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The media collection includes television programmes, radio programmes, music, feature films, sound recordings, and documentaries.
It is provided in two ways: either via our media streaming service BoB (Box of Broadcasts) or as DVDs/CDs/videos shelved in the library.
To search for television and radio programmes:
To search for commercial purchases of sound recordings / feature films / documentaries:
NB: BoB is not searchable via OneSearch.
TRILT (The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)
For UK television and radio broadcast data, use TRILT. It contains listings for more than 475 TV and radio channels with data from 1995 onward.
BoB (Box of Broadcasts)
BoB (Box of Broadcasts) is a fully interactive service providing access to over 60 television and radio channels.
Access BoB via the front page of the Online Library
BoB : Box of Broadcasts
Interactive media streaming service which allows you to record, watch, and make clips from television and radio programmes. Due to licensing restrictions, this service is not available outside the UK.
Viewing archive films can give you a cultural, political, and historic perspective on the subject of the film and the time period in which it was made. With the growth in digitisation projects, many archive films are available online.
British Council Film Collection
The British Council Film Collection is an archive of 120 short documentary films made by the British Council during the 1940s designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played.
The entire 3500-hour British Pathe Film Archive covers news, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970.
Moving image gateway
Collects together websites relating to moving images and sound and their use in higher and further education. Sites are classified by academic discipline, from Agriculture to Women's Studies. Sites are evaluated and described by the BUFVC's Information Service, which also checks and updates the database. Sites with video or audio streaming are highlighted.
News on Screen
Provided by the British Universities Film and Video Council. Contains 160,000 records of British cinema newsreel production 1910 - 1979 and a large collection of digitised documents. Now linked to Pathe newsreels.
Screen Archive South East
The public sector moving image archive for the South East of England. SASE locates, collects, preserves and promotes films, videotapes and digital material made in Surrey, Kent, East and West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and Medway. Based at University of Brighton. Formerly known as South East Film and Video Archive (SEFVA).
Arts on Film Archive
The Arts on Film Archive offers online access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as documentary film-making in the UK. The archive is an invaluable primary research resource for a wide range of scholars in arts and humanities.
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