This website was produced by the Connected Histories of The BBC Project, which is in the last stages of producing a fully searchable collection of oral history interviews about the BBC. This catalogue will enable access to a significant proportion of recordings and transcripts held in the BBC’s own Oral History Collection, including the majority of those recorded between 1972 and 2001.

It will also provide access to interviews from:

• the BBC – A History of North Regional Broadcasting Collection
• the BBC – World Service Moving Houses project
• the BBC – Horizon at 50, a collaboration between the BBC and the Science Museum Group
• a selection of interviews from the British Entertainment History Project and the Alexandra Palace Television Society.

Finally, it features 14 newly-filmed interviews with leading BBC figures which form the
Sussex – BBC Centenary Collection.

The views and opinions expressed in oral history interviews are those of the interviewees, who describe events from their own perspective. Interviews are available in a mix of video and audio-only formats and are normally accompanied by transcripts.

The Connected Histories of the BBC project was based at the University of Sussex and funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Project partners included the BBC, the Science Museum Group, the British Entertainment History Project, and Mass Observation.


Professor Margaretta Jolly
School of Media, Arts and Humanities
University of Sussex,
Falmer, BN1 9RG

Email: M.Jolly@sussex.ac.uk