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Image of hand opening door Open University Worldwide can provide footage from BBC/Open University television and video material dating back to 1970.

Ranging from early scientific experiments and shots of tribesman to recent historical re-enactments from prime-time BBC2, this is a unique collection of over 6,000 TV programmes.

Further information for researchers

The BBC and The Open University (OU) Library hold copies of material at the campus in Milton Keynes.

Researchers can visit the OU Library on a drop-in basis; no charge is made and no appointment is necessary. Some search facilities are available on the online catalogue: For more information about the Library, visit

To discuss your requirements, conditions of use, screeners etc. please contact our Broadcast Manager:

For general enquiries to the Open University Library and Learning Resources Centre, email

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