Sub-fonds R - Radio

Identity area

Reference code





  • 1931-2010 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

312 boxes.

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Scripts, 1931-2010, of BBC radio programmes.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to the BBC's own classification of its scripts into 'Genres': Appeals; Arts and music; Drama; General features; News features; Talk features; Religion; Schools; Sport; Stories; Variety; Children’s; and Microfilms. The files within each genre are arranged into individual programmes and episodes in a roughly chronological order of transmission.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Generated finding aid

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area


Only a sample of the archive has been catalogued to date. The catalogued material has been selected with particular attention to the need for a representative cross-section (radio/television, English/Welsh, genres and time periods) as well as the wider requirements of the National Broadcast Archive.

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Description control area

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Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

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