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Audiovisual Collections: Online Television and Radio Programmes

Help with Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Finding TV and Radio Programmes

Goldsmiths provides access to TV and Radio programmes which have been broadcast via the Box of Broadcasts platform (BoB) and the accompanying Television and Radio Index for Teaching and Learning (TRILT).

Box of Broadcasts provides content from around 2008 onwards which should be immediately accessible. TRILT is a request service for content which pre-dates this, providing access to programmes going back to August 1999 via the off-air recordings service. Once approved by a member of library staff, requested content will be made available on the Box of Broadcasts platform, although for older material this can take up to 6 weeks.

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on-demand television and radio service for UK education, allowing staff and students to record programmes from around 65 Freeview channels including BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and also has a permanent archive of content from the following nine channels from around 2008 onwards:

  • BBC1London 
  • BBC2
  • BBC4
  • ITV London
  • Channel 4
  • More4
  • Channel 5
  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra

With BoB you can:

  • Set up personalised email alerts
  • Preview clips
  • Save recordings
  • Make clips for teaching
  • Create playlists
  • Label clips

BoB is also compatible across desktop, iOS and Android devices.

Think of it as a bigger, better iPlayer!



The Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT) is the best source of UK television and radio broadcast data available on the web providing:

  • Listings for more than 475 TV and radio channels
  • Custom auto-alert emails for forthcoming programmes up to 10 days in advance
  • Selected records with enhanced extra information, including credits and keywords
  • Highlights programmes for which a DVD copy may be requested

As a BUFVC member, Goldsmiths staff and students are able to request recordings of television and radio programmes from freeview (e.g. BBC, ITV, C4) channels where they are available. Some older programmes will be listed as 'record only' which means that whilst information about the programme is provided, no actual recording exists.

Requests will be sent to library staff, who might contact you about the requests before they are approved.

It is not possible to order programmes broadcast on Sky. Usually it is best to contact the production company directly.

Viist the TRILT FAQ page to find out more about the TRILT off-air recordings service.


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