The BBC Written Archives Centre holds the original documents produced in the course of the process of Radio and Television programme making, including editorial discussions, commissioning, production and negotiations with contributors. These include most writers working in Britain from the 1930s onwards including those who contributed to the overseas services. Correspondence and scripts exist as well as BBC publications, e.g. Radio Times and The Listener, detailed programme records, press cuttings and audience research. Some literary figures were also on the staff of the BBC. Holdings are listed on the Location Register of 20th-Century English Literary Manuscripts and Letters (c.1,150 entries). See http://www.bbc.co.uk/historyofthebbc/contacts/wac.shtml for details of the Centre and http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive to see collecions of the BBC archives , including George Orwell.
For further information or enquiries, please contact the BBC Written Archives Centre direct.