BBC Things provides a single reference for the growing collection of entities that matter to the BBC and our audiences.

Following the principal of Linked Data, these are often linked to more complete, authoritative or canonical open data sources.

BBC Things include the following types of entities:

  • Person
  • Place
  • Organisation
  • Event

More details of the data and types we maintain can be found on our Ontologies website.

This site is built on top of our Things API, which is also utilised by a variety of BBC online products.

If you would like to get in touch with us, you can email

Linked Data Formats

BBC Things pages are available in TTL . Simply add the file extension .ttl to the url or specify the text/turtle accept header.

The BBC does not offer a warranty for the quality and availability of the data nor does it endorse any of the explicit or implicit associations provided by the Things website. Some of the information displayed is brought in from open data sources such as Wikipedia and MusicBrainz which may not have been reviewed by professional editors. If you find any of the content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit the data at these original sources.