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History: Video and Audio

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts is a Television and Radio recording and archive system. Programmes from any free view channel can be requested for recording and are then stored in an ever-growing archive of TV and Radio programmes.

In particular, History students can make use of documentaries produced by all of the major channels such as: - Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain (BBC), People's Century (BBC), Nazis: A Warning from History (BBC), World at War (ITV), Secret History (Channel 4).

BFI Archive

20th and 21st Century non-fiction film and television from the British Film Institute national archives. The collection is a valuable resource for the study of modern social and political history, through the medium of film. Contains TV documentaries, newsreels government films, written documents, discussion programmes and parliamentary recordings.

You can access the collection here 


Kanopy is a collection of Documentaries and Films from independent film-makers and educational institutions and organisations. 

There are a number of useful films on the site covering Historical subjects​.