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Below is a discovery of all BBC releases for you to list just the area of interest that you may want. It is divided by catagory and then a link of which format I have at least one item.


BBC - Main catalogue

BBC Radio Enterprises Ltd and BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessors of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1968 and 1979 respectively, they were a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd.

The items shown here are from the "main" BBC Records and Tapes library covering a wide secletion of genres from themes, comedy dramas and others, depending on which format you have selected.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Main catalogueLink to BBC - Main catalogue - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - 12 inches
12 inches
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - cassingles
Cassingles
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - CD singles
CD singles
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - CDs
CDs
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - videos
Videos
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - DVDs
DVDs
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - blu-rays
Blu-rays
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - 4K ultra HDs
4k Ultra-HDs
Link to BBC - Main catalogue - books
Books


BBC -

BBC records released to the Australian public.

BBC - AustralianLink to BBC - Australian - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Australian - CD singles
CD singles
Link to BBC - Australian - albums
Albums
BBC - CanadianLink to BBC - Canadian - albums
Albums
BBC - DutchLink to BBC - Dutch - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Dutch - albums
Albums
BBC - GermanLink to BBC - German - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - German - 12 inches
12 inches
Link to BBC - German - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - German - CDs
CDs
BBC - Japan
BBC - New ZealandLink to BBC - New Zealand - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - New Zealand - albums
Albums
BBC - PolishLink to BBC - Polish - singles
Singles
BBC - South AfricanLink to BBC - South African - albums
Albums
BBC - SpanishLink to BBC - Spanish - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Spanish - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Spanish - CDs
CDs
BBC - USLink to BBC - US - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - US - albums
Albums


BBC - BBC Radio Collection and BBC Audio

A selection of archive collections from across the BBC.

BBC - BBC Radio Collection and BBC AudioLink to BBC - BBC Radio Collection and BBC Audio - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - BBC Radio Collection and BBC Audio - CDs
CDs
BBC - BBC Radio Collection-ISBNLink to BBC - BBC Radio Collection-ISBN - CDs
CDs


BBC - BBC

BBC Enterprises Ltd, predecessor of BBC Worldwide / BBC Worldwide Ltd., the BBC's commercial arm. Formed 1979 was a subsidiary wholly owned by the BBC and merged into BBC Worldwide in 1995. In that time, there were companies set up within or structured brands as part of the company to deal with separate parts of the business, e.g. BBC Records for recorded audio. Sometimes written as BBC Enterprise Ltd. The items shown here are either boxed sets or imports of items from the main BBC Records and Tapes library covering a wide secletion of genres from themes, comedy dramas and others, depending on which format you have selected.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - BBCLink to BBC - BBC - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - BBC - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - BBC - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - BBC - CDs
CDs


BBC - Super BeeB

BBC sub label for rock/pop music.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - BEEBLink to BBC - BEEB - singles
Singles


BBC - Super BeeB-BEDP

BBC sub label for rock/pop music.

Much of this one relates to Radio 1 related records.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - BEEB-BEDPLink to BBC - BEEB-BEDP - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - BEEB-BEDP - cassettes
Cassettes


BBC - Super BeeB-BELP

BBC sub label for rock/pop music.

Much of the output will have some links to BBC TV Top of the Pops.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - BEEB-BELPLink to BBC - BEEB-BELP - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - BEEB-BELP - cassettes
Cassettes


BBC - Super BeeB-BEMP

BBC sub label for rock/pop music.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - BEEB-BEMPLink to BBC - BEEB-BEMP - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - BEEB-BEMP - cassettes
Cassettes


BBC - Transcription Service - CN

BBC Transcription Services (before BBC Transcription Service (no "s"), later BBC Transcription and today BBC Radio International) discs were only made available to overseas radio stations for broadcast purposes and were not made available for sale to the general public. However, in the early 90s many international BBC libraries sold their stocks to the public. Limitation: "Typically BBC Transcription Services pressed 100 copies of each disc only with instructions to the overseas radio network to destroy the disc at the end of the licence period."

Note that the genre of shows available via this label is as wide as the main BBC labels available to view here.

Also, records have been issued home and abroad for many years (the oldest I have comes from the 1950's but they have been issued for much longer!) Unlike most catalogues of records, each side of the BBC Transcription disc has it's own catalogue number - side two normally is one number higher than side one!

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Transcription Service - CNLink to BBC - Transcription Service - CN - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Transcription Service - CN - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Transcription Service - CN - CDs
CDs
BBC - Radioplay Music - SRP / TSRPLink to BBC - Radioplay Music - SRP / TSRP - albums
Albums
BBC - Radioplay Music - TAIRLink to BBC - Radioplay Music - TAIR - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Radioplay Music - TAIR - CDs
CDs
BBC - Radioplay Music (Best of Radioplay) - RPLALink to BBC - Radioplay Music (Best of Radioplay) - RPLA - albums
Albums
BBC - Radioplay Music (Sigs and Sessions) - SNSLink to BBC - Radioplay Music (Sigs and Sessions) - SNS - albums
Albums
BBC recorded programs permanent libraryLink to BBC recorded programs permanent library - albums
Albums
BBC - Transcription Service - OthersLink to BBC - Transcription Service - Others - 10 inches
10 inches
Link to BBC - Transcription Service - Others - 16 inches
16 inches
Link to BBC - Transcription Service - Others - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Transcription Service - Others - CDs
CDs


BBC - Language-OP

BBC sub label for foreign language records.

