valley (Messiah)
Performances by tenors Richard Lewis , Peter Schreier and Jon Vickers.
10.42 Purcell, arr Maxwell Davies Fantasia and Two Pavans
Fires of London, conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
10.52 Cimarosa, arr Benjamin
Oboe Concerto in C minor Evelyn Rothwell , Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
11.06 Shostakovich Symphony No 14
Julia Varady (soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink


Introduced By: James Jolly.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Tenors: Richard Lewis
Tenors: Peter Schreier
Tenors: Jon Vickers.
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Soprano: Julia Varady
Soprano: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

4/5. Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Chopin's Nohant years. Today he recounts how cracks began to appear in Chopin's relationship with George Sand , and what happened when the composer was visited by the sister he hadn't seen for 14 years.
Nocturnes Op 55: No I in F minor; No 2 in E flat Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Three Mazurkas, Op 56
No 1 in B; No 2 in C; No 3 in C minor Charles Rosen (piano)
Sonata No 3 in B minor. Op 58
Mitsuko Uchida (piano) Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: George Sand
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Charles Rosen
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida

: Afternoon on 3

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Fiona Talkington and guest Catherine Bott present the third recital in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize from the New Theatre. Plus an update on events in the main contest.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Catherine Bott

: Handel Opera Cycle

Penny Gore continues the Handel Opera Cycle with Tolomeo - a tale of marital and fraternal loyalty pitted against deposition, deception and disguise, set in sunny Cyprus. Countertenor Jonathan Peter Kenny joins Penny live in the studio. Plus another guartet from Haydn's ground-breaking Opus 33 set. Handel Tolomeo : Acts land
Halle Handel Festival Orchestra, conductor Howard Arman
Act 3 is at 2.30pm tomorrow
4.25 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 33 No 5 Ysaye Quartet


Unknown: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Unknown: Handel Tolomeo
Conductor: Howard Arman
Tolomeo, banished ruler of Egypt: Axel Köhler (countertenor)
Seleuce, wife of Tolomeo: Linda Perillo (soprano)
Araspe King of Cyprus: Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)
Elisa, sister of Araspe: Romelia Lichtenstein (mezzo)
Alessandro, younger brother of Tolomeo: Jennifer Lane (mezzo)

: In Tune

A selection of music, with studio guests and a round-up of news from the arts world. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Hln the third of the BBC Philharmonic's series of concerts celebrating the music of Haydn, tonight's performance, live from the Bridegwater Hall in Manchester, features choral works, including The Storm, in which Haydn set his first English text, and the tragic Scena di Berenice, in which the abandoned Berenice calls on the gods to take her life. Presented by Martin Handley.
Julia Doyle (soprano), Diana Moore (mezzo),
Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Neal Davies (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda
Haydn Symphony No 90 in C; Berenice, che fai, HXXIValO
7.40 Twenty Minutes: The Castle
Moreton Jerry A thick fog off Tasmania forces a ship off course. Nicholas Shakespeare 's short story is read by James Laurenson.
8.00 Haydn The Storm, H XXIVa 8; Te Deum in C, H XXII Ic 2; Mass in B flat, H XXI1 12 (Theresienmesse)


Presented By: Martin Handley.
Soprano: Julia Doyle
Soprano: Diana Moore
Tenor: Andrew Kennedy
Tenor: Neal Davies
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
Unknown: Moreton Jerry
Unknown: Nicholas Shakespeare
Read By: James Laurenson.
Unknown: Te Deum

: Night Waves

Rana Mitter and guests explore the latest developments in culture and the arts. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Rana Mitter
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: Nightwalks

4/5. Novelist and journalist Kamila Shamsie takes to the big boulevards of Paris with her sister, then heads off to forgotten parts where the sights are stranger.


Unknown: Kamila Shamsie

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents Khoomii overtone singing from Mongolia, Renaissance polyphony by Josquin des Prez, Breton male voice choir
Kanerion Pleuigner , an Afghan love song by Hossein Arman performed by Ensemble Kaboul, and a track by Tangerine Dream.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Kanerion Pleuigner
Unknown: Hossein Arman

: Through the Night

Stradella Oratorio: San Giovanni Battista 2.17 Liszt Two Legends 2.37 Marais La sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du mont de Paris 2.46 Mendelssohn
For He Shall Give His Angels (Elijah) 2.49 Debussy
Danse sacree et danse profane 3.01 Fouqstedt Concert Overture 3.09 Fux Turcaria 3.21 Vivaldi Sinfonia in F RV703 (Pasticcio Bajazet); Sei mia fiamma, e sei mio bene (Orlando furioso) 3.26 Bach Sinfonia in D, Wq183 No 1 3.37 D Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in E, Kk46
3.41 Veracini Violin Sonata in F Op I No 12 4.00 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat, H Vile 14.17 Brahms Marienlieder , Op 22 4.35 Schubert Landler , D366
4.47 Tchalkovsky Voyevoda , Op 78 5.01 Glazunov Serenade espagnol, Op 20 No 2 5.04 Moszkowski Guitarre 5.08 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
5.30 Falla Siete canciones populares espanolas
5.44 Anon Cancion para la corneta con el eco
5.49 Bach Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin, BWV1060 6.03 Fodor Piano Sonata in F sharp minor,
Op 22 No 2 6.1B Rautavaara Suite: Lorca 6.25 Madetoja Symphonic Suite, Op 4 6.47 Debussy Petite suite


Unknown: Bach Sinfonia
Unknown: Brahms Marienlieder
Unknown: Schubert Landler
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Voyevoda
Unknown: Glazunov Serenade
Guitarre: Rodrigo Concierto
Unknown: Falla Siete

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