• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Das Buch der hangenden Garten (Poems by Stefan George ) sung by Esther Salaman (mezzo-soprano) with Paul Hamburger (piano)
This song-cycle, consisting of settings of fifteen poems by the symbolist poet Stefan George , dates from 1908; it is one of the first works in which Schoenberg suspended tonality. The songs are extremely short, expressive and imaginative. In them Schoenberg fe!t that he was approaching a new ideal which represented a break with the aesthetics of the past, and though this stage ot his development proved in the end to be a transitional one Schoenberg wrote no more songs with piano except for three published shortly before his death.
Humphrey Searle


Unknown: Stefan George
Mezzo-Soprano: Esther Salaman
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Unknown: Stefan George
Unknown: Humphrey Searle

: 'WHO

The friendship and estrangement of Alexander Pope and Joseph Addison , recounted by Michael Swan
Programme produced by Terence Tiller


Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Joseph Addison
Unknown: Michael Swan
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Pope: Martin Starkie
Addison: Oliver Burt
Narrator: James McKechnie


(Winter Series)
Abbey Simon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall


Broadcast Music in America
Talk by B. H. Haggin , music critic of The Nation


Talk By: B. H. Haggin


Norman Del Mar reviews the Petite Symphonie Concertante by Frank Martin : Bloch's Quintet for piano and strings (long-playing); and Mozart s FUnf KontretUnze , K.609
Scott Goddard reviews Wagner's ' Die Meistersinger '


Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Frank Martin
Unknown: Funf Kontretunze
Unknown: Scott Goddard


Missa Caput sung by the male voices of the Renaissance Singers
Conductor, Michael Howard
First of three programmes of music by Dufay. The recognition of Dufay's Missa Caput, as a choral masterpiece antedates by many years the explanation of its strangely enigmatic title. The credit for solving this musico-liturgical riddle goes to Professor Manfred' Bukofzer of the University of California. He has recently demonstrated that the plainsong melody that pervades the tenor part of the Mass was taken from an antiphon sung at a special service on Maundy Thursday. The antiphon ends with a complex melodic flourish on the first syllable of the word ' caput ' and this flourish provided Dufay's Mass with both cantus firmus and title.
Denis Stevens


Conductor: Michael Howard
Unknown: Denis Stevens


The Situation Today by Noel Annan
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
First of a group of talks
Next talk: Saturday at 7.35


Unknown: Noel Annan


Piano Trio in A minor played by the Rubbra-Gruenberg-Pleeth Trio:
Erich Gruenberg (violin)
William Pleeth (cello)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)


Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Cello: William Pleeth
Piano: Edmund Rubbra

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