This was the first BBC label starting in the early 1960's. Their were (to start with) Radio shows where by listeners could follow the programme on the Radio then purchase the record and separate book to continue their learning.

Later the shows were also recorded for television and the records and books became more widely available via record and book shops.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Language-OPLink to BBC - Language-OP - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Language-OP - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Language-OP - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Language-OP - books
Books


BBC - English Traditional songs - English by Radio

Another foreign territories catalogue to help teach them English.

BBC - English Traditional songs - ETSLink to BBC - English Traditional songs - ETS - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - English Traditional songs - ETS - 10 inches
10 inches
BBC - English by radioLink to BBC - English by radio - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - English by radio - 10 inches
10 inches
BBC - Readings from English literature-RFELLink to BBC - Readings from English literature-RFEL - 10 inches
10 inches
Link to BBC - Readings from English literature-RFEL - albums
Albums


BBC - Pickwick-PWKS

You will find all the US Pickwick label versions linked at the parent company Pickwick International, Inc. Pickwick Records quickly established itself as the market leader in budget-price LPs thanks to its innovative business practices. It was the first UK company to put in place exclusive licensing deals with the major record companies (for many years it was the official budget reissue outlet for labels such as RCA - since 1973 - and CBS.)

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Pickwick-PWKSLink to BBC - Pickwick-PWKS - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Pickwick-PWKS - CDs
CDs


BBC - Prestige

These releases were released at a time when the BBC labels were in decline. They contain releases from many middle of the road artists.

BBC - Prestige-PRECLink to BBC - Prestige-PREC - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Prestige-PREC - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Prestige-PREC - CDs
CDs


BBC - Prestige-PRIM

These releases were released at a time when the BBC labels were in decline. They contain releases from many middle of the road artists.

BBC - Prestige-PRIMLink to BBC - Prestige-PRIM - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Prestige-PRIM - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Prestige-PRIM - CDs
CDs


BBC - Prestige-PRST

These releases were released at a time when the BBC labels were in decline. They contain releases from many middle of the road artists.

BBC - Prestige-PRSTLink to BBC - Prestige-PRST - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Prestige-PRST - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Prestige-PRST - CDs
CDs


BBC - Roundabout-RBT

A series based on BBC radio and TV broadcasts, covering a range of subject matter including children's programmes, comedy, dialogue and incidental music.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Roundabout-RBTLink to BBC - Roundabout-RBT - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Roundabout-RBT - cassettes
Cassettes


BBC - Gold Label-REGL

A subset of records released as the "Gold Label".

BBC - Gold Label-REGLLink to BBC - Gold Label-REGL - albums
Albums


BBC - Study-RESR

A series of LP discs based on BBC Schools Radio Series and general service programmes relevant to work in primary or secondary schools and in colleges.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Study-RESRLink to BBC - Study-RESR - albums
Albums


BBC - Sound effects

Never issued to the public, these records were used by the BBC across the land to add sound effects to their TV and Radio programmes. All EC records were recorded in mono.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Sound effects-ECLink to BBC - Sound effects-EC - singles
Singles


BBC - Sound effects

Never issued to the public, these records were used by the BBC across the land to add sound effects to their TV and Radio programmes. All ECS records were recorded in stereo.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Sound effects-ECSLink to BBC - Sound effects-ECS - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Sound effects-ECS - 78s
78s
Link to BBC - Sound effects-ECS - 10 inches
10 inches


BBC - Sound effects-MP

Never issued to the public, these records were used by the BBC across the land to add music and sound effects to their TV and Radio programmes.

BBC - Sound effects-MPLink to BBC - Sound effects-MP - singles
Singles
BBC - Sound effects-NHLink to BBC - Sound effects-NH - singles
Singles
BBC - Sound effects-RFLP or SRMK
BBC - Sound effects-SFXLink to BBC - Sound effects-SFX - CDs
CDs
BBC - Films


BBC - Other BBC

Occasionally the BBC released material which didn't follow the normal catalogue number sequences. The few of these which exist are normally one off's never to be repeated! The main exception is the FAME records found in the albums section.

You can view the complete list of all BBC releases on this site by viewing the BBC List page.

BBC - Other BBCLink to BBC - Other BBC - singles
Singles
Link to BBC - Other BBC - 12 inches
12 inches
Link to BBC - Other BBC - cassingles
Cassingles
Link to BBC - Other BBC - CD singles
CD singles
Link to BBC - Other BBC - albums
Albums
Link to BBC - Other BBC - cassettes
Cassettes
Link to BBC - Other BBC - CDs
CDs
Link to BBC - Other BBC - postcards
Postcards
Link to BBC - Other BBC - posters
Posters
Link to BBC - Other BBC - magazines
Magazines