• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 898 BBC/R
  • Dates of Creation
      From 1922
  • Physical Description
      c8600 linear feet of files; c5000 microfilm reels; c1950 bound volumes/files of hard copy production documentation; c32100 microfiche slides

Scope and Content

These records consist of papers relating to the management, administration and production of BBC radio services and programmes from 1922 onwards. They include records concerning contributors to programmes, radio production processes and the administration of programme making departments. Other records in this sub-fonds include those relating to the overall direction and strategy of radio broadcasting, the BBC's Orchestras and Music Groups, and educational/schools broadcasting.


This sub-fonds is arranged into five sub-sub-fonds; Production Documentation Radio (Programmes-as-Broadcast and programme scripts), Radio Artists and Contributors, Education, Orchestras and Music Groups, and Programmes Radio. The records are arranged by file series within each of these sub-sub-fonds. Some radio record series are not part of one of the sub-sub-fonds. They are arranged directly under the sub-fonds.

The sub-fonds Radio was previously known as 'Radio and Central'. It has been subsequently rearranged into three sub-fonds, Radio, Corporate, and Engineering, to better reflect the original provenance of the files.