BBC Archive

The BBC archive holds the collective output from the various strands of the BBC including radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs from as far back as the 1930s.

Collections in the archive include:

  • Art & Artists
  • Books & Writers
  • Broadcasting & Performing Arts
  • Business, Finance & Industry
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Events
  • Family & Lifestyle
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Locations - UK
  • Nature & Environment
  • Politics & Government
  • Politics & Government - Non-UK
  • Science & Technology
  • Society & Welfare
  • Sports
  • Transport & Travel
  • War & Conflict
Spatial Coverage: 
International
Data Creator: 
British Broadcasting Corporation
Time Period: 

1930 - present

Documentation: 

Information is provided on a catalogue level along with individual synoposis and where appropriate contributors are identified.

Format: 

Movies can be viewed online via BBC media player/Adobe Flash Player.  Memos can be viewed/saved as orignal images (.jpg) or viewed as text online.

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet.