• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Gondoliera: II Pensieroso (Annies de
Deux Légendes:
St Francois d' Assise prédicant aux oiseaux; St. Francois de Paule merchant stir les flots played by Wilhelm Kempff (piano) on gramophone records


Piano: Wilhelm Kempff


Two talks by J. M. Cameron
2-Bolshevik Theory and Soviet Practice
From time to time Soviet statesmen make pronouncements that do not seem to belong to the complex of Bolshevik theory and history. The speaker considers whether these pronouncements indicate that a regime 16 coming into existence with interests and purposes different from those of the Soviet Union in its earliest years


Unknown: J. M. Cameron

: Edinburgh International Festival The Glyndebourne Opera production of ' THE RAKE'S PROGRESS'

An opera in three acts and an epilogue
A fable by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leo Quayle )
Roval Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader. David McCallum )
Bryan Balkwill (harpsichord)
Produced by Carl Ebert
From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh
(Continued in next column)
The action takes place in eighteenth-century England
Act 1
Scene 1: The garden of Tru'ove's house in the country. Spring afternoon
Scene 2: Mother Goose 's brothd, London.
Scene 3: The garden of Trulove's house.
Autumn night
7.60 app. Interval
8.0 apn. Act 2
Scene 1: The morning-room of Rakewell's house in London. Autumn morning
Scene 2: The street before Rakewell's house. Autumn dusk
Scene 3: The morning-room of Rakewell's house. Winter morning
Scene 4: The same. Spring afternoon
9.10 app. Interval
9.20 app. Act 3
Scene I: A churchyard. The same night Scene 2: Bedlam


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman
Music By: Igor Stravinsky
Chorus-Master: Leo Quayle
Leader: David McCallum
Unknown: Alfred Wallenstein
Harpsichord: Bryan Balkwill
Produced By: Carl Ebert
Unknown: Mother Goose


TaJk by Hugh Tracey
The speaker, who was Regional Director of Broadcasting in Durban tor more than twelve years, has spent the last few years recording Afr can folk music, mostly in the southern half of the continent. He will play some of these records in a programme on September 12.


Unknown: Hugh Tracey


Conductor, Renato Fasano


Conductor: Renato Fasano


Talk by W. Bridges-Adams
The speaker, who knew Harley Granville-Barker for many years, rascal s how the originality of hs s product ons inv gorated the British theatre and suggests why it was that he ' snapped the thread of his career.'


Talk By: W. Bridges-Adams


Septet, Op. 65 for trumpet, two violins, viola, cello, double-bass. and piano played by The Wigmore Ensemble with George Eskdale (trumpet)

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