TV and radio programmes w/c 15.3.14

The following programmes will be broadcast and added to the BoB archive next week:

Oh do shut up dear! Mary Beard on the public voice of women (Sunday 16th, BBC4, 8-9pm)

Life and death row – execution (Monday 17th, BBC3, 9-10pm)

Gay rights: tying the knot (Tuesday 18th, R4, 8-8.40pm)


Box of Broadcasts downtime for upgrade

Box of Broadcasts will be unavailable from 5pm this evening (13 December) until 23 December while an upgrade is taking place. The new version will be launched on 6 January 2014 and some of the improved features include:

  • 800,000 new programmes added from the BBC 2007-2009
  • More channels, including foreign language channels
  • Buffer period increased from 7 days to 30 days
  • All channels from the archive are now available on the 30 day buffer
  • Apple iOS compatible
  • Searchable transcripts and thumbnails
  • Easier clip creation
  • Easier embedding into NOW



TV and radio programmes for w/c 5 October 2013

The following programmes will be available in the BoB archive next week:

Panorama: Malala- Shot for going to school (Monday 7th, BBC1 8.30-9am)

Bobbies on the Tweet [explores the effectiveness of using social media in the police force] (Friday 11th, R4, 11-11,30am)

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TV and radio programmes selected for w/c 14.9.13

The following programmes will be added to the BoB archive:

Costing the NHS (Monday 16th, R4, 8-10pm);

Britain’s broken families (Tuesday 17th, BBC1, 10.35-11.25pm);

NHS: changing culture  episode 1 of 2  (Wednesday 18th, R4, 11-1.30am).

Radio programme selected for w/c 31.8.13

The following radio programme will be available in the BoB archive:

Thinking allowed [profiles the work of influential sociologist, Erving Goffman]  (Wednesday 4th, R4, 4-4.30pm).


TV and radio programmes added to BoB archive w/c 24.8.13

The following programmes will be added to the BoB archive next week:

Archive on 4: This train rides again [revisits the 1963 radio documentary charting the civil rights campaigners’ journey from Chicago to Washington DC]  (Saturday 24th, R4,  8-9pm)

Tonight: Kids without dads (Thursday 29th, ITV, 7.30pm – 8pm)

Crossing continents: Inside gay Pakistan (Thursday 29th, R4, 11-11.30am)

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Radio broadcast selected for w/c 29 June 2013

The following programme has been added to the BoB archive:

It’s my story: Living in the memory room (explores memory and dementia) (Tuesday July 2nd, R4, 4-4.30pm)

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