BBC rewind The Rewind archive contains tens of thousands of individual clips from the BBC’s news and current affairs output from across the UK, including both regional and national programmes, from the late 1940s to 2021. Nationwide, 24 Hours, Tonight, Midweek, Everyman, Monitor, Man Alive, Newsnight, Countryfile and The One Show are covered. Short clips […]
BBC 100 A website celebrating the anniversary of the BBC with a 100 objects (technology and props), 100 oral history clips, a timeline of events and biographies of 100 icon figures with photos and TV and audio clips.
‘100 Voices that made the BBC’ series – ‘Entertaining the Nation’. Historical site from the BBC which is based on oral histories. It is curated by Dr. Jamie Medhurst, Aberystwyth University, with contributions by Dr. Siân Nicholas, Aberystwyth University, Dr. Anthony McNicholas, University of Westminster, and Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling, under the […]
The BBC Hand Book was first issued in 1928 and published until 1987 when it became annual reports. The contents comprise a review of the year’s programming, cultural and technical achievements. A large number are free to download from this website providing a rich source of information for both media historians, those focussing on the technical […]
For those seeking to look on the bright side the BBC archive has released Monty Python materials to celebrate the 50th anniversary. They include documents, original reviews, photographs and insights into its creation and reception.
A new site compiled by independent charity BBC Media Action. It gathers together BBC research and case studies (including clips and examples) which examine the role of the media in crisis communication. It gives examples of actual campaigns and guidelines on good practice. At present there are 6 specific case studies on the website: Syria, Gaza, Ebola, […]
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/08/carrie-gracie-letter-in-full The BBC’s China editor resigned this week over pay inequality. Her open letter to licence payers can be viewed via The Guardian.
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As part of a new exhibition, the Bank of England Archive has released some of its historic photographs online. Some fascinating examples on the BBC website show the changing workplace. There is also a free Flickr site