Television and Radio

We provide a broad range of services and resources relating to UK television and radio for use in education.

The TRILT database includes a continuously updated Electronic Programme Guide to all UK TV and Radio broadcasts and is also an index to the over 450,000 hours of off-air television and radio that we have recorded for access by members since 1998. BoB is a shared service providing streamed access to current and archived broadcasts from over fifty channels. TVTiP is a unique index to the London region TVTimes listings magazine covering the years from 1955 to 1985. The This Week (1956-1992) database provides a wealth of contextual information about the groundbreaking ITV current affairs series

Thousands of programmes from the Independent Radio Sharing Archive made between 1973 and 1995 are also being streamed online, while the Radio Research Database aims to carry a record of all current radio-centred research in the UK.


On demand TV and radio for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search our archive of over 2 million broadcasts.

Channel 4 Press Packs 1982 – 2002

Explore Channel 4’s impact on British film culture, thanks to new additions from the University of Portsmouth, including oral histories, conference papers and our visualisation of Film Season data

TRILT – Broadcast Listings

television listings imageComprehensive listings for all television and radio programmes broadcast in the UK since 2001, search, setup custom alert emails and request DVD copies under licence.


Independent Radio

Radio Search and listen to more than 40,000 radio recordings from archives of Independent Local Radio from 1973 to 1996.

TV Times Index

TV Times magazine cover TVTip provides a unique searchable index to the London edition of the TVTimes, the listings magazine for ITV broadcasts, from September 1955 to March 1985.

Off-Air Recording Back-Up Service

Off-Air recording service
Since 1998 the BUFVC has recorded and retained UK television and radio. Currently more than 65,000 hours are kept each year. Copies of these programmes can be ordered online by BUFVC members with an ERA licence.


This Week

This Week was a leading ITV current affairs series, running from January 1956 to December 1992. From 1978-1986 it was known as TVEye.