Film and Audio Sites

BBC Archive
- Themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs. Explore who we are and see how attitudes have changed over the years through selections from an archive which began over 70 years ago.
You can also go behind the scenes to find out how the BBC archives are maintained, uncover forgotten stories from the Written Archives and see how broadcasting has changed through the decades. Collections include; the Berlin Wall, World War II, Coal Mining in Britain, The Birth of the NHS and Working Class Life.

BBC Democracy Live
- Democracy Live is maintained by the BBC new service. It offers live and on demand video coverage of the UK's national political institutions (House of Commons, House of Lords, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly) and the European Parliament.

BFI Inview
- A unique resource which offers a window on Britain's changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television (please select 'login via your institution').

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
- BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels (Select Login via UK federation, then select University of Kent from the drop down list).

- British Pathe online newsreel film library. The archive covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896-1970. Low resolution copies can be downloaded free.

BUFVC - British Universities Film and Video Council

Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports
- Covers the period 1974-1996 in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe. It includes transcripts of broadcasts and news from around the world all translated into English.

Kennan Institute Russian History Audio Archive
- An online audio archive of Soviet and Russian history. The archive consists of recordings dating back to the earliest years of the Soviet state. Included are the voices and speeches of key political figures, including Lenin, Kerensky, Kirov, Beria, Stalin, Gorbachev, and others. There is also on-the-scene recorded sound of many events in Soviet history, including: the Russian and American armies meeting at the Elbe; Stalin's funeral; the August 1991 coup against Gorbachev. The material comes from Soviet and Russian sources, the NPR archives, the archives of the BBC, and individual donors.

LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos
- This site is maintained by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It provides free access to transcripts and podcasts of a growing number of its public events and lectures. These cover all areas of the social sciences from economics to politics, international relations, human rights, sociology, media and communication studies, social psychology and development studies. Many items feature academic researchers, heads of state and leading world figures. Items are arranged chronologically from 2006 onwards.

On This Day (BBC)
- BBC's news archive containing video and audio material from 1950 onwards.

- Video sharing website

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