May 19, 2022

The BBC is Unearthing Thousands of Classic Moments from its Archive to View Online

From the BBC:

The BBC is making thousands of fascinating clips from its archive available to watch on a new website –

More than 1,700 newly published videos are being made available for viewers to watch and enjoy, many of which hold a mirror up to our lives today and help paint a rich social history of Britain in the television era.

The new Archive site will help people navigate an ever-increasing portion of the more than 10 million hours of content that currently sit in the BBC’s archive.


It also contains curated collections of programmes and clips from the BBC archive, themed around everything from the outbreak of World War Two to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. These are invaluable primary sources where users can see and hear history as it was being made.

Learn More, Read the Complete BBC Post

Note: We’ve been able to view video clips from outside the UK.

Direct to BBC Archive

See Also: BBC Sound Effects Archive

These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

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