Archive Pioneers | Saviours of sound at the BBC
A Marconi-Stille recording machine, which the BBC helped to develop from the Blattnerphone. Like the earlier device, it also used thin steel for tape, a single spool of which weighed more than 20lb (just over 9kg).
Lynton Fletcher shows off the BBC Sound Library to a literary audience.
Lynton Fletcher and Marie Slocombe on the BBC's growing collection of historic recordings.
In conversation with the first BBC Sound Archive librarian.
From page boy to chief producer over 45 years at the BBC.
The story of the temp who started the BBC Sound Archive.
How a boyhood hobby led to pioneering recordings of the natural world.
Creating, making and archiving sounds in the 1930s and 40s.
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