• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Its Objectives:
Reunification and Neutrality
Talk by Terence Prittie
Manchester Guardian correspondent in Germany


Talk By: Terence Prittie


Des musikalische Opfer
London Harpsichord Ensemble


A poem by R. S. Thomas
Production by Aneirin Talfan
This poem, specially commissioned by the BBC and originally broadcast in the Welsh Home Service, is included in the poet's latest volume of verse, Song at the Year's Turning. The portrait of a nonconformist minister is drawn against the background of the barren hill country of central Wales.
followed by an Interlude at 7.50


Unknown: R. S. Thomas
Production By: Aneirin Talfan
Narrator: John Darran
The Minister: Philip Phillips
Da vies: Brinley Jenkins
Buddug: Jean Davies


A melodrama in three acts based on Wiers Jenssen's play
'Anne Pedersdotter ' (The Witch)
Libretto by Claudio Guastalla
Music by Respighi
Chorus and Orchestra of Radiotelevisione Italiana, Milan
(Chorus-Master, Roberto Benaglio )
Conducted BY
The action takes place in Ravenna at the end of the eighth century
Act It An open court in Basilio's Time near the sea


Unknown: Anne Pedersdotter
Unknown: Claudio Guastalla
Chorus-Master: Roberto Benaglio
Conducted By: Feancesco Molinaki
Bludossia, mother of Basilio: Lucia Daniell
Basilio, exarch of Ravenna: Carlo Tagliabue
Donello, Basilio's son by a former marriage: Giacinto Prandelli
Silvana, Basilio's second wife: Mara Koleva
Agnese di Cervia a witch, mother of Silvana: Maria Teresa Mandalarl
Women of Basilio's household : Monica: Anna Moffo
Women of Basilio's household : Agata: Lutsa Villa
Women of Basilio's household : Lucilla: Tusa Santo
Women of Basilio's household : Sabina: Gabriella Carturan
Women of Basilio's household : Zoe: Luisa Mandelli
The Bishop: Nicola Zaccaria
The Exorcist: Ivan Sardi
The Mother: Liliana Pellegrino
A Priest: Angelo Mercuriali


Five talks on Liberalism
2-The Fall of the Liberal Party by Maurice Shock Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church and Trinity College, Oxford
Mr. Shock looks back to the great Liberal victory at the Election of 1906 and considers some of the causes of the subsequent decline of the Party.


Unknown: Maurice Shock


Acr 2: The palace of Theodoric


A short story by Heinrich Boll translated from the German by Richard Graves
Read by Peter Woodthorpe


Story By: Heinrich Boll
Unknown: Richard Graves
Read By: Peter Woodthorpe


Acr 3: Donello's room in the palace, later the interior of the Basilica of San Vitale


A monthly report on the arts, science, and politics abroad
Compiled by Alan Pryce-Jones


Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones

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