The Making of the BBC Sound Archives

Archive Pioneers | Saviours of sound at the BBC

The Making of the BBC Sound Archives

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BBC studio assistants wait for the cue to make the sound of a crash for a radio broadcast.

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Before moving into recording, archive pioneer Arthur Phillips created live studio sound effects. Here, assistants listen through headphones and one follows the script to take their cue to pour rubble into a metal tank.

TAKEN

IN

1938

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