Programmes Radio

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 898 BBC/R/PRR
  • Dates of Creation
      From 1922
  • Physical Description
      c350 linear feet of files

Scope and Content

These records reflect the different departments and divisions of BBC concerned with making programmes for radio. The departments are generally named after the type of programme being made, such as talks, drama or comedy. They contain departmental policy discussions and individual programme files. Also included are the records of the Radio News departments.


Records are arranged by file series loosely based on the names of the departments that created the records.

Some examples of series in this sub-sub fonds are Children’s Hour (R11), Entertainment (R19) and Talks (R51), News and Current Affairs (R108) and News (R28).

Related Material

Television Programmes Sub-Sub-Fonds (T/PRT)

External Services Programmes Sub-Sub-Fonds (E/PRE)

Programme files within the Nations and Regions Sub-Sub-Fonds (NR)