- 1931-2010 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1183 boxes (34.31 cubic metres)
Name of creator
The material in this donation was retained by the BBC until it was transferred to NLW in 2019.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
BBC Cymru Wales; Donation; 2019
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Scripts, 1931-2010, of BBC radio and television programmes that were broadcast - or intended to be broadcast - in Wales. The scripts cover a wide range of subjects including news, drama, light entertainment, music, sport, religion, education and children's programmes.
Some of the scripts contain language and ideas that could cause offence to modern readers.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All of the scripts received by NLW have been retained.
Accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged according to the BBC's classification of the scripts into 'genres' within the formats of radio and television. Box numbers and the order in which files have been catalogued are derived from spreadsheet lists ('manifests') drawn up by the BBC.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English and Welsh
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
The vast majority of the programmes for which these scripts were written were broadcast. Details of each broadcast can be found in the file level descriptions.
Preferred citation: Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Rhodd 2019 Donation)
Only a sample of the archive has been catalogued to date. The catalogued material has been selected with particular attention to the need for a representative cross-section (radio/television, English/Welsh, genres and time periods) as well as the wider requirements of the National Broadcast Archive.
Title based on contents
Place access points
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; RDA NACO; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Revised regularly 2022 - 2024
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: papers within the archive; 'manifests' provided by the BBC.
Description compiled by Emma Towner and David Moore