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Special Collections: BBC Radiovision

History of Education Sources

About the Collection



In 1963-64 the BBC first experimented with Radiovision programmes and they became an established part of programming from 1964 onwards. They involved 2 elements: a sound programme which was broadcast for schools to record and a set of slides or colour filmstrips for use with a stills projector (providing 30-45 coloured still images per programme).

This Collection is the complete record of BBC School Radio's Radiovision output from 1964 to 1990, consisting of nearly 1,000 programmes on cassette/open reel tape with accompanying teachers' notes and visual materials. It was deposited on permanent loan with the Institute in 1990.

Size: 31 filing-cabinet drawers

Type/format: Teachers' notes, audio cassettes/open reel tape and filmstrips

Dates: 1964 - 1990

Accrual policy: Closed

Off-site (ES)

Reference only. By prior arrangement with the Special Collections Librarian. Contact the Library Enquiry Desk in the first instance

There is a typed listing, arranged by date and then by topic, held at the library Enquiry Desk.

School Broacasting in the UK (David Crook)

This 2007 short article by David Crook charts, in an exploratory manner, the history of school broadcasting in the United Kingdom, from the early days of radio to the digital curriculum of today.