Sub-fonds Adneuon 1960-1998 Deposits - 1960-1998 Deposits

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Adneuon 1960-1998 Deposits


1960-1998 Deposits


  • 1932-1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1011 boxes

Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

The British Broadcasting Corporation (more commonly known as the BBC), with its headquarters at Broadcasting House, Portland Square, London, was established by Royal Charter in 1927 with the authority to provide information, to educate and to entertain its audience across a wide range of areas including current affairs, arts and culture, education, religion and sport. Its predecessor, the British Broadcast Company, had obtained its licence to broadcast in 1923, and the public broadcast service in Wales began in the same year when a radio station was opened in Cardiff, providing programmes in both English and Welsh. The Welsh region of the BBC received its own wavelength for audio broadcasts in 1937 and its own separate wavelength for televisual broadcasts in 1964, since when it has been known as BBC Wales. Welsh language programmes were first broadcast on the television in 1953 and they have been scheduled every day since 1957; the Welsh language television channel is known as BBC Cymru. The English and Welsh radio stations (Radio Wales and Radio Cymru) have been separate entities since 1977. As a whole, the Welsh region of the BBC - comprising BBC Wales, BBC Cymru, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru - is also known as BBC Cymru Wales.

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Scope and content

Scripts and copies of scripts, in Welsh and English, comprising: talks, 1937-1975; plays, 1937-1975; features, 1937-1975; talks features, 1938-1975; Children's Hour (talks; stories; plays and features; and miscellaneous), 1932-1974; schools, 1935-1975; Good Morning Wales, 1970-1975; stories, 1970-1975; music, 1937-1975; religion, 1943-1975; sports programmes, 1972-1975; original series of BBC scripts at the National Library of Wales, 1935-1977; Wales Today, 1972-1998; Heddiw, 1971-1982; and Pobol y Cwm, 1991-1998.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to deposit and within boxes according to type and date.

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

  • Welsh
  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh and English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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The first section of the catalogue is a general listing of boxes 1-672; this was created by NLW. The second and third parts of the catalogue are detailed descriptions of boxes 1-110 and 111-194 respectively; these were created by staff of the BBC Registry in Cardiff and cover the first four donations. Boxes 673-1011 remain uncatalogued.

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in the Reading Room.

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Description identifier

Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Adneuon 1960-1997 Deposits)

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used


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Dates of creation revision deletion



  • Welsh



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Dafydd Ifans, Ann Goddard and David Moore.

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  • Text: BBC (Cymru/Wales) Scripts.