Oral history is a method of conducting historical research through interviews. These collections draw from different archives a new and revealing story of the BBC.
'The people who know the story of the BBC' - Frank Gillard, 1972
interviews covering the first 80 years of the history of the BBC.
Trevor Hill interviews staff from the North Region.
x interviews recorded between 1990 and 1992
Interviews with staff from the ‘Birthplace of Television.’
interviews recorded between 1950 and 1998
The UK’s largest collection of interviews with media professionals.
x interviews recorded between 1987 and 2018
31 Interviews 87 hrs of audio and video content
The story of the BBC World Service’s move from Bush House in London to New Broadcasting House in 2010.
interviews recorded in 2010.
Interviews created to mark the 50th anniversary of the BBC’s flagship science programme, Horizon.
x interviews recorded between 2014 — 2015.
17 Interviews 10 hrs of video
In-depth interviews conducted as part of the Connected Histories of the BBC project with significant BBC staff or associates who have changed or broadened the BBC itself.
x interviews recorded from 2017 - 2021
This site brings together material from the BBC Oral History Collection and six BBC and BBC-related Collections including interviews with or about staff and programmes.
Job title and role descriptions are shown in each interview page.
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