award of £210,636 was made by the Arts &
Humanities Research Council and work started on the
three year project in April 2005.
With funding from the AHRC,
and with generous support from colleagues at the
BBC, this rich resource is now ripe for study and
research. Two online catalogues provide information
on over 16,000 stories from across the region
enabling you to discover television coverage of
places, people and events through a simple keyword
search - and to catch a tantalising glimpse of some
of the gems. So go ahead - and please
of it! It will continue to be a work-in-progress as
users help us to make improvements.
687 regional programmes and nearly 1,000 news
stories have been transferred to DigiBeta tape and
DVD - making over 220 hours of material accessible. Anyone can view here at the North West
Film Archive (please contact us to arrange a time),
or material can be loaned to HE users on DVD for
study elsewhere. And of course the material is
available to BBC productions. Of the 16,000
stories in the BBC collection, around 1,600 (10%)
have been transferred, and 160 (1%) have a brief
sample clip attached.