Fonds GB 0210 BBCSCRIPTS2019 - Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Rhodd 2019 Donation)

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Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Rhodd 2019 Donation)


  • 1931-2010 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1183 boxes (34.31 cubic metres)

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Administrative history

Archival history

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

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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.

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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

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

English and Welsh

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Related units of description

Other BBC scripts can be found in: Sgriptiau BBC Scripts (Adnau 1960-1997 Deposit) (1,011 small boxes containing scripts, 1932-1993); Archifau BBC (Cymru) / BBC (Wales) Archives (deposited 1998; 65 boxes containing scripts, 1994-1998, of Pobol y Cwm and Wales Today). The Library also holds 57 uncatalogued boxes of 'Programmes as Broadcast'.

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Publication note

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.

Notes area


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.


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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; RDA NACO; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised regularly 2022 - 2024


  • Welsh
  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: papers within the archive; 'manifests' provided by the BBC.

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Emma Towner and David Moore

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