• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Breakfast

with Rob Cowan.

: Classical Collection

With Sarah Walker.
Ireland Violin Sonata No 2 in A minor
Paul Barritt (violin), Catherine Edwards (piano)
10.30 Britten War Requiem
Recording recommended in Saturday's CD Review.


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Violin: Paul Barritt
Violin: Catherine Edwards

: Composer of the Week:Erik Satie (1866-1925)

1/5. Gymnopediste. Donald Macleod explores the life of Erik Satie , beginning with the trio of Gymnopedies, which the composer wrote at the age of 20. Musique d'ameublement (excerpt) Ensemble Erwartung, conductor Bernard Desgraupes Early songs: Sylvie; Chanson; Les fleurs
Eileen Hulse (soprano), Robin Bowman (piano)
Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie , arr Dick Halligan Blood, Sweat and Tears
Gymnopedie No 3 Reinbert De Leeuw (piano) Gymnopedie No 2 Joanna MacGregor (piano) Gymnopedie No 1 Anne Oueffelec (piano)
Gnossienne No 3 (orch Poulenc) Orchestre du
Capitole de Toulouse, conductor Michel Plasson Trois sarabandes
Reinbert de Leeuw
Absence, arr Morgan Pochini Katherine Jenkins (soprano)
Christy Doran and John Wolf Brennan Waltz for Erik Satie
Christy Doran (guitar), John Wolf Brennan (piano) Dudley Moore Satie Dudley Moore (piano) Endorphin Satie I Endorphin
Malcolm McLaren Walking with Satie Malcolm McLaren (voice)
Erik Satie , arr Jacques Loussier Gymnopedie No 1, Variation 2 Jacques Loussier Trio Producer Steven Rajam Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: Satie Piano Works (5 CDs), featuring
Aldo Ciccolini , is available for £13.99 inc p&p. Send cheque payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or ring [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-C118


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Erik Satie
Conductor: Bernard Desgraupes
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Soprano: Robin Bowman
Unknown: Erik Satie
Unknown: Dick Halligan
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Anne Oueffelec
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Morgan Pochini
Soprano: Katherine Jenkins
Soprano: Christy Doran
Soprano: John Wolf Brennan
Unknown: Erik Satie
Guitar: Christy Doran
Guitar: John Wolf Brennan
Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Unknown: Erik Satie
Unknown: Jacques Loussier Gymnopedie
Producer: Steven Rajam
Unknown: Aldo Ciccolini

: Afternoon on 3

With Penny Gore.
Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
I In a recital from London's Wigmore Hall.
I Austrian baritone Florian Boesch performs a programme of songs by Schubert, with pianist
Malcolm Martineau. Presented by Sean Rafferty.


Baritone: Florian Boesch
Pianist: Malcolm Martineau.
Presented By: Sean Rafferty.

: German Orchestras

As part of Radio 3's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this week's programmes feature German orchestras from both sides of the Wall and revolutionary music. Mezzo Sarah Walker remembers the historic performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony conducted by Leonard Bernstein on Christmas Day 1989.

Gossec Symphony No 12 in F BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Francois-Xavier Roth
Chopin Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

2.35 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) June Anderson (soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo), Klaus Konig (tenor), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass), Bavarian Radio Chorus, members of Berlin Radio Chorus (GDR), Dresden Philharmonic Children's Chorus, members of: Bavarian Radio SO, Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad, LSO, New York PO, Orchestre de Paris, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Janacek Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 (From the Street) Nicolai Lugansky

4.10 Prokofiev Symphony No 5 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gustavo Dudamel


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Soprano: June Anderson
Mezzo: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Klaus Konig
Bass: Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Piano: Nicolai Lugansky
Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

From Berlin, Petroc Trelawny presents an I EBU concert commemorating today's 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, featuring pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Wagner and Mendelssohn.
RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, German Symphony Orchestra, conductors Hans-Christoph Rademann , Simon Halsey , Marek Janowski and Gerd Albrecht Schubert Gloria (Mass No 6 in E flat), D950
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral) (3rdmvt)
Schoenberg Friede auf Erden, Op 13
Wagner Prelude, Act 3: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Mendelssohn Symphony No 2 in B flat (Lobgesang) (mvts 8 and 10)


Conductors: Hans-Christoph Rademann
Conductors: Simon Halsey
Conductors: Marek Janowski
Conductors: Gerd Albrecht
Unknown: Schubert Gloria
Unknown: Schoenberg Friede

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd hosts a live debate from Berlin on whether the loss of the Berlin Wall has left a gaping hole in German intellectual life. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Composer of the Week

Rptd from 12 noon

: The Essay: The World TurnedUpside Down

1/5. Five essayists from former Warsaw Pact nations reflect on an apparently banal object that tells a story about how life was transformed by the events of 1989. Hungarian journalist Valeria Toth measures her life in passports.
Producer Julia Johnson EMAIL: theessay@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Valeria Toth
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Jazz on 3

Jez Nelson and Kevin Le Gendre marks the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, featuring trumpeter Tom Arthurs recorded in Berlin with saxophonist Philipp Gropper , bassist Petter Eldh and drummer MarcLohr. Producer Peggy Sutton


Unknown: Kevin Le Gendre
Unknown: Tom Arthurs
Bassist: Philipp Gropper
Bassist: Petter Eldh
Producer: Peggy Sutton

: Through the Night

Musorgsky St John's Night on the Bare Mountain
1.12 Pictures at an Exhibition; Prelude; Dance of the Persian Slaves (Khovanshchina) 2.00 Peeters Missa Festiva, Op 62
2.27 Schumann Symphonic Etudes 3.01 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor 3.34 Norman String Sextet in A, Op 18 441 Suppe Overture: The Light Cavalry
4.09 Chopin Rondo in E flat, Op 16 4.19 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in A minor, Wq128 4.29 Vivaldi Kyrie eleison in G minor, RV587 4.39 Ravel Tzigane 4.50 Marcello Concerto in D minor 5.01 Spohr Fantasy, Theme and Variations on a theme of Danzi in B minor, Op 81
5.09 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K545 5.19 Dvorak In Nature's Realm, Op 63 5.32 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso in F, Op 3 No 6 5.45 Thomas Grand Duet in E flat minor for two harps 6.00 Debussy String Quartet
6.26 Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)

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