Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s

Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s 

In partnership, the BBC, JISC and the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), today announce the launch of Chronicle, a project to make BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s available to the academic community online.

The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was founded in the 1920s but it remains largely inaccessible, held on film or videotape and managed to serve the needs of programme-makers within the BBC.

Chronicle, makes part of that archive available to UK higher and further education by digitising news and current affairs programmes from the BBC Northern Ireland’s vaults. This gives teachers, students and researchers the chance to explore and immerse themselves in the events over an important period (1963-1976) of Northern Ireland’s history, delivering a rich and contextual experience from a political, historical and cultural perspective.

Source: BBC

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