BBC to create massive web archive for 81 years of radio and TV programmes


The BBC has outlined plans to create a huge online information archive of over eight decades of its radio and television programmes.

The Corporation plans to create a web page for every programme it has ever broadcast, featuring information about the show, links, and video clips. Eventually, whole episodes could be made available via the BBC iPlayer or Kangaroo services, though of course some old programmes were either live and unrecorded, or the tapes have been lost…