How do I find old BBC Programmes?

How do I find old BBC Programmes?

You can check out some of our archived material and collections on the BBC Archive website. If you are interested in researching the BBC archives you can visit the Researching the BBC Archives website to find out how you can access some of our material.

When did the BBC Light Programme end?

29 September 1967
BBC Light Programme

The Light Programme headquarters was at Broadcasting House in London
Country United Kingdom
Dissolved 29 September 1967
Language English
Replaced BBC General Forces Programme

What is the most popular BBC drama?

Line of Duty, 2012-2021 Line of Duty is one of the BBC’s biggest dramas with nine million viewers watching the finale of series six.

Where are the BBC archives?

The BBC Archive Centre in Perivale, West London, houses most of the BBC Archive collections across 8 vaults and 60 miles of shelving containing 15 million assets. Other stores are held across London, in Caversham near Reading and at other sites around the UK.

Is BBC archive free?

Much of our programme archive is available in online depositories and access to these for research purposes is free of charge for any independent production company or Studios teams with a BBC commission or who are under contracted development.

When did the home service end?

BBC Home Service

The Home Service headquarters was at Broadcasting House in London.
Country United Kingdom
Owner BBC
Launch date 1 September 1939
Dissolved 29 September 1967

What were the old BBC radio stations?

Radios 1,2,3,and 4 each came into existence at 5.30 a.m. 30th September 1967. Until then the BBC broadcast the Light Programme (light music and entertainment and now Radio 2), the Home Service (News and current events, now Radio 4) and the Third Programme (Classical music, now Radio 3).

Does the BBC still use shortwave?

The BBC suspended its full time shortwave broadcasts in 2008. But it’s been brought back for special situations.

Can the BBC World Service be heard in Russia?

BBC website blocked in Russia as shortwave radio brought back to cover Ukraine war. Access to BBC websites has been restricted in Russia, hours after the corporation brought back its shortwave radio service in Ukraine and Russia to ensure civilians in both countries can access news during the invasion.

What is the best British crime drama?

The 10 Best British TV Crime Dramas, Ranked By IMDb

  • Foyle’s War (2002 – 2015) – 8.5.
  • Poirot (1989 – 2013) – 8.6.
  • Endeavour (2012 – Present) – 8.6.
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 – 1985) – 8.7.
  • Line of Duty (2012 – Present) – 8.7.
  • Peaky Blinders (2013 – 2022) – 8.8.
  • Sherlock (2010 – 2017) – 9.1.

What new dramas are coming to BBC 2021?

New British TV Series from 2021: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky Dramas, Britbox & More

  • Before We Die (May)
  • Bloodlands (February)
  • Crime (November)
  • Deceit (August)
  • Domina (May)
  • Hollington Drive (September)
  • It’s a Sin (January)
  • Ragdoll (December)

What time did the BBC close down in 1981?

Relive the BBC closedown in this video, taken in September 1981. It was quite a late finish for the BBC that night, taken at 1.01am. Sometimes it shut up shop as early as 11.30pm!

What did the BBC do after the last show finished?

After the last program had finished, a BBC announcer with a posh voice used to wish us all a very good night, remind us to turn our television sets off, and then leave the national anthem playing.

When did the BBC stop broadcasting during WW2?

Programmes closed as normal on 1st September 1939, but no closing announcements were made. When the BBC launched the first high-definition television service, the threat posed by Nazi Germany was already evident, and plans for the closure of the service were laid well in advance of the declaration of war.

Why did the BBC fail in the post-war era?

The post-war television audience was almost non-existent and – although the service was a monopoly – the BBC had to work hard to convince sceptics it could offer an alternative to the radio, which had proved so successful during the war.