The BBC Archives' work experience scheme provides a rare insight into the workings of the BBC’s vast multimedia collections. This month we are featuring contributions from some of the people who have participated in our placements in Salford and London.
This week, thanks to archive from The Sky at Night, we see Patrick Moore exploring images from Mars via the American probe, Mariner 6. To complement the new BBC Four collection we’re also releasing a series of images from Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars. Fans will easily recall “Beware Sutekh”, the famous Mars distress signal detected by the Marconiscope…
The Proms celebrates its 120th year in 2015 and while the BBC Archives' Pronunciation Unit is not quite as old - its first incarnation was the Advisory Committee on Spoken English formed in 1927 - we will be on hand to support and aid our broadcasters with the pronunciation of musicians and music titles as we have in the past.
It's 50 years this week since the first transmission of Tomorrow's World, a flagship BBC science programme that reached audiences of 10 million. See a collection of images through the years and more in our Flickr gallery.
When the BBC was born, sound was its medium. Within a year the Music Library was set up to be at the heart of BBC’s music making. Now you can find out more about the workings of the team plus see exclusive archive at "Knowing the Score", a special, free exhibition at the Barbican, (7th July - 27th August, 2015).
The BBC's collections comprise one of the largest broadcast archives in the world. Applications for the latest work experience placements are open until the 31st May, 2015. BBC Archives' will be accepting applications through the main BBC Careers website. On this occasion placements are based in Salford and London.
It's thirty years this week since Chris Bonington reached the summit of Everest, as a member of the Norwegian Everest Expedition of 1985. As the climbing season commences again explore archive and contemporary content around the lure of the world's largest mountain.
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