Preserving the Television Archive

Preserving the Television Archive

An interview with Adrian Williams, BBC Preservation Manager

Adrian Williams, the BBC's Preservation Manager, explains how the BBC keeps its archive safe for future generations to enjoy.

Transcript

The Oldest BBC Television Film Clip

The earliest film clip we have in the BBC is a piece from 1936, which shows television in its very early days when it was new and experimental; a brave new world, if you like.
(film clip)
We have a number of early test recordings and clips of early BBC material.
(film clip)
And in some of them you see women presenters singing about the great new advances in broadcasting technology, transmitting all these great, fantastic pictures across the airwaves to the viewers.
(film clip)


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