The Listeners’ Archive

TDC developed this project as part of the BBC’s 90th Anniversary celebrations. Listeners to all BBC radio services were asked to scour their attics and cupboard, look under their beds and at the back of old drawers to find tapes of BBC programmes which were never saved. The results were remarkable. We made two programmes for Radio 2 and 6Music with shows previously thought lost featuring Kenny Everett, John Peel, Chris Evans, Brian Matthew and many more from 1955 to 1995. Simon Mayo and Steve Lamacq presented. We hope to make a third show for Radio 4’s Archive Hour soon. Anyone with material to submit should contact