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British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

ILR Sharing

The Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme 1983-1990:
The Felicity Wells Memorial Archive

Between 1983-1990 the Association of Independent Radio Companies [AIRC] operated the Independent Local Radio Programme Sharing Scheme (originally established by the IBA in a limited form) to share excellent drama, documentaries, features and current affairs between Independent Local Radio stations struggling to meet their commitments for speech radio. The 1990 Broadcasting Act brought this period to end. The archive was deposited with the British Library where it remained until Professor Sean Street identified the significance of the archive and arranged for it to be digitised. Search and enjoy over 1150 programmes from this unique collection.

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