Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a shared service providing staff and students access to over a million recordings of TV and radio.


  • Access two million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
  • Record from over 65 free to air channels including ones from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and more
  • Create playlists, clips, and clip compilations
  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Embed content in Blackboard and share on social media
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing
  • Ten foreign language channels
  • BBC Shakespeare Archive content dating back to the 1950s
  • Available on all devices

How do I use it?

You can find BoB at

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You can only view programmes if you are in the United Kingdom

Programmes not available on BoB

Older recordings not available on BoB can be requested by members of staff. Login to the Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) to find and request the programme.

Read more information about this process on TRILT’s support pages.